Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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Nanoscience is the study of the fundamental and functional properties of matter on the nanoscale (~10nm). The challenge for scientists is to understand the fascinating world of small length scales.

The properties of matter on the nanoscale often differ completely from macroscopic properties. Nature has made good use of nanoscale phenomena. How can scientists understand and exploit the new technological possibilities it offers?

Selective Master's degree programme
Please note that this is a selective master, with scholarship opportunities. For more information about the selection procedure, please visit this page.

Talented and Motivated Students
The Top Master Programme in Nanoscience has been reviewed as excellent on all aspects (Dutch Ministry of Education) and is embedded in a world top 20 research institute. It aims to train the cutting edge scientists of the future. It offers a challenging programme for very talented and motivated students. It is strongly intertwined with research at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials: the courses are taught by top international scientists, and a large part of the programme consists of actually conducting high-level scientific research. Participants come from all over the world. A fellowship programme is available.

The Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, responsible for the Top Master Programme in Nanoscience, is a leading international research centre in this field. It belongs to the Times Higer Education top 20 of best materials research institutes in the world. It unites around 300 leading researchers.

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diplomaMSc Nanoscience
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma
World-class Advanced Materials programme

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

awardNVAO beoordeling excellent
  • Offered by the Zernike Institute which is ranked in the THES world's Top 20 institutes in Materials Science
  • Working together with world-class scientists: Topresearchers from Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials provide education in the courses. Top researchers also provide supervision in four individual projects, in different research groups.
  • Among top-3 of all Master's degree programmes in the Netherlands 5 years in a row (Dutch Higher Education Guide 2017).
  • Selective Master's degree: assures you are studying as a cohort in a small but very motivated and talented group of (international) students.
  • 2-year full scholarships for part of the admitted students.
  • Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike; Spinoza Prize Winner Bart van Wees teaches in several of the given courses.

Open dagen en meeloopdagen

Campus Tour Groningen
Are you interested in visiting our Zernike Campus? Sign up for a Campus Tour!
Masterweek Groningen
Van 19 t/m 23 november organiseren de faculteiten op verschillende dagen mastervoorlichting op locatie. Ontmoet de docenten en studenten van de Groningse masteropleidingen. En proef de sfeer in de facultaire gebouwen, collegezalen en laboratoria en natuurlijk in de stad Groningen.


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taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet20% zelfstudie
20% theorie
60% praktijk
In consultation a part of a project may be done abroad.

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
instellingstarief : € 2060
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14350
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend
For more information please see:

If there are positions open after 1 May, NL applications are still welcome. Contact the programme coordinator before you apply.

Scholarships are available for part of the admitted students.

Please submit your previous study results (Transcript of Records).

Sufficient English proficiency on VWO level.

An academic Bachelor's degree in either Physics or Chemistry, Materials Science, or in a related field.

reference letter
This is a selective master. In order to be considered for admission to the programme, your application should contain two or three letters of reference.

This is a selective master. In order to be considered for admission to the programme, your application should contain a letter of motivation.

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 9500levensonderhoudper jaar
€ 75inschrijvingsgeldin het eerste jaar
€ 250studiematerialenper jaar
€ 750visa/permitvoor de gehele opleiding

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


26 studenten volgen deze opleiding
23% daarvan is vrouw
10 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
30% daarvan is vrouw
28510 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Alina Veligura, Ukraine
The lecturers treat you as colleagues rather than as students

I decided to study Nanoscience because I believe nanoscience is a very challenging and 'hot' topic; it really is the future of physics. I was attracted by the integration of chemistry and physics in the programme. The design of the modules seemed very promising. Also, I had some friends in Holland already.

The programme is very broad. It really gives you an overview of the relevant parts of chemistry and physics. On the other hand, I sometimes wish we had more time to go into even more depth. I guess that will have to wait until my PhD programme...
The lecturers treat you as colleagues rather than as students, and we students form a close-knit community. What also makes the programme attractive is that it is nice to have so many foreign lecturers in the programme, as role models. If I could do it all over again, I would definitely select nanoscience and come to Groningen again.

lees verder ...

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2017
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De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Nanoscience aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 15 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.5 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The programme is designed for people who want to pursue a career in scientific research. Such research takes place in universities, research institutions and large companies. Students who successfully complete the Top Master Programme in Nanoscience will, under typically conditions, be offered a PhD position within the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials.

The programme is designed for people who want to pursue a career in scientific research at:

* universities
* research institutions
* almost all students who have successfully completed the Topmaster Nanoscience have continued their career in a PhD positi on at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials or elsewhere.

current job market

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Potentiële beroepen

  • consulting
  • innovative start-up companies
  • large companies
  • phd research position
  • r&d positions at companies
bron: StudieData


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