Eligibility and selection
Minimum graduate admission requirements:

(1) A bachelor's degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution (minimum 3 years study or an equivalent 180 ECTS)

(2) Sufficient undergraduate training to do graduate work in the chosen field

(3) A satisfactory academic average and ranking within the peer group

The application to the FUSION-EP master programme is open to all students who have or are in the process of obtaining a Bachelor's degree or a recognized equivalent academic degree of minimum 3 years study (180 ECTS or more)  in physics or engineering (nuclear, materials, chemical, electrical).


Applicants with another degree but with experience or knowledge in one of these fields can be admitted on decision by the FUSION-EP Steering Committee on the basis of their CV and other evidences.

Minimum knowledge about (a course credit proving this minimum knowledge is mandatory):

  • Quantum mechanics, comparable to the content of the following edition: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, by Brian Harold Bransden, C J Joachain (ISBN: 047021161X). 

  • Statistical physics or Thermodynamics, comparable to the content of the following edition: Statistical Physics, by Mandl, (ISBN10: 0471915335 or ISBN13: 9780471915331(The Manchester Physics Series)

Admission decisions are based on a combination of factors, including academic degrees and records, the statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, test scores, language skills and relevant work experience, if any. We also consider the appropriateness of your goals to the FUSION-EP programme. In addition, consideration may be given to the expectable contribution of your background and life experience to an educationally beneficial mix of students.

Language requirements:

(TOEFLE PAPER: 580 TOEFLE  CBT: 230 TOEFLE IBT: 90  IELTS: 6,5 with a minimum of 6.0 for each part) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), grade C - CAE, or a proof that you have been enrolled  and successful for at least two years in a 100% English-speaking programme


Highly recommended:


GRE test on physics, especially if you have studied in a non-European university.

Transcript of results

Note that your application will not be considered  if you do not upload the transcript of results of the last two academic years.

EMJMD scholarship eligibility
Students who have previously obtained an EMJMD scholarship or an Erasmus Mundus Master Course/Joint Doctorate scholarship are not eligible to apply for an additional scholarship under the EMJMD action. EMJMD scholarship holders cannot benefit from another EU funded scholarship scheme to follow the same EMJMD course and this for the entire period of the course.
Selection procedure:

The deadline for candidates who apply to the FUSION-EP programme and an FUSION-EP fellowship is January 15, 2020. Those candidates are evaluated by the FUSION-EP Steering Committee by end of February / beginning of March 2020. Applications are either accepted, put on a waiting list for scholarship or rejected. The candidates will be informed about the decision by email. Candidates on the waiting list are automatically admitted without scholarship. In case a candidate accepted for a scholarship decides not to join the programme, the top candidate on the waiting list will be proposed his/her scholarship. This will be done for each resigning candidate.

A second selection round is organized for candidates not applying for an FUSION-EP fellowship. The deadline for these applications is May 15, 2020. Candidates will be informed about the decision by email by end of June / beginning of July 2020.

Rejected candidates can appeal in the next 14 days after notification.


Selected candidates must confirm their participation within one week of the notification. They must start the registration procedure at their host University with the help of the local coordinator.

Candidates accepted without a scholarship and who cannot find financial support in their country or from international institutions can apply for a Consortium support. This will only be provided on a case by case basis, depending on the available funds. It is considered as an additional aid and not a full scholarship.