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 divided your progress in applying to the Abbe School of Photonics into three easy-to-master steps. Most of the steps can be done comfortably 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 you have to print out, sign it and then (this has to be done only after beeing acepted by the ASP evaluation committee) send it as a scanned copy to   - please note: this document has to be sent to us via email only if you are 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, respectively. This process lasts 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. With this letter a detailed explanation (in German and English) is attached. This explanation contains 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 enrollment. Please, simply follow the instructions given to you in this email and send the requested documents which are necessary for the enrollment. Also, the Master Service Center will send you an Admission letter which you should keep because you´ll need it for the enrollment process once you are here.

Step 3: Enrollment

Finally, admitted students have to come to Jena to open a new chapter in their academic career by completing the process of enrollment. This process will be done in the International office of our university. This has to be done in person.