Functionalized Advanced Materials and Engineering (FAME), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #301 ,
This international Erasmus Mundus Master program,Functionalized Advanced Materials and Engineering (FAME) from Universit de Bordeaux covers the synthesis, characterization and processing of all classes of materials.


Program outline

The FAME Master provides high-level academic and research oriented education about the synthesis, characterization and processing of all classes of materials with special emphasis on Advanced Hybrid Materials and Ceramics by Design in Bordeaux.

European mobility is mandatory during the two-year Master program thus taking advantage of the complementary skills of the universities in the network. In the last decade, more than 200 students have graduated from the FAME Master.

Academic cooperation: Université de Liège, Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (coordinator), University of Bordeaux (France), Universität Augsburg, Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany), Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal).

Programme Structure

The FAME program consists of four semesters (30 ECTS each) including a Master thesis in a European research laboratory.
  • The first two semesters deal with general topics about material science (Augsburg or Grenoble).
  • The third semester is dedicated to a specialization provided by one of the partner universities as world-leading expert. It is composed of mandatory and optional courses. For students studying in Bordeaux, the specialization is Advanced Hybrid Materials and Ceramics by Design.
  • The last semester is spent in one of the laboratories of the European Network of Excellence FAME or in a related industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    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: 550

    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. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 79

    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

  • Admission requirements: Hold a Bachelor degree in material science or in physics/physical chemistry/chemistry/engineering with a speciality in the field of materials.
Language requirements:
  • Students from English speaking countries must provide an official letter from the university confirming that English is the language of instruction.
  • For TOEFL, a minimum of 550, 213 or 79 points respectively for paper-based, computer-based and Internet-based TOEFL test is required.
  • Marks of at least 6 (out of a total of 9) are required for IELTS test. GPA (Grade Point Average) must be at least 75% of the scale maximum.
  • Erasmus Mundus scholarship, Labex grants: 1st recruitment wave mid-January
  • Self-funded students, LabEx and International Master grants: 2nd recruitment wave mid-June

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 8000 International
  • EUR 4000 EU/EEA
  • Annual fees: Erasmus Mundus scholarship holders (the tuition fees 8,000/year for third-country students, 4,000/year for European students are covered by the Erasmus Mundus grant.
  • Self-funded students: Third-country students (8,000 /year 50% waiver may be granted by the consortium); European students (1,000/year).


  • Grants: Erasmus Mundus scholarships, mobility grants from partner institutions
  • Augsburg/Bordeaux Track: grant funding mobility to Bordeaux, LabEX AMADEUS grants, International Master IdEx grants (for Bordeaux or international students covering the 2nd year in Bordeaux), Eiffel grants (for international students covering the 2nd year in Bordeaux), DAAD grants (for Bordeaux or international students covering the 1st year in Augsburg) and AquiMob grants

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