University of Basel

M.Sc. On Campus
18 months
1596 EUR/year
1596 EUR/year
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Nanosciences programme at the University of Basel is an interdisciplinary natural science study program in which the focus is on structures of the nanometer size scale (1 nm = 1 billionth of a meter). 


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. 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

Fields of activity lie in basic research, high-tech industry, in chemical and pharmaceutical companies, ie everywhere, where nanoscience measuring methods and production methods are used. The majority of graduates work in research groups at home and abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Nano Physics
  • Nano chemistry
  • Nanobiology
  • Chemistry
  • Molecular Biology 
  • Physics

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The admission to the master’s degree program follows a motion presented by the examination commission of the faculty, in which it recommends to the rectorate to either allow or deny the admission.
  • In the event that a bachelor’s degree only partially fulfills the requirements listed in the master’s study regulations, the admission can be issued contingent on the student taking certain classes in the bachelor degree program. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1596 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 798 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1596 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 798 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  •  CHF 850 per semester


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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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