TL:DR Jump to the bottom for express version. First off a bit about myself. I'm a 25 year old guy from Danmark. I have spent most of my late teenage years and beginning of my 20's, dabbling in different, none schooling things. I have been self-employed and made a living from Online Poker (2 years), Website Management (Buying/selling domains and websites,sometimes optimizing them and turning a profit either through ad generation, or reselling optimized sites for a profit), freelancing, and I even made living for 3 years playing video games (Not nearly as fun as it might sound). Basically lived off my hobbies. However I have always had a deep fascination with physics and science in general. I'd spent a lot time reading and listening to science communicators, watching documentaries, but I always considered myself too unfocused to ever stay with schooling for long enough to go anyway. I'd always lose focus 4 months in, and have an idea for another hobby job, and all the humanistic classes you are forced to take in gymnasium, definitely didn't help either. However at 24 I decided mere off and superficial knowledge wasn't enough for me anymore. So I went straight through what we here in Denmark call gymnasium (the prerequisite for university). Usually this takes 3 years, I did it in 1½, with A's (highest grade given in Denmark) in Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, and Math. However I didn't get Physics and Chem at the highest lvl (we have 3 tiers in each different class. 1, 2, and 3 tier (1 = 1 year, 2 = 2 years, and 3 = 3 years), as going from 2 til 3 tier, is generally only possible in a few gymnasiums, and finish as fast I wanted, didn't allow for it. As the summer hit, and me being 25 now, I decided I couldn't waste another year on just upping my Physics and Chem tier from 2 to 3, which are prerequisites to studying physics at both The University of Copenhagen and the University of Roskilde. So I applied to The Technical University of Denmark, to study Electrical Engineering, got assumed as my median grade is much higher then required, and I have been doing this for 3 weeks now. Heres my problem, I have been feeling bad about this decision ever since I made, and in these few weeks its only gotten worse. I feel like I made the wrong decision, letting my age decide rather then doing what I really want, and it has completely sapped me of my energy and focus. No matter how much I try to focus on my lectures and clases, my mind automatically wonders, planning how I can get into Physics next summer. There is also the concern that our parliament just made a HUGE law change, effectively preventing us from switching focus, once we pass our first semester (We decide our Bachelor focus at the very beginning, and each bachelor, and the none obligatory classes we pick during those 3 years, decide what we can study as our Masters). Furthermore, physics and engineers do not get their education in the same places here, so picking engineering or physics now, locks me into that thing for good. (If you want to now why, read this part, and if not, just skip this parenthesis; The reason they doing this, every level of education here is paid by the government, and we get paid a salary for studying. We do pay 45-65% tax though, so "free" might be an overstatement. This law change was made, in an effort to prevent people from rethinking what they want to study, and get them through the educational system faster. I think it'll horribly backfire, but we won't know for a decade or two) So my question to everyone out there is; can i justify taking the final tier classes in physics and chem, and go on to study physics next year, or do you think, considering my age, that settling for Electrical Engineering, and getting into the job market faster is the right move? If I go on in EE, I'll goal is a Masters, but if I study Physics, I'm thinking I'll make the effort to get a PhD. Thanks in advice for your time and advice. Also I apologize if the wording, and/or spelling is less the stellar. TL:DR Version: I'm 25 years old and is currently settling for studying Electrical Engineering, because I think I'm too old to be able to afford 1 additional year, on getting the classes required gymnasium level, to be eligible to study what I really want, which is Physics. Is settling the right call?