FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Advanced Materials and Processes

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Materials Science
English only
Winter semester:  01 Jun
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Excellent Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering or related subjects. Examples for related subjects are: Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Life Science Engineering, Medical Technology and Energy Technology and comparable degrees.

GPA Rate 2.20
GPA Comment

German applicants should have an overall Bachelor’s grade of 2.2 or better. International applicants coming from different grading systems need a mark equivalent to “good” in their undergraduate degree.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CERF English
min B2
min 6
min 85
min II
min 785
min B2 First (FCE)
LCCI Certificates
min Level 2 grades “Merit” and “Distinction” + Level 3 grades “Pass”
Telc English B2-C1 University
min B2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester: January 20 (German)January 20 (EU)January 20 (Non EU)
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

All documents must be submitted in PDF format and named in the following way:

  1. MAP01_CoverLetter_YourFamilyName_YourFirstName – content: Short cover letter (you should state your connection to MAP and your motivation to study the program).
  2. MAP02_CV_YourFamilyName_YourFirstName – content: CV / Resumé (including an up-to-date picture).
  3. MAP03_TranscriptSchool_YourFamilyName_YourFirstName – content: High school/secondary school leaving certificate or university entrance certificate. The transcript of courses attended with corresponding grades should be included.
  4. MAP04_EnglishTranscriptUniversity_YourFamilyName_YourFirstName – content: English university degree certificate(s) / English transcript(s) of records. The transcript of courses attended at university with corresponding grades provided as English language version.
  5. MAP05_OriginalLanguageTranscriptUniversity_YourFamilyName_YourFirstName – content: Transcript of courses attended at university in the original language.
  6. MAP06_TOEFL_YourFamilyName_YourFirstName (respectively IELTS or other evidence) – content: IELTS or TOEFL score report if the previous degree was not conducted in English. If the courses at university have been taught in English, please send the authentication of the university.
  7. MAP07_Language_YourFamilyName_YourFirstName (if any) – content: Certificates of English or German language courses taken.
  8. MAP08_APS_YourFamilyName_YourFirstName  – content: APS certificate (for applicants from China, Mongolia, and Vietnam only).
  9. MAP09_Scholarship_YourFamilyName_YourFirstName – content: Motivation for scholarship application. Only if you want to apply for a MAP scholarship and only until 31 March.
  10. MAP1x_xxx_YourFamilyName_YourFirstName for any further documents – content: Certificate(s) of e.g. industrial internship(s) attended.

Please submit all test results as scanned copies or screenshots.

If you are unable to submit the complete set of documentation before the application deadline, you may submit the missing document(s) after the application deadline has passed by sending an electronic copy to the MAP application team at map-applications(at)fau.de. Please check the size of your files as the university e-mail has a 5 MB limit.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website