Sustainable Materials (SUMA)

EIT RawMaterials Academy

24 months
3000 EUR/year
1000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Sustainable Materials (SUMA) programme at EIT RawMaterials Academy 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.


They stimulate innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership and focus on circular (eco)design, materials substitution, life cycle engineering and circular economy design, materials processing and recycling, manufacturing and innovation.

The  Sustainable Materials (SUMA) programme at EIT RawMaterials Academy involves studies in two different institutions (depending on your Programme Path selection), an internship in a company and a Master thesis in collaboration with a company.

SUMA aims to educate tomorrow’s materials engineers with:

  • Up-to-date technical skills and state-of-the-art technological knowledge
  • An entrepreneurial mindset, focused on the sustainability of industrial activities
  • All SUMA students develop their own research activities under the supervision of experienced mentors.


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

More details

The SUMA Master accepts applications throughout the year and has no strict deadlines. If selected, you will be invited to start in the next or the upcoming academic year: selected candidates from EEA-countries can apply until 1 July for the starting academic year; non-EEA selected candidates should follow the regulations of the entry university of their choice and apply on this website no later than 1 February in order to start in the upcoming academic year.




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent. Candidates must have obtained* a BSc diploma (or equivalent) of substantial quality and at a level corresponding to at least three years’ study at a university, equivalent to 180 ECTS.
  • English proficiency: the minimum for the SUMA Master’s is a TOEFL score of 86, with a minimum of 20 on both speaking and writing, or an IELTS score of 6.5, and a minimum of 6 on speaking and writing for non-EEA students who are not native speakers.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 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.
  • SUMA students pay a yearly tuition fee; on average this amounts to 1000-1500 EUR per year for EEA-students up to on average 3000-4000 EUR per year for non-EEA-students


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.

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Sustainable Materials (SUMA)
EIT RawMaterials Academy