Master in Materials Science - MaMaSELF

MaMaSELF brochure for 2020/2021

The Executive Agency for Education, Culture and the Audiovisual Sector of the European Union has granted approximately 5,38 million EUR to members of the MaMaSELF consortium, including the Adam Mickiewicz University.

The MaMaSELF main objective is to form skilled scientists in Materials Science with advanced knowledge on the use of Large Scale Facilities – such as neutron reactors, synchrotron sources of free electron lasers – for the characterization of high technology materials.

This grant will serve the continuation of joint Master-level studies by MaMaSELF partner universities as part of Action 1 of the Erasmus + program. The MaMaSELF project (Master in Material Science Exploring Large Scale Facilities) will be carried out in 2012-2027 at the Faculty of Physics under the supervision of professor Jacek Kubicki.

A consortium of 6 European universities consists of: the University of Rennes 1 and the University of Montpellier in France, the Technical University of Munich, the University of Ludwig Maximilian in Munich, the University of Turin and the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan.

In addition, the consortium consists of associated scientific and research partner institutions from Japan, India, the USA and Europe.

This unique, interdisciplinary program aims to recruit Bachelor of Science-level students in the field of exact and technical sciences (physics, chemistry, material engineering, etc.), with a focus on material research using the so-called large research devices (eg synchrotrons, x-ray lasers)

AMU’s participation in the MaMaSELF Erasmus Mundus program was possible due to many years of close cooperation between the AMU Faculty of Physics and the Institute of Physics at the University of Rennes 1.

The MaMaSelf Master Program takes two years to complete. Students spend the first year in one out of the four universities-members of the consortium and follow lectures in different fields of Materials Science (see table) gaining up to 60 ECTS points.

  • Requirements
    A Bachelor (180 ECTS) in Materials Science or related disciplines: Chemistry, Physics, Geo-science,… Proof of good English competencies, e.g.  TOEFL  CBT 230 and PBT  550 IBT 80 / IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, except for applicants native from English speaking countries. Students who intend to have a mobility at TUM  must have following level for admission at TUM : TOEFL IBT 88, CBT 234/ PBT 605
  • Deadlines
    6 February 2023 Deadline for non-European students scholarship applications
    20 March 2023 Deadline for European students scholarship applications
    15 May 2023 Final deadline for all students
  • Tuition
    6000 EUR/year for Non-EU students 3000 EUR/year for EU students
  • Duration
    4 semesters
  • ECTS points
  • Grants

    For each  academic year the consortium selects a limited number of non-EU  and EU  students, who will receive grants:

    • Partner countries students (Non-EU students): 33,600 000 € for the 2 years  (if you are a graduate student from a Non-European country you belong to the “partner countries” (all countries of the world with the exception of the 28 EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein)
    • Program countries students (EU students): 33,600 € for the 2 years (if you are a graduate student from one of the 28 EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey or the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)

    These scholarships cover your travel and living expenses and tuition fees in Europe for the full duration of the course.  The scholarships are awarded to the best students on a competitive basis.

    For other sources of financing and for more information see MaMaSELF website.

MaMaSelf students will receive at least 2 diplomas delivered by the Universities where they have stayed:

  1. University Rennes 1: Master of Science Mention Physics or Mention Chemistry, “Master Materials and Management”
  2. University of Montpellier: Master of Science, “Chimie matériaux et procédés pour l’Energie et le développement durable”
  3. University TUM: Master of Science, “Certificate of Master’s Examination for Physics (Applied and Engineering Physics)”
  4. University LMU: Master of Science, “Degree certificate concerning the examination leading to the Master’s degree in Geomaterials and Geochemistry”
  5. University of Torino: Master of Science, “Primo anno Laurea Magistrale in Scienzia dei Material
  6. Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan:  Master of Science (“magister fizyki”)