Master's programme in Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is an emerging field of science and technology related to materials and device structures with critical dimensions in the nanometre regime. The employment market in this burgeoning area is growing significantly, and is penetrating a number of technology sectors and related industries.

15 January 2016: Application deadline
1 February 2016: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
29 March 2016: First notification of selection results
14 April 2016: Last date to reply to your offer

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 290 000
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.

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Degree awarded: Master of Science
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Location: KTH Kista, Stockholm
Programme start: Late August
Language of instruction: English

Nanotechnology at KTH

Based on a solid foundation of materials science and solid state physics, the programme aims to establish an understanding of size-dependent materials, device and system properties. The student will also learn how these properties can be tailored by a controlled manipulation of the microstructure, down to the atomic or molecular level. Furthermore, it aims for a thorough comprehension of various nanoscale devices as well as their applications and fabrication methods.

The programme is mainly materials-oriented, partly directed to microelectronics and photonics, but specialisation in materials chemistry or biomedical applications is also possible. Special emphasis is placed on advanced characterisation methods to assess detailed materials and device properties. The programme is closely linked to the extensive research activities at the KTH Electrum laboratory, a world-leading resource for the education, research and product development related to micro and nanofabrication.



Within the semiconductor industry there are global players like HP, Intel and IBM. In Europe we have companies like Osram, Infineon and Philips, but also many companies specialising in various components or subsystems. In Sweden there are companies such as TE Connectivity and Finisar (photonics), IRnova and FLIR (infrared cameras and detectors), Micronics (photomask manufacturing), Silex and Omicron (micro-mechanics) and Acreo (contract research). There is also a Swedish labour market in the automotive industry, materials processing, pharmaceutical and chemical industry.

Nanotechnology is also a major academic research field, and the programme provides a good basis for graduate studies or employment in industrial R&D departments or research institutes.


Find out what students from the programme think about their time at KTH.

One of the greatest aspects of my programme is the lab part one has in almost every course.

Meet the students


For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to
contact the programme coordinater or programme director.

Programme director: Mattias Hammar
Programme coordinator:

Changes in the programme may occur. 

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