University of Twente (UT)

Nanotechnology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English


What Is Nanotechnology?

Nanotechnology is an emerging field that brings together elements from traditional disciplines, such as applied physics, chemistry, electrical engineering and biology. At the nanoscale, which covers structures that range from 1 to 100 nanometres, the physical and chemical properties of materials undergo quantitative and qualitative changes. The multidisciplinary research field of nanotechnology focuses on these changes with a view to designing and developing functional materials, structures, devices and systems.

Nanomaterials offer a readily available resource with the potential to improve our lives in many ways. Examples include solar cells, energy innovations, or nanomedicine breakthroughs in medical diagnosis (e.g. lab-on-a-chip).

What Makes Nanotechnology Unique?

Like the research generally carried out in this field, our Master’s programme in Nanotechnology is multidisciplinary. On the one hand, it will offer you the chance to explore different research areas within the wider field of nanotechnology. On the other, you will be able to specialize in a specific research field of your choice, such as bionanotechnology and nanochemistry, nanophysics or nanosystems and -devices.

The MSc in Nanotechnology at University of Twente (UT) has a strong focus on the fabrication (bottom-up and top-down) and characterization of nanomaterials and on the design of nanodevices. During the programme you will be able to specialize in one of the following three profiles: 

  • Solid State Matter
  • (Bio)molecular Matter
  • Soft Matter combined with Components and Systems

You will also be able to choose from a wide range of specialized, elective courses in the fields of physics, chemistry, electrical and biomedical engineering. You will carry out your own design project at one of our renowned research groups. The programme has a strong research component. This combination will give you the perfect preparation for a career as a researcher.

World-Class Research Facilities

This unique Master’s programme offers you access to world-class labs and state-of-the-art facilities, such as our own cleanroom and nanocharacterization lab. The programme’s connections with MESA+, one of the world’s leading institutes in nanotechnology, means you can be sure of an exciting research environment and the best academic training in the world.

MESA+Institute for Nanotechnology

MESA+ is one of the world’s largest nanotechnology research institutes, with a total of 500 scientists collaborating on cutting-edge research at the highest level in the fields of materials science, lab-on-a-chip technology, nanophotonics, nanoelectronics and nanofluidics. MESA+ is home to a state-of-the-art NanoLab with a surface area of 1,250 m2. It is a unique laboratory equipped with a wide variety of technologies capable of developing an almost unlimited number of applications. The MESA+ NanoLab is not the exclusive preserve of academic research: the lab and its equipment are made available to industrial partners for 40% of the time.


Accredited by: nvao in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Fabrication of Nanostructures
  • Characterization of Nanostructures
  • Nanoscience
  • Nano-Lab: Fabrication & Characterization 
  • Nanotechnology Design Project
  • Internship & Job Orientation Project

    Solid State Matter

    • Nano-optics/photonics
    • Nano-electronics
    • AMM Inorganic Materials Science

    (Bio)molecular Matter

    • Bionanotechnology
    • Nanomedicine
    • (Bio)molecular Chemistry & Technology

    Soft Matter & Systems

    • Lab on a Chip
    • Nanofluidics
    • Soft & Biological Matter 
    • Colloid & Interfaces
    For more information, please check the programme website.

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            Academic Requirements

            • Bachelor of Science degree in (Applied) Physics, Chemical Engineering or any other appropriate background
            • Knowledge of the following topics: Calculus, Analysis, Linear Algebra, Differential equations
            • At least two domain specific courses in Quantum and Material Sciences
            • Copy of diploma
            • Transcript of records and CGPA of at least 75% of the maximum score, or your country's equivalent
            • Course descriptions
            • English summary of thesis (BSc or MSc)
            • Sufficient mastery of the English language.
            • Clear motivation goals
            • Motivation letter (max 1,000 words)
            • Professional experience may shorten the individual programme
            • Resume (Europass)
            • Names and addresses of referees (2)

                Tuition Fee

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                  14250 EUR/year
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                  2060 EUR/year
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                • 650 - 920 EUR/month
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