Fully funded Photonics Master and PhD Program in Germany

  • PHD, Master
  • > € 1,365.00 scholarship per month
  • 1 December 2020

The Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP) is a top tier interdisciplinary graduate school in Germany that provides a fully funded integrated M.Sc. and PhD program in photonics for excellent graduates from all over the world. Our PhD candidates can conduct their research at one of the network partner institutions, i.e. top-ranking German universities or renowned research institutions in many different locations across Germany.

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Max Planck School of Photonics

Max Planck School of Photonics is an interdisciplinary, nationwide graduate school offering a unique, two-phase Ph.D. program to excellent students from all over the world. 

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By the time of admission to the program, applicants must have completed a Bachelor's and/or Master's degree with significant exposure to physics, engineering or a related subject (B.Sc., B.Eng., or B.Tech. and M.Sc., M.Eng. or M.Tech.) depending on the program for which you are applying. More information on the required documents is available here.

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As a PhD candidate at the Max Planck School of Photonics, you conduct research with the brightest minds in all of Germany. We offer excellent young talents the chance to take the next quantum leap in photonics research - with a unique network, high-class research facilities and full scholarships instead of tuition fees. Besides excellent networking opportunities, the MPSP offers a supporting curriculum to foster interactions between the different photonics-related disciplines, strengthen the research network and to advance personal and professional skills.


Applications can be submitted via an online platform during the application phase which will start on August 15th 2020.

First, applicants are required to submit their online applications. Shortlisted applicants will then be required to take an online test. In a last step, applicants that succeeded in the online test shall be interviewed per Skype or telephone.

For more details see the application page here.

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