Materials Science
Master of Science in Materials Science and Technology of Materials

Modern industry is in great need of professionals in materials science, ready to develop
new materials and devices for application in renewable energy, consumer electronics,
healthcare, and other areas. Our practical approach gives our graduates the opportunity
to gain knowledge and skills for success in electronics, energy, chemicals, automotive industry, and other sectors.
Modes and duration:
2 years (full-time)
Application deadline:
July 16, 2018
Tuition fees:
no tuition fee for the applicants who pass the selection process
Our program provides broad and integrated overview of materials science and in-depth study of a particular problems of the industry. Our graduates will get all the necessary knowledge and skills to:
acquire hands-on experience in materials design and device prototyping and use it in their future career
apply knowledge of fundamental science and engineering to identify, formulate and solve complex materials and devices problems
design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
communicate and function effectively within any research and industry multidisciplinary teams
use the techniques and modern technological tools necessary for engineering practice
What makes Skoltech stand apart from other universities
is its extraordinary environment that will make your MSc studies
a major life milestone:
Lectures and practical classes are given by world-renowned experts. Students can refine and focus their own specific path, by choosing from a variety of courses.
Science is firmly integrated into the education process: each student conducts his/her own research projects.
Real-life experience
We provide industrial immersion summer projects: 8-week projects at leading industrial companies, where students turn their knowledge and skills into action.
We supplement your academic training with courses that provide the skills and knowledge to commercialize ideas
and research findings.
Mobility: over a third of our students participate in various academic mobility programs working as trainees or researchers at such leading universities as MIT, Harvard University, National University of Singapore, University of Calgary and many others.
Global environment: the student body is from 40+ countries, together with professors and researchers from internationally renowned labs and universities. The working language (and instruction) at Skoltech is English.
Life: once enrolled, you will get a chance to attend major international conferences, participate in science and student competitions, and work on your own projects and initiatives outside of the curriculum.
Student package: Skoltech students are entitled to a monthly scholarship starting from 40,000 RUB (around 550 EUR) and health insurance.
Our graduates shape their own futures by choosing from variety of career opportunities
in industry, science and business:
Landing specialist positions in Engineering, Manufacturing and Support in various fields (batteries, solar cells, etc.), as well as Skolkovo resident companies and startups.
Landing PhD positions and continuing research at leading Russian and international research entities.
Starting a business on their own or through the Skolkovo innovation ecosystem with its extensive pool of experts, partners, consultants and investors.
The program has a renowned faculty with international experience
and broad network of collaborations:
Program Director
Keith Stevenson
Professor, Associate Provost,
Director of the Skoltech Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage
Program Coordinator
Andriy Zhugayevych
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Director of the Skoltech Center
for Photonics and Quantum Materials
Associate Professor
Program Structure:

The 2-year program comprises compulsory and recommended elective courses on the most important topics, wide set of elective courses (depending on research and professional needs of the student), entrepreneurship and innovation component, research activity and 8 weeks of industrial immersion.

Track A:
Experimental Materials Science
Track B:
Computational Materials Science
Track A
(Experimental Materials Science)
Track B (Computational Materials Science)
Compulsory and Recommended elective courses (36 credits)

Compulsory courses:
Survey of Materials
Materials Chemistry

Recommended Electives:
Introduction to Data Science
Introduction to Solid State Physics
Material Structure Characterization Methods
Organic Materials for Electronics, Photonics, Energy Generation and Storage
Carbon Nanomaterials
Electrochemistry: Fundamentals to Applications
Computational Chemistry and Materials Modeling
Structure and Properties of Materials
Fundamentals of Device Physics
Advanced Solid State Physics

Elective Courses (24 credits)

Entrepreneurship and Innovation (12 credits)
Innovation Workshop
Ideas to Impact: Foundations for Commercializing Technological Advances
Intellectual Property and Technological Innovation

Research and MSс thesis project (36 credits)

Industrial Immersion (12 credits)
Academic Partners:
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Moscow State University
  • Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
  • Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics
  • Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology
Industrial Partners:
  • Systems for Microscopy and Analysis (SMA)
  • TEEM
  • Tagras
  • Kamaz
  • Samsung
  • Bosch
Partners for summer internships:
  • Systems for Microscopy and Analysis (SMA)
  • Nissan
  • Bosch
  • InEnergy
  • Spectralaser
  • Los Alamos National Lab
Entry requirements:
Bachelor's degree, or its equivalent
in Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science.
English language:
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
Applications are accepted till July 16, 2018 inclusive.
The admission and enrolment process includes several steps:
Prepare all documents and submit your application by filling in the form on Skoltech's web site.
Online selection
Take a profile online test. You will be notified by e-mail about your specific date and time.
Final selection
The final round takes place in Moscow. You have to pass TOEFL ITP exam on site or present a valid TOEFL certificate, and pass an interview. Extra written examinations are possible on some programs within the same selection weekend.
Based on the results of each applicant's overall performance, we will make a list of students to be enrolled free of charge.
The admission campaign is open!
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Applications are accepted till July 16, 2018 inclusive:
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phone: +7 (495) 280-1481
address: 3 Nobel Street, Skolkovo, 143026, Russian Federation
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