Admission and application

Admission requirements

The Graduate Program for Photonics is only open at the Master level for students who are already admitted to either of the two underlying Master Programs EE or AP. Selection criteria for admission to the Photonics Program will be based on previous education qualifications and ambition to follow a subsequent PhD program. A personal interview will be part of the selection procedure.

Application deadlines

Students may enroll in the master at the beginning of each semester, i.e. per 1 September, or per 1 February. The deadline to enroll in the Photonics Graduate Program is one month ahead of the start of the semester.


To apply for the Photonics graduate program, please send a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, BSc phase grades (when applying for the MSc program) to the program director, Dr. Rob van der Heijden.

The TU/e accepts applications from immediately onwards. Read more about the application process and deadlines.