European Master of Science
in Nuclear Fusion and Engineering Physics
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)
Electromagnetism, comparable to the content of the following edition: Classical electrodynamics, by J.D. Jackson (ISBN: 0-471-30932-X)
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.
Country of origin
Students from all countries can apply. The Selection Committee uses the same selection criteria for all students.
The English level reference is CEFR C1, corresponding approximately to TOEFL iBT: 94 min., IELTS: 7.0 min. (with a minimum of 6.0 for each part) or Cambridge English C1. Alternatively, you will provide a proof that you have been enrolled and successful for at least two years in a 100% English-speaking programme.
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
A limited number of full scholarships (enrolment fee + travel & installation lumps sum + monthly allowance) are available for the top-ranked students. The distribution of 'programme country' and 'partner country' students obeys the rule specified here.
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.
The deadline to apply to the FUSION-EP programme and to an EMJMD scholarship is generally around January. The candidates are evaluated by the FUSION-EP Steering Committee by late February / early March. Applications are accepted, put on a reserve list for scholarship or on a waiting list or rejected. The candidates will be informed about the decision by email. The candidates on the reserve 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 reserve list will be proposed his/her scholarship. This will be done for each resigning candidate.
A second selection round may be organized for candidates not applying for an EMJMD scholarship. If such a campaign is opened, the deadline for the application is in May. Candidates will be informed about the selection decision by email by end of June / beginning of July.
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.
Rejected candidates can appeal in the next 14 days after notification.