Soft Nanosciences, M.Sc. | Université Grenoble Alpes | Grenoble, France
24 months
3862 EUR/year
335 EUR/year
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The Soft Nano master program of  Université Grenoble Alpes aims to prepare students for a carrier in soft nanosciences, through a phD in fundamental research, or working in R&D departments in industry. This two years programme also offers a unique opportunity for a real formation through research, enabling students to be part-time in a laboratory from the first year of the master.


The two-years program Soft-Nanosciences at Université Grenoble Alpes is focused on soft and complex micro-nano-systems whose self-organization capabilities, fluctuating dynamics, and sometimes active properties, lead to specific effects at the nanoscale and have enormous potential for innovation in materials science and engineering.

Key Features

  • It provides a broad interdisciplinary expertise in physics, mechanics, chemistry, and surfaces science, as well as experimental skills with top-equipment for the characterization of soft nanostructures, and training on the most recent numerical tools. Mastering simultaneously the fundamentals of statistical physics and the last numerical and experimental advances is a step forward to face current societal challenges such as new energies, bio-inspired processes, smart materials and macro-molecules for new medical challenges. 
  • The program will prepare you as well to a career in fundamental research or R&D departments of industries.

Programme Structure

Core courses :

  • Out of equilibrium statistical physics
  • Complex fluids
  • Large Scale Facilities for Soft Matter
  • Adhesion, friction, nanomechanics
  • Research Intensive Training
  • Thematic School in Soft Condensed Matter
  • Advanced characterization
  • Nano-safety


The program can be followed after a bachelor in physics, material science, mechanical or chemical engineering would enable to follow the program.

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.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

You can directly apply through the online application portal (e-candidat) by clicking on the link below, if you fulfil one of the following scenarios :

  • You have a Bachelor degree from the UGA (Université Grenoble Alpes),
  • You have a Bachelor degree from another French University or
  • You were enrolled in a foreign higher educational institution which is not part of the « Campus France » program (see below) for at least three university years.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3862 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3862 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    335 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 335 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Grenoble

882 - 1220 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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