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.
Find more information about the costs of the study program here.
Find more details about living costs here.
For outstanding students, KSOP offers scholarships of up to 400 € per month.
To be an outstanding student means to be among the best 10% students of your class.
You will have to send your scholarship application together with your application for the program, which has to arrive to the KSOP office until April 30.
You can also find a student job at the university or elsewhere in Karlsruhe to support your living.
- You can apply for financial support at the same time when you apply for admission to the master program. The application for the KSOP scholarship must be sent together with the complete application for the master program.
- Single scholarship applications without related application for the Master program are not accepted.
- The reference should mention in the letter of recommendation, whether he/she recommends you for a scholarship or not.
- Extra-curricular activities must be certified with a written confirmation. You need to mention those in your CV and letter of motivation.
- Only complete scholarship applications will be further processed.
- Letters of recommendation can be sent separately by the authors to the KSOP Student Office: info-KSOP∂idschools.kit.edu
The decisions will be made by the middle of June. Soon after that, you will receive an e-mail from our office.
The deadline is the date of your enrollment, but we prefer to receive the English certificate together with your application for the KSOP program.
The institution code of KSOP is B618.
Attention! Only certificates that were sent directly by ETS will be taken into account!
To strengthen your application, you can get more background knowledge in Optics & Photonics, eg. by doing an internship in a related company or participate in a related research project or workshop. It is also important to have good recommendation letters from your professors and to show your motivation related to Optics & Photonics in your motivation letter. Please be aware that very good grades and a profound knowledge in mathematics are mandatory for all applicants.
We do not expect that you fulfill the GRE PHYSICS as an entry criteria. You can find the list of necessary application documents and selection criteria on the KSOP homepage.
Does the program include an internship or work-placement scheme?
KSOP has close connection to the German Optics & Photonics industry.
The curriculum includes an 8-week long mandatory internship, which can be conducted in the industry or research institute. You can find further detailed information in the module manual, page 82.