Admission criteria

General admission criteria:

The successful applicants should hold a Bachelor degree in Science or Technology or Engineering (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science) or its equivalent 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 degree will be awarded before they enroll respecting the university specific deadlines (Aalto: 31.7.2017, Grenoble INP: 31.7.2017, TU Darmstadt: 31.7.2017)

Language requirements:

Applicants are required to attach an official language test report to their application.

Acceptable language tests and their minimum scores:

  • IELTS (Academic IELTS only)
    • Overall Band Score: 6.5
    • Writing Band Score: 5.5
  • TOEFL (IBT = Internet Based Test, PBT = Paper Based Test)
    • Total score: 92 (IBT), 580 (PBT)
    • Writing score: 22 (IBT), 4.0 (PBT)
  • CAE/CPE (CAE = Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, CPE = Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
    • Grades accepted: A, B, C
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic only)
    • Total score: 59
    • Writing score: 50

The minimum requirements are very strict. If the applicant’s score does not fulfill the minimum requirements, the applicant is not eligible to apply and the application cannot be processed. IELTS, TOEFL and PTE results are valid for two years starting from the test date. The CAE and CPE results do not have an expiration date. If TOEFL institution code is needed, please use Grenoble INP code: 6050.

English language test exemptions:

Applicants who have completed a higher education degree:

  • In an English language program requiring a physical on-site presence at a university in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the United States. If the degree includes studies from another university also these studies must be completed in English in such a country and university that exempts the applicant from the language test.
  • At a university or polytechnic in an EU/EEA country in English. The language of the degree must be stated in the degree certificate or its appendix, the transcript of records or other official document, such as diploma supplement, issued by the higher education institution in question.
  • At one of the EIT-AMIS consortium universities