ITMO University Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics

Master's degree 

The International research and education center for Physics of Nanostructures welcomes applications from graduates with physical and engineering background. We offer two-year program for Master's degree "Physics and technology of nanostructures" with Aalto University, Finland. The programmes are held in the research labs of the International research and education center for Physics of Nanostructures and at the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering (Aalto University, Helsinki). 


Our advantages

  • Broad curriculum in physics of nanostructures, one of the most chellenging and cutting-edge fields of modern science.
  • You will receive training in the research group leading in synthesis, theoretical and experimantal investigation and relevant applications of quantum nanostructures in optoelectronics, photonics, biology and medicine.
  • The labs are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, which we use to develop your skills in experimental design and data analysis.
  • Salary for those students, who take part in research activity.
  • Scholarships opportunities from the Government and different russian and foreign scientific societies.
  • Internships in world leading research groups and presentations on russian and international conferences.
  • You will have an opportunity to be involved in highly relevant, interesting scientific work and get exсiting experience of participation in big, well-paid research projects.

Future perspectives

  • After graduation you will be highly employable in research centres, innovative business and management of high-tech products.
  • Well-paid PhD positions are open at the International research and education center for Physics of Nanostructures for talented and motivated graduates.
  • An extensive network of our scientific contacts (Trinity College (Ireland), Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil), Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Germany), University of Kassel (Germany), Monash University (Australia)) is also an opportunity to continue a career in science outside of ITMO University.

International admissions

Entry requirements

To apply for postgraduate programme you should hold bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Physics or Technology.

Application process

ITMO University welcomes international students. You may find full information on the Admission office page.

Description of the program

We are looking for students who will study experimental and theoretical physics with inspiration. Our students get experience in modern methods of physical experiment with our state-of-art instrumentation, and in parallel they gain necessary theoretical skills to deal with challenging tasks of physics and nanotechnology. Research practice and internships in leading universities and research centres are constantly involved in learning process. Students get published in top scientific journals and give presentations at russian and international conferences. Broad curriculum in new and fast developing field of nanotechnologies gives to our graduates plenty of opportunities to build distinguished career both in industry and in academia.

Choosing joint Russian-Finnish programme you will spend the first year of your study in ITMO University and the second year - in Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland). The programme is taught in English, graduates earn a double degree and receive two separate diplomas (Russian and Finnish). Important: after the first year you will have to get the TOEFL or IELTS certificate.