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Nanoscience is the study of the fundamental and functional properties of matter on the nanoscale (~10nm). 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 20 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 20 of best materials research institutes in the world. It unites around 300 leading researchers.

Nanoscience is the study of the fundamental and functional properties of matter on the nanoscale (~10nm). 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 20 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 20 of best materials research institutes in the world. It unites around 300 leading researchers.

More about this programme
  • Programme movie

    World-class Advanced Materials programme

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  • Testimonial of Alina Veligura, Ukraine

    The lecturers treat you as colleagues rather than as students

    I decided to study Nanoscience because I believe nanoscience is a very challenging and 'hot' topic; it really is the future of physics. I was attracted by the integration of chemistry and physics in the programme. The design of the modules seemed very promising. Also, I had some friends in Holland already.

    The programme is very broad. It really gives you an overview of the relevant parts of chemistry and physics. On the other hand, I sometimes wish we had more time to go into even more depth. I guess that will have to wait until my PhD programme. Another strong point is that it really feels like a family. The lecturers treat you as colleagues rather than as students, and we students form a close-knit community. What also makes the programme attractive is that it is nice to have so many foreign lecturers in the programme, as role models. If I could do it all over again, I would definitely select nanoscience and come to Groningen again.

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    – Alina Veligura, Ukraine
Facts & Figures
Degree
MSc in Nanoscience
Croho code
60618
Course type
Master
Language of instruction
English (100%)
Duration
24 months (120 ECTS)
Start
SeptemberSeptember
Programme form
full-time
Faculty
Science and Engineering