Cost & Insurance
- There are no tuition fees, but there is a charge of around 120 € per semester for Student Services.
- Living expenses in Erlangen are about 600 to 900 € per month. The actual amount depends largely on how much you pay for the accommodation. For more details go to this page.
- You must have health insurance before you can matriculate at University and apply for a residence permit. This costs about 80 € per month (and is already included in the living expenses calculated above).
MAOT cannot provide scholarships for students from its own funds.
However, MAOT students can apply for a scholarship at IMPRS Physics of Light in Erlangen, Germany. This can be done before admission to MAOT (deadline: 15 January) or after admission (deadline: 31 May).
While MAOT is one of the options to fulfill the pre-requisites for this scholarship, the application process and selection are completely independent from the admission to MAOT. Admission to MAOT does not automatically mean selection for the scholarship, and selection for the scholarship does not automatically mean admission to MAOT.
For more details about the IMPRS Physics of Light please go to https://mpl.mpg.de/study-work-or-visit/graduate-programs/physics-of-light/welcome.
As a student, once you have arrived in Erlangen you can apply for a job at the university institutes or other research institutions. Most studens who are searching for a job do find one eventually. This can take about three to six months, however, and the pay often does not cover all your living expenses or the level of income required for a residence permit.
Unfortunately, it is not easy for international students to get a scholarship to study in Germany. Firstly, scholarships are not particularly common in Germany in general. Secondly, most of the programmes require good German language skills.
The following list contains some information on existing programmes:
- Apply for scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – the biggest provider of scholarships in Germany
- Scholarships from SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics
- The homepage of a consortium of scholarship providers: stipendium plus
- German homepage of the Association of German Foundation. Many of these associations support students in a variety of ways.
- A private database for German scholarships mystipendium.de (in German)
- A private database for international scholarships: International College scholarship search
- An overview provided by the public broadcast station „Deutsche Welle“
- A collection of links on the of the Technical University of Munich website
- A website providing information about global scholarships.