FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Advanced Optical Technologies

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Optical Technologies
English only
Winter semester:  15 Jul/15 Apr
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree in physics or a relevant engineering subject qualifies you for applying for a place on the MAOT. The most common previous degrees held by the current students are physics, electrical engineering (including related programs such as telecommunication) or an optics-related course.

GPA Comment

Your grades should be equivalent to the German ‘good’. Grades from countries outside Germany of an applicant will be considered on the basis of publicly accessible information on the standard in the home country of issue. If applicants can provide official information on the grading system in their country or at their university this will be duly considered.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

min 5.5
min 90
CERF German
min A1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Proof of English language skills can be obtained through English courses done at secondary school or during university studies, experience with English speaking programs, stays abroad, or an international qualification such as Toefl or IELTS. An international certificate is not mandatory. There is no specific threshold for English language skills, but in recent years, the minimum level of the applicants admitted was generally approximately equivalent to the certificates mentioned above. (Optional) Proof of adequate German language skills. In order to matriculate at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg students must provide proof of German language skills at the level A1. This proof can be submitted together with the application, at the time of the matriculation (September/October) or within one year of matriculation.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

The application form must be submitted as an Excel file. All other documentation should be submitted in PDF format and contained within one single file. The maximum number of files to be submitted is, therefore, two files: one Excel file (application form) and one PDF file containing the rest of your documents. The preferred order of the documents in the PDF-file is as follows:

  1. CV.
  2. Letter of motivation.
  3. Transcript for most recent University degree program.
  4. Degree from most recent University degree program.
  5. If applicable: transcript/degree of further University degree program.
  6. High school diploma or secondary school certificate of education.
  7. Letters of reference (if available, not mandatory for the first submission).
  8. Other documents, such as proof of sufficient English language skills and proof of adequate German language skills.

The degree of precision with which these guidelines are followed will be taken as an indication of the applicant’s ability to work thoroughly.

Further Information

For more information please check the

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