The Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics institution is one of the first Graduate Schools of Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), which was established in the year 2006. The school is one of the top institutes in Germany that provides an environment for the students where they can perform their research programs and also use their innovative minds in the field of Optics and Photonics.
KSOP offers its students with Master and Doctoral programs including that they also perform research activities in five different areas in this institution which are- Photonic Materials and Devices, Advanced Spectroscopy, Biomedical Photonics, Optical Systems and also including Solar Energy. The school’s programs include mandatory 8 week internships that give students practical exposure.
Students do not require German language proficiency for applying to the institution. Being proficient in German language shows that you are actually keen to study in Germany. It also increases the credibility of an application when seeking admission and CV when looking for a job.
|Program Type||Master and Doctoral|
|Parent Institution||Karlsruhe Institute for Technology|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|German proficiency||Not required|
Interested applicants who are willing to apply for admission to this institution must be updated with the important dates and events. The candidates can visit the official website to complete their registration process.
Application Portal: Online portal
Application Deadline: April 30
Basic Admission Requirements: The candidates are suggested to submit all the documents as required for admission to Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics. These are as follows:
The requirements for English proficiency test scores are as follows:
|TOEFL – Paper based||570|
|TOEFL – Computer based||250|
|TOEFL – Internet Based||88|
Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics charges no tuition fee from EU students while non-EU students pay a very nominal tuition fee. The fees charged from students are given in the table below:
|EU students||153.69 EUR approx.|
|Non-EU students||1500 EUR + 153.69 EUR approx. ( inclusive of tuition fees and administrative contribution)|
In addition students will have to bear the cost of living including food, travel and student accommodation in Germany among other expenses which is estimated to be 600-800 EUR per month. The general expenses will include:
|Expense||Estimated Cost per month|
|Rent, additional expenses included (students residence / shared flat):||355 EUR|
|Car expenditure (already owned car)||128,06 EUR|
|Public Transport||33,94 EUR|
|Health insurance/ medical expenses||89 EUR|
|License fees on phone, internet, radio and television||31 EUR|
|Study essentials||24 EUR|
Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics believes in building connections with various industries and enterprises to strengthen the future of the students. The School has close connections to the German Optics and Photonics Industry through which it manages to provide an 8 week long internship as a part of the curriculum.
The students graduating from this institution have various career options that they can opt for based on their interest like- Application & Development Engineers, Optical Designers, International Project Managers, Software Developers, and System Architects, quality and Product Managers.
|Affiliation||Karlsruhe Institute of Technology|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$3,330 / Year|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Post Graduate Program||$3,330 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Room in a shared flat||$4,662 / Year|
|Single room in student residences||$3,330 / Year|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#74 [Out of 801]
59.8 [Out of 100]
#80 [Out of 750]
80.9 [Out of 100]
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary