B 1. How will the application process to the Abbe School of Photonics proceed?

Applying to a university abroad is usually a rather lengthy and complicated process. For your convenience, we have, therefore, divided your application to the Abbe School of Photonics into three easy steps. Most of these can comfortably be done online.

Step 1: Submitting your application (online)

After you have completed your application file, you may submit your application. Your online application needs to be handed in until the deadline. At the end of this process, you will receive the "Application for Admission" form which must be printed out, signed, and sent to as a scanned copy after you have been accepted by the ASP evaluation committee. Please send this document to us via email, and only do so once you have been formally accepted.

Please do not send any application materials via post unless we have specifically asked for it!

After submission, the Selection Commission will make its admissions after each priority deadline. This process takes about 4-8 weeks, respectively. (In case that a sufficient number of applications is submitted before the deadlines, we will start earlier with the evaluation procedure and decision sending.)

If your application to the Abbe School of Photonics has been accepted, you will receive an Acceptance Letter. You will need this letter in order to apply for a visa at the German Embassy or Consulate. A detailed explanation (in German and English) will be attached to this letter, containing specific information regarding the program, language requirements and costs. It will be sent via email only.

Step 2: Submitting further documents (online & postal)

After being accepted by the Abbe School of Photonics, you will receive an email from our University (Master Service Center) asking you for further documents for your enrollment. Simply follow the instructions given to you in this email and send the requested documents. The Master Service Center will also send you an Admission letter which you should keep because you will need it for the enrollment process once you are here.

Step 3: Enrollment

Finally, admitted students will complete the process of enrollment here in Jena in the International office of our university. This is usually done exclusively in person. However, in accordance with our University’s current Covid-19 regulations, this process is now managed via postal service.

After having been accepted by the Abbe School of Photonics, you will receive an email from our University (Master Service Center) asking you for further documents for your enrollment. Simply follow the instructions in this email and send the requested documents. The Master Service Center will also send you an Admission letter, which you will need for the enrollment process once you are here.

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