chenghan hsieh Posted almost 3 years ago I want to become a Theoretical physicist, how can i become one? (Thank you for your time and kind consideration. Hi there! I am Adam, a Taiwanese, study in the Sinarmas World Academy, an IB school. In Grade 10 I did my personal project on the topic of " How to find the distance of stars?" http://blogs.swa-jkt.com/swa/11156/2012/01/13/personal-project-product-my-science-paper-to-find-the-distance-to-stars/ (my blog) And I got good grades in science in class and same as you, I can't afford to study in the top schools. I have been wondering for the same question as you. For me, I think the answer is to find your interest first. If you want to be an engineer, then go for it. As for me, I am both interested in biology, chemistry, and physics. I will try to figure out which career I like. Keep in contact.