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Photonics 1:1 DTU-KAIST Double Degree

Master (2 years) of Science in Photonics, 120 ECTS

Institution Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Campus Lyngby
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The Photonics Engineering Dual Degree programme between DTU and Kaist gives you the opportunity to spend one year at DTU and one year at KAIST, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, respectively. You earn a Danish and an international master's degree which gives you personal and academic skills with an international foundation. The rapid growth of our use of electronic communication—for example in various internet services as YouTube, FaceTime, Spotify, etc.—is an example of an ever-increasing photonics technology. Another example of photonics as a fast-moving technology is the number of photonics start-up companies that emerge, for example within food analysis, medical treatment, and the energy sector.  

Career Opportunities  

Upon graduation, you will have obtained engineering skills such as analytical and systematic approaches to problems and be qualified to work within a wide range of areas ranging from employment of photonics as subsystems for example in production, development of photonics for applications for example within telecommunication/food analysis, interpretation and analysis of optical signals, design of optical devices such as lasers and scanners, development, processing, and analysis of photonic materials.  


To be admitted to this programme, you must have an academic bachelor degree.
Read more about the admission to 1:1 DTU-KAIST Double Degree Photonics.

For Non-EU/EEA citizens there is an application fee.
Read more about application fees at Technical University of Denmark.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements.

Apply directly at Technical University of Denmark with all relevant documentation.
Read more about application procedures and deadlines.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Technical University of Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in 
Guide to diploma recognition.

About the Educational System in general visit the section
The Danish Higher Education System 



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