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Erasmus Mundus Master’s Programme in Membrane Engineering (EM3E)

Erasmus Mundus is an educational programme launched by the European Commission to promote cooperation and mobility within higher education. It is a unique opportunity to increase diversity by offering attractive scholarships to non-European and European students.


Our Master’s programme in Chemical Engineering joined the Erasmus Mundus Master’s programme in Membrane Engineering (EM3E) in 2011. This means we can offer you an advanced educational programme in membrane science and engineering at the interface between materials science and chemical engineering.

The focus is on several areas of application, such as energy and water. This Master’s programme involves six institutes of higher education in five European countries:

  • University of Twente (The Netherlands);
  • University Montpellier 2 (France), coordinating institute;
  • University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France);
  • Institute of Chemical Technology Prague (Czech Republic);
  • University of Lisboa (Portugal);
  • University of Zaragoza (Spain).

Programme structure

This two-year Master’s programme consists of four semesters of 30 credits each and is taught entirely in English. During the programme, you will attend three or four different universities in three or four different countries.

You will spend your first semester studying in France, either at the University Paul Sabatier or at the University Montpellier 2. In your second semester you will move on to the Czech Republic and the Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague. This first year is mainly dedicated to courses on materials sciences, physical-chemistry and engineering.

In order to acquire specific skills in a field of application, you will then pursue further training at one of the following three universities: the University of Lisboa in Portugal (Biotechnologies, Food & Health), the University of Zaragoza in Spain (Nanoscience & Nanotechnology) or the University of Twente in The Netherlands (Energy & Environment).

The final semester consists of an extensive six-month research project. You will carry out this project either at a university or in an industrial setting.

How to apply

For more information about the programme please visit the EM3E website. Please note that admission deadlines have passed. We will inform you as soon as there is news available about a new programme.

Go to our Double Degree overview to find out more about Double Degree options at the University of Twente.

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