Admission criteria

Academic excellence

FAMEAIS recruits excellent students in the field of materials science. Their academic records will be an important criterion.

Applicants should hold a relevant first cycle degree: the degree should be in Science or Technology or Engineering (Physics, Chemistry, Metallurgy, Materials Science, Electrochemistry and related fields) 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).

If you are in the final year of undergraduate education : you may be admitted on the condition that your bachelor degree will be awarded before you enroll.

Motivation for FAMEAIS

The adequacy between the applicant’s career plans and FAMEAIS is evaluated.

Applicants must express a precise idea of the professional field that they are aiming for, what aspects of the programme they find attractive and explain how it fits their career plans.

It is also important that they demonstrate their willingness to the host universities of the FAMEAIS consortium.


References are mandatory, applicants should choose at least two referees. All applicants should use the following template when submitting their references : FameAIS_master_reference_form

Professional Experience

Relevant professional or research experience is appreciated.

Language requirements

All courses are taught in English. Applicants are required to attach an official language test report to their application.

Acceptable language tests and their minimum scores

(Academic IELTS only)

o Overall Band Score: 6.5

o Writing Band Score: 5.5

(IBT = Internet Based Test, PBT = Paper Based Test)

o Total score: 92 (IBT), 580 (PBT)

o Writing score: 22 (IBT), 4.0 (PBT)

(CAE = Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, CPE = Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

o Grades accepted: A, B, C

Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic only)

o Total score: 59

o Writing score: 50

The minimum requirements are very strict. If the applicant’s score does not fulfil the minimum requirements, the applicant is not eligible to apply and the application cannot be processed. IELTS, TOEFL and PTE results are valid for two years starting from the test date. The CAE and CPE results do not have an expiration date. If TOEFL institution code is needed, please use Grenoble INP-UGA code: 6050.

English language test exemptions

Applicants who have completed a higher education degree:

  • in an English-language programme requiring a physical on-site presence at a university in countries where English is a native language. If the degree includes studies from another university also these studies must be completed in English in such a country and university that exempts the applicant from the language test.
  • at a university or polytechnic in an EU/EEA country in English. The language of the degree must be stated in the degree certificate or its appendix, the transcript of records or other official document, such as diploma supplement, issued by the higher education institution in question.