Advanced Materials Innovative Recycling (AMIR)

This international Master program offers a high-level, interdisciplinary academic program focusing on the raw material value chain with particular emphasis on recycling.


Program factsheet

  • Academic cooperation:
    • France: University of Bordeaux (UBx)
    • Belgium: University of Liege (ULg)
    • Germany: Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt)
    • Spain: Technical University of Madrid (UPM)
    • Portugal: NOVA University Lisbon
    • Hungary: University of Miskolc
  • Industrial partners: 
    • France: Arkema
    • Belgium: ArcelorMittal
    • Germany: Veolia
  • Research and Technological Organization partners: 
    • France: CEA, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission
    • Belgium: CRM Group (Centre de Recherches Métallurgiques)
    • Germany: Fraunhofer Society
    • Spain: Spanish National Research Council (CSIC); Tecnalia
  • Admission requirements: Hold a Bachelor degree in Engineering or Environmental Sciences with advanced knowledge in Chemistry (minimum 3 years of study / 180 ECTS), or a Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Physical-Chemistry, Materials (or Matter) Sciences.
  • Program duration: 2 years (120 ECTS).
  • Language requirements: This Master program is taught entirely in English. Students must possess a good level (level B2 according to CEFR) of English.
  • Level: Master of Science in Chemistry (specialization in Advanced Materials Innovative Recycling).
  • Tuition fees: 
    • 2,000€ per year for students from Erasmus+ ‘program countries’, 4,000€ per year for students from ‘partner countries’.
  • Scholarships: 
    • EIT-labelled “AVSA” grants of 13,500€ guaranteed to all successful candidates, for both EU and non-EU students.
    • Additional merit-based grants for students spending the 1st year of the program at the University of Bordeaux (grants awarded for the 2nd year - 650€ per month for 9 months maximum, and 650€ travel bonus for non-EU students).

Program outline

The AMIR Master program focuses on the raw material value chain, with particular emphasis on recycling. The two main objectives are:

  • Educate students to become highly-skilled European professionals with expertise in various types of materials. This expertise will enable them to develop, at a large and ambitious scale, new methods for material recycling. In addition, the AMIR program includes classes on transferable skills such as innovation, ethics, intellectual property, life cycle assessment, sustainability and advanced research strategies.
  • Develop a deep entrepreneurship mind-set with the help and expertise of associated businesses, incubators and innovation services as well as a large panel of industries.


Students choose to spend their first year at either the University of Bordeaux or NOVA University of Lisbon, and then choose their second year destination at the beginning of their 2nd semester.

Program structure

How to apply

The application procedure may be consulted on the website:

Updated on 23/07/2020

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Online Summer School 2020

Find out about the online AMIR Summer School taking place in early July.

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This activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation.