24 months
16500 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Nanotechnology at University of Twente (UT) has a strong focus on the fabrication and characterisation of (functional) nanostructures. It also has a strong research component. This combination will give you the perfect preparation for a career as a researcher. 


How can you diagnose diseases, such as cancer, at an early stage? Are there more sustainable ways to store energy to make the energy transition possible? And how can you make a sensor that checks water pollution levels on a large scale? These important, societal questions all have one thing in common: nanotechnology might be the answer! In our two-year, English-taught MSc in Nanotechnology at University of Twente (UT), you become an expert in this exciting, upcoming field.

If you’re interested in the upcoming field of nanoscience and nanoengineering, then the University of Twente is the place to follow your Master’s. Not only is our university the only research university in the Netherlands to offer a Master’s in Nanotechnology, the region Twente is also home to the MESA+ Institute, one of the world’s leading institutes in nanotechnology. 

In this research institute, over 500 scientists collaborate on cutting-edge research at the highest level in the field of materials science, lab-on-a-chip technology, nanophotonics, nanoelectronics, membranes, MEMS and nanofluidics. Many high-tech spin-off companies are rooted in this institute and market developed technologies, such as Lionix, Micronit, LipoCoat, U-Needle, Medspray and IamFluidics, all of which operate within Twente and the MESA+ institute.


Most of our graduates continue with a PhD – at, for instance, Twente’s world-renowned MESA+ Institute. Others fulfil jobs at all kinds of high-tech companies, creating new materials, technologies or products in sectors such as energy, water, healthcare or electronics, and some even go on to start their own companies!


This programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General 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 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Enschede

650 - 920 EUR /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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