Application and Admission

The application is done online via our online portal: 

Application Deadlines for International Applicants:

Application for a start in Winter Term (October): April 15th – May 30th
Application for a start in Summer Term (April): October 15th – November 30th

Application Deadlines for EU Applicants (EU citizen):

Application for a start in Winter Term (October): April 15th – July 15th
Application for a start in Summer Term (April): October 15th – January 15th


Admission requirements

Previous studies

An application is only possible if you have finished your bachelor’s degree within the time the application portal is open.

Qualified are students who have completed at least 6 semesters (three years) of university studies and obtained a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics or similar.

Language requirements

Please be aware that only IELTS academic (min 6.0), TOEFL iBT (min 85) or UNIcertII are approved for the admission process.

If you do not manage to upload the required language certificate while the application portal is open, your application will be considered incomplete and excluded from the application process. This also includes language certificates with a score that was too low.

Required Documents

Mandatory documents (if one or more of the mandatory documents are missing, your application will be rejected):

  • Your transcript of records
  • Proof that you have finished your bachelor’s studies (e.g. bachelor’s degree certificate)
  • A proof of English language proficiency (IELTS academic (min 6.0), TOEFL iBT (min 85) or UNIcertII)
  • APS certificate (only for applicants from China, Vietnam and India)

Optional documents (in order for us to get a more complete impression of you, we would appreciate it if you also submitted additional documents):

  • CV
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Motivation letter
  • Rank Certificate
  • Confirmation of scholarship

All documents have to be submitted in one pdf file with a maximum size of 10 MB.

If you have any questions about the master’s programme “Lasers and Photonics”, please contact our Lasers and Photonics Support Team LasersPhotonics-Application(at)

Postal address

Ruhr University Bochum
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Universitätsstraße 150
Postbox ID 16
D-44801 Bochum

Contact us

M. Sc. Navina Kleemann
Student Advisor Lasers and Photonics

Phone: (+49)(0)234 / 32 – 29334
Email: LasersPhotonics(at)

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