Prerequisites for MAP applicants

Applicants are required to have an excellent Bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering or related subjects. German applicants should have an overall Bachelor’s grade of 2.2 or better. International applicants coming from different grading systems need to have been awarded a mark in their undergraduate degree equivalent to “good”. All applicants have in common that they are performance oriented, eager for knowledge, hard working and diligent. Once becoming a MAP-student, everyone shows a strong motivation for interdisciplinary study and is able to demonstrate an above average level of interest in cutting edge research topics relating to some or all of the MAP focal subjects.

Since MAP is an international study program and lectures are held in English, a very good command of the English language is to be demonstrated. We require either a TOEFL or an IELTS test from all applicants whose previous degree was not conducted in English. In a TOEFL test, applicants should reach at least 85 points in the internet-based test (iBT). In an IELTS test, applicants should reach at least an average of 5.5. These scores are equivalent to the level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). A brief overview of different language tests and scores is provided by the orientation guide of the FAU.