There are two possible pathways of a graduate student within KSOP:
- A direct entrance into the Ph.D. Program is possible with a suitable masters or diploma degree.
- Alternatively, and especially addressing highly talented graduates from international universities, we offer a Master's in Optics & Photonics.
Candidates for the Ph.D. Program are actively recruited from the graduates of the M.Sc.Program of the KSOP as well as from other internal and external Masters and Diploma Programs.
Due to the excellent research opportunities in Karlsruhe, the KSOP looks upon a high number of applications from other national and international universities. The selection of the candidates after application is based on the positive statement of the prospective advisors and approval by the Executive Board of the KSOP.
Ph.D. candidates are either financed from KSOP scholarships or from other financial resources.