• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Acquire an understanding of the full raw materials value chain. Improve your mindset for innovation & entrepreneurship focusing on sustainability with this Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability (AMIS) Master degree from EIT Raw Materials Academy, and enjoy international study in participating universities in two different European countries. 
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The Master’s Programme in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability (AMIS)  tackles the following themes – all of which are central themes of the EIT Raw Materials Academy:

  • Substitution of critical or toxic materials in products and for optimised performance
  • Material chain optimisation for end-of-life products
  • Product and services design for the circular economy

The primary focus of the adaptation is on metal and mineral raw materials. Bio-base and polymer materials are covered in view of their substitution potential and other materials in the context of multi-material product recycling. In addition, the AMIS Program includes a solid package of courses and project work in innovation and entrepreneurship. Student mobility is an integrated part of the two-year programme, during which you will study at two of the consortium partner universities. Upon completion of the programme, you will receive a double degree.

Career Opportunities

The programme will prepare you to explore the angles for technological, social changes and where the niches for new business ideas are in the market. Contact with industry and research institutes will prepare you to develop your own activities and develop your own business, join industry or start a PhD focused on EIT Raw Materials challenges.

The developed skills and knowledge you will gain 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 and more.


* Be awarded the EIT Label certificate

* Gain a double diploma master degree from two of the following:

- Grenoble INP

- Aalto University

- TU Darmstadt

- University of Bordeaux

Programme Structure

Year 1

Basic level of competences

Mandatory courses in:

  • Advanced functional materials
  • Innovation, business and entrepreneurship

Year 2

Specialization year

Mandatory courses in:

  • Advanced functional materials with a specialization in Material interfaces, Nanomaterials, Ceramics or Hybrids

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    First wave deadline (specific funding opportunities): 31st January 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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General Requirements

The successful applicants should hold a Bachelor degree in Science or Technology or Engineering (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science) or its equivalent from an internationally recognized higher education institution that is an official and recognized part of the national education system, and can be found on an official list or in an international handbook that is completed by some international organization (e.g. UNESCO).The students in their final year of undergraduate education may be admitted on the condition that their bachelor degree will be awarded before they enroll respecting the university specific deadlines.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    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

  • Darmstadt, Germany

    792 - 1230 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Bordeaux, France

    750 - 1050 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Liège, Belgium

    690 - 1070 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Grenoble, France

    882 - 1220 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Espoo, Finland

    790 - 1200 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


EIT-Label scholarships from EIT RawMaterials of €13,500 per student are available. For information on how EIT-Label scholarships will be awarded and who is eligible, please contact the coordinating university directly: contact@amis-master.eu.

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