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Summer school
MaMaSELF is a 2 year ERASMUS MUNDUS Master Course in Materials Science
Exploring Large Scale Facilities. It deals
with material characterization using
neutron and synchrotron radiation with
strong synergies between universities,
industrial partners and research centres.
In an international environment, it offers
excellent academic and industrial opportunities to Master Students.
A 2 weeks summer school is organized for all Mamaself students in the beginning of the
second year at the University of Rennes. Objective of the summer school is to obtain a
wide background in exploring materials using neutron or synchrotron radiation.
Status Meeting Mamaself
The Mamaself status meeting is organized in Switzerland during the 4th semester and
brings together all second-year Mamaself students and representatives of Partner
Institutions. During the status meeting the students will present the preliminary results of
their Master-thesis work. Additionally scientific topics will be presented by specialists from
research centres.
Master in Materials Science
Exploring Large Scale Facilities
Partner institutions
The Consortium
The Master thesis during the 4th semester can be conducted partially/entirely at 3rd country partner institutions outside Europe or at Large Scale Facilities. Third country partners institutions are situated in Switzerland (PSI, Zurich),
Japan (Kyoto University, Tokyo Institute of Technology), India (IIT Madras),
USA (University of Wisconsin, Cornell University, Manhattan Kansas University),
Russia (Southern Federal University), Brazil (University of Sao Paulo).
The Erasmus Mundus Master diploma is delivered from two out of five partner
universities :
University of Rennes 1, France
Pr P. Rabiller, coordinator
[email protected]
niversity of Montpellier2, France
Pr W. Paulus
[email protected]
Supporting Large Scale Facilities
Several Large Scale Facility partners strongly support the summer school and the Master thesis : ILL or ESRF (Grenoble, F), LLB (CEA-Saclay, F), FRM-II (Munich, D), DESY
(Hamburg, D), PSI (Villigen, CH), Elettra (Trieste, I).
Christiane CLOAREC
Tel +33 (0)2 23 23 58 58
[email protected]
University München, Germany
Pr W. Petry
[email protected]
The Ludwig Maximilian Universität
Pr W. Schmahl
[email protected]
University of Torino, Italy
Pr C. Lamberti
[email protected]
2014 - 2016
Electronic submission on :
Application deadlines (for the Erasmus Mundus fellowship)
CAT A (Non-EU students) and CAT B (EU and Non-EU students) : 26 January 2014
Self-funded students : 16 May 2014
(For details see website
A two year Master’s course
in the Erasmus Mundus framework
Mamaself Master Course
Erasmus Mundus
The development of new technologies and new materials plays a key role in the
technological and scientific competitiveness of highly industrialized countries
worldwide. This implies new and additional exigencies for scientists and engineers
in the field of scientific and technological advancements.
The MaMaSELF Master’s Course aims at promoting international collaboration
among Universities, Large Scale Facilities and Industry. Its main objective is to form
skilled scientists in Materials Science together with an advanced knowledge in the
use of Large Scale Facilities for the characterization of high technology materials.
The two year Mamaself programme is split in 4 semesters : The first year (SEM 1
& SEM 2) is entirely enrolled at one out of the five universities of the consortium,
SEM 3 at a different university. SEM 4 is dedicated to the Master thesis and can be
carried out at any university or Large scale facility or at partner institutions situated
in Switzerland, Japan and India, USA, Russia.
(For details refer to our website
The European ERASMUS-MUNDUS programme stands for the promotion of the
European Union as a Centre of Excellence in the field of higher education. It strongly
supports high-quality Master Courses to enhance visibility and attractiveness
of European higher education all around the world. It can provide EU-funded
scholarships for non-EU and EU students participating in these Master Courses.
Additional scholarships are foreseen for visiting non-EU Academics. The Master
Mamaself is part of the Erasmus Mundus 2 framework.
Erasmus Mundus website:
The two-year MaMaSELF Master’s Course covers 120 ECTS credit points.
Successful candidates obtain a double or multiple diploma.
Principal teaching programmes
Materials science
Basics in solid state Chemistry and Physics, quantum
mechanics, electrochemistry and corrosion, thin films,
nano-and bio-materials, interfaces, semiconductors,
polymers, sensors
Management: Entrepreneurial project, marketing
TUM Engineering physics
Bio-materials, polymers, theoretical physics, nuclear
physics, neutron physics, reactor physics
LMU Mineralogy
Interfaces, geo-materials, bio-minerals, crystallography,
spectroscopy, petrology
For each academic year the consortium selects a limited number of non-EU and EU
students, who will receive a grant (see our website)
CAT A (Non-EU students): 22.000€ per year
CAT B (EU and Non-EU students): 9.000€ per year + 3000€ (mobilty grant for an
internship at a Non-EU partner institution).
Selected students can participate in the Master’s course even without EM grant.
Chemistry and nano-materials
Catalysis, metallurgy, surface
science, biomaterials, polymers,
quantum chemistry, ceramics,
Tuition fees
CAT A (Non-EU students): 6000/year
CAT B (EU and Non-EU students): 3000/year
Health insurance, language courses,… are already included in the tuition fees.
Materials science
Cristallography, quantum mechanics, materials for energy transfer &
storage, catalysis, surface science,
ceramics, metallurgy, management
& entrepreneurship
Admission criteria
Students must have a Bachelor (180 ECTS or equivalent) in Materials Science or related
disciplines (chemistry, physics, geo-science, … ); and good English competencies, e.g.
TOEFL 210/550, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Language policy
Instruction language is English for lectures and any other business. We offer leveladapted language courses of about 48 hours in each semester in French, German
and Italian language at the respective consortium site.