University of Jyväskylä

Nanoscience, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
The Master's Programme in Nanoscience at University of Jyväskylä is ideal for those interested in natural sciences in a broad sense and those willing to understand nature and phenomena in nature from many perspectives, from atomic level to the organisms. It provides excellent abilities to follow current developments in science and technology and to graduate as an expert in the rapidly developing field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


As a student of the Masters Programme in Nanoscience, you will gather multidisciplinary know-how in the field of physics, chemistry, and cell & molecular biology. This combination of physics with chemistry and biology offered by the programme is unique in Finland and also abroad, where especially biology is often missing.

As a Master graduated from the Nanoscience programme from University of Jyväskylä you will
  • understand the importance of size and shape in nanoscale
  • understand properties of nano-objects in chemistry, biology and physics
  • know common fabrication and characterization methods for nano-objects
  • master experimental and/or or theoretical methods in his/her major subject for studying nano-objects
  • are able to plan and conduct research project
  • are able to write scientific report with good language
  • are able to perform scientific discussion and communicate scientific results
Nanoscience and -technology are relatively new fields with a strong focus on opportunities for applications and innovations. A large portion of existing companies are interested in nanoscience and technology and increasing number of them are already using nanotechnology in their products. This creates a need for experts in nanoscience, thus establishing potential for recruitment. Nanoscience is also a good platform for establishing start-up companies. Master degree in nanoscience provides also an excellent basis for postgraduate studies.

Programme Structure

The contents of the studies reflect the areas of expertise at NSC:
  • spectroscopy, computational chemistry and supramolecular chemistry (chemistry major),
  • nanophysics and theoretical physics (physics major), and
  • cell structure and dynamics, virology and bioimaging (cell and molecular biology major).
Nanoscience is a rapidly evolving field and teaching is very tightly connected with research. Master’s Thesis projects are done in research groups as part of on-going research projects.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

  • Eligible applicants for the Master’s Degree Programme must have completed a bachelor’s degree by the end of the application period. Conditional admission is possible, if the degree is expected to be completed by the end of June 2016. The selection will be based on the level of grades on the completed degree.
  • Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in science (physics, chemistry, molecular bioscience or nanoscience) from a university with an internationally recognized academic standing, or equivalent qualifications. Recent graduation with multidisciplinary degree is appreciated. Successful candidates should have proven interest in science.
English language profiency
English language proficiency demonstrated in only one of the following ways:
  • Upper secondary school degree, English being the medium of instruction, from the following countries: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Great Britain, Ireland, the United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, English being the medium of instruction, from the following countries: EU/EEA country, the United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. The degree must be fully completed in English and the thesis must be written in English. The language of instruction must be clearly marked in the degree certificate or transcript of records, or other official document provided by the higher education institution in question.
  • a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 580 (paper-based) or 92 (internet-based)
  • an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.5
  • a Cambridge ESOL’s Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Cambridge ESOL’s Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) grade C or above
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English) 59
  • National Certificate of Language Proficiency (YKI) for English with skill level 4 or higher (in every section; reading comprehension, listening comprehension, speaking, and writing)
No entrance examination is conducted. In some instances applicants may be asked to attend an interview (Skype/Video/Telephone).

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 12000 International

Tuition fees will be introduced only for non-EU/EEA students in Finland from August 2017 onwards. The fees will concern non-EU/EEA degree students who start their studies in English-taught Master's degree programmes in August 2017 or after that at the University of Jyväskylä.


  • Nanoscience Center offers a limited number of grants (500 €/month, max of 24 months)

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