Prospective Students


What is Physics?

  • The most fundamental of all natural sciences, describing systems from quarks via cells to galaxies.
  • Searching for universal principles in nature using advanced mathematical methods.
  • Using experiments as crucial tests for any theory.
  • Providing many techniques and instruments for other sciences and medicine, e.g. microscopy, X-rays, laser, semiconductor devices, …


Why Physics at Jacobs?

  • Early research involvement.
  • Personal mentoring by faculty.
  • Small classes and lab courses.
  • Transdisciplinary teaching and research, e.g., Biophysics or Nanoscience.
  • Excellent placement of our BSc students, e.g., Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, ETH Zurich, Uni Munich, …
  • Study in a truly international environment with peers from 100 different nations.
  • Highly selective English-language, campus based university.


Who are your Professors?

  • Motivated faculty with broad international experience.
  • Educated and trained at renown institutions, e.g., Princeton, Caltech, MIT, IBM Zurich, Weizmann Institute, Max Planck Institutes, …
  • Highly engaged in national and international research projects.


Rankings of Physics@Jacobs

  • Performed very well in the new global university ranking U-Multirank, developed by the Dutch Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) and the German Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE).
  • Physics also received excellent evaluationsin the CHE Ranking 2015. Additional info on the CHE Ranking Physics can be found here (German only).