Solar Energy
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Learn online from worldwide known experts.

The University of Freiburg partners with one of the top research institutes in solar energy - Fraunhofer ISE  - to provide innovative, insightful and tailored online training. You can be assured that our distance Master of Science and Certificate Programs in Solar Energy Engineering will broaden your knowledge, widen your skill set and immensely improve your future career prospects.

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Our programs

Online Master's Degree

M.Sc. Solar Energy
Engineering

Join our multinational solar community where world-renowned research advances and combines with your studies. Be inquisitive. Collaborate. And get ready to BE THE CHANGE.

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Certificate of Advanced Studies

Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics

Course Start: Mid April
Duration: 6 months
Credits: 10 ECTS
Application: By April 1st

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Certificate of Advanced Studies

Solar Cells and
Photovoltaic Systems

Course Start: Mid October
Duration: 6 months
Credits: 10 ECTS
Application: Until October 1st

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Certificate of Advanced Studies

Solar Thermal Energy Technology

Course Start: Mid October
Duration: 12 months
Credits: 10 ECTS
Application: Until October 1st

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Certificate of Advanced Studies

CAS CM – Solar Cell Characterization and Modelling

Course Start: Mid October
Duration: 6 months
Credits: 10 ECTS
Application: Until October 1st

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Close relationship with lecturers and fellow students.

Study online but don’t miss out on your student experience! Throughout your studies you will be closely supported by experienced tutors and lecturers while working in small groups. Regular online meetings and lively forum discussions give you plenty of opportunities to exchange opinions, ask questions and create your own professional network.

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Hands-on experience at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems

Access world-leading solar energy research facilities through hands-on experience at our scientific partner Fraunhofer ISE. Whether you are interested in the online Master's or in the online Certificate program, there are exciting opportunities to take part during the Laboratory Workshops which are part of our on-campus-week each September.

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Meet your fellow students and lecturers at on-campus-events

Each year, in mid-September, we offer one-week-long on-campus events in Freiburg, where you get to meet lecturers and students face-to-face. Masters students are required to join the on-campus week at least two times during their studies. This week is a real highlight of the program and poses a unique networking opportunity for both Master's and Certificate students.

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Student Testimonials

„The world needs more female leaders in the renewable energy field, and I believe this Master's program is one of the best opportunities!“

Khadija Khaled  |  Egypt  |  Master Alumni 

„This program offers access to state-of-the-art technology at the Fraunhofer Institute, knowledge from top experts in the field, combined with a great supporting team! An experience you wouldn’t find somewhere else.“

Hassan Merhi  |  Lebanon  |  Master Alumni

"I do believe it is the responsibility of those like us who have access to this technology, access to research facilities and to scientific knowledge, to use all these resources in order to improve the quality life for all those around us. What we are doing, what we will do from now on, will definitely have a major impact in our planet and society."

José Kemerer  |  Argentina  |  Master Alumni

"The course helps me achieve my objective of making energy fairly accessible to everyone in this planet. I feel that I also contribute in making positive changes by expanding the use of solar energy in the MENA region, which reduces the planet's greenhouse gas emissions."

Sabrina Hasni  |  Algeria  |  Master Student 

"The opportunity of having working experience at Fraunhofer ISE makes my student life much easier. The theory I have been taught in the lectures, through  modern solar energy technology, becomes reality at ISE."

Eyerusalem Mekuria Wondemu  |  Ethiopia  |  Master Student  

"Receiving a degree from an all-time leading country in Solar Energy Technology is a privilege - that anyone who knows the field-  would be looking forward to. The expertise of our  professors from Uni Freiburg and Fraunhofer is palpable and reassuring."

Gustavo Cedeño  |  Costa Rica  |  CAS 1 Alumni

Students  
from all over
the world

ARGENTINA | BELGIUM | BRAZIL
CANADA | CHINA | COLOMBIA | EGYPT
ETHIOPIA | FRANCE | GERMANY | GHANA
INDIA | IRAN | ITALY | JORDAN | SOUTH KOREA
CROATIA
I KUWAIT | LEBANON | MACEDONIA
MEXICO
I NETHERLANDS | PAKISTAN I PALESTINE
POLAND
I SPAIN | SUDAN I SWITZERLAND
TAIWAN | TURKEY | UK | USA |