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  Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences - MSc


University of Helsinki    International Masters Degree Programmes

Full time September MSc 2 years
Physics (29)

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Embark on a captivating journey through the mysteries of the universe with the MSc in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences at the University of Helsinki. Delve into the laws governing everything from elementary particles to the vast expanse of galaxies. This programme offers a unique opportunity to gain a deep quantitative understanding of these phenomena, equipping you with essential skills for a successful research career. You will master mathematical methods, IT tools, and experimental equipment, enhancing your problem-solving abilities and logical reasoning. By the end of the programme, you will possess extensive knowledge of particle physics and astrophysical phenomena, along with strong analytical and computational skills. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, from theoretical astrophysics to plasma physics, ensuring a comprehensive education in cutting-edge research areas. Join us and unlock the secrets of the cosmos.

About the course

Goal of the pro­gramme

What are the laws of nature governing the universe from elementary particles to the formation and evolution of the solar system, stars, and galaxies? In the Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences, you will focus on gaining a quantitative understanding of these phenomena.

With the expertise in basic research that you will gain in the programme, you can pursue a career in research. You will also acquire proficiency in the use of mathematical methods, IT tools and/or experimental equipment, as well as strong problem-solving and logical deduction skills. These will qualify you for a wide range of positions in the private sector.

After completing the programme, you will:

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Entry Requirements

See course description on university website for further admission details.


Fees

Tuition fee per year (non-EU/EEA students): 15000 €

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Where is University of Helsinki

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Scholarships

Scholarships are intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who want to complete a Master's programme at the University of Helsinki.

Each degree programme may award scholarships covering either 50% or 100 % of the tuition fee.

Tuition fees range from 13 000 to 18 000 euros.

Duration of the scholarship is two years. For all scholarships, students are required to study full time (earn at least 55 ECTS per year) to fulfil the requirements of the scholarship. After the first study year, the progress of your studies will be checked and, depending on your progress, the scholarship will be continued.

Value of Scholarship(s)

6500 euro - 18000 euro

Eligibility

All candidates must meet the following requirements:

- You are eligible for the Master’s programme at the University of Helsinki.
- You are liable for tuition fees: Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries who do not have permanent residence status in the EU/EEA area are liable for tuition fees.
- You meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for Finland.
- You have obtained excellent results in your previous studies and can prove this in your application.

Application Procedure

How to apply for a scholarship

Find the Master's programme you want to apply to on https://www.helsinki.fi/en/degree-programmes/atmospheric-sciences-masters-programme
See the instructions on how to apply to the Master’s programme and prepare the necessary attachments.
Apply for a scholarship with the same application form used to apply to the Master's programme.
Submit all scholarship-related documents together with the other enclosed documents of your application to the Master's Programme.
Selection process

Scholarships are granted based on academic merit.

The Master's programme conducts an academic assessment of your degree application and your scholarship application.
The Master's programme makes a proposal to the Scholarship Committee concerning the scholarship application.
The Scholarship Committee makes the final decision on the scholarship.
If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive an official acceptance letter with the information about your scholarship status.


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