AIMS Master Scholarship for Advanced Materials in Europe 2021

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is inviting applications for the AIMS Masters scholarship in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability scholarships in 2021.

AMIS, the Master’s Programme in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability, is a Programme of excellence that covers the whole value chain of raw materials by combining scientific knowledge with entrepreneurship, innovation, and modern teaching methods – in line with the standards and values of EIT RawMaterials.

AMIS tackles the following themes – all of which are central to the goals of EIT RawMaterials:

  • ‘Substitution of critical or toxic materials in products and for optimised performance’
  • ‘Material chain optimisation for end-of-life products’
  • ‘Product and services design for the circular economy’

The primary focus of the adaptation is on metal and mineral raw materials. Bio-base and polymer materials are covered in view of their substitution potential and other materials in the context of multi-material product recycling. In addition, the AMIS Programme includes a solid package of courses and project work in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Students’ mobility is an integrated part of the two-year programme, during which they will study at two of the consortium partner universities. Upon completion of the programme, students will receive a double degree.

The language of instruction is English.

The AMIS Master Programme will enable young professionals to become change agents with an entrepreneurial mindset, able to safeguard the sustainability of raw materials throughout the industrial and research landscape.

Worth of Award

Students enrolled in the AMIS Programme are entitled to the following EIT RawMaterials grant:

Added Value Student Activities grant (AVSA grant): this grant of €13,500 is additionally awarded to all students enrolled in a EIT RawMaterials, EIT-labelled programme. It covers travel, subsistence and living costs for students to participate in the following activities:

  • Industry placements and other internships
  • Exchanges with other universities
  • Attending conferences or workshops
  • And/or similar activities additional to the regular programme contents directed at promoting the learning, knowledge, skills, professional flexibility and pursuit of careers of students during and after having passed the EIT RawMaterials-funded programme.

The grant is directly paid to the students, no separate application is needed.


To be eligible;

  • Successful applicants should hold a Bachelor degree in Science or Technology or Engineering (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science) or it’s equivalent
  • It should be from an internationally recognized higher education institution that is an official and recognized part of the national education system and can be found on an official list or in an international handbook that is completed by some international organization (e.g. UNESCO).
  • The students in their final year of undergraduate education may be admitted on the condition that their bachelor’s degree will be awarded before they enroll, respecting the university-specific deadlines.
  • The language test score must fulfill the minimum requirements.
  • Please be aware that European double funding is strictly prohibited. Therefore, students who already receive an EU-funded scholarship (i.e. Erasmus Mundus or other) are not entittled to the AVSA grant.
  • Student receiving a national grant or a grant from another source (as long as it is not EU-funded) can be awarded the AVSA grant under the condition that this grant permit additional scholarships to be awarded.

How to Apply

To apply for the AIMS Masters scholarship;

  • All applicants must submit an online application via the Grenoble application system. Applications are opened.
  • The selection of the students for the 2nd wave will be completed in June 2021 and the Programme will start in September 2021.
  • The number of study places available is limited and the application process is highly competitive.



  • First wave: from the 1st October 2020 to January 31, 2021
  • Second wave: from the 1st February 2021 to April 30, 2021

Click here for more details and to apply

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