Advanced Materials Innovative Recycling (AMIR)

This international Erasmus Mundus 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)
  • 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.

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, NOVA University Lisbon or the University of Miskolc. Second year options are the Technical University of Darmstadt, the University of Liège or the Technical University of Madrid. Students indicate their preferences during the application phase and are assigned both first and second year universities on entering the Master program.

Program structure

How to apply

The application procedure may be consulted on the website:

Updated on 14/11/2022

For more information

Labelled by:

Supported by:


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.