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Abbe School of Photonics

Dear ASP students and applicants, our school has taking effective countermeasures against the restrictions opposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our current education program is fully switched to blended learning, i.e. both on-campus and online. Currently, all lectures, seminars and even internships are offered online. Students can follow them and gather all necessary credits, regardless of where they are currently located.

Likewise, the start of the new semester in October 2020 is not at risk. We are regularly proceeding with the application and enrollment procedures as usual, giving room e.g. to complicated visa issues. We hope to welcome the best and most enthusiastic Photonics students in autum 2020!


The Abbe School of Photonics (ASP) provides education programs with multidisciplinary coverage of optical and photonics technology field topics, ranging from current scientific aspects to engineering, with product applications possible in major economic sectors such as information and communication technologies, medicine and health, manufacturing and energy consumption. Enrolled students are trained for technical industry positions or scientific research positions in academia.

The Master's degree and doctoral programs are based upon the profound experience in optics education distinguishing the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (FSU Jena). The university has identified optics and photonics as one of its key profile fields in education and research. ASP's education programs are embedded in a modern research environment belonging to the Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP). This interfaculty center of the FSU Jena maintains strong bonds with local research institutions such as the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, the Institute of Photonic Technology, the Helmholtz Institute Jena and a number of prominent industrial partners.

The ASP program is part of a full-scale education program under the auspices of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy at the FSU Jena with special focus on optics and photonics. Students enrolled in a Master of Science in Photonics are offered a distinguished education track starting at the Bachelor level, continuing in the Master's degree program and culminating in a coordinated doctoral program (equivalent to the Ph.D.). For Master of Science in Photonics applicants, very attractive, full-scale scholarships are available. Likewise, students who are enrolled in a Master of Science in Physics can specialize in optics and photonics by choosing among all the elective modules offered by ASP.



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Abbe School of Photonics
Abbe Center of Photonics
Albert-Einstein-Str. 6
07745 Jena, Germany
Phone +49 3641-9-47963
Fax     +49 3641-9-47962

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