All prospective students in the Master's degree program can apply for the following scholarships:

ASP scholarships from the Federal Government of Germany

International students wishing to obtain a Master's degree at the Abbe School of Photonics at the FSU Jena can apply for scholarships granted in cooperation with partners from the German optics and photonics industry, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the County of Thuringia. Scholarships are granted for the entire two-year Master's degree program time period and comprise a stipend of 800 Euro per month. The scholarships also include language courses. Approximately 15 scholarships are available per year. German students cannot apply for a photonics scholarship since these scholarships are exclusively for international students

To apply, please use the online application system of the Abbe School of Photonics. Further information about required documents can be found in this online application system.

>> Online Application System

Please note: To apply for a scholarship at the Abbe School of Photonics, it is not necessary to submit certified copies (as a hard copy in paper form) of the above-mentioned documents. However upon acceptance, students will be asked to send certified copies via post. When documents are to be uploaded, only documents in pdf format are acceptable.

  • Scholarship application deadlines: These are the same as those for admission to the Master's degree program in Photonics at the FSU Jena.
  • Scholarships for Chinese, Vietnamese and Mongolian applicants: Since the certificate from the Academic Evaluation Centres is not required for the scholarship application, you can send this document later, i.e. upon acceptance to the program. However, the certificate of the Academic Evaluation Centres will in most cases be required to get admission to the Master's degree program.

German scholarships (Deutschlandstipendien)

All students who are already enrolled at FSU Jena may also apply for a German scholarship (Deutschlandstipendium). As soon as you are enrolled and have obtained your first university transcript, you can apply for the Master's degree program for the following academic year. For more information, please visit the official Deutschlandstipendium website or contact the ASP administration team.

>> Deutschlandstipendium website

Scholarships for students from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia and Azerbaijan

The European-Russian Academic Network Plus (Eranet Plus) is built upon the solid foundation of the Eranet-Mundus project. The objectives of the project are to create lasting associations between Russian higher education institutions and the European higher education institutions and to establish strong ties and mobility flows.

Further databases containing various scholarship programs