Bachelor of Science Physics


Sailing boat on Lake Constance near Constance

Study in a unique location, in a city with a wide range of cultural and leisure activities


Studentin und Betreuer im Anfängerpraktikum am Versuch Lichtstreuung

Experience your studies in a familiar and supportive environment with approachable lecturers


Physics professor in front of blackboard with formulas

Listening to lectures, experimenting and solving tasks in a varied daily study routine


Hochleistungsmagnet im Labor der AG Gönnenwein

Discover the current research fields in physics and become 
a part of them


Studentinnen und Betreuer arbeiten mit der optischen Pinzette im Anfängerpraktikum.

Take up challenges in order to better understand the world 
around us


Death Valley California

There are numerous opportunities to spend time abroad during the bachelor's programme

Study physics in Konstanz? This means an exciting three-year programme with excellent supervision and teaching at an attractive location. After learning the basics of physics at the highest level, you have the opportunity to set your own priorities and to participate in current research.  

Special about Konstanz

- preparatory course for an easy transition from school to university
- interlinked experimental and theoretical physics in the integrated course
- excellent student-teacher ratio, small groups and open-door culture
- individual support during your bachelor thesis
- first steps in research
- various ways to go abroad
- fantastic location between Lake Constance and the Alps


Degree                                                        Bachelor of Science                                                                   
Programme start Winter semester
Period of study 6 semesters
Application period 9.5. - 15.9.
Admission restrictions no
ECTS 180
⌀ Number of students 80

How to apply?

If you would like to join one of our physics study programmes, simply apply online. Find out more about applying to a bachelor's programme from the Division of Student Affairs and Teaching.

Application periods

You may apply starting mid-May (mid-December) for the winter and summer semesters respectively. You may even apply up to the start of the semester. The current deadlines are listed on the Student Affairs and Teaching pages.

Language skills

International applicants need to provide the Department of Physics with documentation of their German language skills. We require level DSH-1 or TestDaF 3 or an equivalent language test. Since  the University of Konstanz does not offer its own preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams, you must submit the required proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Further information

The Student Affairs and Teaching website provides detailed information on the application and enrolment process. If you have any further questions, you can contact either Student Affairs and Teaching or the Department of Physics at any time.

Apply using the ZEuS online portal

Why physics?

Physics is a broad scientific field that focuses on understanding the forms of matter ranging over all size scales in combination with fundamental forces of nature. Physicists typically use fundamental phenomena to develop new measuring methods and theoretical concepts as well as to model complex processes with computers. The field is generally divided into “experimental physics” and “theoretical physics”, which includes the fast growing field of “computational physics”. Physics plays a crucial role in forming our future, since it both lays the foundation for other natural sciences and supplies ideas for new technologies. 

Physics graduates are in demand in various fields. Your career options range from "traditional" work in basic and industrial research to teaching at schools and universities and working in manufacturing, marketing, planning, analysis, management, consulting, support and controlling. Nowadays, physicists work in nearly every setting that requires analytical and systematic skills - in businesses, research institutes, consulting companies, and patent management. You will have a lot of options, after you have honed these skills step-by-step in the course of your studies.

What does a physics lecture look like?

The following links lead to two recordings of lectures from the first semester. The lectures are in German. 

Experimental Lecture

Theory Lecture

How is the study programme structured?

The standard period of study for the Bachelor's degree is six semesters. During the first four semesters you learn the basics of theoretical and experimental physics in the lectures of the Integrated Course (IK), which are supplemented by exercises and physics lab courses. In addition, there are lectures in mathematics and minor subjects. You can choose the minor subjects from a wide range of courses offered by other departments. The fifth semester consists of lectures on solid state physics, nuclear physics and either higher quantum theory or statistical mechanics, as well as more complex experiments in the advanced physics lab. During the last semester of the Bachelor's degree, you participate in research in one of the working groups at the department and write your Bachelor's thesis.

The curriculum provides an overview of the courses and lectures that make up the degree programme. In addition, you will find more detailed descriptions and contents of the individual courses in the module guide.

What can you do with a physics degree?

With a degree in physics, many paths are open to you. Alumni typically work in the following areas:

  • basic and industrial research
  • teaching at schools and universities
  • software industry
  • management consultancy, financial sector
  • automotive industry, chemistry, electrical engineering, photonics
  • medical technology, mechanical engineering, engineering office

Further information on career prospects can be found here.