• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

Engineering. Environment. Society. Study nuclear energy in context

Nuclear energy has a significant place in a low-carbon, global energy mix – and is a dynamic sector in which to build a lifelong career in sustainable energy. The European Master’s in Nuclear Energy (MSc EMINE) deepens your technical knowledge, while broadening your understanding of the wider energy sector and the societal, economic and environmental impacts of nuclear energy.

Whether it's leading the design of new reactor types, managing the safe decommissioning of older plants, developing innovative new policy, or planning effective waste management, MSc EMINE equips you to meet the challenges facing the world’s nuclear energy industry.

In addition, MSc EMINE gives you unrivalled opportunities to engage directly with major industrial players and research institutes through a series of activities throughout the programme. Areva, EDF, and Endesa all take an active role in MSc EMINE, alongside the CEA, one of Europe’s most important research centres in nuclear energy.

MSc EMINE is an international programme for an international industry. You will join students from all over the world for two years at two different universities and one of Europe’s leading business schools. After successfully completing the programme and your thesis, you will receive a double diploma: a Master’s degree from two of the following institutes:

  • Master Material Science for Nuclear Energy, from INP: Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
  • Master of Science, from KTH: Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Master of Science Nuclear Energy, from Université Paris-Saclay, France
  • Master of Nuclear Engineering, from UPC: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech, Spain
Your path to the future
  • The MSc EMINE programme will give you a comprehensive understanding of the key issues surrounding nuclear energy, and gives graduates a wide choice of career paths, including the key areas of design and construction, operation and maintenance, decommissioning and waste management.
  • Thanks to the strong focus on business skills and innovation, our graduates are readily able to take on managerial and leadership positions. Alternatively, the MSc EMINE is the first step to a career in research and a PhD candidature.

Accreditation

The MSc EMINE programme is labeled by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

Programme Structure

The programme enables you to integrate the technical aspects of the nuclear industry with key environmental, economic, regulatory and social issues.

Year 1
  • In the first year, you can choose to attend either KTH: Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm or UPC: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech, where you take core modules in the fundamentals of nuclear engineering, safety and radiation protection, as well as design and management of power plants.
Year 2
  • In the second year, you remain in France and attend either the INP: Grenoble Institute of Technology or the Université Paris-Saclay. At this stage in the programme, students choose to specialise in one of the following areas:
• Materials science for nuclear energy
• Nuclear reactor physics and engineering
• Nuclear plant design
• Operations
• Fuel cycle
• Decommissioning and waste management
Thesis
  • You complete your second and final year with a Master’s thesis, which you undertake at one of our industrial or research partners. The thesis is worth 30 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits and should be aligned with research or technology projects in nuclear energy.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:

    92

    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). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

To qualify for our programmes, applicants need to fulfill the admission requirements based on previous studies, English proficiency and relevant documentation.

Previous Studies: A Completed Bachelor’s Degree

In order to be admitted into a InnoEnergy MSc programme, you must have completed a Bachelor’s degree encompassing a minimum of 180 ECTS credits or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognized university. Please note that admissions depend on the specific BSc degree you hold for entry into the MSc programme you are interested in.

Conditional Acceptance – Undergraduate Students in Final Year

Students in their final year of undergraduate education may also apply and if expected to qualify, receive a conditional offer. If you have not completed your studies, please include a written statement from your university’s administration office (or equivalent department), confirming that you are enrolled in the final year of your study programme and stating your expected completion date. If you receive a conditional offer, you should present your degree certificate to the InnoEnergy Admissions Office before your admission can be finalised. The InnoEnergy Admissions Office will forward your application to your appointed Year 1 university so that your application can be completed.

Applicants who have studied longer technical programmes and who have completed courses equivalent to an amount of 180 ECTS, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English Proficiency

Applicants must provide proof of their English language proficiency, which is generally established through an internationally recognized test. Please note that in order to be considered for one of our programmes, we need to receive your test result before 1 April 2015 when you are applying in the first application round and 1 June 2015 if you are applying in the second application round. Any scores received after those deadlines will not be considered. Therefore, it is important that you plan your test well ahead of the deadlines. Please note that it can take up to six weeks to receive test scores. The following tests and scores are accepted:

General English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS Academic test

An overall band score of at least 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5, is required. IELTS tests are verified online by the Admissions office. Sending a photocopy of your test together with your application documents is therefore sufficient.

