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.

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Skoltech is a new global research university created in collaboration with MIT. The new campus, designed by Herzog de Meuron, is home to 40 world-class labs with best-in-class equipment, globally renowned professors and students from 40+ countries.
Mode, duration:
2 years (full-time)
no tuition fees for those who successfully pass the selection
Student pack:
monthly stipend (40 000 RUB), medical insurance
applications for the next selection wave are accepted until July 16
The MSc program is 2 years long: the first year is to strengthen your theoretical background, and the second year is to focus on research. Students have the freedom to choose courses and extracurricular activities to shape their individual trajectory, acquire soft skills, and gain entrepreneurial skills to prepare for employment.
Lectures and practical classes conducted by world-renowned professors and experts.
Students' individual research projects carried out at Skoltech laboratories.
An 8-week summer industry immersion program at leading companies turning knowledge and skills into action.
Courses on entrepreneurship and innovation that provide skills, as well as knowledge, to commercialize ideas and research findings.
+ Academic mobility at leading global universities (on a competitive basis)
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
Program structure:
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.

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

Compulsory courses for all tracks:
Survey of Materials

Core courses for each track:
Material Structure Characterization Methods (optional for track C)
Computational Chemistry and Materials Modeling
Applied Materials and Design (optional for tracks A and B)

Recommended Electives for all tracks:
Electrochemistry: Fundamentals to Applications
Structure and Properties of Materials
Advanced Materials Modeling
Carbon Nanomaterials
Aerosol Science and Technology
Fabrication Technology of Nanodevices
Composite Materials and Structures
Fundamentals of Additive Technologies
Mathematics for Engineers
Introduction to Solid State Physics
Fundamentals in Methodology of Scientific Research
Research Seminar "Advanced Materials Science"
Research Seminar "Computational Materials Science"

Elective Courses (24 credits)

Entrepreneurship and Innovation (12 credits)
Technology Entrepreneurship: Foundation
Entrepreneurial Strategy
Hack Lab: Laboratory for Ideas
Startup Workshop
Ideas to Impact: Foundations for Commercializing Technological Advances
Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship
IoT: Launching New Products & Startups
Business Communication
Technology Planning and Roadmapping: Foundation
Technology Planning and Roadmapping: Advanced
Intellectual Property, Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Technology Entrepreneurship: Advanced
Technological Innovations: from Research Results to a Commercial Product
Developing Products and Services through Design Thinking

Research and MSс thesis project (36 credits)

Industrial Immersion (12 credits)
Main research areas:
  • Materials and devices for energy conversion and storage
  • Materials and devices for optoelectronics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Materials synthesis and characterization
  • Materials modeling
Academic Partners:
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Moscow State University
  • Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Industrial Partners and Summer Internship hosts:
Joint Labs:
  • Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics
  • Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology
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.
Entry requirements:
Education requirements:
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.
  • Your CV (ENG)
  • Motivation letter (ENG)
  • 2 recommendation letters
  • Diploma or transcript (with all grades)
  • Your certificates and awards, achievements and other materials for portfolio
Selection process:
Prepare your portfolio
Prepare your application materials.
Submit your application
Upload your materials into the application system between January and July 2021, and submit your application.
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.
In-person interviews (online)
The final admissions stage will take place online this year. You will need to pass an interview with the admissions committee, participate in an entrepreneurship challenge and take an English language test. Extra written examinations may be required for certain programs during this time (you will be notified in advance).
Exam samples:
Keep in mind that the structure of exam can be changed
following the decision of program committee.
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The program has a globally renowned faculty with international experience
and a broad network of collaborations:
Program Director
Keith Stevenson
Professor, Associate Provost, Dean of Research
Program Coordinator
Andriy Zhugayevych
Assistant Professor
Professor, , Director of the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology
Assistant Professor
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Associate Professor
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