24 months
3770 EUR/year
243 EUR/year
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The objective of the international Master in Materials Science and Engineering - BIOSURF is to train scientists in materials science and surface engineering through a new transverse approach to biomimicry and ecological transition.

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This Master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering - BIOSURF offers a cross-disciplinary approach to biomimicry: biomimicry and ecological transition, manufacturing and functionalisation of surfaces, digital sciences. It provides theoretical learning based on numerous practical activities as practical work or projects in connection with the SURFAB technical platform.

Career prospects

This training leads to careers in industrial R&D, academic research and higher education, interdisciplinary project manager. The sectors of activity concerned are energy, transport (land, aeronautics, maritime), medical and materials.

The disciplinary fields cover engineering, materials, surface science, surface treatments, surface engineering and biomaterials.

Programme Structure

Core Program:

  • Basic scientific courses: mathematics, computer science, biomimicry, biology, materials, physical measurements.
  • Surface science advanced courses: tribology and bio-inspiration, surface manufacturing (high temperature processes), surface characterisation, wetting and capillary.
  • Surface science advanced courses: Surface manufacturing (3D additive manufacturing, femtosecond laser texturing), characterisation of surfaces and nanostructures, multiscale numerical sciences, climate change.

  • Biomimetics, Interface, Tribology, Bioinspiration and Materials Science and Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

2nd application session open from March 15th to April 11th 2022. The campus France procedure was compulsory for international students (deadline 01/01/22)


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students or engineering students in materials science, chemistry, physics, biology. Bachelor or 1st year of Master diploma.
Documents you must provide
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Copy of your passport or identity document
  • Passport or identity photo
  • An academic reference from one of your professors, from the last year of yourlatest academic programme
  • A reference from your employer if you are not currently registered as a student
  • Transcript of your academic results for the current year (Bachelor or Masters programme) and for all the preceding years of your university programmes.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3770 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3770 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    243 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 243 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Lyon

891 - 1300 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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Biomimicry and Surface Engineering - BIOSURF
Université de Lyon


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