Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics, KIT Graduate School 800 Euro scholarships


You are interested in applying for the KSOP Master Program? Then please note the following steps:

  1. You need to fullfill the admission requirements of the KSOP Master Program.
  2. The application for the Master Program in Optics & Photonics is divided in two ways depending on your nationality. Please follow the corresponding link: German and EU Applicants and Non-EU Applicants
  3. After having received an admission for the KSOP Master program, candidates with outstanding study results can apply for the KSOP scholarship program.
  4. Do you have any questions? Please check our FAQs.




Experts from industry, science and politics agree on the photon being a crucial technology driving unit of the 21st century. The challenges that we will encounter in the  fields of energy, environment, society, communication and production will not be solved without photonic technologies.

Europe fulfills all requirements to successfully open the gate to the Photonic century. But to make this come true, young and dedicated people have to be educated and qualified in this field of research. That is the reason why an initiative driven by the Federal Government of Germany and the states Thüringen and Baden-Württemberg has been introduced. 16 dedicated industrial companies and the two leading universities in Optics & Photonics, Karlsruhe and Jena, were asked to give special aid to international and national students who are willing to study in the exciting field of Optics & Photonics.

The KSOP scholarship amounts to 800 Euro/month for international students and 400 Euro/month for German students. Part of the scholarship is a research assistantship. Within the scope of this assistantship, you will have the opportunity to work on a research project in one of the KSOP institutes. The scholarship is firstly admitted for 1 max. 2 semesters. At the end of the funding period you have to proof your successful participation in the KSOP M.Sc. program through very good study results in order to extend the scholarship for another 1 to 2 semesters. Further information on the scholarship application find here.

Scholarship Programs 

KSOP (M.Sc. in Optics & Photonics): The 2-year M.Sc. course in Optics & Photonics at the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) qualifies for a further career in industry as well as in research. Completely taught in English, the program is developed for applicants who have accomplished a Bachelor degree in Optics & Photonics, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology or Medical Science.

ASP (M.Sc. in Photonics): The Master of Photonics at the Abbe School of Photonics (ASP), Universität Jena is a unique Master’s Course providing a comprehensive and multidisciplinary coverage of the field of Optics & Photonics, from upstream scientific aspects to engineering and applications in major sectors of the economy.

The Master Programs bundle two of the most powerful education concepts throughout Europe at the Universität Jena and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

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