Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Erasmus Mundus), Master

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Erasmus Mundus), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The joint Erasmus Mundus Master in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Chalmers University of Technology combines theory with research in order to prepare students for the job market. The Master’s programme encourages students to study in two different countries, both curriculums covering nanophysics, nanochemistry, nanoelectronics, biophysics, nanotechnology in modern society, and more.


Four leading educational institutions in Europe offer a joint Erasmus Mundus Master of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (EMM-Nano). The programme offered is a truly integrated one, with a strong research backbone and a very important international outreach.

The Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Erasmus Mundus) Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Erasmus Mundus) course is offered at the Chalmers University of Technology Chalmers University of Technology.

The EMM-nano is a two-year, 120 ECTS, English language degree programme. Thanks to its combination of partners, expertise and courses, it offers you a unique integrated master programme, covering all aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology, while at the same time allowing you to design an individual study programme with specialization in essentially any field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

It facilitates studying at two separate participating universities where you spend one year per country. It is strongly multidisciplinary: you receive a basic training in all the disciplines offered, one of which becomes your area of specialisation. At the end of the program you will receive a joint degree from the two universities where you studied.

The fast evolution of the field requires a strong consortium with noted educational experience in the field.

The educational partner institutions are

  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven),Belgium (Coordinator)
  • Chalmers Tekniska Högskola (Chalmers), Sweden
  • Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble, France
  • Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), Germany

The course is organized with the support of three associated research partners:

  • IMEC in Leuven (Belgium)
  • CEA-LETI in Grenoble (France)
  • Leibniz Institute for Solid State Materials Research in Dresden (Germany)

These institutions provide access to world-class infrastructure for nanotechnology research and development as well as opportunities for graduating students to continue their studies with a PhD. This strong link between education and research ensures a contemporary programme at the cutting edge of state-of-the-art research.

Programme Structure

Research themes:

  • nanophysics
  • nanochemistry
  • nanoelectronics
  • bionanotechnology
  • biophysics

Courses Included:

  • Introductory courses
  • Non-technical course modules
  • Core courses
  • Lecture Series on Nanotechnology in Modern Society


Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Admitted are top-level Bachelor students in physics, applied physics, chemistry, biochemistry, electrical engineering, material science or a related discipline, with a proven background in mathematics and physics or chemistry.
  • A minimum of 180 credits (equivalent to the ECTS credit system, i.e. corresponding to a minimum of 3 years of bachelor study) and a GPA of at least 75% of the scale maximum is required.
  • The admission policy is intended to ensure equal opportunity of access to higher education for qualified European and third country students.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition fee can be waived down to about 1500euro/year, except for non-EEA students going to Chalmers.

Living costs for Göteborg

  • 7552 - 13940 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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


There are various forms of student scholarships available. First of all there are scholarships funded by the Erasmus+ program (EU funded). Secondly there are scholarships available funded by the consortium (Consortium scholarships). Finally there can be tuition waivers offered for top student that cannot get one of the two other types of scholarships.

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