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

OpSciTech scholarships - Erasmus Mundus scholarships from the European Union

The OpSciTech Master is a two-year program offered by six renowned European universities: the Imperial College London (United Kingdom), Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany), Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), Warsaw University of Technology (Poland), Université Paris-Sud together with Institut d´Optique Graduate School (France), and University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, (Finland). Students enrolled in the program will study in two different countries, spending one year in each. The students have to pay tuition fees depending on the country of study.

>> OpSciTech website (currently under construction, please use the ASP online application system, no scholarships available at the moment, applicants with own funding are very welcome, 2014-01-15)

Atlantis-MILMI scholarships- scholarships from the European Union

The Atlantis-MILMI is a two-year program offering a double Master's degree in the interdisciplinary field of lasers, photonics and material science by a consortium of four institutions. These are the Physics and Chemistry departments of the University of Bordeaux (France), the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Germany), the College of Optics & Photonics of the University of Central Florida (USA) and the School of Material Science & Engineering at Clemson University in South Carolina (USA). As part of their studies, enrolled program students will attend courses and perform research for up to 12 months at one of the partner institutions across the Atlantic. The Atlantis-MILMI Master program is financed by the U.S. Department of Education within the framework of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) and by the European Union through the ATLANTIS program. U.S. students must apply through these U.S. partner institutions, while European students must apply through the European partner universities. For further information concerning the application and about further program details, please visit the Atlantis-MILMI website.

>> Atlantis-MILMI 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