Research course (will run subject to approval)

Nanoscience - Top Master

University of Groningen · University of Groningen
MSc by research

Entry requirements

An academic Bachelor's degree in either Physics or Chemistry, Materials Science, or in a related field.

Months of entry


Course content

Nanoscience is the study of the fundamental and functional properties of matter on the nanoscale (~10-9m). The challenge for scientists is to understand the fascinating world of small length scales.

The properties of matter on the nanoscale often differ completely from macroscopic properties. Nature has made good use of nanoscale phenomena. How can scientists understand and exploit the new technological possibilities it offers?

Selective Master's degree programme

Please note that this is a selective master, with scholarship opportunities. For more information about the selection procedure, please visit this page.

Talented and Motivated Students

The Top Master Programme in Nanoscience has been reviewed as excellent on all aspects (Dutch Ministry of Education) and is embedded in a world top-10 research institute. It aims to train the cutting edge scientists of the future. It offers a challenging programme for very talented and motivated students. It is strongly intertwined with research at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials: the courses are taught by top international scientists, and a large part of the programme consists of actually conducting high-level scientific research. Participants come from all over the world. A fellowship programme is available.

The Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, responsible for the Top Master Programme in Nanoscience, is a leading international research centre in this field. It belongs to the Times Higer Education Top 10 of best materials research institutes in the world. It unites around 300 leading researchers.

Fees and funding

International students
EU €2,006

Check our Grantfinder for funding opportunities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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