Nanoscience

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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How can cheaper and more efficient batteries and solar cells be fabricated? Is it possible to make a computer that works like the human brain? Can we control the quantum properties on the nanoscale for useful applications?

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMSc
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60618
numerus fixusnee
honoursnee

Nanoscience is an interdisciplinary field at the border between physics, chemistry, materials science and biochemistry, which allows answering these questions. The manipulation of matter on the nanoscale offers new opportunities to solve scientific challenges in the modern world.

The Top Master Programme in Nanoscience has been reviewed as excellent three times in a row (Dutch Ministry of Education) and is embedded in a top research institute. The mission of the programme in Nanoscience is to educate and train future PhD-students who have the drive to perform cutting edge research in this highly interdisciplinary field, excel in critical thinking and collaborate with their peers to reach out for a larger goal. This is achieved using the advantages of a small, selective programme with students, teachers, and research groups in close contact. This allows for intensive and efficient interaction, with plenty of hands-on experiments in the lab and participation in high-level scientific research projects. Teachers and supervisors represent the excellent research groups of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials National Research Centre. Students follow a challenging and highly demanding curriculum, combining both the broadness and depth necessary for a successful research career. On average, 95% of the students graduating continue their PhD either in Groningen or abroad.

Selective Master's degree programme
This is a selective Master's programme, welcoming a diverse collection of students from all over the world. An on-site interview is part of the selection procedure, where emphasis is put on talent and motivation. The selected students form a small and tightly bound cohort (about 15 students) and receive ample attention from and interaction with our professors. For more information about the selection procedure, please visit this page.

Scholarships available for all students
Admitted students are awarded scholarships tailored to their specific and individual situation. The aim of the scholarship is that no admitted student will need to obtain a part-time job and can fully concentrate on their studies. Typically, at a minimum level, the entire tuition fee is covered for international students. For more information on the admission procedure and scholarships, please visit this page.

Waarom aan de RUG?

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2013
  • Working together with world-class scientists: Topresearchers from Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials National Research Centre provide education in the courses and supervision in four individual projects. The institute is a leading international research centre in the field. It belongs to the Times Higher Education top 20 of best materials research institutes in the world. It unites around 300 leading researchers including Spinoza Prize Winner Bart van Wees, who teaches in several of the given core courses, and Nobel Prize winner Ben Feringa.
  • Among top-3 of all Master's degree programmes in the Netherlands many years in a row (Dutch Higher Education Guide).
  • You will be studying as a cohort in a small but very motivated and talented group of (international) students.
  • 2-year full or partial scholarships for all admitted students.
  • The programme is built around the research cycle, starting with design, proceeding to synthesis and device building, then characterization and investigation, further to the theoretical foundation and returning to improved design.


Onderwijs

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

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 september 2022

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2022
wettelijk tarief : € 2209 (€1105 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 15487
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 18850

1 september 2023

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2023
collegegeld nog niet bekend

Early bird application: Applications before 15 November will be processed with priority. Promising candidates are invited for a selection interview in February.

The Top Master Nanoscience is a selective master's programme for which about 15 students are accepted each year. The Master values high-quality and small-scale education with plenty of room for personal attention and development of our students. Therefore, a selection procedure is part of the admissions process. You can find detailed information about this selection procedure on the website of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Full or partial scholarships are available for all admitted students. We advise prospective students to also look for other scholarships and funding.

For more information about the programme, application and admission, and the curriculum outline, please check this page.




toelatingseisen

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toelatingsgesprek
Promising candidates are invited to Groningen for a selection interview, mostly between April and June (depending on date of application and visa requirements).

Early bird application: Applications before 15 November will be processed with priority. Promising candidates are invited for a selection interview in February.

cijferlijst
Please submit your previous study results (Transcript of Records) and planning of the remaining course units (if applicable).

basiskennis

taaltoets
Sufficient English proficiency on VWO level.

vooropleiding
A universitary Bachelor's degree in either Physics or Chemistry, Materials Science, or in a related field. This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the master programme for which you applied.

More information: https://www.rug.nl/research/zernike/education/topmasternanoscience/

Information about admission possibilities and requirements for students with a different academic Bachelor degree or from a Dutch HBO institute is published here: https://www.rug.nl/fse/education/msc-admissions/

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

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

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

estimated monthly costs

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bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 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

studentaantallen

26 studenten volgen deze opleiding
23% daarvan is vrouw
10 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
30% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

Masters Association of Science and Engineering
MASE, short for Masters Association of Science and Engineering, is the newly founded study association for students of the small FSE Masters in Nanoscience, Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, Mechanical Engineering and Science Education and Communication.
MASE aims to organize social, cultural, career orienting, networking, and internationalization activities. Study association MASE is housed in the Linnaeusborg, in room 0067.

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. Another strong point is that it really feels like a family...
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 ...
Machteld Kamminga
My research proposal got funded and led to a PhD position

With a bachelor's degree in Applied Physics, I joined the Nanoscience Top Master programme in 2012. I found the interdisciplinary nature of this programme the most appealing, as I was interested in gathering expertise on areas in chemistry, physics and biology.During the Top Master, I have attended several advanced chemistry courses, did my thesis project on single-molecule studies of DNA-based processes and did my Small Research Project on the synthesis and characterization of organic-inorganic hybrid materials...
The Top Master programme allowed me to evolve from a student with a physics background into a researcher in the field of materials chemistry. Being able to work at the border between physics and chemistry, I find myself in a position where I feel that I can make significant contributions to science. Being able to make and characterize materials, gives me the tools I need to develop my career. In addition, I think that the strength of the Nanoscience programme goes beyond the cross-disciplinary nature of the curriculum. Having a small cohort of students (maximum of 15), significantly adds to the learning process. Working with people who do not only have different scientific backgrounds (physics, chemistry or materials science), but also different cultural backgrounds, was the highlight of my Master's programme and has taught me a lot.

As part of the curriculum, I wrote a research proposal based on my experience during the Small Research Project, which got funded and led to my current PhD position. I believe that the programme and the direct link to ongoing research in the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials prepared me very well for my PhD. The Top Master programme allowed me to evolve from a student with a physics background into a researcher in the field of materials chemistry. Being able to work at the border between physics and chemistry, I find myself in a position where I feel that I can make significant contributions to science. Being able to make and characterize materials, gives me the tools I need to develop my career. In addition, I think that the strength of the Nanoscience programme goes beyond the cross-disciplinary nature of the curriculum. Having a small cohort of students (maximum of 15), significantly adds to the learning process. Working with people who do not only have different scientific backgrounds (physics, chemistry or materials science), but also different cultural backgrounds, was the highlight of my Master's programme and has taught me a lot.


lees verder ...
studenten
Master's student Eelco shares his research project

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

studentoordelen

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opleiding
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algemeen oordeel4.54.5
inhoud4.64.6
docenten4.44.4
studiefaciliteiten4.34.3
studielast3.73.7
studiebegeleiding4.44.4
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 280.000 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.

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

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

A PhD in The Netherlands normally takes four years, after the Master's degree has been obtained. Upon successful completion of the Top Master Programme in Nanoscience, the student will be in an excellent position for a career in research in nanoscience and nanotechnology. 95% of the Top Master Nanoscience graduates continue their career in a PhD position at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials National Research Centre or elsewhere.




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