Introduction to the programme

Master's Degree Programme in Photonics is a two-year programme taught in English at the Institute of Photonics, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland. Master's degree in Photonics offers outstanding skills needed in international careers in optics, photonics, and related fields. The programme covers all important aspects from theory to practical work in laboratories with world-class facilities. The education is based on high-quality photonics research in the department. Our graduates find work as technology specialists, researchers, and project managers in the development organisations and R&D departments of photonics industry.

A generous scholarship scheme is offered to those students who are required to pay tuition.

Finland is a safe, clean and technology-driven country which, as a member of the European Union, actively promotes democracy, the rule of law and human rights. Finland has one of the highest standards of living in the world and the country is known as one of the global leaders in welfare know-how and modern technology. The high quality of the Finnish education system is internationally recognised.

Joensuu area hosts several optics companies, UEF-generated spin-offs and others, as well as the headquarters of both Photonics Finland (the Finnish photonics association) and the European Optical Society (EOS).


Smart Start -guide for the new students is now published! Please find it here.

Photonics video


Who should apply?

Graduates who are seeking challenges in the field of optics and photonics and who hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in physics, optics, photonics, physical and engineering sciences with an extensive physics basic education, or another discipline related to the programme, entailing proficiency in physics and mathematics.

See the online brochure here.

"In two years you get to learn from very basics to some of the most advanced aspects of Photonics in an encouraging and international ambience under guidance of true experts of this field"

- Subhajit Bej, India

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