The MPSP offers a program structured in two phases. The first phase, study phase to obtain a photonics master’s degree from one of three teaching universities in Erlangen, Jena or Karlsruhe. In the second phase, the subsequent research phase and the research work are conducted under the supervision of one of our Fellows of the MPSP. Apart from an excellent network, the MPSP offers generous scholarships and a supporting curriculum to foster interactions between the different photonics disciplines, to strengthen the research network and to advance personal and professional skills.
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For Study Phase, offered study programs:
M.Sc. Advanced Optical Technologies - MAOT program in Erlangen-Nuremberg
M.Sc. Photonics - ASP program in Jena
M.Sc. Optics and Photonics - KSOP program in Karlsruhe
- Workshops on scientific techniques and personal development
- Talks and workshops by Fellows and guest researchers
- Master's thesis in cooperation with a Max Planck Fellow at the home university or one of the partner institutes
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesMaterials Science & Engineering Electrical Engineering Physics View 56 other Masters in Physics in Germany
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- · Bachelor and/or Master of Science/ Engineering/ Technology with significant exposure to physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, photonics or a related subject. If you have not yet finished your degree, you may apply likewise with a preliminary official transcript (university's certified statement of your academic record).
- · At least two referees (academic sources) who can attest to your academic, professional, and/or research abilities in the context of your interest in pursuing a graduate degree.
- · TOEFL, or an equivalent English test (minimum points/grades): TOEFL PBT (550), TOEFL CBT (215), TOEFL IBT (85), IELTS (6.5).
- · additional documents, e.g. CV. See website for detailed information
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MPSP offers many scholarships and supporting curriculums to foster interactions between different photonics disciplines, to strengthen research network and to advance personal and professional skills.
During the study phase of the program, students receive generous stipends from the Max Planck School of Photonics.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.