Master of Science in Materials Science
and Technology of Materials
about the program
In modern industry, there is a high demand for professionals in materials science capable of creating new materials and devices for renewable energy, consumer electronics, healthcare, and other applications. Our students acquire hands-on knowledge and skills for making a great career in electronics, energy, chemicals, automotive industry, and other sectors.
  • Mode, duration
    2 years (full-time)
  • Language
  • Fees
    Full tuition coverage
  • Benefits
    Monthly scholarship (up to 55000 rub/month), relocation & accommodation, private medical insurance (in accordance with Skoltech policies)
Our program provides a broad and integrated overview of materials science and in-depth study of industry challenges.

Our students:
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 advanced technological tools and techniques in engineering practice
    The 2-year program comprises compulsory and recommended elective courses on the most important topics, a wide range of elective courses (depending on the student's research and professional), element of entrepreneurship and innovation, research activity and 8 weeks of industrial immersion.

    A key component of your studies is independent research work at world–class laboratories. The following research areas are available for you:
    • Materials and devices for energy conversion and storage
    • Materials and devices for optoelectronics
    • Nanomaterials
    • Materials synthesis and characterization
    • Materials modeling
    • Electrochemistry
    Every program dedicates time for students' independent research as a core part of their curriculum. Skoltech hosts over 40 world-class laboratories. Students have full access to the facilities throughout their studies and can conduct research based on their interests
    Future career
    Our graduates shape their own futures by choosing from a 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 universities and research entities
    Starting a business on their own or through the Skolkovo innovation ecosystem with its extensive pool of experts, partners, consultants and investors
      Skoltech maintains close ties leading companies in the industry and academia.
      Applications for competitive selection can be submitted online. Most of the selection process is conducted online, and only the final stage of the selection is conducted offline at the Skoltech campus
      Prepare your portfolio (in English):
      • CV
      • Motivation letter
      • 2 letters of recommendation
      • Diploma or transcript from the university
      • Certificates and awards
      Submit your application
      Upload your materials into the SIA application system (
      Online testing
      Every candidate must take an online subject test. You will be notified via email about the date and time of your test.

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      Final stage
      The final selection takes place in Moscow. You have to pass an English exam on site, or present a valid proof of English proficiency, and take an in-person interview and entrepreneurship challenge. Extra written examinations may be required for certain programs during this time (you will be notified in advance). In case you're not from Moscow, we can accommodate you in the Skoltech dorms for the selection weekend period.
      You will be enrolled in Skoltech based on the results of all competitive selection procedures
      Entry requirements
      Knowledge, skills and education background sufficient for successful enrollment
      Bachelor's Degree, or its equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science.
      English language
      If your education has not been conducted in English, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
        enjoy courses and supervision by world-renowned scientists and engineers
        The application period for Skoltech Master's programs for 2023 is now closed. To apply for the 2024 start, check back in autumn or subscribe below to receive a notification.
        Contact us
        phone: +7 (495) 280-1481_ext.3387

        address: 30с1 Bolshoi boulevard,
        Skolkovo, 121205, Russian Federation
        Room E-R3-2026
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