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Nanotechnology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The PhD in Nanotechnology at Tecnológico de Monterrey is designed to stimulate the value chain, using the foundation of nanoscience to generate groundbreaking scientific knowledge that encourages the development of innovative nanotechnology-based products and/or services, and also identifies entrepreneurial opportunities with nanotechnological bases.

Areas of Specialization

The Ph.D. in Nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary program that focuses on the following areas of generation and/or application of knowledge: 

  • Advanced Materials with enhanced physical and chemical properties, micro and nanofabrication processes. 
  • Nanosensors and Nanosystems with very high sensitivity, selectivity, portability, and very low energy consumption. 
  • Nanophotonics and Quatum Systems including linear and non-linear optics, plasmonics, spintronics, among other areas.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Seminar
  • Research Workshop
  • Guided Research
  • Integrated Exam
  • Research Proposal
  • Doctoral Research

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the english language.

Find english courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • To hold a master’s degree in engineering or related areas
  • Participate in an academic interview with the program director
  • Submit the admissions application form accompanied by all required documents

Tuition Fee


In its endeavor to attract the best academic talent to its Engineering Graduate Programs, Tecnológico de Monterrey offers a full tuition scholarship to all candidates admitted as full time students. Furthermore, CONACYT (a Mexican Government Agency that supports higher education) will provide to admitted full-time students a maintenance allowance given that the program has been accredited in the National Quality Graduate Program (PNPC) of CONACYT.

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