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.
The 1st application period for the 2021-2023 edition of the programme is now closed. The 2nd period will be open from the 5th April until the 2nd May (23:59 CEST) 2021. All interested candidates may apply during this period. However candidates requiring a visa to study in EU countries should note that, in case of success, official acceptance letters will not be sent before the week beginning 7th June 2021. In the mean time we recommend that you consult the list of supporting documents required (see below) in order to prepare your application in advance.
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
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.
Create an account
Create an account on the AMIR online application portal.
Confirm your account from the received email.
Complete all pages of the application form.
Sign in with your username and password.
If you are missing a document then you can upload an explanatory note instead, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
for all appliactions
CV in the Europass CV 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”.
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.
Copy of passport
Page(s) showing identification n°, photo, name, citizenship, date of birth, date of issue, expiration date and signature.
Proof of work experiences (if any).
Other non compulsory documents
Any other relevant document.
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.