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: 15 July 2019
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: 286 000 Rub for Russian students, 306 000 Rub for international students (per year).

Career Options:  graduates acquire a range of competencies essential for PhD studies both in Russia and abroad and for the 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 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 Centre of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials and international research laboratories:

Students get an opportunity to take a 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: 31 January 2019

The results will be announced on 15 February 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 sucessfully.


Dr. Andrey Bogdanov

Julia Tolstykh

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