AstroMundus – International Master‘s Degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Erasmus Mundus

Deadline: 30 November 2011

Open to: Students of all nationalities who hold a Bachelor degree in Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, or Mathematics and have a good and certified knowledge of the English language.

Scholarship: The fellowships cover tuition fees and student housing at the different sites for the whole duration of 2 years.

AstroMundus is a 2-years Erasmus Mundus Masters Course (120 ECTS) in Astronomy and Astrophysics offered by a consortium of 5 partner universities in 4 different countries: Austria, Italy, Germany, and Serbia (University of Innsbruck, Austria; University of Padova, and University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy; University of Göttingen, Germany; University of Belgrade, Serbia).


The main objective is to provide top-ranked students with an excellent background in Astrophysics, to introduce them to the world of modern astrophysical research, and foster their future career in this field. At the same time, in the spirit of the Erasmus Mundus programmes, they promote cultural exchanges between Third Country and European students and academics. AstroMundus students carry out their master studies in at least 2 and up to four of these countries, in a stimulating and scientifically excellent international environment.

Main topics

AstroMundus offers an excellent educational level in all branches of Astrophysics, as insured by the wide variety of expertise in the field covered by this international partnership. The main topics covered by the Master programme are:

Galactic Astrophysics (the Sun and the Solar system, the Milky Way, stellar evolution, the interstellar medium)
Extrasolar planets
Extragalactic Astrophysics (galaxies, galaxy evolution, galaxy clusters, intra-cluster medium, star formation)
Active Galactic Nuclei (including accretion theory, relativistic jets, modelling)
Cosmology (including observational cosmology, galaxy surveys, gravitational lensing, very early universe)
Particle Cosmology
Astroparticle Physics
Gravitational waves
Observational astrophysics from the ground and from space
Computational astrophysics (N-body simulations, magneto-hydrodynamic simulations)


Important deadlines

AstroMundus Masters Course edition starting in September 2012:

The call for applications is open from August 1st to November 30th, 2011 for the course starting in September 2012.


Read carefully the section "Who" and find out whether you are an eligible applicant.
If you are an eligible applicant, prepare all the application documents according to the information given in the section "How" and upload your final application file (section "Forms").


University of Innsbruck
Institute of Astro- and Particle Physics
Technikerstrasse 25
A-6020 Innsbruck

Please send your inquiries via e-mail!
E-mail: astromundus (at) uibk.ac.at

AstroMundus Secretary:
Phone: +43 512 5076054
Fax: +43 512 5072923


California, USA

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