Karlsruhe, Baden-WurttembergLOCATION
Estd 2006Established Year

Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

Updated On - October 19th 2019By -  Shishant Kumar

Established in 2006, Karlruhe School of Optics & Photonics was founded to provide world class education in the field of optics and photonics to the students from across the globe. Currently the institute has 16 professors in Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Chemistry and Biosciences, as well as Mechanical Engineering.

The school offers practical knowledge along with personalized career service. It also offers wide range of activities including workshops and interview trainings for overall development.

Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics is a part of Karlruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), which is ranked:

  • #1 in Germany and #6 in Europe by QS World University Ranking, 2019
  • #90 in Engineering globally by US News Best Global Universities, 2019
  • #4 for Engineering in Germany, #42 in the world for Computer Science, #54 in the world for Engineering & Technology by Times Higher Education World University Ranking, 2019
  • Highlights of Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics, Germany

TypePublic institution
Established in2006
Program TypesMaster, Doctorate
Language of instructionEnglish

Programs, Campus, and Residence


  1. a) The institute offers excellent education from well known professors in Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Chemistry and Biosciences, as well as Mechanical Engineering. It also focuses on research work for scientists and engineers and hence all the fields are interlinked.

The 5 main areas of research are:

  • Photonic Materials & Devices
  • Advanced Spectroscopy
  • Biomedical Photonics
  • Optical Systems
  • Solar Energy


  1. b) Situated in the downtown of Karlsruhe this institute offers a world class campus that is well equipped with all amenities.
  • It offers library service which has millions of books and more than 28000 magazines which is easily accessible by all the students.
  • The campus also has various student organizations and student clubs which offers sessions and helpdesks to the passionate ones


  1. c) The general cost of living in Germany is around 500 - 800 €. There are a lot of single and sharing basis accommodations available for the students.
  • 200 - 250 €/per month for a single room in student residences
  • 250 - 350 €/per month for a room in a shared flat
  • 300 - 400 €/per month for a one-person appartment
  • 500 - 600 €/per month for a flat for two persons

Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics Admissions

Application process: the admission form for the institute can be filled online from the official website.

General requirements: educational qualification documents, mark sheets, certificates, NOC, English language scores

Additional requirements: identity proof, passport, visa, insurance, scholarship documents

Language scores:

TOEFL6.5 and aboveIELTS88 and above

Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

TypeCosts per semester
EU Studentsapprox. 153.69 € (administrative contribution)
Non EU studentsapprox. 1,500 € (tuition fees) + 153.69 € (administrative contribution)


If you can perform well and maintain your place in the top 10% then you can avail the scholarship program offered at the institute.

The scholarship amount is 400€ per month. At the end of the first year if you perform extremely well then the same can be extended for the second year also.

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Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics Overview

Student Population0
Average Cost of Attendance$3,409 / Year

Attendance Cost


Attendance Cost

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

Tuition Fees
Post Graduate Program$3,409 / Year
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