A note on ASP's reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic (updated 28 July 2020)

Dear students and applicants to our doctoral/PhD program,

our PhD programs are practically no longer affected by the pandemic, all PhD students in Jena are by now continuing with their PhD studies on-campus and particularly in the labs. Please do not hesitate to take a closer look at our program and apply – we will carefully check every single application.

We are aware of ongoing Visa issues. Since many Visa offices are closed, we experience backlogs and delays in Visa applications, along with international travel restrictions. Our experienced administrative team is working hard to support all students to get their Visa in a timely manner.


How to apply for the doctoral program



Please check the current announcements. If the research area meets your interest please apply quoting the reference number. >> current advertisements


All applications for the doctoral program in photonics must be done using the Abbe School of Photonics' Online Application System. Application procedure details and required documents are provided in the online application system.



Please note that we cannot accept applications via post or email.


Application schedule deadlines

Generally, there are no strict deadlines to apply for a position as a doctoral candidate. Detailed information about application schedules can be found in the description of open calls. An application can be accompanied by one's own project suggestion at any time. Further, information about scholarships for doctoral students can be found here. Feel free to contact the ASP administration team for assistance if you wish to apply for a particular scholarship.