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KARLSRUHE SCHOOL OF OPTICS & PHOTONICS - [KIT], KARLSRUHE, BADEN-WURTTEMBERG

Karlsruhe, Baden-WurttembergLOCATION
SchoolSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 2006Established Year

Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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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.

Rankings

  • The QS World University Ranking has awarded the School following ranks:
    • #1 in Germany
    • #7 in Europe
    • #36 Worldwide
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking 2019, the School stands at:
    • #4 in Germany for Engineering
    • #42 in the world for Computer Sciences
    • #54 in the world for Engineering & Technology
  • The U.S. News Best Global Universities 2019 has ranked the school’s engineering program at the 90th position.

Highlights

Institution TypePublic
LocationKarlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg
Establishment Year2016
Program TypeMaster and Doctoral
Parent InstitutionKarlsruhe Institute for Technology
AffiliationAAQ
Language of InstructionEnglish
German proficiencyNot required

Campus and Accommodation

  • The campus of this institution is located almost 10 km away at the administrative district of Karlsruhe.
  • Also, the campus south of Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics is located right at the center or say at the heart of the city named Karlsruhe.
  • The campus also has a big space for the library. The library has millions of books contained in it and also that includes 28000 different kinds of magazines.

Housing Facilities/ Residence

  • Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics provides accommodation facilities for the students.
  • The institution provides rooms with different residence options that include- private room options, also a duplex, and the room can be shared.
  • Rooms can be shared with four to nine students with facilities that include- modern kitchen, washing facilities, TV connection and also they will have working and dining space.
  • Free internet access and telephone connection is also available for students who are living on the campus.
  • Other necessities like supermarkets, bakeries, parks and also transportation facilities are accessible from the accommodation facilities.
  • A summary of the cost of various accommodation options in Karlsruhe are given below:
    • Single room in student residences: 200 - 250 EUR per month
    • Room in a shared flat: 250 - 350 EUR per month
    • One-person apartment: 300 - 400 EUR per month
    • Flat for two persons: 500 - 600 EUR per month

Courses

  • Karlsruhe School offers programs atmaster’s and doctoral levels in Optics and Photonics.
  • The institution is mainly focused on five different research programs that include: Photonic Materials & Devices, Advanced Spectroscopy, and Biomedical Photonics, Optical Systems, and Solar energy.
  • The school has professors in the field of Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Chemistry and also it includes Mechanical Engineering.

Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics Application Process

How to apply?

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 transcripts of the student bachelor's degree are required to attach with the application form.
  • The registration process also requires a Letter of Motivation; including your professional CV must be attached to other documents.
  • The international candidates are also suggested to prove their English proficiency by attempting certain tests like TOEFL/ IELTS. 
  • Candidates with a Letter of Recommendation from your current university must also be sent.

The requirements for English proficiency test scores are as follows:

ExamMinimum Requirement
IELTS6.5
TOEFL – Paper based570
TOEFL – Computer based250
TOEFL – Internet Based88

Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics Cost of Attendance

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:

Student TypeExpenses
EU students153.69 EUR approx.
Non-EU students1500 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:

ExpenseEstimated Cost per month
Rent, additional expenses included (students residence / shared flat):355 EUR
Food168 EUR
Clothing42 EUR
Car expenditure (already owned car)128,06 EUR
Public Transport33,94 EUR
Health insurance/ medical expenses89 EUR
License fees on phone, internet, radio and television31 EUR
Study essentials24 EUR

Scholarships/ Financial aid

  • The candidates are suggested to apply for the scholarship at the same time during their registration process.
  • Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics offers scholarships in Germany for international students based on their excellent academic records.
  • The scholarship worth 400 EUR per month is offered to the students who rank in the top 10% of the class.
  • The candidate who has already offered with the scholarship in their first year can also reapply for their scholarship on the next year based on the following criteria mentioned below:
    • The candidate must have completed all the lab courses.
    • Also, the candidate must have completed two German courses.
    • The candidate will be offered the scholarship offer based on the 40 credit points as mentioned in your record of transcripts.
    • Along with the report of the first-year student of the particular candidate.

Alumni Network

  • The network at Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics is growing every passing year. At present they have almost 410 Master’s alumni and also that network includes almost 200 Doctorate alumni.
  • KSOP is regularly connected with the whole alumni network. Also, they always keep their alumni posted about any offers and upcoming events for them.

Placements

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.

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$ 3,3301st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Apr 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88
$ 3,3301st YEAR
FEES

3 YEARS

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  88  |  IELTS  6.5

$ 3,3301st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Apr 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88
$ 3,3301st YEAR
FEES

3 YEARS

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  88  |  IELTS  6.5

$ 3,3301st YEAR
FEES

3 YEARS

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  88  |  IELTS  6.5

$ 3,3301st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Apr 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88
$ 3,3301st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Apr 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88
$ 3,3301st YEAR
FEES

3 YEARS

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  88  |  IELTS  6.5

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Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics Overview

Institution TypePublic
AffiliationKarlsruhe Institute of Technology
Student Population0
Average Cost of Attendance$3,330 / Year

Attendance Cost

$3,330

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$3,330 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Room in a shared flat$4,662 / Year
Single room in student residences$3,330 / Year
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