Master of Science in Materials Science
and Technology of Materials
about the program
Materials Science is an interdisciplinary educational program at Skoltech that emphasizes research into advanced materials, energy materials, carbon materials, metals and composites, biology materials, and computational materials design. The degree program builds encompasses core courses taught by Energy Center faculty and elective courses delivered by professors from other divisions, including the Photonics and the Materials centers. Our lecturers conduct cutting edge research in materials science as evidenced by their high median h-index of approximately 30, top-rated publications, and patents. In addition to the specialized expertise, the program brings an interdisciplinary mix of engineering and natural sciences coupled with industrial practice, innovation activities, and entrepreneurship, which is unique for universities in Russia and beyond. The education program consists of core and elective courses with recommendations for three tracks: Experimental Materials Science, Computational Materials Science, and Materials Engineering.
  • Mode, duration
    2 years (full-time)
  • Language
  • Fees
    Full tuition coverage
  • Upcoming deadline
    Apply for the competitive selection by July 15, 2024
  • Benefits
    Monthly scholarship (up to 55.000 rub/month), relocation & accommodation, private medical insurance (in accordance with Skoltech policies)
our graduates will get all the necessary knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience to
apply the acquired fundamental and practical knowledge and expertise to develop new or improve existing organic, inorganic, and polymer materials for novel energy storage batteries, catalysis, bioimplants, sensors, electronics, etc.
design and conduct experiments for creating new materials — e.g., via solid-state and hydrothermal synthesis — and characterizing their properties using operando electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction structural analysis, electrochemical measurement of catalytic activity and battery-related performance
understand the physical and chemical processes occurring in materials during their synthesis, processing, modification, and use
search, collect, analyze, and interpret scientific and related data, using modern analytical research tools, advanced techniques, and software
prototype devices: metal-ion batteries, fuel cells, gas sensors, flexible screens, etc.
conduct research, analysis, diagnostics, and modeling of material properties using experimental and theoretical methods
communicate and work effectively in international and multidisciplinary environments on projects with research groups or industry teams
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 based on world–class laboratories
  • 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 takes place 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.

online exam sample
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.
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