Master of Science in Photonics is a Master´s course providing a multidisciplinary coverage of the field of optics/photonics, from upstream scientific aspects to engineering and applications in major sectors of economy. Students enrolled in the two-year program are trained for technical or scientific positions in industry or academia.
Optical devices and systems: lens design & instruments, metrology, optical sensors, optical communication subsystems, laser devices, laser systems, opto-electronics devices, optical modelling and design
Imaging: imaging systems, statistical signal and image processing
Practical training: hands on research experience in state-of-the-art optics laboratories of the university and, in particular, in industry
New frontiers in optics:
You can apply until:
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Applicants should have a minimum grade point average of "good" (2.0 in the German system) or better. Proficiency in the English language must be demonstrated at level B1 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages; only internationally recognized tests will be accepted. A statement of purpose of no more than 500 typed words on one's motivation and qualification for this degree program as well as additional skills in the proposed area of specialization must be submitted. In addition to the standard application materials, a CV should be included in which applicants list all activities relevant to this study program and the proposed area of specialization.
Only a certain number of students will be admitted each year. Admissions decisions will be made according to the applicants' skills and abilities ranked in the following order:
The FSU does not charge tuition fees. Instead, students must pay a Student Services Fee in the amount of 163.70 per semester in order to be officially enrolled. This includes a "semester ticket" that allows you to use all public transportation in Jena and the surrounding areas for free. Students in their first semester will be charged 20 more for the creation of a student identity card, or THOSKA.
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