TOEFL Internet-based test, IBT

A total score of at least 92 (with the writing section scoring at least 22) is required. English test results from TOEFL must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The institution code you need to use (0683) is exclusive to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). This code is used regardless of the location of your studies at InnoEnergy. For KIT, you should choose the option ‘any department not listed’ and then you can manually enter the name of the InnoEnergy programme. Examinee score reports or photocopies are not accepted.

Please note that it can take several weeks for your test scores to arrive from ETS, so arrange for them to be sent as early as possible.

University of Cambridge / University of Oxford Certificates

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): grades A – C are accepted.

Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): grades A – C are accepted.

For the University of Cambridge Certificates: please provide your Candidate ID (3 letters and 6 numbers) and Secret number (4 digits) in our online application form, such that we can verify your results online. If not available, you will need to send a certified copy of your Cambridge Certificate by regular mail before the deadline.

Validity of English test results

Results of IELTS and TOEFL are valid from two years of the date of the exam. The same holds for CPE/CAE certificates. If you can show proof that you have maintained your English proficiency since then, we will consider this on a case by case basis.

English proficiency tests are waived for applicants who:

  • Have completed a higher education degree fully instructed in English at auniversity or a university of applied sciences in an EU/EEA country. The official language of the degree programme has to be stated in the degree certificate or its supplement, or in the transcript of records. Statements by professors are not accepted. Other documentation regarding language of instruction will not be accepted.
  • Have completed a degree in English at a university located in one of the following countries: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand.
Programme Specific Requirements:

To be eligible for the MSc EMINE, applicants must fulfill the General Admission Criteria for InnoEnergy MSc Programmes. In addition, specific requirement in terms of academic background are required to be eligible for EMINE. Applicants should have a Bachelor degree in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering. Applicants with other Bachelor degrees, which include fundamentals in mathematics, physics and mechanics, will be considered by the EMINE consortium on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

Scholarships

There are two types of scholarships and they are not necessarily a full scholarship, and thus it may be necessary to find additional funding to be able to fully finance study and stay.

  • Fee waiver: 90 % of our admitted students will receive a participation fee waiver and thus not pay any participation fee.
  • Fee waiver + scholarship: 70 % of our admitted students will receive a participation fee waiver and a monthly scholarship of 750 € for up to 24 months.
For EU* Students

You can be nominated for this scholarship irrespective of whether your application has been received during round 0, round 1 and round 2.

For Non-EU* Students

You can be nominated for this scholarship only when applying in application round 0 (for MSc Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy, EMINE) or round 1 (for all MSc programmes – intake Fall)

* By ‘EU students’, we mean students with citizenship in one of the EEA countries (all EU member states and Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) or Switzerland. ‘Non-EU students’ are therefore classified as all students who do not comply with the above definition of an ‘EU student’.

How to apply for a scholarship? When applying for one of our MSc programmes, please tick the appropriate box in the application form that you would like to apply for a scholarship.

Code of conduct: Applicants who apply for a scholarship do agree to the terms of the InnoEnergy SE Student Code of Conduct.

Scholarship levels: Scholarships are awarded to the highest ranking applicants per programme; scholarship levels depend on the budget available for each programme and may therefore vary. The ranking is based on several criteria such as academic performance, quality of previous education and university, experience with innovation and entrepreneurship, etc. Please note that it is not possible to appeal decisions in relation to scholarships; the selection results (ranking) as such do not constitute grounds for an appeal. It is not possible to transfer a InnoEnergy MSc scholarship to another InnoEnergy programme or to a non-InnoEnergy programme.

Scholarships paid in Poland are presently subject to taxation in accordance with the provisions of Polish law. Subject to certain conditions, benefits paid by an entity having its registered office outside of Poland may be exempt from tax on the basis of Article 21 points 39, 40 and 40b of the Act of 26 July 1991. AGH shall endeavour to arrange a tax exemption for the Student. However, a final decision in this regard is issued by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education in accordance with the binding provisions on personal income tax (Journal of Laws of 2012 No. 361 as amended).

Other financial support

In addition to applying for scholarships you can apply for Erasmus+ study loans. They have been created by the European Commission to make it easier to study a full degree programme abroad.

Erasmus+ makes it possible for students who want to take a full Master’s-level degree in an Erasmus+ programme country to apply for a loan at a bank in their home country.

Please note that the Erasmus+ study loan programme is not financed or organized by InnoEnergy.

And you can also find other ways to finance your MSc programme in the scholarship portal.

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.