• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Along with lecture courses, the Smart Nanostructures and Condensed Matter Physics program at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) pays great attention to the work of students in research groups working in promising areas of modern physics: nanostructures and nanostructured materials, condensed matter physics, physics of advanced materials possessing unique properties.

Key points

  • basic background and research experience in the top of modern physics
  • potential to R&D in a variety of fields
  • excellent analytical, critical and problem-solving skills
  • communication and study skills: ability to manage their own learning and to make use of primary research sources and reviews
  • transferable skills necessary for employment: initiative, decision making and ability to undertake further professional training

Career Opportunities

Upon graduating from the Master program, students will have the skills necessary for a successful career as a research physicist, whether in industry, academia or elsewhere. Our graduates have the potential to work in a variety of fields, from the development and application of new functional nanostructures and materials to high-technology start-ups.

Programme Structure

Modules inclued:

  • Humanities 
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nanoscience
  • Material Science 
  • Research and Master thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Bachelor in Physics, Engineering, Applied Physics, Material Science or similar
  • English language proficiency B+ level
  • Basic knowledge of Solid State Physics and Quantum Mechanics is required
  • Entrance examination
  • Interview with the program coordinator

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4343 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4343 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3486 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3486 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • for foreign students: 305 000 Rubles
  • for Russian students: 244 800 Rubles

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.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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