MaMaSELF - Erasmus Mundus Master in Material science

March 24, 2019

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Location (s):

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
Rennes, Montpellier, München, Torino


MaMaSELF is a two year European Master program in Materials Science, which aims to teach the application of “Large Scale Facilities” for the characterization and development of materials.


Modern life and globalization imply new and additional exigencies for scientists and scientific engineers in the field of scientific and industrial competitiveness. This holds specifically for the development of new technologies and new materials which are important key-products and which contribute to the technological and scientific competitiveness of highly industrialized countries. The characterization of these materials and also the optimizing of technologies strongly demand sophisticated methods, some of them uniquely available at “Large Scale Facilities” using neutrons or synchrotron radiation. The Master Course is supported by the European Commission in the framework of the Easmus Mundus programme.



What is the Erasmus Mundus program?

The Erasmus Mundus program is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education build in the framework of the Erasmus+ program. It aims to enhance quality in European higher education and to promote intercultural understanding through co-operation with third countries.

The programme is intended to strengthen European co-operation and international links in higher education by supporting high-quality European Masters Courses, enabling students from around the world to engage in postgraduate study at European higher education institutions, as well as encouraging the outgoing mobility of European students and scholars towards third countries.

Content of the program

Prospective students from any country are invited to apply to participate in an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course, provided they have obtained a first degree awarded by a higher education institution.

Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses are high-quality study programmes at masters level offered by a consortium of at least three European higher education institutions. They last between one and two years and lead to the award of a recognised double, joint or multiple degree. Students have to study in at least two institutions.

The European Erasmus- Mundus programme stands for the promotion of the european Union as a centre of Excellence in the field of higher education. It strongly supports high-quality Master Courses to enhance the attractiveness of european higher education all around the world.
Following an information from the European commission, please notice that  the number of  applications to Erasmus Mundus scholarships is limited to three Erasmus Mundus Master Courses per student. In case of a candidate applying to more than three Erasmus Mundus grants he will be excluded by the European Agency from all Erasmus Mundus Scholarships. 


  • The scholarship deadline for Non-European students is 12 February 2019.
  • The scholarship deadline for European students is 24 March 2019.
  • All  students can apply until 15th May 2019, without scholarship. 

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Students must have:

  • A Bachelor (180 ECTS)  in Materials Science or related disciplines: Chemistry, Physics, Geo-science,…
  • Proof of good English competencies, e.g.  TOEFL  CBT 230 and PBT  550 IBT 80 / IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, except for applicants native from English speaking countries and for students having been educated in English at secondary or/and university. Students who intend to have a mobility at TUM  must have following level for admission at TUM : TOEFL IBT 88, CBT 234/ PBT 605

Students coming from main background: civil engineering, medicine, pharmacy, architecture, accounting, law will not be accepted unless they have a minimum background in Chemistry or Physics (at Bachelor level).


Deadline: March 24, 2019

Cost/funding for participants:

If you are a graduate student from a  Non-European country you belong to the "partner countries" (all countries of the world with the exception of the 28 EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein

Scholarship for Non-EU students (Partner countries): 21,000€ / year
The exact amount of the Erasmus Mundus grant depends from the distance to the Consortium University,  after distance calculation the final amount of the grant will be between 41000 and 43000 euos for the two years of the program. The amount is calculated in relation with the distance (Scholarship holder whose residence is situated at less than 4000 km from Rennes or at 4000 km or more).

If you are graduate student from one of the 28 EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey or the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, you can benefit  from a  scholarship for the 2 year program.  Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.

The scholarship covers your travel and living expenses for the duration of the program.

Sholarship for EU students (Program countries) : 20,000 € for the two  academic years

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