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Online courses from a world-famous solar research institution

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 and video tutoring with lecturers

Study online but don’t miss out on your student experience! Throughout your studies you will be closely monitored and supported by the tutors and lecturers during each module. Regular online meetings with your tutors and lively forum discussions give you plenty of opportunity to exchange opinions and ask questions.

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

Engage in hands-on practice and research at the high-tech labs of Fraunhofer ISE. Whether you are interested in the Master's or in the Certificate program, there are various opportunities to join us for on-campus practical trainings and activities.

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Meet your fellow students and lecturers at the Campus Phase week

Every six months, you are invited to join our voluntary Campus Phase week in Freiburg, where you get to meet lecturers and students face-to-face. The Campus Phase 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 Student 

„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 Student

"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 Student 

"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 | KUWAIT | LEBANON | MACEDONIA | MEXICO | NETHERLANDS | PAKISTAN | PALESTINE | POLAND | SPAIN | SUDAN | SWITZERLAND | TAIWAN | TURKEY | UK | USA |