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M.Sc. in Optics and Photonics



Address
Schlossplatz 19, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Telephone
+49 (0)721-608-47880

Facsimile
+49 (0)721 608-47882

E-mail address
info(at)ksop.de



Type of course
Full-time

Language of tuition
English

Length of course
2 years/ 4 semesters

Date of commencement
September

Application deadline
April 30

Class size
40 Students

Degree awarded
Master of Science (M.Sc.) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Cost/fees
EU students: approx. 153.69 EUR per semester
Non-EU students: 1,653.69 EUR per semester

Student grants / Financial assistance
If you can prove excellent study results, meaning that you belong to the top 10% of your class, you can apply for financial support within the scope of the KSOP scholarship program.

The scholarship amounts up to 400€/month. Part of the scholarship is individual consulting and career coaching as well as a personal mentor from our partner companies. Also you will have the opportunity to work as a research assistant on a research project in one of the KSOP institutes.

Accommodation
Available on-campus housing

Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
ZEISS, Polytec, NanoscribeBosch, Daimler, Osram Opto, Sony, Telemotive, , Research institutes (Fraunhofer, ICFO). 53% of the graduates continue with a PhD., Research institutes (Fraunhofer, ICFO). 53% of the graduates continue with a PhD.

Exchange partner schools
Ghent University, Aix-Marseille University, Universities of Barcelona. There is also the options of participating in the Ghent University, Aix-Marseille University, Universities of Barcelona. There is also the options of participating in the Erasmus Mundus Europhotonics which is in cooperation with the Aix-Marseille University in France, Universities of Barcelona in Spain, Technical University Tampere in Finland, Vilnius University in Lithuania

Student profile
1. Ratio of National (11%) / Overseas students (99%)
2. Ratio of Men (65%) / Women (35%)
3. 21-30

Admission requirements
See below / opposite

Programme Directors
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Lemmer

Contact details for application
Miriam Sonnenbichler
Schlossplatz 19, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)721-608-47880
Fax: +49 (0)721 608-47880
E-Mail: info(at)ksop.de




Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics (KSOP)

M.Sc. in Optics and Photonics


The 2-year M.Sc. Program in Optics & Photonics spans the bridge between undergraduate classes in natural and engineering sciences and the required in-depth knowledge that is essential for cutting-edge research. It qualifies for a further career in the industry as well as in research.

The Program aims at educating excellent students in Optics & Photonics worldwide. The interdisciplinary research structure of the international graduate school forms the basis for this outstanding Master’s program.

Completely taught in English, the program is developed for 40 students each year who apply with a completed Bachelor’s degree in natural or engineering sciences. After completing the fundamental introductory courses and core subjects in the first two semesters, each student chooses a research specialization.

What‘s Unique About the Program?

  • Industry Network: The studies include an elaborated industry internship program with partners from the Optics & Photonics industry. Furthermore, company visits and career events are offered regularly to all students.


  • Scholarships: KSOP‘s educational concept is supported by a scholarship program funded by leading Optics & Photonics companies. Premium industry partners provide students with internships, master thesis projects, excursions, individualized workshops and career events.


  • International Student Community: Students from all over the world convey an international studying atmosphere to the Master’s program. KSOP students also have the opportunity to join the worldwide OSA and SPIE network through the OSKar student chapter at KIT.
Why Optics & Photonics?

The 2-year M.Sc. Program in Optics & Photonics at the Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics (KSOP), graduate school of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology spans the bridge between undergraduate classes in natural and engineering sciences and the required in-depth knowledge that is essential for cutting-edge research. It qualifies for a further career in the industry as well as in research.

The Program aims at educating excellent students in Optics & Photonics worldwide. The interdisciplinary research structure of the international graduate school forms the basis for this outstanding Master’s program. Completely taught in English, the program is developed for 40 students each year who apply with a completed Bachelor’s degree in natural or engineering sciences. After completing the fundamental introductory courses and core subjects in the first two semesters, each student chooses a research specialization.


Admission requirements
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent degree in the field of Science or Engineering with above average grades. The Bachelor degree has to be completed with a minimum of 180 ECTS points or within a regular period of study of at least three years (if the Bachelor degree has not yet been conferred by the closing date for applications, but will be completed before the registration, you can apply with a preliminary transcript of records).


  • Profound Knowledge in Mathematics and Physics (usually a minimum 12 credits each during the Bachelor studies)


  • English Language Proficiency


Other courses offered by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

  • M.Sc. in Energy Engineering and Management (EEM)
  • M.Sc. in Financial Engineering (FE)
  • M.Sc. in Information System Engineering and Management (ISEM)
  • M.Sc. in Management of Product Development (MPD)
  • M.Sc. in Mobility Systems Engineering and Management (MSEM)
  • M.Sc. in Production and Operations Management (POM)



  • About Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics (KSOP)

    The future progress and growth in Optics & Photonics rely on dedicated researchers and graduates trained in an interdisciplinary environment. In 2006 the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP) was founded as one of the first graduate schools within the scope of the German „Excellence Initiative“ at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). KSOP brings together the best talents in engineering and natural sciences.

    Comprising a Master‘s and a Ph.D. Program in Optics & Photonics, the educational concept is designed to qualify its graduates for accelerated careers at world leading academic institutions and in high-technology industries.

    Currently, KSOP encompasses professors from 16 institutes and four different faculties, i.e. Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Chemistry, and Biosciences, as well as Mechanical Engineering. Over 700 students, Ph.D. candidates and alumni from more than 40 different countries have positioned KSOP as a premium research and education hub.

    The KSOP prepares students and doctoral researchers for the labor market of the German and worldwide Optics & Photonics industry. The close cooperation to industry partners is of high value for industry on the one hand and KSOP students on the other hand.

    The Research Areas are: Photonic Materials and Devices, Advanced Spectroscopy, Biomedical Photonics, Optical Systems and Solar Energy.