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Erasmus-Mundus-The European Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry Masters Course, Europe


The European ASC Master's Course is jointly operated by the following universities (the ASC consortium):

  • University Alma Mater of Bologna, Italy;
  • University of Helsinki, Finland;
  • Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Poland;
  • University of Leipzig, Germany;
  • University Lille1, France (Coordinating institution)


The ASC network aims at preparing students to become experts and develop international skills towards doctoral studies, and/or professional industrial careers in chemical analysis and characterization of the structure of materials.

A mobility scheme ensures that, in addition to high specialization and access to state of the art technologies, students will do a common core curriculum of studies in different higher education institutions within the ASC consortium.


A two-year (4 semesters, 30 ECTS each) Master programme; courses are taught in english.

The first semester is dedicated to providing all candidates with a common platform in advanced spectroscopic methods, including magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, optical spectroscopy and diffraction techniques.

In the second and third semesters, more specialised instruction is provided with applications in molecular synthesis, biology, nanotechnology, modelling, “green chemistry”, medicine, and new energy sources.

The Master‘s thesis will be strongly encouraged to be based on a collaborative project between two of the partner institutions, thus adding an even more challenging European dimension to the programme.


Students completing this European master’s degree with a thesis will be better prepared for European R and D careers in instrument manufactures, spectroscopic laboratories, analytical enterprises or administrative organizations.

79% of ASC alumni engage in a PhD programme.For more details on the further studies and careers of the ASC alumni, click here

Type of degree:

Double Chemistry Euromaster® of Science with thesis diploma in «Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry» awarded by the universities of the consortium, after completion of 90 ECTS of courses and 30 ECTS of a Master thesis.

A diploma supplement will be provided.

The Chemistry Euromaster® Label has been awarded on 01.12.2008 by the European Chemistry Thematic Network Association (ECTNA) to the consortium members for the EM Master Course in "Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry"  for a period of 5 years.

Application procedure/Admission

Targetted Students:

Student Application for admission in the ASC programme is entitled for students holding a:

 Eurobachelor in Chemistry

or equivalent education in the field of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry and Physics. Students from all over the world are welcome to join the programme.

Admission criteria:

The selection procedure takes place within a  framework common to the five partners of the consortium. The partners select candidates on the basis of study results, a CV, a statement of purpose and two letters of recommendation. They may not discriminate between their own students, students of other universities of EU or non-EU countries.

Application, evaluation procedure

All applications are assessed by a centralized consortium commission. A weighting scheme is applied to the following selection criteria, assessed from 1 (minimum) to 5 (maximum), thus producing a weighted arithmetic mean:
 - academic records of previous studies (coefficient 6,threshold 4)
 - scientific background of undergraduate studies (coefficient 5, threshold 3)
 - ranking of Academic Institution where undergraduate studies were done (coefficient 2)
- motivation letter (coefficient 2)
- mastering of English language (coefficient 2)
- recommendation letters (coefficient 1)
- acquired practical experience (coefficient 1)
- Awards and grants (coefficient 1)

Deadlines for academic year 2016-17

1)  FIRST APPLICATION SESSION (for admission and scholarships):

Open to all students, European and Non-European, seeking a scholarship.

Opening : November 1st, 2015

Deadline for Electronic submission : March 13th, 2016 until midnight.

Admission decision (pending completion of Bachelor Degree): mid April 2016

Start of the Master programme: End of August 2016

2) SECOND APPLICATION SESSION (for admission - NO scholarship available):

Open only to European students and to Non-European students living in Europe;  second chance for students who missed the first call. But the admission decision will be known too late to allow Non-Eu students to apply for a visa.

Opening: 14th of March 2016

Deadline for electronic submission: May 31st, 2016

Admission decision (pending completion of Bachelor Degree): mid-June 2016

Start of the Master programme: end of August 2016


Only complete online applications submitted within the deadlines  will be eligible and evaluated.

Selection results will be notified by e-mail.

Candidates selected for entering the ASC Master’s Course will have to send all requested hardcopies by post so that they reach our office within 10 days after notification of the results by e-mail.

Official admission letters will be sent provided these documents have been received in due time.

Application procedure:

1) Very important: make sure you submit your on-line application before the above mentioned deadlines.
AND IF you are selected:
2) Send your hardcopies so that they arrive within 10 days of the emailed notification of selection to:

Université Lille1
ASC Master Course
Administrative Office,
Bât C15-01
Cité Scientifique

 Online application procedure

Step 1:  fill in the administrative form with your personal data.

Step 2:  You will receive an email of confirmation with a login and a password which will grant you access to the complete application form (your form can be corrected as often as you wish untill you submit it).

When your application form is complete, and before the deadline click on "submit".
you will receive an e-mail warning you that you can access step 3 and download your pdf file.

Step 3:  You can now upload all required documents:

  • Copy of the passport or ID card (1 page concerning personal details)
  • Certified copies of university transcripts including certified translations into English
  • Certified copies of university degrees including certified translation into English, including School leaving certificate = diploma or exam granting access to higher education (specifically if you do not hold a BSc yet)
  • Copy of TOEFL/IELTS scores or equivalent
  • 2 original recommendation letters
  • either a recent  residence certificate issued in accordance with your municipality normal registration rules; OR a recent certificate from your place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question.

You can now proceed with your paper application: please print and sign your application file, and be ready to send it along with all requested documents to the above mentionned address, as soon as you receive the emailed notification of selection.

IMPORTANT: please see FAQ for all questions reagarding documents for application.

To start your on-line application: click here

In specific cases where you cannot complete the on-line application form, please send an e-mail explaining your situation to: and the relevant electronic form will be sent to you.


1) The admission decision is sent by email first.

2) Confirmation: you have to answer this e-mail  within 7 days to confirm your decision to attend the ASC master’s course.  Check your email regularly.

2) Hardcopies of your complete application file are sent by first class post to make sure they arrive within 10 days of selection notifications sent by e-mail.

3) Admission letters are sent by first class post as soon your file is received and verified by the ASC administive office.

4) Visa application: to be started as soon as you receive your admission letter.  Don’t forget that at least 2 months are usually necessary to obtain a visa for Europe.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 13 March 2016

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