Materials Science

Materials Science
Description of the course

Master Degree in Materials Science offered by the Department of Materials Science at the University of Milano-Bicocca is a 2-year study program aimed at providing advanced knowledge on chemistry and physics of materials, along with modelling approaches and experimentaltechniques of materials characterization, with practical application in experimental laboratories.

The students learn about the interpretation and the design of function vs. structure relationships in a wide class of materials, providing an under-lying basis for understanding principles, applications and entrepreneurial aspects of nanotechnology. In order to allow for an individual specialization, the program provides a broad choice of courses on specific classes of materials and their function-related structures. Besides technical knowledge, the program also focusses on acquiring competencies related to research skills and scientific communication.

Finally, the theoretical knowledge is applied and enhanced through an internship and Master thesis, which are carried out within a network of collaborations involving research groups and industrial partners. Overall, the program endeavors to create graduates with a multi-disciplinary approach in developing new pathways for research and technology innovation, with a specific view to integrate scientific and ethical perspective to the sustainability of processes and technologies in the field of material development.

Call for Application 2021/2022

The call for application is now open

For students who have already obtained their degree or will earn it by December 23rd 2021: 

Deadlines to apply Oral interview dates
(online or in presence)
From April 1st till June 14th, 2021  June 18th , 2021
From June 15th till September 20th , 2021 September 24th , 2021
Only for Italian citizens, European or extra UE citizens legally residing in Italy, who obtain their degree by February 28th  2022.
Deadlines to apply Oral interview dates
(online or in presence)
From January 10th  till January 24th, 2022   February 4th, 2022


How to apply

  1. Read carefully the call for application page. 
  2. The applications for admission must be presented online at the University of Milano-Bicocca’s website at the Online Student Registry
  3. Citizens of non-EU countries applying for a visa to enter Italy are obliged to submit a visa application through the ministerial portal Universitaly under the heading “International students”.

Supporting documents to be sumbitted


1. first level Degree certification

2. transcript of records

3. translation of the documents (at point 1 and 2) in Italian or English if issued in a differentlanguage

4. any other documents held by the candidate that are deemed useful to assess the qualification eligibility for the selected master’s degree course (e.g. programs of the exams (syllabus))

5. Certificate of equivalence of qualification (Dichiarazione di Valore in loco), issued by the relevant Italian Embassy or Consulate. This is a document that provides information about the Educational System in your Country and compares the qualification level with the Italian Educational System. As an alternative to the "Dichiarazione di Valore in loco", students can submit the DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENT, if issued by the university that issued the degree, or other declaration or certification issued by a foreign official authority or by a ENIC-NARIC center (in Italy you can check the CIMEA website );

6. B2 English certification (see section below on English certifications).

Documents from 1-2-3-4-6 MUST be uploaded in Online Registry during the application process; the document at point 5, if not available at the application date, must be handed in to the Welcome Desk ( up to December 15th 2021.

Selection process  

– Stage 1: Assessment of documentation 

Stage 2: online interview


Timeline 2021

  • From April 1st till June 14th, 2021 – Application period (first window)
  • June 18th, 2021 – Oral examination dates
  • From June 15th till September 20th, 2021 – application period (second window)
  • September 24th, 2021 – Oral examination dates 
  • October 15th,  2021 – graduatory publication (first and second window)
  • December 15th 2021 – deadline to submit  the Certificate of equivalence of qualification.
  • October 25th, 2021 deadline for enrollment (fist and second window selceted students)
  • From January 10th till January 24th, 2022 application period (third window)
  • February 4th, 2022 Oral examination dates (third window)
  • March 7th,  2022 deadline for enrollment (third window)


Career path

New materials determine the performance, efficiency, quality and sustainability of products and processes in all modern industries and application areas. With a Master in Materials Science, graduates can either directly work in industry or can further specialize by carrying out a PhD.


For more information, see the brochure.

BSC and MSC course coordinator
Course director
Degree requirements

Min. 3 years Bachelor Degree from an accredited college/university or its equivalent English Certification: Certificate of proficiency in English corresponding to min. B2 level, issued by recognized institutions.

Admission procedure

Admission procedures vary according to the student’s nationality and place of residence. For details concerning different procedures, we invite to consult our updated news.

The application form must be filled in on line at Student Services Online.


Further information
Accommodation at University of Milano - Bicocca

The University of Milano - Bicocca makes available accommodation for international students.To book accommodation and learn about the costs and terms of your stay you can write to: The University of Milano-Bicocca also offers scholarships to cover accommodation and living costs. For terms of application please consult our tax page 

by Area della formazione, last updated on 09/06/2021