Master scholarships

NanoGUNE offers master projects to master students in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Materials Science, and Nanoscience in order to develop their Master Thesis within one of its research groups. The Master Projects offered by the different research groups are listed below. Students interested in any of the projects should directly contact the scientist in charge of each project.

Eligible candidates for the Master Projects must be registered master students at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) or at other European Universities, subject to the formalization of an agreement with the corresponding university. 

2023 call for Master scholarships

  • Opening: 6 March 2023
  • Deadline: 30 June 2023
  • Resolution: 31 July 2023


The 2023 Master Call has now been launched to provide master students in PhysicsChemistryBiologyMaterials Science, and Nanoscience the opportunity to do their Master Thesis in the areas of Optics at the Nanoscale, Nanobioengineering, Electronic Phenomena and Magnetism, Nanoscale Materials.

We offer up to 4 scholarships to master students for the master thesis to be done at nanoGUNE.

The scholarship will be of a total amount of 350 EUR per month for up to 10 months. To guarantee the development of the research project in the best possible way, nanoGUNE will offer rigorous scientific training, a close supervision, regular scientific seminars and colloquia, as well as access to suitable laboratory facilities.

We are looking for highly motivated graduates who are planning to complete their studies with a master degree and are furthermore interested in pursuing a doctoral degree at our institution. NanoGUNE presently has 45 Ph.D. students, who conduct their research in our international environment. (Already completed Ph.D. thesis can be found here).  


Eligibility criteria:

  • Graduates with a strong interest to start a scientific career in a nanoscience-related field.
  • Candidates should have a good working knowledge of English.
  • Candidates need to have been pre-registered and accepted at an official master degree at any European University. Students to be enrolled at the Master in Nanoscience and the Master in New Materials at the University of the Basque Country are particularly encouraged to apply. In all cases, an agreement with the University would need to be signed.
  • This scholarship is not compatible with any other grant or funding awarded for the same purpose.


Application and selection process:

  • All our master projects are listed below. Clic on each project to view the description and the application form. 
  • Applicants have to fill the application form at the end of the description of each master project and must include their CV (in English), academic record and cover letter (in English).
  • A candidate may apply to more than one master project by filling the application form for each project.
  • It is recommended to get in touch with the scientist in charge of each project in order to obtain more detailed information about it. 
  • Applications will be accepted until 30 June 2023. 
  • The selection process will start right after this deadline and the positions will be awarded on a competitive basis taking into consideration the student's academic record as well as the rest of the information provided.
  • The resolution will be communicated to the selected candidates by 31 July 2023.





[This information has been updated on 06 March 2023]

Master projects

No open positions

Master in nanoscience

The Materials Physics Department of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and the Center of Materials Physics (CSIC-UPV/EHU), in collaboration with nanoGUNE and the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), offer a postgraduate program in Nanoscience.

Participants will complete a one-year program with 60 credits (ECTS) to be granted a Master degree in Nanoscience (MSc). Research with internationally renowned teams, direct contact with senior researchers, and the possibility of further study (PhD work) is offered as an integral part of the program.

Master in New Materials

The Master in New Materials is a joint master offered by several departments of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and the University of Cantabria (UC). It is mainly addressed to students who have completed their bachelor's degrees in physics and chemistry, and certain higher engineering degrees.