24 months
3518 EUR/year
3296 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Advanced Materials and Technologies of Photonics program at ITMO University  is implemented by the Faculty of Laser Photonics and Optoelectronics and the Faculty of Photonics and Optical Information of ITMO University’s School of Photonics in the Russian and English languages depending on the specialization.

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The  Advanced Materials and Technologies of Photonics  program at ITMO University is aimed at training international-level specialists with competencies in a variety of topics from fundamentals of materials physics, theory and practice of the synthesis of photonic materials, physics and technology of semiconductor structures to applied aspects of the creation of modern optical devices and systems. 

Companies potentially interested in hiring the program’s graduates

Soft-Impact company, JSC “Radiotechnical Institute named after academician A.L. Mints”, Scientific and Production Association of Special Materials CJSC, Connector Optics, INTER RAO LED Systems, IRE-Polyus, IPG Photonics Corporation, Samsung, Corning, Concern Central Research Institute Elektropribor, COMET Corporation, etc.

Programme Structure

The students will be provided with knowledge in the fields of

  • modeling, 
  • design, 
  • synthesis 
  • and research of semiconductor nanostructures, particularly nanocrystals and quantum dots, 
  • structure and key features of activated dielectric materials (crystals, glass and glass-ceramics),
  •  as well as using these in the development of devices and systems for semiconductor electronics, 
  • waveguide photonics, and nonlinear, 
  • diffraction, interference, biomedical, sensory and display optics.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The applicants are required to pass entrance examinations successfully.
  • Bachelor's degree in Physics, Engineering or relevant field with excellent/good grades. CV & motivation letter. Upper-intermediate level of English*

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3518 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3518 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3296 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3296 EUR per year during 24 months.
  •  297,000 rubles for Russian students, 

  •  317,000 rubles for international students

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

34733 - 58700 RUB /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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