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Anhalt University of Applied Sciences


Photovoltaics Engineering Science

Subjects: Photovoltaics Engineering Science,Photovoltaics,Engineering,Science

M.Sc. | Master of Science

⏳  Duration
3 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
No information

💶  Cost per Semester
96 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
No information
⏱️ Application Deadline Summer

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

The Master’s program in Photovoltaics Engineering Science spans three semesters and is conducted in English. To enroll, you need a Bachelor’s degree in engineering science or physics, but no professional experience is required. The curriculum includes two semesters of courses covering solar cell physics, crystalline silicon and thin-film solar cell technology, cell and materials characterization, PV system components and their reliability, system design, monitoring, yield and performance analysis, storage systems, electric grids, and solar energy integration. Alongside these technical subjects, you’ll also take beginner-level German language courses and business administration classes. The program concludes with a final research semester, supervised by a university professor. The courses blend lectures, exercises, seminars, and practical lab work. You should have a solid foundation in mathematics, physics, engineering fundamentals, and scientific methodology from your Bachelor’s studies. For your master’s thesis, you can conduct research in the PV laboratory at Anhalt University, the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP in Halle, or any other PV lab or company worldwide. This program is designed to build on your existing knowledge and prepare you for a career in the field of photovoltaics, combining technical expertise with practical experience and language skills.

Program Information

Study Location Köthen
Start Semester Summer, Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 3 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 96 EUR
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⏱️ Application Start Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
⏱️ Application Start Winter

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

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Application Requirements

Language Requirements

CEFR No information
IELTS No information
Cambridge (CAE) No information
TOEFL IBT No information

English language proficiency by appropriate scores of TOEFL min. 90 pts. (ibT) , IELTS min. 6.0 or similar tests (e.g. TOEIC, Cambridge Certificate) with minimum B2 level according to the GER (common european framework of reference for languages). An evidenced graduation from an English-medium college or university is also accepted.

Qualification Requirements

An academic degree in engineering science, physics or related fields of study of at least 7 semesters (210 credits) is required. 1. final grade first academic degree: overall grades up to 2.5 (German grading scale) go into the selection process overall grades > 2.5 (German grading scale) cannot be admitted 2. other criteria: letter of motivation (at most one A4 page) pertinence of the Bachelor's degree program proficiency in English (at least B2) CV (complete and up-to-date) summary of the Bachelor's degree thesis (to evaluate the ability of scientic working and writing; one A4 page + list of cited references) if necessary, online interview

Document Requirements

- CV: It must be fully up-to-date, i.e. up to the day of sending; and it must not contain any gaps (if there are periods of unemployment or similar, please add them with start and end date). It should also contain a photograph, your date of birth, your skills level of foreign languages and computer programming languages. - Motivation letter (at most one A4 page, font size 11, line spacing 1.2, margin 2.5 cm, in a well-structured fashion): It should clearly state why you want to study Photovoltaics Engineering Science and why you have chosen Anhalt University. Please do not write a second narrative CV! Please avoid general formulations, platitudes and anything which is not related to your motivation with respect to the master's degree program in Photovoltaics Engineering (M.Sc.) or the choice of Anhalt University. - Transcript of your bachelor’s degree certificate including grades: If not available at application, please provide a preliminary document. Please add your total final grade converted to the German grading system in a comprehensible way (by using the Bavarian formula, see at the end of the page). - Summary (one A4 page, font size 11, line spacing 1.2, margin 2.5 cm) of your final thesis / final project: written in scientific style (as you would write a scientific summary), well-structured, showing your investigation objective, your scientific methodology and your results. Add a second page with the most important references in correct scientific citation (which all must be referred to in your text on the first page). If your final project was done jointly by more than one student, please include an explanation of your part at the bottom of the second page. This summary is very important for the assessment of your abilities of doing research and writing a scientific paper, therefore it is worth to put some effort into it. Please don't add any further documents! Please send one single mail with one single attachment. Check the mail and the attachment whether it complies with above requirements before sending. Please avoid to send multiple mails with varying content or attachments!

Application Process

Acceptance Interview Yes
Acceptance local admission restrictions Admission Exam
Application directly at the University,
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