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Become a raw materials sustainability pioneer

The AMIR Programme are looking for ambitious and entrepreneurial students that want to make a difference in the world through innovation in sustainability in the raw materials sector.

We are looking for students that believe in our values of using innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship for the greater good.  If this is you then the AMIR Advanced Materials and Innovative Recycling Masters Programme is the perfect Master’s degree to set you on a successful career in the raw materials industry.

Applications for AMIR EIT master Programme and scholarships* (2024-2026) will be open from January 5th 2024 until 5th March 2023 at 12pm (CET).

We recommend consulting the list of supporting documents required (see below), as well as the fees and scholarships page, and the programme page for full lists of the modules taught at each of the AMIR partner universities.

 *Please be advised, that due to the ongoing procedure for the renewal of the EIT Raw Materials funding, the AMIR Consortium will not be able to confirm the availability of EIT AVSA grants before march 2024 . It’s important to note that this information does not affect the application procedure, and candidates are encouraged to proceed with their applications for the EIT AMIR master programme and scholarship .

Applications are now closed. Please check in January 2020 for more information on the opening of applications for the 2020-2022 edition of the programme.

Interested in the full value chain of raw materials

Motivated to spend time working with top companies and research organisations in the recycling sector

Driven to become an entrepreneur or intrapreneur who makes innovation happen

Keen to make a difference in confronting the challenges surrounding waste and to contribute to the development of sustainable solutions to these challenges

Who can apply?

The programme is aimed at candidates who have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Environmental Sciences, with advanced knowledge in Chemistry (minimum 3 years of study or 180 ECTS credits), or a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Physical-Chemistry, Materials (or Matter) Sciences.

Selection criteria – candidates are assessed and selected on the following qualifying factors:

  • Academic background
  • Motivation letter
  • Language skills
  • Work experience
  • Entrepreneurial potential

Please note that applicants will have to answer an MCQ to test their Academic knowledge.  Depending on the number of applications received, the evaluation committee might use the result of the MCQ as pre-selection criteria .

Application guidelines

In order to complete the electronic application form, please follow the steps detailed here.

Note that you may save every completed page independently and work on the application form at different times, but you will not be able to change your data after the final submission. All fields with an asterisk (*) must be completed.

The application form must be completed in English. All attachments need to be translated into English and should be in either pdf or jpg formats and should not exceed 5mb in size. Check your spam folder in case you don’t immediately receive our automatic emails. Also, please don’t wait until the last minute to submit your application form to avoid any potential technical problems.


Should you face any problems or difficulties with your application process please do not hesitate to contact us at this address – amir.master@u-bordeaux.fr

For futher information visit our FAQ page.

Create an account

Create an account on the AMIR online application portal.


Confirm your account from the received email.

Sign in

Complete all pages of the application form.


Sign in with your username and password.

Upload documentation

If you are missing a document then you can upload an explanatory note instead, or send an e-mail to amir.master@u-bordeaux.fr

Submit application

Submit your completed application form by clicking on the ‘submit’ button that will appear once 100% of the application form is completed. Make sure that you have received an email confirming that your application has been saved.

Required documentation
for all applications

CV in the Europass CV template

Download template

Bachelor degree in English and in original language

Academic degree or professional diploma. If your degree diploma has not yet been delivered, then an official letter from the awarding Institution to clarify the situation will suffice.

Academic transcripts in English and in original language

Should include all grades obtained during the 3- 4 years of your Bachelor and the information on the grading scale.

Motivation letter for the AMIR programme

No more than 1000 words.

2 Recommendation letters

No more than two pages per reference letter, written in English, including the referees signature. Presented on institutional headed paper and  bearing an institutional stamp. These must be uploaded directly by the referees on our Emundus application platform. Referees will receive a link once candidates add their details in the relevant section of the online application form, and then click on “save and continue”. Please note that recommendation letters need to be uploaded on the application platform by your referees before the deadline to submit your application.

English certificate or University Official Letter

Certificate of an accredited language centre testifying that your level of English is at least CEFR B2 (IELTS score of 6.5 / TOEFL of 75. / Cambridge B2 First) or, for those who studied in an English-speaking country, an official university letter stating that your university studies were undertaken in English. Either document should be recent (last 3-4 years). Not mandatory for students of the following nationalities: Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.

1 photograph

Passport type.

Copy of passport

Page(s) showing identification n°, photo, name, citizenship, date of birth, date of issue, expiration date and signature.

Work certificate

Proof of work experiences (if any).

Other non compulsory documents

Any other relevant document.

Personal data

The AMIR programme adheres to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, under the University of Bordeaux privacy policy.

Summer School

The AMIR Summer School is open to first and second year students and aims to facilitate the development of a student’s professional integration and perspectives of career opportunities in the market of raw materials and related ecosystems.