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.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score.
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The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6.
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The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing).
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The admission criteria are highly competitive.
To be selected as a regular student, an applicant must have earned a Bachelor’s 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 Bachelor’s degrees are awarded before they enroll the program in Sept/Oct.
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their prior performance andprofessional 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.
From the 2017th intake, the programme will be self-sustainable and will no more benefit from the Erasmus Mundus Grants.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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