Saarland University coordinates the international Master's degree programme "Advanced Materials Science and Engineering AMASE", which is run by a consortium of European universities in Saarbrücken, Nancy, Luleå and Barcelona. Each year, 80 students from Europe and around the world join the AMASE Master's programme. The AMASE programme offers students not only a broad range of specialist subjects, but an excellent opportunity to train their foreign language skills and intercultural competence. "The AMASE family is just like a miniature United Nations", says Yi Hu, an alumnus of the AMASE programme from China.

Students study at two of the universities within the consortium. The first two semesters are spent studying at the first of their chosen universities, while the third semester is spent at the other university of choice. The Master's thesis is completed in the final semester, which students can spend at either of the two chosen institutions. Graduates from the programme receive a double Master's degree awarded by each of the two universities at which student studied. Courses are taught in the respective national languages, with the exception of Sweden where the language of instruction is English. A wide range of language courses are available to help students acquire the necessary language proficiency.

In order to offer students on the programme the best possible learning environment and career prospects, Saarland University also makes use of its cooperative teaching and research partnerships, particularly with institutions in China and Argentina. The extensive networking made possible by partnership with the Federation of European Materials Societies is used to facilitate student supervision, to make it easier for students to participate in European scientific meetings, and to support graduate career planning. As part of the European excellence programme "Erasmus Mundus", AMASE also receives support from the European Union in the form of around 15 elite scholarships each year.

Course of study Advanced Materials Science and Engineering AMASE
Type of programme International consecutive Master's programme
Accreditation Quality assurance system accredited by the Accreditation Council
 
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Degree qualification Master of Science (M.Sc.) – double degree awarded by each of the two chosen universities
 
Language of instruction German and/or English and/or French and/or Spanish/Catalan
Foreign languages proficiency requirements Sufficient knowledge of German and basic knowledge of the language of instruction of the second university chosen
 
Start of programme Winter semester
Application deadline AMASE deadlines and schedules
Where to apply Online application portal – AMASE
 
Tuition fees €1.500 per semester for students from the EU, €4.000 per semester for non-EU students
 
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser
Web page www.amase-master.net