European Master in Materials Science

FAME AIS is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme in Functional Advanced Materials and Engineering, organised by high level European Universitiers in the frame of Erasmus+. The programme aims to provide high-level graduates for European research and industry, proactive in mobilizing artificial intelligence methods and addressing the sustainability challenges in the field of Advanced Materials, a strategic key enabling technology for European competitiveness. Students start in one of two partner universities (Grenoble INP-UGA, France; TU Darmstadt, Germany) for the first year, then move on to another partner university for the second year. A Double Master Degree in Materials Science will be awarded by the two Consortium universities where our students have studied.

Programme Details and Objectives

  • A two-year education program (120 ECTS) taught in English in Advanced Materials Science within 7 European universities (Belgium, France, Germany and Portugal), providing high-level academic and research-oriented education about the synthesis, characterisation and processing of all classes of materials, with special emphasis on Nanomaterials, Hybrids and Ceramics
  • The 7 partner institutions host world-renowned leading research laboratories in the field of Advanced Materials Science
  • Associated partners from research and industry playing an active role in the definition of the students’ Master Thesis, and through seminars or career advice
  • Courses taught by distinguished professors and researchers of international reputation, as well as Erasmus Mundus scholars
  • Offering mobility during the two-year master programme in order to take advantage of the complementary skills of the universities in the network
  • EMMI (European Multifunctional Materials Institute) is a unique structure in Europe, integrating education, collaborative research and sound contacts with industry, offering services such as jobs, training schools or e-learning websites and data bases
  • Preparing students for entering a Ph.D. programme in Europe or elsewhere, for instance in one of the FAMEAIS network laboratories

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FAME AIS Modules

FAME AIS Students are required to spend Year 1 and 2 in at least two institutes from different countries. Do you want to know what to expect? Have a look at our Module Overview!

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The Erasmus Mundus programme launched by the European Commission promotes the cooperation and mobility in higher education. It is an unique opportunity to offer attractive scholarships to European and non-European students in a multicultural environment.

  • Applicants not requesting a scholarship have to apply before 15th April and are being informed at the end of May.

Detailed information regarding the scholarship procedure can be found on the FAMEAIS homepage.

Scholarship Sum

Type Total (max. scholarship)
CAT A = Non European students 49.000 EUR for 2 years
CAT B = European students 34.000 EUR for 2 years
Scholars = Researchers / Teachers 1.200 EUR per week (for min. 2 weeks and max. 3 months)
  • 4000€ per year for EU students
  • 9000€ per year for non EU students

For Erasmus Mundus scholarship holders this cost is covered by the scholarship.

Who can apply?

Candidates should be graduated with BSc. in Materials Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Metallurgy, Electrochemistry or related topics. Equivalences may be given for 180 ECTS successful studies in these topics.

Online application form https://applicationform.grenoble-inp.fr/FSA/118/

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships are awarded by the European Commission to the best candidates. To be selected, an applicant must have earned a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Physics, Chemistry, Metallurgy, Materials Science, Electrochemistry) or its equivalent within the year of application. Students in their final year of undergraduate study may be admitted on the condition that their Bachelor’s degrees are awarded before they enrol. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their prior performance and professional promise, as evidenced by academic records and letters of reference from individuals familiar with their capabilities. As all the courses will be taught in English, students whose native language is not English must pass TOEFL* or IELTS** prior to applying to the Master. (*Test Of English as a Foreign Language **International English Language Testing System)

Application deadline

  • for students applying for scholarship: Mid January each year
  • for other students (own finance): end of May each year

Application documents

  • Application form and transcripts
  • 2 reference forms
  • English certificate
  • Mobility between year 1 and 2 in at least two institutions from different countries
  • 3 semesters within the Consortium universities + 1 semester for the Master Thesis in an European research laboratory or among the associated partners