Master of Science in Materials Science
and Technology of Materials
about the program
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.
  • Mode, duration:
    2 years (full-time)
  • Language:
  • Fees:
    no tuition fees
  • Student pack:
    monthly stipend, medical insurance
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:
  • 01
    acquire hands-on experience in materials design and device prototyping and use it in their future career
  • 02
    apply knowledge of fundamental science and engineering to identify, formulate and solve complex materials and devices problems
  • 03
    design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
    • 04
      communicate and function effectively within any research and industry multidisciplinary teams
    • 05
      use the techniques and modern technological tools necessary for engineering practice
    The 2-year program comprises of compulsory and recommended elective courses on the most important topics, a wide set of elective courses (depending on the research and professional needs of the student), components of entrepreneurship and innovation, research activity and 8 weeks of industry immersion.

    a key component of your studies is independent research work based on 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 more than 40 world-class laboratories, and 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
    • industry
      Landing specialist positions in Engineering, Manufacturing and Support in various fields (batteries, solar cells, etc.), as well as Skolkovo resident companies and startups.
    • science
      Landing PhD positions and continuing research at leading Russian and international universities and research entities.
    • startup
      Starting a business on their own or through the Skolkovo innovation ecosystem with its extensive pool of experts, partners, consultants and investors.
      Skoltech has strongly established connections with leading companies in the industry and academia
      Industrial partners & Industry Immersion hosts
      Academic partners
      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 Skoltech campus
      Prepare your portfolio:
      • CV (in English)
      • Motivation letter (in English)
      • 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 profile test. You will be notified by email about the specific date and time of your test.

      online exam sample
      final stage
      The final selection stage takes place in Moscow. You have to pass the English exam on site, or present a valid proof of English proficiency, pass 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 to Skoltech based on the results of all competitive selection procedures
      entry requirements
      knowledge, skills and education background for successful enrollment into the program
      • education
        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 under world-renowned scientists and engineers
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        contact us
        phone: +7 (495) 280-1481_ext.3387

        address: 30с1 Bolshoi boulevard, Skolkovo, 121205, Russian Federation
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