A brighter, lighter and healthier world


Our Photonics Master is one of the Master Courses selected by the prestigious Erasmus Mundus framework of the European Commission through which students from non-European Union countries are eligible for two-year grants of € 24,000 per year and European Union students for grants of € 10,000 per year. EM grants are awarded on the basis of merit by the European Commission under proposition of the Photonics Programme board.

Students from non-EU countries are defined as:

-nationals coming from all countries other than the 27 EU Member States + Island, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland + Croatia, Macedonia, Turkey (candidate countries for accession to the EU)

-who are not residents of any of the above countries

-who have not carried out their main activities (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the above countries.

Other grants

Several scholarships/grants are proposed each year to students enrolled or about to enroll in graduate programmes in optical science and engineering and related disciplines by SPIE (international society for advancement of science and application of light). Through 2009 SPIE has distributed over $2.8 million in scholarships. SPIE will be awarding over $320,000 in 2010. Applications are available at http://spie.org/scholarships and the submission deadline is January, for the next academic year.

B-PHOT cooperates with EYESTvzw for STEM-projects in Photonics

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Hugo Thienpont
Prof. Dr. Ir.
Hugo Thienpont
Managing Director
Nadia Cornand

Nadia Cornand
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