Scholarship Application

Please note upfront: Only applicants for the KSOP Master Program can apply for a KSOP scholarship. The application is only possible together with your application of admission to the Master of Optics & Photonics.

Thanks to long-standing partnerships with our premium industry partners BOSCH, ZEISS and Polytec, the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics is offering scholarships to outstanding applicants. These scholarships are funded by our premium industry partners.

Step 1: Fill out the KSOP scholarship application form

You have to apply for the scholarship parallel to your online application for the M.Sc. Program in Optics & Photonics.
Please note that you only have a chance to receive the KSOP scholarship if you can prove excellent study results, meaning that you belong to the top 5% of your class.

If you fulfill these requirements, KSOP Scholarship Application Form. (Please note: You can edit this pdf file after downloading it!)

Step 2: Submit your application

Individual scholarship applications will not be processed.
Submit the scholarship application form along with the attachments in a single PDF document (maximum size 5 MB) to mscapplication∂ksop.de until April 30.
Scholarship applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.
Please make sure to upload the following documents to the application portal. If we do not receive them, we will not be able to consider your scholarship application:
  • A scanned copy of the verified academic certificates (school certificate/diploma, University transcripts, University degree certificate) together with an explanation of the grading system.
  • Certificates about your Optics & Photonics related experience and extra-curricular activities in form of a written confirmation. If applicable, preferably mention your experiences abroad. You need to mention those in your CV and letter of motivation.
  • At least one recommendation letter from a professor of your current university is needed. The referees should mention in the letter of recommendation, whether he/she recommends you for a scholarship or not.
​​​​​​Please make sure to attach the following documents to the KSOP Scholarship Application Form:
  • Certificates about your English language proficiencies (Unlike the application for the master program, for which the certificate must be shown during enrollment, the English language certificate is mandatory for to complete your KSOP scholarship application.)
  • If applicable, a certificate about your German language proficiencies.

Step 3: Interview

If your application is eligible for the KSOP scholarship, you are going to receive an invitation to a personal interview, which is going to be conducted online. Afterwards, the new scholarship holders are selected.

The recipients of the KSOP Scholarship will be notified shortly after the admission letters have been sent out.

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