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|Application deadline:||June 15th|
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|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Partnership:|| Erasmus Mundus Scholarship |
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
The FAME Master programme is a two-year (120 ECTS) Master of Science Program offered in English by 7 universities of 4 different countries (France, Germany, Belgium, and Portugal).
These institutions host world-renowned leading research laboratories in the field of Advanced Materials Science. The students will benefit from the best practices used at these institutions and will take part in the management of scientific research-oriented projects.
The course consists of 4 semesters study of 30 ECTS each including a Master thesis in a European research laboratory. Students are required to spend Year 1 and 2 in at least two institutes from different countries.
Mandatory and optional courses are integrated and taught by distinguished professors and researchers who interact closely in the frame of EMMI.
The first two semesters deals with general topics about materials science.
The third semester is dedicated to a specialization provided by one of the partner universities as world-leading expert; it is made of mandatory and elective courses.
The last semester is spent in one of the laboratories of the European Network of Excellence FAME or in a related industry.
This international Master of Science (MSc) aims at providing high-level academic and research-oriented education about the synthesis, the characterisation and the processing of all classes of materials with special emphasis on hybrids and ceramics.
The first objective is to promote excellence, innovation, originality, mobility, diversity as well as complementarity between European universities in the domain of functionalised advanced materials. Such a level of scientific education is unique in Europe.
The second objective is to bring highly-motivated third-country graduate students to Europe to allow them benefiting from an education in the technological domain of nanomaterials and materials science.
The final goal is to prepare the students for entering a PhD program in Europe or abroad for instance in one of the FAME network laboratories. Alternatively, students should be able to fill leading positions in industry as scientists or engineers in materials science.
Benefits to Students
The Master Course ensures an intensive and innovative training for both non-European and European students. The program forms a new generation of students with multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary profile and fosters networking activities within Europe and third countries in the field of research and education.
The 7 institutional partners offer a larger variety of knowledge as well as a broader spectrum on research than a single university could propose. The students benefit from the best practices used in work teams and take part to the management of scientific research-oriented projects.
They have the opportunity to specialise in 7 different research areas:
* Hybrid Materials and Ceramics
* Materials for Micro- and Nanotechnologies
* Nanomaterials and Hybrids
* Engineering of Materials and Nanostructures
* Nanomaterials and Modelling
* Functional Ceramics
* Materials Interfaces
Learning outcomes : knowledge, skills & competences
What would you learn?
At the end of the two-year FAME Master program, the graduate students will be able to:
* Take responsibility for an industrial research or development project
* Start Ph.D.studies
* Reinforce the research teams within the consortium or in industrial, university laboratories in their country of origin as well as in similar institutions world-wide
* Adapt easily to working in new countries/new cultures
* Work in international networks as required by an increasingly globalised industrial and scientific environment
* Transfer their knowledge to other students and work as a multiplicator, especially in their home countries
* Integrate multinational work teams (industry or universities) with the advantage of the language skills and cultural knowledge gained during the Master program
The following skills will be developed as a result of the Master course:
* Improved knowledge in the field of Materials Science, especially in the fields of ceramics and hybrids
* Improved capacity of integration both into an industrial R&D team or at an University Laboratory. Most importantly, the specific partnerships with industry most of the academic research teams of the FAME network offer, paves the way for a broader scientific/technical knowledge of modern aspects of industrial integration of academic research.
* Acquisition of a European culture, including fluency in the English language, mobility as well as the basics of languages and culture of the countries visited
* Acquisition of a true knowledge of the meaning of applied research on an European scale
Beside the academic knowledge, students have to acquire the following issues:
* Use of the modern information technologies (videoconference, working on the Internet, etc.
* Contacts to industrial partners involved in the FAME network.
* Networking as they will be implied in at least two universitiesimage
The admission criteria are highly competitive.
To be selected as a regular student, an applicant must have earned a Bachelors degree in Science (Physics, Chemistry, Metallurgy, Materials Science, Electrochemistry) or its equivalent from a college, university, or technical school of high standing.
Students in their final year of undergraduate study may be admitted on the condition that their Bachelors degrees are awarded before they enroll the program in Sept/Oct.
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. In addition, they will have to explain their career goals and reasons for coming to Europe for education.
English Level :
All the courses will be taught in English.
Students from English speaking countries must provide an official letter from the university attesting English is the media of instruction.
Students whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL  or IELTS  English examination prior to applying to the Master.
For TOEFL, a min. of 550, 213 or 79 points respectively for paper-based, computer-based and Internet-based TOEFL test is required.
Marks of at least 6 (of a total of 9) are required for IELTS test. GPA (Grade Point Average) must be of at least 75% of the scale maximum.
Other English tests may be recognized by the Consortium if well detailed in the application.
If TOEFL institution code is needed, please use Grenoble INP code : 6050.
If you dont know your English level before deadline, a letter from your university attesting to your proficiency is mandatory. The Consortium would assess your level if selected.
 *Test Of English as a Foreign Language
 **International English Language Testing System
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||550|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||213|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||79|
Grants for FAME Master Students.
Third-country students can apply for Erasmus Mundus scholarship (max 48.000 for 2 years, awarded by the Master consortium). This request procedure is included in the FAME Master Application Form.
European students are also eligible for Erasmus Mundus scholarships as of 2010 (Up to 20.000 for 2 years, provided the student spends 2 years in 2 countries different from his/her home university country.
Those who do not get this grant can apply for other grants such as Erasmus/Socrates. This action should be done separately from the FAME Erasmus Mundus application procedure.
Selected candidtates can get a sponsoring thanks to the support of the FAME Master full and associate Partners.
Grants for scholars.
Third-country scholars can apply for Erasmus Mundus scholarship (from 2400 for a 2-week stay to 14.400 for a 3-month stay).
Please contact the FAME Master Project Manager for any general question and the local university partner for specific questions.
For further details about application, please see the 3rd-country Teacher/Researchers Section and Teacher/Researchers application page.
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