Our FAQ is continuously being expanded. If you have any further questions about studying at our faculty, please contact our student advisory service.
FAQ Prospective students
Do I have to apply for a Bachelor's degree?
No, our Bachelor's degree programmes are open-admission programmes. You can enrol directly for the winter semester. You can find more information on matriculation (enrolment) on the central websites of the RUB.
What prerequisites do I need to study physics?
You do not need any special prerequisites to study physics. Of course, an interest in scientific topics is a prerequisite. If you are not sure whether studying physics is right for you, please contact our student advisory service.
How do I know if a physics degree is right for me?
Physics, as the foundation of the natural sciences, wants to understand our world and our universe from top to bottom. That is why our faculty motto is also "From Matter to Materials" - from matter to materials, from the very small to the very large, because everything interests us. So if you also want to "learn to understand" and are curious about the world and the universe, physics is the right place for you.
One important prerequisite, however, is that you are not completely averse to mathematics, because in physics we use maths as a tool. Don't worry, even if you don't have an A in maths, studying physics can still be just right for you. Our preliminary courses and the basic studies will teach you exactly the tools you need as a physicist. In addition, we don't leave you on your own during your studies; there are various offers to help you work through and deepen the material you have learned. You can find out more about this on the website of the study network.
Do I need special language skills?
The language of instruction for the Bachelor's programme is German. However, as we are internationally linked and many scientific texts are only available in English, it is advantageous if you have a solid knowledge of English.
Do I have to attend a preliminary course?
We recommend that you attend our pre-course, but attendance is not compulsory. In the preliminary course, mathematical skills are refreshed and deepened. You can find all information about the preliminary course on the overview page.