M.Sc. On Campus


University of Basel

18 months
1538 EUR/year
1538 EUR/year
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In the Nanosciences programme at the University of Basel, the interdisciplinary approach is pursued through 2 project work in different disciplines, in addition to the Master's thesis.


In the Nanosciences programme at the University of Basel, there are 3 different specializations:

  • The Nano Physics focuses on the study of structures in the nanometer scale, as well as the understanding and control of quantum phenomena.
  • The nano chemistry is concerned with the production and investigation of self-organizing structures, with surface chemistry, nanostructured materials and the observation of individual macromolecules such as nanocontainers
  • The Nanobiology examines the structure of biomolecules and the mechanisms of nanomachines (for example, molecular motors, and Energiekonvertoren).

Career opportunities

Most scientists with a Master of Science in Nanosciences work in basic research at a range of academic institutions or in applied research – either at global companies or at SMEs and start-ups in Switzerland and abroad. For example, nanoscientists are sought after in the areas of medical engineering, sensor technology, analysis, and production on the nanometer scale, and especially in any field that calls for interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Courses and seminars in major subject (Physics, Chemistry or Molecular Biology 
  • Courses and seminars in minor subject (Physics, Chemistry, Molecular Biology) 
  • Project work in major subject
  • Project work in minor subject 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Direct admission to the master’s program is possible if you hold a Bachelor’s degree in nanosciences from the University of Basel or with the proof of equivalent academic achievements. 
  • After registering with the Student Administration Office, the relevant board will review your application documents. 
  • If you hold a bachelor’s degree from a different university or in a subject other than nanosciences, the Faculty responsible may only partially recognize it as equivalent. In this case, admission to the master’s program may require the applicant to obtain further credits (up to a maximum of 30 credits) from the bachelor’s degree program in nanoscience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1538 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 769 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    1538 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 769 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  •  CHF 850 per semester

Living costs for Basel

1615 - 2332 CHF /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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