24 months
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Welcome to the Sustainable Materials (SUMA) Programme from EIT RawMaterials Academy, an EIT-labelled quality course that aims to train students to become the entrepreneurs of the circular economy of tomorrow.

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The Sustainable Materials (SUMA) Programme from 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.

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.

The Master Programme on Sustainable Materials (SUMA) 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.


Graduates of this custom-developed programme are truly multi-disciplinary experts in the sustainable management of materials. They benefit a high quality education, get in touch with international experts in the field and enjoy hands-on training during their internship in industry. As a result, they are highly qualified to work in industry or research or to take on policy-making roles in resource efficiency, engineering economy, or recycling and resource recovery.


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


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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.

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.


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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Our partners

Sustainable Materials (SUMA)
EIT RawMaterials Academy


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