M.Sc. On Campus

Materials Science

University of Paderborn

24 months
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The new Materials Science MSc course offered at the University of Paderborn combines the competences of materials physics, materials chemistry and materials science as well as process engineering in an interdisciplinary union of different faculties from Paderborn university.


In this study, profound knowledge is gained to synthesize, characterize, and process functional materials for new applications. Participants learn to find the relationship between synthesis, processing and microscopic/macroscopic properties.

During the 4 terms the Materials Science students from the University of Paderborn get fundamental skills in materials sythesis, processing, modelling, analysis and applications as well as fundamental expertise in physics and chemistry, to promote material and product development in interdisciplinary teams of scientists, IT experts and engineers successfully.

Aim: Advanced education in Materials Science

Interdisciplinary skills to develop new materials for new products successfully in teams of natural scientists, computer scientists and mechanical / electrical engineers. The main focus is on functional materials for future

  • Optoelectronics
  • Sensor technology
  • Catalysis
  • Actuators
  • Energy conversion and storage
  • Bio/Med
  • Additive productions
  • Industry 4.0

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Materials physics
  • Materials analysis
  • Materials chemistry
  • Computer based materials science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An officially certified copy of your secondary school leaving certificate which qualifies you to study at university level in your home country (please make sure that you provide proof of all grades you obtained).
  • Bachelor in: Chemistry; Physics; Materials Science;Mechanical engineering (under certain  constraints); Electrical engineering (under certain  constraints); Related discipline (under certain constraints)
  • Officially certified copies of all other relevant documents such as academic transcripts, final degree certificates, etc.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

The semester fees amount to a total of € 318.97

Living costs for Paderborn

670 - 970 EUR /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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