Admission Requirements

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The program is open to all applicants around the world. The number of places in the program being limited, admission is highly competitive. The eligibility requirements (validated by all Consortium universities) are the following:

1. Degree

In order to be eligible for the HySET Erasmus Mundus Joint Master, students must hold a Bachelor Degree (at least 180 credits) in one of the following disciplines (or equivalent):

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering / Chemistry
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Industrial Engineering

Such specific requirements may be assessed as not fulfilled if

(1) The average grade is in the lower third on the grading scale used (above pass level);

(2) The degree awarding institution is not considered to meet acceptable quality standards by the authorities of the country in which the institution is located.

(3) The degree does not qualify for admission to equivalent Master level in the country where the degree is awarded.

(4) Prospective student aiming to continue their study at TU/e have to possess a stronger background in chemistry

2. English language proficiency

The minimum requirements are:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 90 points on the internet-based test and a minimum score of 21 for each section.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) with a minimum overall band score of 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 for each section.

Exemption only for graduates who are nationals from English-speaking countries AND who have been taught and evaluated in English. See the list of English-speaking countries here.

Important notes:

  • Any other type of certificate (e.g. Duolingo) or certificates delivered by universities are not accepted.
  • The certificate expiration date is not taken into account.
  • If clarifications are judged necessary, a video conference interview will be arranged.
3. Selection Procedure

The coordinating institution (Politecnico di Torino) is in charge to checks all submitted documents and if the applicants fulfil the admission requirements.

The applications are reviewed and rated by two reviewers from the five academic partners of the consortium. Four criteria are graded, for a maximum score of 100 points. The criteria are the following:

  • Academic achievements (GPA, graduation score): Max 30 points
  • Relevance of previous studies (university of origin, check of the basic background on mathematics, physics, chemistry): Max 30 points
  • Maximum 2 recommendation letters (by previous universities or companies) Self-presentation (CV, video, skype interview if necessary): Max 20 points
  • Motivation / work experience / professional and academic potential / awards: Max 20 points

On the basis of these reviews, the Admission Board allocates four different statuses to each application:

  • Admitted in the main list (qualified for an EMJM scholarship application)
  • Registered in the reserve list (qualification for a EU scholarship pending)
  • For these both statuses (main and reserve lists), if a student is finally disqualified for a EU scholarship, a self-paying status will be proposed (see financial conditions)
  • Admitted with a self-paying status (see financial conditions), not qualified for a EU scholarship
  • Not admitted in the HySET program

Students will be informed by email about their application in mid February. Students who are selected have to confirm their participation. The main list and the reserve list are then sent to the EU for approval. Final results (following EU approval) are released in February.

Gender Balance and Promotion of Female Candidate’s Applications

Accordingly with the principles promoted by the European Union and by the HySET consortium’s institutions, from September 2023 the program is committed to:

  • Fostering the gender balance to promote equal access to higher education in science and technology, and to close the gap in women’s participation in the energy transition,
  • Ensuring the gender balance in the admission process in order to reach the target of 40% of women on the main list:
  • All selected candidates in the main and reserve lists need to pass the selection criteria.
  • Some candidates may be removed from the main list and replaced by the next ranked candidates in the reserve list to comply with the gender ratio target.
4. Documents required to prepare an application

This part is just for information purposes and doesn’t replace what is asked on the application platform.

  1. a CV in pdf created with Europass (
  2. a motivation letter (max 1 page, font 11pt)
  3. a certified copy of your degree and transcripts (from the Bachelor’s level). If not graduated at the application time (which is perfectly fine), proof of your registration in an education program and the transcripts you already have are sufficient.
  4. two reference letters: they have to be uploaded on the apply portal. The referees can be work managers or teachers.
  5. a self-introduction video of 2 to 3 minutes
  6. a copy of your ID card or passport
  7. a copy of your English test certificate
  8. an ID or CV photo

All documents are submitted electronically. However, the original documents and final certificates will be requested by the academic authorities before enrollment.