Structure of the Program
Doctorate: In the doctorate period the students will receive the PhD scholarship for three years. The first half year is a probation period. The students can choose from a wide range of PhD projects. In addition, a custom-made curriculum is offered.
In the lecture "interdisciplinary Nanotechnology" graduate students study nanotechnology from the perspective of the various basic subjects chemistry, physics, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. There are also block courses for the training of "professional skills" and the correct use of nanotechnology (Safety, Social Responsibility). The program is completed by a doctoral seminar of hsn and some seminars and workshops. Students must successfully complete these courses in order to be admitted to the doctoral examination. See Curriculum for more details.
Fast Track Option: For the best scholars of the hsn a special opportunity is offered. Students can be funded with a PhD fellowship after a successful evaluation by the Executive Board already in the last semester of the master program. Then they earn their master's degree and then complete their doctorate after two more years.