- Winter semester
- Mode of admission:
- without admission restriction
- directly at University
- Study mode:
- Blended learning
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in physics, natural sciences, or engineering. The majority of the students holds a B.Sc. in physics, a B.Sc./B.Eng. in electrical engineering, a B.Sc./B.Eng. in optoelectronics, or similar degrees. However, the university is also open to consider applicants from other disciplines, who have a strong motivation to enter into the field of photonics.
Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.
Required ECTS credits: 180.
Independently from the specific previous study program, all applicants should have a profound knowledge of fundamental physics, mathematics, and electromagnetic theory. Detailed knowledge in optics is however not an essential prerequisite to enter into the M.Sc. Photonics program since this will be the subject of teaching. Nevertheless, existing experience in the field of optics will be helpful for an efficient study process.
The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.
Application & Admission
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Application Procedure & Selection
The following documents are required for the online application:
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.) or Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) degree comprising significant exposure to physics fundamentals, or an equivalent or higher degree in the same areas. A strong background either in classical physics, mathematics, and/or electrodynamic theory is advantageous. If you have not yet finished your current academic degree, you may apply likewise with a preliminary transcript of records including all completed courses thus far.
- A comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) of one or two pages in length (please list all stages of your education chronologically, starting with your high school graduation or equivalent; you should also give a clear statement as to your current status and/or occupation including potential information on [un-]employment or parental leave; chronological order also means that the CV should not leave any open or unidentified time slots; any prizes, scholarships or extraordinary social, cultural or sportive activities may also be listed).
- A letter of motivation (500 words at maximum and to be typed).
- A copy of your passport.
- Your high school (secondary school) leaving certificate with marks.
- A transcript of records with marks.
- Proof of English proficiency (see language requirements).
- If applying for a scholarship at the Abbe School of Photonics, two academic letters of recommendation from two different referees (professors) are required. A template for these letters can be downloaded at the program's website; however, the template is not mandatory to be used by the referees. Please make sure that each letter of recommendation is signed. If one or both referees rather prefer personalized, free-style recommendation letters, they should contain a quantitative performance statement of yours, a date, and an official headline/stamp from the higher education institution the referee is affiliated with.
Note: If you are not applying for a scholarship but for the direct enrollment at the Abbe School of Photonics only, you do not need to provide letters of recommendation, and in doing so, there will be neither an advantage nor a disadvantage concerning your application.
- APS documents for applicants from China, Mongolia, and Vietnam.
If available, you might also submit these supplemental documents as well:
- Passport photo (biometric).
- Language proficiency certificate for other foreign languages.
- References from former employers, instructors, etc.
- Any further professional qualifications.
For more information please check theCourse Website