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Costs & Fees

The Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP) is funded by the State of Baden-Württemberg and thus the MSc Program has no tuition-fee like any other Master Program at a public university in Germany.

The fees charged for your studies,
are 150€ (approximately) for university semester fees.


Please note: From the winter semester 2017/2018 onwards, enrolment fees of 1,500 euros per semester for international students are to be introduced at the universities in Baden-Württemberg. International students with EU/EEA citizenship are able to study without paying fees. Some international students are exempt from the obligation to pay enrolment fees. For more information click here.


Additionally, you will need to consider the living expenses for the duration of your studies. Average monthly expenses of a student in Karlsruhe range from 600€ to 800€ depending on his or her personal situation. You can find more details about the living costs in Karlsruhe here.


As funded under the German “Excellence Initiative”, the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP) is in a position to offer scholarships to the best students, which is quite unusual for German graduate schools. Additionally, you can apply for scholarships with many of KSOP’s partner institutions.