Applied Physics

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
The Master's degree programme in Applied Physics offers an excellent combination of fundamental research on the one hand, and an open eye to possible industrial applications on the other.

The university accommodates excellent teaching and research facilities. Teaching and research are closely related. The research programme of Applied Physics at the University of Groningen is embedded in the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, which belongs to the Times Higher Education top 15 of best materials research institutes in the world.

The international environment of the programme, and especially within the research groups, is inspiring and challenging. The Master's degree programme in Applied Physics is open to students who already have a solid background in physics or applied physics, and who are eager to expand their knowledge and experience to obtain a Master's degree in a modern applied physics research environment. The programme focuses on materials engineering and device physics.

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diplomaMSc Applied Physics
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 april, 1 februari, 1 januari, 1 november, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

  • Our Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials is ranked high in the THES world's top 15
  • Awarded 'Top Rated Programme' label (Higher Education Guide 2017)
  • Specializes in advanced materials at the renowned Zernike Institute
  • Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike
  • Gives acces to the additional, highly selective, High Tech Systems and Materials Honours Master

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profiel General Programme

The Applied Physics Master's degree programme consists of a programme of 120 ECTS, in which you follow a number of compulsory and elective courses.

These will be followed by an industrial internship and a large, final Master's research project.
The compulsory courses of the programme (35 ECTS) consist of advanced physics courses, dealing with state-of-the-art topics in academic and industrial research. The electives (20 ECTS), the industrial internship (20 ECTS) and the final Master's research project (45 ECTS) offer you the unique opportunity to create a tailor-made programme, based on your own specific interests within Applied Physics.

The electives consist of one course (5 ECTS) that you choose from a list of Business and Management courses, in addition to three courses (15 ECTS) chosen from a list of applied physics, theoretical physics, advanced physics, advanced mathematics and chemistry/chemical engineering courses. Through your electives, you can specialize in the specific field in which you would like to do your Master's research project or take a broader perspective and choose courses in the fields that you are simply interested in. Your Master's research project is your own individual project, supervised by one of our high-quality research staff, working at one of the Netherland's most-renowned research institutes, The Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (ZIAM). Here you can choose from research topics that range from organic solar cells, device nanophysics to materials for data storage, nano- and microelectromechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS) and laboratories on a chip.
The Industrial internship is carried out at a research laboratory in industry, within a company or institute in the Netherlands or possibly abroad. The industrial internship highlights the practical approach of the Applied Physics programme.


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet20% zelfstudie
20% theorie
60% praktijk
Exchange: All our science and engineering programmes offer study abroad possibilities at a number of partner institutions. Our partners include top-100 universities in Europe (for example in Germany, UK, and Sweden) and in the USA, China, South-East Asia, and South America. Our exchange programmes have a typical duration of one semester and count toward your final degree.
Internship: This programme offers you the opportunity to carry out an internship at a company in the Netherlands or abroad. Our choice of industry partners ranges from large multinationals (such as Shell, Philips, Unilever) to dynamic small-medium enterprises in the Groningen area. The internship has a typical duration of 3 to 4 months and counts towards your final degree.

honours-/excellence program HTSM Honours Master

For students who are interested in an extra challenge that goes beyond the Applied Physics curriculum, we offer a special honours programme: the High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) Honours Master.

This selective programme offers a challenging curriculum that you carry out on top of your Applied Physics degree programme. The HTSM Honours Master is organized in cooperation with Philips and other major industrial partners and its interdisciplinary programme teaches you various aspects of leadership, team work and industrial research/design.

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 april 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 februari 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
instellingstarief : € 2060
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14350
1 april 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 februari 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 februari 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
instellingstarief : € 2060
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14350
1 februari 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 januari 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 november 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
instellingstarief : € 2060
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14350
1 november 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
instellingstarief : € 2060
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14350
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend
The Admissions Board will decide whether you can be admitted to the Master's degree programme. The Board may decide that you have to take supplementary courses or follow a bridging programme before being admitted.

Sufficient English proficiency on VWO level is required.

A universitary Bachelor's degree in Applied Physics (to be decided by the admissions board).
A special programme is available for holders of a Dutch HBO Bachelor's degree. For details, please contact the programme coordinator.

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 9500levensonderhoudper jaar
€ 75inschrijvingsgeldin het eerste jaar
€ 920studiematerialenper jaar
€ 750visa/permitvoor de gehele opleiding

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


47 studenten volgen deze opleiding
6% daarvan is vrouw
1 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
0% daarvan is vrouw
28510 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData


Professor Francken
T.F.V. 'Professor Francken' is the study association for students of Applied Physics at the University of Groningen.
The association is named after Groningen's first ever professor of applied physics, and focuses on students and staff from the applied physics departments.
The association has more than 700 members and organizes annual events including a symposium, excursions in the Netherlands and a foreign trip, as well as more informal activities, such as regular drinks parties.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Bjorn Kriete
Studying Applied Physics at the University of Groningen


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1/4 Rijksuniversiteit
Applied Physics
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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2/4 TU Delft
Applied Physics
€ 312 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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3/4 TUe
Applied Physics
€ 280 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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4/4 Universiteit Twente
Applied Physics
€ 250 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2017
algemeen oordeel4.34.3


De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Applied Physics aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 13 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.3 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The Master's degree programme in Applied Physics is primarily meant for students who want to become researchers and developers in an industrial environment. However, many graduates continue on to a PhD project after obtaining their Master's degree, either in Groningen or elsewhere.
During the Master's degree, teamwork, communication and presentation are important qualities to be developed. In many cases considerable IT skills are developed as well. These general competences, together with the analytical skills typical of researchers, for example problem-solving abilities, guarantee that graduates are widely employable. Most applied physicists find jobs in an entrepreneurial environment where a strong background in physics is necessary.

current job market

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