24 months
6000 EUR/year
2750 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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If you want to learn about the circular economy and become a pioneer of sustainability, this Sustainable Materials (SUMA) programme from EIT RawMaterials Academy is for you!

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This Sustainable Materials (SUMA) programme from EIT RawMaterials Academy will offer you the chance to become part of a vibrant community and stay up to date on the most recent developments in sustainable materials, recycling and the circular economy movement.

During this course, you will gain solid knowledge in chemistry and physics. You will be prepared for designing new material systems with a specific view to the sustainability of processes and technologies in the field of material development.

Explore, innovate and grow

The SUMA Master programme aims to train tomorrow’s industrial engineers in collaborative work in a global world and gather some of the best educational programmes in the field of sustainable materials engineering in Europe.

Five partner universities offer ten different tracks. Each track of the Master Programme on Sustainable Materials consists of one full year at an entry university, followed by a year in one of the other participating universities. All courses are taught in English. Depending on their background, some students might be invited to follow additional preparatory courses.

Each track has been granted the EIT Label, fostering students to become more creative, innovative and entrepreneurial. Thanks to this EIT Label, students are entitled to a student enhancement allowance.

Forge a career in sustainable raw materials

The SUMA Master programme aims at training scientists with a solid background in chemistry and physics, with competences for designing and tailoring new material systems for specific functions, and with a specific view to the sustainability of processes and technologies in the field of material development.

Main job opportunities are in industries and research centers in Europe working on the development and production of functional materials for advanced applications and high technology, including polymers, insulators, semiconductors, alloys, ceramics, fiber optics, ionic conductors, superconductors, and materials for photonics.


The SUMA master programme has been awarded the EIT Label, a unique seal of quality in innovation and entrepreneurship education. The EIT Label is awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, a body of the European Union. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Materials and Processing
  • Sustainability and Recycling
  • Circular (eco)design and Life Cycle Engineering
  • Materials Substitution
  • Manufacturing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Generally, all students should have: Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering (or equivalent), as well as proof of English language proficiency. Candidates must meet the admission criteria of the master’s degree programmes of both partner institutions of their chosen track. Please refer to the individual entry university websites for information on admission requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5500 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Fees vary based on program track and country of origin
  • Total fees for EEA students: from €77 to €5,500
  • Total fees for non-EEA students: from €600 to €12,000

Living costs for Grenoble

882 - 1220 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Because of the fact that the SUMA Master programmes are EIT Labeled, we are able to support all enrolled students with an ‘Added value student activities grant’ (AVSA grant). For students starting in September, the AVSA equals EUR 13,500 and is paid in full to the students.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

This programme is taught in different countries. Which country are you interested in?

Our partners

Sustainable Materials (SUMA)
EIT RawMaterials Academy


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