The Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials is responsible for the Top Master Program in Nanoscience. This is a two-year international English-language Master's degree program, open to excellent students with a Bachelor's degree in physics, chemistry or materials science. We aim to admit 15 students per year, at least 50% of them from abroad.
Students are pre-selected on the basis of academic potential and excellent results in their Bachelor's phase, supported by a letter of application explaining their motivation, a list of accomplishments, and letters of recommendation. Pre-selected students will normally be invited for an interview in Groningen. All accepted students will receive fellowships, conditional on their making sufficient progress.
The Zernike Institute will try to find for all students who complete the program a PhD position at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials. A PhD in The Netherlands normally takes four years, after the Master degree has been obtained. For exceptionally gifted students, it may be possible to combine the second year of the Top Master Program with the first year of the PhD Program, leading to a MSc/PhD-program of five instead of six years duration.
The Top Master Program in Nanoscience aims at an interdisciplinary training in modern materials science, with a focus on nanoscale phenomena. Teachers and supervisors associated with the program represent the excellent research groups taking part in the research program of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials. Students are submitted to a challenging and highly demanding curriculum, combining both the broadness and depth necessary for a successful research career in modern materials science.
Upon successful completion of the Top Master Program in Nanoscience, the student will be in an excellent position for a career in research in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
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