Study programs are listed under their official names (usually in German, English in some cases) titles on the left. WS/SS indicates whether the program commences in the winter or summer semester.
Nano-Science - Master
Restriction on admission
Regular duration of study
Language of instruction
German and English
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.
The admission to the Nano-Science master program is restricted. At the moment, 40 university places are offered. The program commences each winter semester (starting in October). The study places are allocated according to an academic placement procedure with the following criteria: General information for the application: see link „Application and Enrollment“ at the right side above.
Application deadline is July 15. To apply for the Nano-Science program please follow the online application procedure on the University's website.
For questions concerning the application procedure please contact the Student Administration of the University.
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).
Applicants must provide proof of their English skills (at least B2 of the Gemeinsamen Europäischen Referenzrahmens für Sprache (GER)).
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.
The Nano-Science program is a mono master program and cannot be complemented with a minor subject.
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.
Please click on the following link for further information concerning induction sessions taking place at the beginning of the semester: How to get started - general information for new students.
In the winter term 2018/2019 approximately 230 students are enrolled for the bachelor and master program.
- Bachelor of Science Nano-Science: 154
- Master of Science Nano-Science: 75