The call for applications for the course starting in September 2023 is closed.

A new opening is expected in autumn for the 2024 course edition.

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Call for Applications 2023


Erasmus Mundus Joint Master

in Astrophysics and Space Science

Application start: December 22nd, 2022 at 19:00 CET

Application deadline: March 3rd, 2023 at 23:59 CET

Course starting date: September 15th, 2023

Course duration: 2 years (120 ECTS credits)

Eligible candidates: Top-ranked students of any nationality with a certified good knowledge of English, who hold a recognized Bachelor’s degree in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, Mathematics, Computing Science, Space Engineering, or closely related fields.

Funding: The programme is funded by the European Union within the 2021 – 2027 Erasmus+ programme. A number of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master full scholarships are available for students of any nationality.

The Masters course is open to students of all nationalities and is jointly offered by a Consortium of 4 Universities:

  • the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy),

  • the University of Belgrade (Serbia),

  • the University of Bremen (Germany),

  • the Université Côte d’Azur (France)

with the participation of several associated partners, including public research institutions, national Space Agencies, small and medium enterprises and space industries that contribute actively to the programme.

The programme has a duration of 2 years (120 ECTS credits) and is entirely taught in English.

MASS will give students an excellent education in the field of Astrophysics and Space Science. It will expose them to the theoretical aspects of modern astrophysics, to the knowledge/use of observational facilities and/or to the data reduction and science exploitation of big data sets coming from current/forthcoming ground-based or space-borne experiments. The goal of the programme is to provide students with knowledge and skills tuned to continue their career in PhD programmes, but also desirable to the private sector.

We invite applications from top-ranked students of any nationality that either hold or are expected to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree (or a recognized equivalent Degree that certifies a period of studies of at least 3 years, corresponding to 180 credits in the European Credit Transfer System) in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, Mathematics, Computing Science, Space Engineering, or closely related fields by the end of June 2023, for applicants who need a visa to study in Italy, OR by the end of July 2023, for applicants who are exempt from a visa application to study in Italy . A certified good knowledge of the English language is required.

Students selected for participation will carry out their studies in at least 2 and up to 4 of the MASS consortium universities and will be finally awarded a multiple Master Degree, complemented with a Diploma Supplement. The degree will allow them access to PhD programmes.

A number of full scholarships are available for students of any nationality. These are funded by the European Commission following the Erasmus+ scholarship scheme for Erasmus Mundus Joint Master courses.

The selection of students is primarily based on excellence.

Full information about the MASS programme, the application form, and detailed instructions on how to apply can be found on the web-site:

Applications are accepted until March 3rd, 2023.

The contact e-mail for inquiries is: .

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