Welcome to the KSOP - Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics

Multidisciplinary Environment for First-Class Research, Education, and Innovation.

The Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP), Graduate School at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, provides both multidisciplinary Master and Doctorate Programs in Optics & Photonics taught in English. The educational concept is designed to qualify students for accelerated careers at world leading academic institutions and in high-technology industries. KSOP also has a strong focus on research which shows by the many publications, patents, awards and more that have been achieved by KSOP students, alumni, professors, and members.

Students benefit from cooperations with the Optics industry. Partnerships with global corporations such as ZEISS, Polytec, and BOSCH, as well as with small and medium-sized enterprises facilitate their first career steps for those who are heading towards the industry. On top, KSOP provides its students with additional career training, networking events, free language courses and state of the art labs.


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Apply Today for a Master's in Optics & Photonics

The Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP) is now accepting applications for the Master of Science in Optics and Photonics for a start in winter 2021. Apply until April 30, 2021 to the international, interdisciplinary program - taught completely in English!

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ZEISS Wins Deutscher Zukunftspreis

Congratulations to our premium partner ZEISS for winning the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2020! This award was given for technology and innovation which "honors the team from the ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (SMT) segment for the development of EUV lithography."

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Corona Virus

For updated information about the Corona Virus in regards to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), please visit their FAQ website.

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