Scientific Instrumentation Master's degree programme

The online application platform is now closed.

We will now evaluate all applications received. The online application for the winter intake 2021/22 will be available in early March 2021.

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a technical or scientific field, whose curriculum covers the special educational prerequisites for the Master's Programme in Scientific Instrumentation. Such degrees should be, in particular, those awarded in physics engineering, precision engineering, physics, electronic engineering, mechatronics, medical engineering, mechanical engineering and comparable study programmes.
  • A good command of English, demonstrated either by a TOEFL or IELTS test. Minimum levels of English: Paper-based TOEFL 550 points, internet-based TOEFL 79 points, IELTS overall band score of 6.0. The test shall not date back more than two years. Please consider that certificates other than the aforementioned, i.e. certificates issued by universities, will not be accepted.

Application Period

The deadline for application is July 1. If available, free places will be filled in a second application round from (presumably) July 15th 2020 till August 15th 2020. The winter semester starts on October 26th, 2020 with an introduction week followed by the lecture period.

Processing Fee

Applicants who have received their Bachelor's degree from a university outside of Germany are charged a fee of 25 Euro for the evaluation and processing of their documents. Applications will be evaluated after the fee has been fully paid.

Known Difficulties with the Online Application

The printout of the generated PDF-file will have additional fields, which are not displayed during the online application process for Scientific Instrumentation. The reason for this is, that information required from applicants for other courses differ from those required from applicants for Scientific Instrumentation. A list of the fields on the printout, which are empty for Scientific Instrumentation applications, is available here.

Important Note: Please make sure to have read all available help text for the online application before using this form. The online application procedure has been tested on Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox -- in case of problems with the online application, consider using one of these internet browsers, if you have not done so already. Applications sent through post only will certainly be processed, but may take significantly longer to evaluate since all information have to be put into our database by hand.

Application for a room (starting April 1st)

There are students halls of residence (dormitories, Wohnanlagen) which are operated by the non-profit organisation "Studentenwerk". You can find information on the dormitories at the Studentenwerk website. Please consider that application might be possible starting April 1st only. In case you apply for our course earlier, please send us the proof through email. As the number of rooms is very limited please apply for a room at the online platform of the Studentenwerk (switch to English in the upper right corner) immediately after you have filled the online application for the course. The application for the room can be cancelled free of charge in case you should not come to Jena. You will receive a confirmation of receipt with your tenant number from the Studentenwerk by email. Please send us a printout of this email confirmation with your documents (or a statement that you do not need a room from the Studentenwerk as you have organized a private accommodation).
!Hint! After choosing the dormitories you intend to apply for, please checkmark the option 'Please check this box if you also wish to receive offers from all other residential complexes!' as well. In case the chosen complexes are completely filled already, you will receive an offer for another dorm. That increases your chances of getting a place significantly and it might be possible to change for the summer term.

Application - Step by step

  1. Fill the online application form, print and sign the generated PDF-file.
    Your application number is seen on the printout of the application form (in the upper left corner)!

  2. For students with a Bachelor's degree from a university outside of Germany:
    Please transfer the processing fee of 25 Euro to the university bank account:

    IMT amount:

    25 EUR


    Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena

    Beneficiary's address:

    Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 2, 07745 Jena, Germany

    Beneficiary's bank account number (IBAN):





    Landesbank-Hessen-Thueringen (HELABA)

    Bank address:

    Bonifaciusstrasse 16, 99084 Erfurt, Germany

    Payment reference:

    SI Appl 10204 - (Your application number) - (Your family name)

    Payment variant:

    OUR (sender pays costs)

    Please give the payment reference precisely in the format shown above so that the payment can be assigned to your application.
    Additional fees might be charged for international bank transfers by your local bank as well as by the receiving bank in Germany. Please arrange with your bank that all extra fees will be charged to you as the remitter (choose OUR as payment variant). Applications can only be processed after the full amount of 25 Euro has arrived at the university's bank account.

  3. Prepare a stack of your documents in the following sequence and send it by post (not by email!). Please do not staple the documents:

    1. Signed printout of the filled online application form for the Master's programme
    2. Curriculum vitae (computer generated)
    3. Motivation letter
    4. Certificate of the university degree (Bachelor’s degree)
    5. Certificate of university courses taken with marks (of all universities you studied at)
    6. Proof of knowledge of English language
    7. Leaving certificate (diploma) of senior secondary school
    8. Copy of passport (page with personal data)

    9. Copy of your bank transfer form
    10. Printout of the confirmation of receipt of your room application from the Studentenwerk
    11. For applicants from P.R. China or Vietnam: Copy of certificate APS of successful proof of university records (from German embassy in your country).
    12. For applicants from Mongolia: Certificate of authenticity of proof from the office for university studies of the German embassy in Ulan Bator.

    13. Optional only: GRE test and, for students from India, GATE test, if available
    14. Optional only: Additional documents like recommendation letters etc.

  • Item 4 can be sent later, if it has not yet been issued.
  • Items 4 to 7 should be certified by a German embassy or consulate. You may also send the documents certified by a local authority or a lawyer - in this case you are required to bring the originals or copies certified by a German embassy with you for the enrolment. If there is something incorrect, your admission will be cancelled.

Please check the correctness of the data in your application sent to our university, in particular if you apply through an agency. The applicant is liable for the truth of the data and certificates, even if he commissions an agency to submit his application.

Application Post Address

Using this cover letter please send your application to University of Applied Sciences Jena:

Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena
University of Applied Sciences Jena
Department of SciTec
Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 2
07745 Jena

We will send a confirmation by email after having received your application. The arrival of a great many applications in some periods and other duties may cause the confirmation to be delayed.
Important Note: Please consider, that we do not return application documents. Neither do we refund the application fee for rejected applications.