Astrophysics: Utrecht University

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Astrophysics: Utrecht University, Faculty of Science, University Utrecht, Budapestlaan 6, 3584 CD, Netherlands
Astronomy Aerospace
Course Language(s) 
Course Beginning 
01 February, 01 September
2 years
App Deadline 
01 September, 01 March
31 - (0)30-253 3686
31 - (0)30-253 4628


About the programme

The Astrophysics Master’s programme at Utrecht University aims to bring you to the level of a starting scientific researcher. The training is aimed specifically at astrophysical research, but its width and depth also prepare you for a career in related fields, such as physics.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the Utrecht Master’s programme in Astrophysics are ready to continue in a Ph.D. programme anywhere in the Netherlands. Occasionally, they opt to do a PhD study elsewhere in Europe or in the United States. A Ph.D. programme lasts four years.

After obtaining a Ph.D. degree, astrophysicists usually pursue their career as a postdoctoral researcher in an institute anywhere in the world, but they often also find their way into a position at a government-funded research institute or in industry.

Entrance Requirements

Educational requirements:

  • a BSc of Science with a strong component in physics and/or astronomy.
  • 30 ECTS of BSc courses in Astrophysics as part of a physics or astrophysics BSc degree.

Language requirements: TOEFL (minimum score: 580 (paper test) or 237 (computer test).); IELTS (minimum score: 6.5. (6.0. for the writing module).), Cambridge EFL: Cambridge Advanced English: B; Cambridge Proficiency in English: C.

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