Your Direct Track in Physics at TUM

Our Physics Department offers outstanding students in any of our Master programs a more direct transition to doctoral studies, having the research phase seamlessly continued in a doctoral project.

Doctoral student in the Walther Meissner Institute Student in the Walther Meissner Institute. Photo: TUM/WMI. Our direct track is a Master program targeting outstanding students with excellent Bachelor's degree results and pursuing an academic career. Students in the direct track can already work on their doctoral project and participate in courses of the Graduate School, which speeds up their following doctoral studies by about one year.

Benefits of the Program

Following an individual curriculum, students can deepen their knowledge in a chosen specialization area. The Master's thesis forms the basis of an independent research project, which can be continued seamlessly in the doctoral studies. Successful completion of the program results in a Master's degree in physics.

Admission Procedure

Choose a mentor among the professors in our department, to have an assessment interview and discuss an individual study and research plan. Then apply for a matching Master's program in physics, exposing in your motivation letter your study and research plan.