Welcome to the KSOP - Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics
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.
Apply now for two-year Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarships in Photonics Engineering, Biomedical Imaging, Quantum Optics, and more. Open to students worldwide, the program focuses on cutting-edge research with interdisciplinary applications.
Graduates secure positions globally in industries, research, and universities.
Explore the future of photonics!
Do you have a first degree in natural or engineering sciences? Are you looking for a Master Program that bridges your undergraduate optics classes with the in-depth knowledge that is essential for cutting-edge research?
The KSOP Master Program prepares you for an exciting career in the field of Optics & Photonics!
The portal is open now and waiting for your application!
The time has finally come!
On December 1, the foundation stone of the Karlsruhe Center for Optics and Photonics (KCOP for short) was laid and then celebrated with a festive ceremony!
The Karlsruhe Center for Optics and Photonics (KCOP) is a cutting-edge micro- and nanofabrication facility that is currently being built up at KIT and that will enter into full operation in January 2026.
Another successful year of enlightenment and innovation has come to a close as we look back at the 9th Karlsruhe Days of Optics and Photonics.
A heartfelt thank you to all the participants, speakers, and organizers who made this event a resounding success.