Abbe School of Photonics

Dear ASP students and applicants,

our school - just as other acacemic institutions all over the world - is currently facing enormous challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand that this crisis and the related restrictions of public life will also affect our mission, to invite the most enthusiastic international photonics students to Jena and to teach them in a top-notch environment. However, please keep in mind:

For students already enrolled in Jena: the start of the lectures in the summer semester is postponed to May 4, 2020. This holds also for all ASP lectures and courses. We are currently implementing digital-based teaching solutions in our program. We will make sure that you can proceed with your study program and earn all necessary ECs, even if classical lectures and courses may not be possible right from the start of the 2020 summer term.

For interested and currently applying students: the start of the new semester in autumn 2020 is not at risk. We will endeavour most strongly to proceed with the application and enrollment procedures as usual, and hope to welcome as many of you in Jena by then. Please, do not hesitate to check our program and apply - we will appreciate and minutely check every single application, just as usual.

The most sincere wishes of health and prosperity to you and your family!

Your ASP team


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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