Master of Science in Materials Science
and Technology of Materials
Open Doors: May 14, 4:00 pm (GMT +3, Moscow time)
about the program
Materials Science is an interdisciplinary educational program at Skoltech related to research in various focus areas including Advanced Materials, Energy Materials, Carbon Materials, Metals and Composites, Biology Materials, and cross-cutting Computational Materials. The broad educational program builds upon several core courses taught by faculty members of Center for Energy Science and Technology and multiple elective courses delivered by members of other сenters including Center for Photonic Science and Engineering and Center for Materials Technologies. Our lecturers conduct cutting edge research in Materials Science as evidenced by high median h-index ~30, top-rated publications and patents. In addition to the specialized expertise, the program brings an interdisciplinary mix of engineering and natural sciences that is unique for universities in Russia and beyond. Other core aspects of the program are industry immersion and the entrepreneurship and innovation component. 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 May 27, 2024
  • Benefits
    Monthly scholarship (up to 55.000 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.

Program's graduates will get all the necessary knowledge and skills to:
apply the acquired fundamental and practical knowledge and expertise to develop new or improve existing organic, inorganic, and polymer materials for new energy storage batteries, catalysis, bioimplants, sensors, electronics, etc.
design and conduct experiments targeted to creating new materials, e.g. solid-state and hydrothermal synthesis, etc., and to characterization of them, e.g. operando electron microscopy and XRD structural characterization, electrochemical measurements of catalytic activity and battery-related performance
search, mine, analyze and interpret scientific and related data, using modern analytical research tools, advanced techniques and software
    acquire hands-on experience in device prototyping, such as metal-ion batteries, fuel cells, gas sensors, flexible screens, etc., and use it in their future career
    communicate and work effectively in international and multidisciplinary environments on various 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 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 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.
        enjoy courses and supervision by world-renowned scientists and engineers
        The application period for Skoltech master's programs is now open. The second wave deadline is May 27. To apply, press the button below.
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        phone: +7 (495) 280-1481_ext.3387

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