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  1. Oct 7, 2009 #1
    Hello Physics Forums I discovered your wonderful community a few days ago and I thought you could be a great help to me . You see I am 15 years old , I live in Greece and I wish to become a physicist , but I wouldn't like to study in a Greek university . So I was wondering if you could give me some advice about European universities that you consider good . I would really appreciate it if you did . Thanks for your time .
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  3. Oct 7, 2009 #2
    As in some of my other posts I can recommend some good UK universities (by no means exhaustive, there are plenty of good uni's in the UK but these would nearly always get a mention). In no particular order:

    - http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/physics/"
    - http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/" [Broken]
    - http://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/" [Broken]
    - http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/" [Broken]
    - http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/" [Broken]
    - http://www.dur.ac.uk/physics/" [Broken]

    There's a handful there but any of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Group" [Broken] universities would give you a great education as well (e.g. Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, King's College London, Nottingham,...). So if you're interested in the UK take a look at some of the above and certainly some of the other Russell group universities. Should be a good starting point.

    I've given links to the physics departments for each page with the aim that you can check out the types of courses and modules offered by each of these. Also feel free to check out the universities/departments prospectus and research interests. If you have any particular bias (e.g. Astro or Particle) then try to match something up there (but don't pidgeon hole yourself with just one research interest, keep an open mind and see how things go). If any course sounds interesting you can then check up the city its in the student life etc from the universities main page.

    Hope some of these will be of interest if you get any particular questions (especially about UK universities) feel free to ask and I'll try to help. I'm sure others can give better advice on Euro universities.

    Hope you find something you like the look of!
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  4. Oct 8, 2009 #3
    Thanks a lot ! I think that covers UK :D , but I would like to learn about a few good German and possibly Scandinavian universities as well ,so that I will have more options (so If any of you know about some good ones , feel free to post :) ) . Again thank you friend .

    Oh by the way , I heard that a lot of universities in Germany are free of charge . Is that true ?
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  5. Oct 8, 2009 #4
    Excellent German Unis with great Physics programs:

    Ludwig Max. Universität (Munich) - http://www.en.uni-muenchen.de/index.html
    Technische Universität München - http://portal.mytum.de/fakultaeten/index_html_en

    There are many universities with good physics departments - for eg. Stuttgart, Hamburg and Augsburg..- but I haven't met anyone from those universities so I wouldn't be able to tell you much about what's happening there (I just graduated from TUM, btw). If you want to know more details (ranking, fees, locations, application/selection process) of German universities, visit the following website:


    Re: 'tuition' fees, German universities were free until two years ago, when the student contribution of around 500 euros per semester was introduced in some states. If you are lucky and get offered the DAAD scholarship, then everything will be taken care of...

    All the best!
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