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Study Optical Technologies in Germany: 9 Universities with 10 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2023/2024)

Updated: 02-09-2023 | Reading Time: 5 minutes

Getting a Master’s degree in Optical Technologies in Germany is a unique opportunity to advance your career. Graduates of this field are well prepared to start their career in Germany or abroad as the graduate curriculum often includes a mandatory internship and holds close corporations with industry partners. Companies based in Germany, such as Bosch or VW, have a high demand for experts in Optical Technologies.

Furthermore, Germany’s research landscape in this field is highly developed and internationally renowned. Students looking to pursue a career in academia will find excellent opportunities to do so, for example at the Max Planck School of Photonics.

There is a small number of English-taught Master degrees in Optical Technologies. Browse your options in the StudyFinder!

Overview

masters
10

Study Programs in English

universities
9

Universities

ranking
5

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (8 programs for EU citizens, 6 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 6,840 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between April 15 and September 15

Summer Semester

between May 30 and September 15

View all 10 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Optical Technologies

#136QS World University Rankings
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 22,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500 (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #180, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #201-300
#197Times Higher Education Ranking
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

public University

No. of Students: approx. 38,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #201-300, QS World University Rankings #322
#201-250Times Higher Education Ranking
Friedrich Schiller University Jena

public University

No. of Students: approx. 17,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #344, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #401-500

Tuition Fees

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3 English Degree Programs for Optical Technologies in Germany

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Become an expert in physicsBe part of a renowned German universityForge your own scientific path
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Become an expert in photonicsTake the chance to be part of the Erasmus+ Multiple Master programFlexibility to study on-campus or online
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A unique program to learn about engineering and physics of optical technologiesBe part of the modern “Cluster of Excellence” in HannoverComplete an advanced internship to get experience on industry related companies

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Summer Semester 2023

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Open Programs

Application Requirements

Master’s degrees in Optical Technologies typically admit students who have an academic degree in the Natural Sciences, such as Physics, Chemistry or Biology; Engineering Sciences are also relevant such as Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science. Advanced knowledge in Mathematics is often required. For most programs, entrance tests or interviews are not part of the admission process, students must simply submit required documents (first degree certificate and a transcript of records). These typically include your CV, a letter of motivation and sometimes letters of reference. Additionally, you will have to prove your English language abilities with a language certificate.

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Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
20% local admission restriction (local NC)
80% no admission restriction
0% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

80% directly at University
10% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
10% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Optical Technologies in Germany

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Become an expert in physicsBe part of a renowned German universityForge your own scientific path
program image
Become an expert in photonicsTake the chance to be part of the Erasmus+ Multiple Master programFlexibility to study on-campus or online
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A unique program to learn about engineering and physics of optical technologiesBe part of the modern “Cluster of Excellence” in HannoverComplete an advanced internship to get experience on industry related companies

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Minimum:

72 (2 programs )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (2 programs )

Maximum:

7 (2 programs )

Maximum:

95 (2 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (1 program )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (2 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

72 (2 programs )

Maximum:

95 (2 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (2 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (1 program )

3 English Degree Programs for Optical Technologies in Germany

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Become an expert in physicsBe part of a renowned German universityForge your own scientific path
program image
Become an expert in photonicsTake the chance to be part of the Erasmus+ Multiple Master programFlexibility to study on-campus or online
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A unique program to learn about engineering and physics of optical technologiesBe part of the modern “Cluster of Excellence” in HannoverComplete an advanced internship to get experience on industry related companies

Program Features

3-4 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Engineering

Master of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

40%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

60%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Optical Technologies

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Aalen University

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 5,700

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Brand University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 300

Program Fees: € 5,340 - € 6,840

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Coburg University

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 5,000

Program Fees: € 3,900

M.Eng. (Master of Engineering)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

B.Eng. (Bachelor of Engineering)

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

public University · No. of Students: 38,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

public University · No. of Students: 17,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

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