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How can cheaper and more efficient batteries and solar cells be fabricated? Is it possible to make a computer that works like the human brain? Can we control the quantum properties on the nanoscale for useful applications? Can we make cheap detectors and sensors to detect vira in extremely low concentrations or to take non-destructive x-ray photos?
Nanoscience is an interdisciplinary field at the border between physics, chemistry, materials science, and biochemistry, which allows answering these questions. The manipulation of matter on the nanoscale offers new opportunities to solve key scientific challenges in the modern world.The Top Master Programme in Nanoscience has been reviewed as excellent three times in a row (Dutch Ministry of Education) and is embedded in a top research institute. The mission of the programme in Nanoscience is to educate and train future PhD-students who have the drive to perform cutting edge research in this highly interdisciplinary field, excel in critical thinking and collaborate with their peers to reach out for a larger goal. This is achieved using the advantages of a small, selective programme with students, teachers, and research groups in close contact. This allows for intensive and efficient interaction, with plenty of hands-on experiments in the lab and participation in high-level scientific research projects. Teachers and supervisors repre




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 24,200

€ 19,900


Application requirements

Optional admissions requirements include: * WRITING SAMPLE (optional document) Provide a report personally written by the applicant that reflects the ability to produce a well-structured and concise report. The assignment handed in is free of choice and can be a report on a practicum, experiment, a literature review, a bachelor's thesis, etc. * RELEVANT COURSE DESCRIPTION (optional document)

A universitary Bachelor's degree in either Physics or Chemistry, Materials Science, or in a related field. This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The Admissions Board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the MSc Nanoscience. More information: Information about admission possibilities and requirements for students with a different academi

Please submit your previous study results (transcript of records) and planning of the remaining course units (if applicable).

Promising candidates are invited to Groningen for a selection interview, mostly between April and June (depending on date of application and visa requirements). Early bird application: Applications before 15 November will be processed with priority. Promising candidates are invited for a selection interview in February.

Sufficient English proficiency on Dutch pre-university (VWO) level.

This is a selective master. In order to be considered for admission to the programme, your application should contain a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae.

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 24,200
€ 19,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 May '24 1 Feb '24
1 Sep '25 1 May '25 1 Feb '25
1 Sep '26 1 May '26 1 Feb '26


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

StuNed Scholarship Programme

StuNed Scholarships for master studies, short courses and customised training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least 2 years' work experience in a development-related organisation.


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