Germany: Master Scholarships 2010 in Photonics at Abbe School of Photonics

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The Abbe School of Photonics provides education programs with multidisciplinary coverage of the field of Optics & Photonics, from upstream scientific aspects to engineering and applications in major sectors of economy. Students enrolled in the school are trained for technical or scientific positions in industry and academia.

The master and Ph.D. programs are based on the profound experience in optics education at the University Jena, which has identified optics as one of its primary fields in education and research. Education at the Abbe School of Photonics is embedded in a modern research environment of the university, the Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Optics, the Institute of Photonics Technologies as well as a number of prominent industrial partners.

OpSciTech – Scholarships form the European Union
The OpSciTech Master Course is a two-year program offered by five renowned universities – the Imperial College London, the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Delft University of Technology, Warsaw University of Technology and Université Paris-Sud (together with Institut d´Optique Graduate School). Students enrolled in the program will study in two different countries, spending one year in each.

The OpSciTech Master Course is sponsored by the Erasmus Mundus framework of the European Commission through which students from non-European Union countries are eligible for two-year grants of 21000 Euro per year , out of which a total amount of 10500 Euro has to paid as tuition.

For details please visit the OpSciTech website . Please note that all application to the OpSciTech program is possible via the OpSciTech website only.

Photonics – Scholarships from the Federal Government of Germany
International students wishing to go for a Master at the Abbe School of Photonics can apply for a scholarship, which is granted in cooperation with partners from the German Optics & Photonics industry, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the County of Thuringia.

Scholarships include a stipend of 715 Euro per month, covering of university fees, free local transport and health insurance. In addition, a language course is reimbursed.

Scholarships are restricted to international students. For 2010/2011 a total amount of approx. 33 scholarships is available for these students.

For application please use the online application system. Additionally, please provide the following documents and upload them in .pdf format on the application extranet.

* a (certified) copy of your secondary school leaving certificate
* a (certified) copy of your academic degree
* (certified) copies of your transcripts of records
* a (certified) copy of your official English language test score (TOEFL, IELTS,…)
* a (certificate) of the Academic Evaluation Centre (Chinese, Vietnamese, Mongolian applicants)
* two academic letters of recommendation
* a letter of motivation
* a CV

Further information about required documents can be found on the online application system.
Please note: To apply for a scholarship at the Abbe School of Photonics it is not necessary to submit certified copies (paper) of the above mentioned documents. However, upon acceptance students will be asked to send certified copies via post. For upload of documents only .pdf documents are acceptable.

Application Deadline for Scholarship: The deadline will be until March, 31st, 2010. Please note that applications are evaluated on a rolling admission basis. Further information can be found here.

For Chinese, Vietnamese and Mongolian applicants: Since the certificate of the Academic Evaluation Centres is not required for the application for the scholarship you can send this document later, i.e. upon acceptance. The certificate is required to get the admission to the Master program.

Dowload the program flyer here.

Abbe School of Photonics
Physikalisch-Astronomische Fakultät
Max-Wien-Platz 1
D 07745 Jena
Phone: +49 3641 947 960
Fax: +49 3641 947 962
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