Nano-Science - Master

Key data on study program


Academic Degree

Restricted admission

Regular duration of studies
4 semester

Is a combination subject required?

Application deadline
Overview of application deadlines

Program start
Winter semester, Summer semester

Language of instruction
German, English

Tuition and other fees

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Requirements and application

The Master's degree programme is not admission-restricted. No selection procedure takes place. However, an application has to be submitted in order to verify the admission-requirements.

The application is to be submitted online.

Information on admission to studies (requirements, restrictions, necessary documents, application deadlines, etc.) is available via the Student Administration, the International Office  or the study coordinator of Nano-Science.

Deadline for applications from abroad (Non-EU) is July 15 for the winter term and January 15 for the summer term. For applicants from EU countries, the deadline is September 30 for the winter term and March 31 for the term.


Admission prerequisites

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Nano-Science or related subjects with reference to Nano-Science, or in Physics or Chemistry or Biology. In the latter three subjects basic knowledge and basic experience in the nanoscientific core disciplines (quantum mechanics, physics of soft matter, physical chemistry, biophysics, special microscopy, nanotechnology, nanostructural sciences) of at least 18 ECTS credits must be documented.

A Bachelor grade of 3.0 (according to german grading scale) or better (see Examination and Study Regulations).

Foreign language requirements

German and English are the languages of instruction and examination in this degree program. Students are required to have adequate knowledge of the English language (at least B2 GER) in speech and writing. Many courses are conducted in English. The literature for advanced studies exists nearly exclusively in English.

Combination options

The Nano-Science program is a mono master program and cannot be complemented with a minor subject.

Program details

Course content

The program "Nano-Science" aims to reach prospective students with a broad interest in different natural sciences. Within the four study semesters, the program provides solid theoretical as well as practical basic knowledge in the subjects of biology, chemistry, and physics. Building on this knowledge, special nanoscientific courses and modules are offered. This knowledge as a whole enables the future graduates to enter the sector of nanotechnology and nanoscience in research, development, and production.

For further information: Nano-Science MSc Leaflet in English.

Exchange programs

Information on the exchange programs of the University

Optional time abroad
You may choose to spend some time abroad as part of any study program. You should start planning it 12 to 18 months before your departure. 
Here you will find general information and advice on studying abroad. In addition, some departments have their own subject-specific services providing information on studying abroad.

Study regulations

Examination and Study Regulations of the M.Sc. Nano-Science

After your studies

Career Options

The Nano-Technology sector is one of the fastest-growing markets in the world. Graduates of our Nano-Science Master’s program have an excellent basis for working successfully at the interface of applied life sciences in a molecular and cell biological context.



Advice and internships
The University’s Career Service assists with careers orientation and getting started in your profession. Jobs and internships can be found in the Praxisportal.

PhD options

given; For further information see the website Faculty of Science - Doctoral Studies

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