Environmental Fluid Mechanics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
The Master's program in Environmental Fluid Mechanics (EFM) at Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) is a high level two-year (M1 and M2) training in fluid dynamics of natural media, complemented with numerical and experimental methods. 


Natural fluid media involve lakes, rivers, the ocean from the coast to the abyss or the atmospheric boundary layer. An important part of the program deals with environmental applications, through lectures or research internship subjects. Examples are sediment transport, pollution and air quality, waste water treatment or the impact of wind and marine turbines on the ambient medium.

The Environmental Fluid Mechanics (EFM) program at Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) is based on the broad expertise available in Grenoble with internationally recognized researchers in the fields of fundamental fluid mechanics closely linked to observations and modelling of natural media.

Programme Structure

First Year

First semester

  • English or French
  • Mechanics of continuum media
  • Fluid mechanics I
  • Experimental techniques and methods (I)
  • Numerical methods in fluid mechanics (I)
  • Image and signal processing
  • Convection in industrial and geophysical flows
  • Research project

Second semester

  • Research project (cont'd)
  • Experimental techniques and methods (II)
  • Numerical methods in fluid mechanics (II)
  • Fluid mechanics II
  • Waves in fluids
  • Introduction to Geophysical fluid dynamics
  • Environmental flows
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • The deadline for applying through Campus France depends upon your country and is in March. Note that it can be as early as the first week of March.
    • 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:

    • Minimum required score:


      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.

      Book IELTS
    • Minimum required score:


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    Academic Requirements

    Admission to the M1 program
    • To access the first year of the program, you should be a student of high academic level and have obtained a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering,physics, Earth sciences or applied mathematics.
    • No knowledge in fluid mechanics is needed but a basic mathematical background (on partial differential equations for instance) is required.
    Admission to the M2 program
    • To access the second year of the program, you should be a student of high academic level and have either
      • completed the first year of a Master's program (M1), or
      • graduated from a school of mechanical, civil or chemical engineering.

    Tuition Fee

    Living costs for Grenoble

    • 870 - 1240 EUR/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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    We remind you that, in accordance with French regulations, no tuition fees are charged. Annual registration fees are about 500 € and include medical care. The purpose of the scholarships below is therefore to cover living expenses in Grenoble. These scholarships are available for candidates who are of outstanding merit and in need of financial support.

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