The development of the economy of any state largely depends on materials used in various industries, their functional properties and safety among other things. In this regard, the development of new materials is on the list priorities in the development of science and technologies.
Novosibirsk is a leading research center in materials science, chemistry and physics of materials. The master program “Materials science” provides opportunities to perform a research project with leading Russian research teams, and to learn from the lectures given by recognized experts in the field. A publication in the peer-review international scientific journals is expected after the end of the project. We believe that this is a good starting point for research career in one the most rapidly developing fields.

Program goal

The main aim of the program is to form a bridge for motivated students between undergraduate and PhD study. As the result of training the graduates of the program acquire knowledge and skills of qualified specialists in the field of materials science and novel technologies

Duration of study

Two academic years

Language of instruction


Basic courses
Methods of development of new materials based on heat-labile substances
Advanced sintering techniques as tools of materials development and design
Modern inorganic materials
Structure and properties of advanced materials
Thermodynamics of irreversible processes
Low-dimensional objects: creation and study
The surface chemistry of solids
Materials for electrochemical energetics
The main approaches, methods and techniques of computational chemistry for predicting, creating and characterizing low-dimensional hybrid materials
Organic materials and their applications

Training base

Key personnel


Denis Rychkov

Head of section, Ph.D.

Acting head of Solid State Chemistry section of the Department of Natural Sciences. Ph.D. in Solid State Chemistry. Lecturer of the course The main approaches, methods and techniques of computational chemistry for predicting, creating and characterizing low-dimensional hybrid materials. Denis Rychkov specializes in computational techniques applied mainly to organic molecules and materials. Using diverse state-of-the-art experimental techniques, he focuses on close complementarity of theoretical and experimental methods. This results in all round multidisciplinar research works. Denis Rychkov is an active participant of international conferences, workshops and teaching courses. His works are honoured with various Russian and International awards.


Evgeny Mostovich

Senior Teacher

Senior Teacher of Section of Organic Chemistry of the Department of Natural Science from 2008. Evgeny Mostovich is an expert in organic synthesis, computational chemistry and organic electronics. Graduated from Novosibirsk State University in 2005. He recieved his PhD in organic chemistry at the N.N. Vorozhtzov Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry and Max-Plank Institute for Polymer Research (Mainz, Germany) after working with Dr. D.G. Mazhukin and Prof. Dr. M. Baumgarten in 2012. In 2013 he headed the Research Group for Organic Electronic Materials (GROM) at N.N. Vorozhtzov Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry. His research is focused on synthesis of novel conjugated furans contained small molecules and polymers for organic optoelectronic applications. At Novosibirsk State University he is teaches organic chemistry an holds the master's lecture course on organic materials and their applications.


Anna Nartova

Ph.D. Associate Professor of the Department of Natural Sciences. Lecturer of the Surface Science course. Senior Teacher of the Physical Department (laboratory session on Atomic Physics).

Anna Nartova is an expert in Surface Science, senior researcher of the Boreskov Institute of Catalysts SB RAS, in 2009 – 2012 was working at School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana, USA). She focuses on the design of planar model systems for the catalytic applications as well as on application of surface science technique to the investigation of possesses taking place on the surface of the heterogeneous catalysts under reaction conditions. Anna is an active participant of international conferences, workshops and teaching courses, scientific adviser of NSU students.


Danil Dybtsev

Doctor of Sciences, Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Deputy Director of the Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry.

Prof. Dybtsev graduated from the Novosibirsk State University in 1998 and got his PhD degree in 2002 in the field of inorganic chemistry. In 2014 he obtained the Doctor of Science degree. During his early post-doctoral career he spent more than 3 years in the leading Universities and laboratories in South Korea, UK, Germany, France and Spain. For 3 years (from 2009 to 2012) he worked as an assistant professor of the Advanced Materials Science department of POSTECH University (S. Korea) wh ere he run the laboratory of the Functional Porous Materials and gave lectures on three courses: “Inorganic Materials Chemistry”, “Inorganic Chemistry for Materials Science” and “Nanoscience”. Prof. Dybtsev is an expert in the field of the coordination chemistry and hybrid porous materials. He published more than 80 research papers in high-impact international journals which are widely recognized and highly cited (more than 4400 citations, h-index = 25). During recent years prof. Dybtsev has been invited several times as a lecturer to key international conferences and symposia on the chemistry of the porous materials. His current research interests are focused on (but not limited to) the metal-organic frameworks, hybrid porous materials, adsorption, heterogeneous catalysis, luminescence and transport properties of the nanoporous materials.


Nikolai Uvarov

Doctor of Sciences in Chemistry, a known specialist in solid state ionics and nanoscience. Professor of Novosibirsk State University, Professor, Head of Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of Novosibirsk Technical State University, and Head of Laboratory of Non-Equilibrium Solid State Processes at the Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia.

He was a Research Associate at Chemical Department, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, DDR in 1986, Visiting Professor at Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India at 1989 and Post Doc in the Solid State Chemistry Group at Max-Planck Institute of Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany at 1991. In 1995 and 1998 he was an Associate Professor of Laboratory of Dielectrics at Institute of Physics, Prague, Czech Republic. He is a member of the Mendeleev Chemical Society of Russia, the Electrochemical Society, the International Society of Solid State Ionics, the European Materials Research Society. He is Member of Editorial Boards of the Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, Herald of Novosibirsk State Technical University and has been a Member of the Editorial Boards of Special Issues of journals Solid State Ionics. He is the Head of the Novosibirsk Regional Department of the Nanotechnology Society of Russia, expert in the Russian Scientific Fund, Russian Fund for Basic Research and other organizations. At universities he reads courses on physical chemistry, physical research methods in solid state chemistry, solid state ionics and chemical materials science.

Fees and Financial support

Tuition fees

Tuition fees is U.S. $3800 per year


Every year foreign students have an opportunity to apply for the Russian Government Scholarship Program

Benefits: full tuition, monthly stipend
Application deadline: depends on the country of applicant

You also have an opportunity to participate in the "Open Doors” Russian Scholarship Project and win a full scholarship to study Master’s program.

Benefits: full tuition, monthly stipend.
Application deadline: 31 January 2019

Entrance requirements

  • Copy of the 1st page of your travelling passport with your personal data
  • Legalized (if required) educational certificate
  • Legalized (if required) academic transcripts (transcript of record, university degree/s, diploma supplements)
  • 2 photos
  • English language course marks sheet/TOEFL certificate or other international certificates (in case English is not your mother tongue and your previous education wasn't in English)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter (1-2 pages)
  • Medical certificate of overall health condition
  • HIV + AIDS certificates

Note! For enrollment you have to submit both original and notarized Russian translations of the required documents to the NSU Admission Office.

Application deadlines