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Master's and Undergraduate opportunities

We actively collaborate with universities to nurture new researchers and students.

Opportunities for Master's students

We encourage students with a science or engineering background to consider IMB-CNM as an ideal place for doing their final thesis work (TFM). Through the years, we have welcome students from a broad background in Science and Engineering, such as the masters' of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Electronics Engineering, Telecommunication, Veterinary, Industrial Chemistry or Food Quality, among others. After the Master, we offer the students the possibility to continue their professional career at IMB-CNM, including starting a PhD. You can check our Open positions now.

Opportunities for Undergraduate students

We encourage students from a Science or Engineering degree to get to know the institute and develop their final thesis dissertation (TFG) with one of our researchers in  facilities. Along the years, we have hosted students from the undergraduate degrees of Physics, Chemistry, Electronic Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Nanoscience, among many others. If you have a background in science or engineering, you are welcome to get in touch with us to see if you can develop the next stage of your career here. You can check our Open positions now.

Collaboration with University

We actively collaborate with Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in the realization of the Official Master's Degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, in which we are involved through the Barcelona Nanotechnology Cluster and many of our researchers act as teachers in some subjects. We also participate in other master and undergraduate studies by hosting students to perform their final thesis work. We have received more than 30 UAB students every year, though we also take in students from Universitat de Barcelona or Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (around 10) each year, as well as from other Catalan and international universities.

This concentration of nanotechnology research institutes and groups at the Bellaterra Campus is one of the strongest in Southern Europe, and has made it possible for the UAB to be officially recognised as a Campus of International Excellence in Nanoscience and Biotechnology.

Scholarship programs

CSIC grants

There are also some CSIC grants to which you can apply if you are in the final stages of your undergraduate degree or already doing a master's. The JAE Intro grants open once a year and they can introduce you to research, with a 5 month stage in any CSIC research institution. You will be appointed a responsible person within our centre and there will be a study plan according to your needs.

Erasmus+ grants

The Erasmus+ program provides aid so that undergraduate, bachelor and master students enrolled in higher education institutions within the countries signed on the program and doctoral students can carry out practical training periods abroad. Newly graduated students can also participate. Thanks to this program, the participants can carry out internships in the CSIC institutes that serve them both for their training and to improve their communication, linguistic and intercultural skills. CSIC researchers publish their expressions of interest to receive European students through where they describe the training plans and research projects available to students.

Master's Degree in Quantum Technologies

QTEP’s scientists participate in the master programs of various universities, both in teaching activities as well as supervising research projects. In addition to this, CSIC sponsors the creation of a master on quantum technologies in collaboration with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo and other 9 leading institutions in Spain.

The Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP) together with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and lecturers from several universities have created the Master's degree in Quantum Technologies (60ECTS).

The master is directed and coordinated by María José Calderón (ICMM-CSIC), Diego Frustaglia (Univ. Sevilla) and David Zueco (INMA, CSIC-UNIZAR). It is financially supported by the CSIC Platform on Quantum Technologies, the Spanish Network on Quantum Technologies and the Quantum Spain project.

IMB-CNM is involved in the QTEP platform and participates in the master's.


degree's dissertations (TFG) in 2020
master's dissertations (TFM) in 2020
different undergraduate backgrounds in 2016-2020