Nanophotonics and Metamaterials International educational program ITMO University

Nanophotonics and Metamaterials

Partner University: ITMO University

Place of Study: Russia
Outcome (diploma or credits): Master of Science in Technical Physics (ITMO University)
Duration: 2 Years, 120 credits
Language: English
Application Deadline: 03 August 2020
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Physics, Engineering or relevant field with excellent/good grades. CV & motivation letter. Upper-intermediate level of English*
Annual Tuition Fee: 298,000 rubles for Russian students; 318,000 rubles for international students

Career Options: graduates acquire a range of competencies essential for PhD studies both in Russia and abroad and for their future career in the leading high-tech companies, research institutions, and scientific laboratories.

Master’s Degree program in Nanophotonics and Metamaterials is the only program in Russia as well as one of the few programs in the world that trains specialists in nanophotonics, nanotechnologies, and metamaterials. The program is led by ITMO Center of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials, one of the leading research centers in the field.

If you wish to take part in advanced research of new optical materials, methods of optical control and light interaction with matter, and to try your hand at new generation microwave development, this program is for you!

The Program

During the study process students work side by side with the leading researchers of Center of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials and international research laboratories:

Students get an opportunity to take research traineeship and improve their skills in the world’s leading research centers. Among the most popular internship destinations are Moscow, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Zurich (Switzerland), Paris (France), New-York (the USA), Canberra (Australia), Helsinki (Finland), Tel-Aviv (Israel) and many others.

Nice bonus! The most successful candidates will be nominated for ITMO Department of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials Scholarship.

The Scholarship covers:


Scholarships are provided for international applicants from any foreign countries (except the citizens of former USSR countries). The applicants should posses the Bachelor's degree in Physics, Engineering or relevant field with excellent/good grades and upper-intermediate level of English.

How to apply for the scholarship

Please, send your CV, Motivation and Recommendation Letters at with the following email subject “Master scholarship application”.

Application deadline: March 31, 2019 (the admission results will be announced on April 15, 2019).

The scholarship is provided ONLY UPON SUCCESSFUL STUDIES.

If the students fail any semester final examinations, the scholarship is canceled.

Content of the Program

1st Semester: 

2nd Semester:

3rd Semester:

4th Semester:

*The applicants are required to pass entrance examination successfully.

The list of entrance examination questions

How to apply?

To apply, please follow our step-by-step application guide.

Want to enroll at ITMO without entrance examinations or tuition fees? Learn more about our contests and competitions that will give you this amazing opportunity! 


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