Call for Applications: Erasmus Mundus Master in Membrane Engineering (EM3E)

The EM3E master offers an advanced education programme in membrane engineering at the interface between material science and chemical engineering and focused on specific applicative fields. It involves six higher education institutions of five European countries as full partners. The programme is open to European and non-European students and taught in English. Scholarships, covering course fees and a living and travel allowance, will be offered to selected students based on excellence criteria.

The EM3E master is linked to the European Doctorate in Membrane Engineering EUDIME, offered by the same consortium of universities. Both programmes are supported by the European Commission in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus programme. Please note that the call for applications is open until December 15th 2011 (admission with scholarship) and February 29th 2012 (admission without scholarship).

About Erasmus Mundus

Erasmus Mundus is an educational programme launched by the European Commission to promote the cooperation and mobility of higher education. It is a unique opportunity to offer attractive scholarships to non- European and European students by placing emphasis on the diversity of the students’ origin.

Course : Membrane engineering is a growing field providing solutions in different areas: energy, environment, bio technologies, food, health, nanotechnologies and nanomaterials. New opportunities in different areas are constantly appearing.

EM3E offers an advanced education programme related to membrane science and engineering at the interface between material science and chemical engineering and focused on specific applicative fields. Despite a favourable growth rate in the field of membrane technology, EM3E is the only Master fully devoted to this area.

Objectives of the EM3E project

To expand knowledge and educate students in Membrane Science in order to provide outstanding students to be inserted in the industry or in academic research.



To promote excellence, innovation, mobility and diversity in high-quality courses related to membrane science and engineering at the interface between material science and chemical engineering .

Programme Details

The programme spreads over 2 years (120 ECTS) of normal study.The courses provided in the 4 semesters, S1-S4, bridge different scientific domains like material science, physics & chemistry, engineering & processes, while keeping a focus on relevant applications of membranes in food and health industry, industrial and chemical processing, energy, environmental control, pharmaceutical industry, biomedical applications, etc.

Three possibilities of specialization

  • Biotechnologies, Food and Health,
  • Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies,
  • Energy and Environment.

Around 30 students per edition (both non- European and European students altogether).All students will study in 3 different top universities and will grow in a multicultural and multilingual environment, in 3 different European countries, surrounded by students and teachers trained in the best universities in the world.                 All courses are taught in English.

After achievement of the curriculum, students will graduate with a multiple Master degree in ‘Membrane Engineering’ awarded by the three universities where the students have studied and recognized in each partner country.

Admission Criteria

The Master course is open to everyone, non-European and European students. Candidates must hold a first cycle degree in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Bio-chemical Engineering, or equivalent degrees in one of the previous domains. They will be evaluated on the basis of their academic grades, professional experience, motivation letter, recommendation letters and language skills.

Tuition and registration costs

  • Non-European students: 8 000€/year.
  • European students: 4 000€/year.


  • All students can apply to an Erasmus Mundus scholarship (2 years).
  • Their number is limited.
  • Amount: 24 000 €/year non-European students and 10 000 €/year European students.

Application deadline

  • For admission with an Erasmus Mundus scholarship: December 15th 2011.
  • For admission without an Erasmus Mundus scholarship: February 29th 2012. Admission and application requirements are available on the website:

EM3E Call for Application 2012-2014

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