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Costs & Fees

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

The following fees are charged for your studies:

 

  Costs per semester
EU Students approx. 153.69 € (administrative contribution)
Non-EU Students* approx. 1,500 € (tuition fees) + 153.69 € (administrative contribution)

 

*Please note: According to Article 3, LHGebG (Baden-Württemberg Act on State University Fees), international students (from third countries/non-EU countries) attending bachelor’s, teacher’s, and consecutive master’s programs as well as free movers will have to pay tuition fees of 1,500 € per semester. 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.