Functionalized Advanced Materials and Engineering - Fame, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    1000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
TheFunctionalized Advanced Materials and Engineering - Fameprogram program at Grenoble Institute of Technology is the result of a collaboration between 7 universities located in Belgium, France, Germany and Portugal which all host world renowned research facilities in the field of advanced Materials Science.


Mobility Scheme

  • Mobility between year 1 and 2 in at least two institutions from different countries,
  • 3 semesters within the Consortium universities + 1 semester for the Master Thesis in an European research laboratory or among the associated partners.


  • To provide high level academic and research oriented education about the synthesis, characterization and processing of all classes of materials with a special emphasis on Nanomaterials, Hybrids and Ceramics.
  • To offer mobility during the two-year master program to take advantage of the complementary skills of the universities in the network.
  • To prepare students to enter a PhD program in Europe or elsewhere, for instance at one of the EMMI network laboratories.


  • Students in this Functionalized Advanced Materials and Engineering - Fame program at Grenoble Institute of Technology will be awarded a multiple or double Master degree in "Materials Science" by the consortium universities in which the student studied.


After completion of this Master students will have the choice of applying for Ph.D. programs in Europe and/or working as scientist or R&D engineer in industry.

The developed skills and knowledge relate to several classes of materials such as, for example, composites, ceramics, hybrids, nanomaterials and nanostructured materials, thin films, etc. These skills will be highly appreciated by industries in the Materials Science domain or by Laboratories, especially in the following sectors: Microelectronics, Optics, Bio-technologies, Energy, Communication, Environment, etc.

Programme Structure

  • 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.
  • The 7 partners institutions host world-renowned leading research laboratories in the field of Advanced Materials Science,
  • Associated partners from research and industry playing an active role in the definition of students Master Thesis, and through seminars or career advice,
  • Courses are taught by distinguished professors and researchers of international reputation,
  • EMMI (European Multifunctional Materials Institute) offering services such as jobs, training schools, e-learning website, online databases of know how, is a unique structure in Europe integrating Education, Collaborative Research and sound contacts with Industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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Academic Requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Grenoble

870 - 1,240 EUR/month
Living Costs

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