24 months
808 EUR/year
808 EUR/year
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The aim of the Master’s degree programme in Optical Technologies at Leibniz University Hannover is to train specialists and executives for the entire optical industry. Hannover is an ideal location for studying Optical Technologies because engineering and scientific research cooperate closely here.


In addition, the Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH) and the Hannover Centre for Optical Technologies (HOT) provide an interface to industry, seeking to involve companies in current research and teaching and to introduce students to industry. Cooperation between the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering enables the Master’s degree programme to build a bridge between basic research in physics and technical application.


The degree programme in Optical Technologies at Leibniz University Hannover, at the interface of physics and mechanical engineering, addresses industry’s considerable need for interdisciplinary experts in the field of optics and photonics. Specialisation in selected areas of expertise from the fields of metrology, IT, production engineering, technical optics, laser technology and optical sensor technology enables our graduates to pursue a wide range of careers. Owing to the shortage of optical technology specialists, graduates of this degree programme are highly employable.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biophotonics
  • Laser technology
  • Optical metrology
  • Optics in production and power engineering
  • Technical optics and its automotive applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    808 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 404 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    808 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 404 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Hannover

740 - 1117 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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