International Doctoral College in Fusion Science and Engineering

GRE test of Physics

The test consists of approximately 100 questions, most of which relate to the first three years of undergraduate physics. Topics include 8 classical mechanics (20%), electromagnetism (18%), atomic physics (10%), optics and wave phenomena (9%), quantum mechanics (12%), thermodynamics and statistical mechanics 10%), special relativity (6%) and laboratory methods (6%). The remaining 9% of the test covers advanced topics such as nuclear and particle physics, condensed matter physics and astrophysics.
A scaled score of more than 820 is advisable.

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The test is not mandatory but a good score is influencing positively your ranking.


Paper based, Internet based or computerbased:

In our score comparision we use the Paper and computer based equivalence of 587 and 240 but a higher score for internet based : 95. If you meet the internet based score this also qualifies for the PhD level.


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