Apply now for the MaMaSelf program

A master of excellence

MaMaSelf+ (Master in Materials Science for Energy Applications Using Large Scale Facilities) is a two year European master program in materials science, a program of excellence in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus program. One specific aim of the MaMaSelf program is to teach the application of "Large scale facilities" for the characterization and development of materials.

Modern life and globalization imply new and additional exigencies for scientists and scientific engineers in the field of scientific and industrial competitiveness. This holds specifically for the development of new technologies and new materials which are important key products and which contribute to the technological and scientific competitiveness of highly industrialized countries. The characterization of these materials and also the optimization of technologies strongly demand sophisticated methods, some of them uniquely available at "Large scale facilities” using neutrons or synchrotron radiation.

The objective of the master program MaMaSelf+ is to train motivated students in a very multidisciplinary and international approach. These will manage perfectly the scientific and technological aspects of the elaboration, the implementation, the control and the follow-up of materials, capable of fitting into the industrial environment or continuing with a PhD.

A consortium of six universities

The MaMaSelf+ Consortium includes 6 European universities leading in the field of materials science, engineering physics and chemistry:

  • University of Rennes 1, France
  • University of Montpellier, France
  • Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany
  • Ludwig Maximilian University in München (LMU), Germany
  • University of Torino, Italy
  • Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

The partners have a strong background in materials science and a long-standing collaboration with large scale facilities. They are located in culturally and historically rich european towns. Through full integration of teaching and research, the consortium universities have managed to bring together different specializations in a unique course program.

Erasmus Mundus program

The Erasmus Mundus program is a collaboration and mobility programme in the field of higher education. It aims to enhance quality in european higher education and to promote intercultural understanding through co-operation with third countries. The programme is intended to strengthen european collaboration and international links in higher education by supporting high-quality european master courses, enabling students from around the world to engage in postgraduate study at european higher education institutions, as well as encouraging the outgoing mobility of european students and scholars towards third countries.

Apply now

From now on, students can apply for the ERASMUS Mundus master programm MaMaSelf+. The deadline for students from outside EU is always in February, for students from EU in March. Those, who are not in need of a grant, must apply by May.

The prerequisite for a succesful application is a bachelor degree in materials sciences, physics, chemistry, geosciences or related disciplines. Teaching language is English. Selected candidates can obtain a grant from the European Commission (37,000 EUR / 2 years for students from EU, 43,000 EUR / 2 years for students from outside EU.) Detailed information about MaMaSelf is found in this flyer and on this website. Information about the application procedure can be found, and the application can be carried out here. For questions, please contact Karin Kleinstück.