Master in Physics-FUSION-EP

In this Master program, the discipline “Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physics” (FUSION-EP) is an Erasmus mundus Master program with two tracks Fusion Science and Fusion Engineering which consists of courses displayed in English and opened to international students.

Objectives of the program

The aim of the European Master of Science in Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physics (FUSION-EP) programme is to provide a high-level, multinational, research-oriented education in fusion-related engineering physics, in close relation to the research activities of the partners, together with a well-integrated language and cultural experience. The combined and harmonized teaching & research of the 7 universities + INSTN + ITER organization offers a broad range of competences in the field of fusion science and engineering physics. The Joint European Masters Programme offers a genuine European opportunity for Master level studies in a field which is of crucial importance to solving the urgent and vital problem of world energy supply. The course language is English.

In a nutshell : 2 years Masters, 2 tracks, 5 universities, 13 partners in 9 countries.

Consortium and student mobility

Student mobility is an inherent part of the programme structure and philosophy. We propose the following concrete mobility scheme.

Each student resides at 2 universities in 2 different countries (60 ECTS credits at university A, 51 at B and 9 at the winter school).

Furthermore all students meet at the yearly summer event.

Scholar cooperation and mobility is particularly promoted by the structural connection between the specialized track education provided during semester 3 and the master thesis in the same track during semester 4. A master thesis promoter and a co-promoter (teacher responsible for guiding the student in the third semester) are assigned to each student. The summer event plays a crucial role as it is the yearly culmination point of contacts between the participating teachers and research groups.

Programme organisation

In view of the expertise of the partners, the programme offers 2 programme tracks to the student: Fusion Science ; Fusion Technology.

The two-year FUSION-EP programme is organised over four semesters. The programme structure is combined with a mandatory stay for each student at two universities in two countries: semesters 1 &2 at University A; and semesters 3 & 4 in B. Semesters 3 & 4 are in a particular track.​

At the end of semester 3 most students attend the so-called EMTRAIC course at IPP, Prague.

During semester 4 students will also attend a two weeks long winter school at the ITER site (attendance is compulsory). After semesters 2 & 4 a summer event is organized (attendance is compulsory) in which tracks and Master thesis topics are proposed for Master 1 students. Master 2 students defend their thesis at this event. (déjà précisé auparavant)

The total training programme has to amount up to 120 ECTS and fulfil certain requirements concerning mobility. This ensures a Master programme with a strong common standard and a maximum flexibility to accommodate for students with different interests, language knowledge and background.


Tuition fees

This sum does NOT include all other accommodation, inbound and outbound flights or any other mobility costs.This sum includes the tuition fees at the two different partner universities, a full world-wide insurance, accommodation at the two Summer Events, the Winter Event and the RTM course module.

  • Partner Country students
    Max. 9.000 EUR per academic year so 18.000 for two Master years.
  • Programme Country students 
    Max. 4.500 EUR per academic year so 9.000 EUR for two Master years
  • When am I a Partner or Programme country student/scholar ?

A student/scholar who belongs to one of the following Programme Countries :
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switserland, United Kingdom
and People who have carried out their main activities (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the above countries.

  • All other students/scholars are belonging to the Partner Countries.

  • The European Master FUSION-EP offers admission to applicants who appear to have the highest potential for graduate study and who, with the benefit of a graduate education, are the most likely to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields through teaching, research, or professional practice (see also how to apply).

Application procedure Partner Countries


Per academic year a limited number of Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available for FUSION-EP students from Partner Countries. (500 EUR per month during 11 months)

Our consortium will provide a limited number of scholarships but it's recommended to look for additional funding.

  • Partner Countries
    Scholarship scheme 2017-2018 :​
    A maximum of 750 EUR per month during 11 months per year could be provided to excelling students.
  • Programme Countries
    Scholarship scheme 2017-2018 :
    EU-students are advised to obtain a regular Erasmus fund. In this case only the local tuition fee is required plus part of the costs of all events and the consequent mobility. Fusenet provides travel and accommodation support in some cases.
    In Stuttgart and Université de Lorraine there is a monthly thesis allowance in Master 2.

​Other Scholarship Opportunities (2017-2018)

The FUSION-EP network is also actively searching for other scholarship opportunities.

In rare cases for excellent ranked students the consortium provides a reduction of tuition fee. (4500 instead of 9000 or 4000 instead of 4500)

The Consortium provides limited scholarships. It's not decided yet but there will be at least 8-12 scholarships with an allowance of minimum 500 EUR and max. of 750 EUR depending on the fact the student has other resources or not.

Job opportunities


  • Executives with an “Engineer-Physicist” profile in the sectors of Industry, Services (Financial, Scientific Council) and more generally in all scientific sectors.
  • PhD thesis (all alumni applicant, having Fusion-EP master diploma, won)

After a PhD thesis

  • Researchers (Fundamental research, Research & Development in Physics)
  • Professors (Teacher-researchers) of Higher Education in Physics institutions

The program aims to train students to be future specialists able to enter the economic and social life in advanced scientific domains.

The international dimension of the Master of Physics will enable graduated students, who have become French speakers, to promote French culture and language once they are back in their country of origin and to give appropriate solutions to French companies abroad. In the same time French students familiar with an international environment can consider career opportunities abroad.