13 Reasons to Study MAP


1. The MAP course offers an innovative, interdisciplinary and internationally oriented programme of study which seeks to promote academic excellence in its students and graduates.

2. We are now able to award a limited number of full MAP-scholarships on a competitive basis. Further financial support, in addition to e.g. DAAD grants, can be obtained by working as a student research assistant, positions widely available in the Engineering Faculty.

3. The course is taught in English, making it one of few Masters programmes in Germany that requires no previous German language skills. In the third semester few of the lectures may be in German.

4. The MAP course prides itself in the academic and professional development of its students through a unique combination of lectures and tutorials, research projects and transferable "soft skills" seminars.

5. The label “Made in Germany” carries an international reputation for highest quality engineering - a reputation very much due to the exceptional training provided in German universities and reflected by the diverse and highly-rated programmes offered by the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

6. The metropolitan region of Nürnberg-Fürth-Erlangen has long been synonomous with the fields of Advanced Materials and Processes. In 2009 the region was awarded the title "Crossroad of Science" for this topic as part of the 2009 German Knowledge Initiative "Research Expedition Germany".

7. Many of the academics teaching the MAP course are involved in the interdisciplinary Cluster of Excellence: Engineering of Advanced Materials, Germany's only Cluster focussed on Materials' topics. MAP students have the opportunity to contribute to Cluster-based research projects as part of their MAP miniprojects or Masters thesis. Click here for a EAM video clip.

8. The MAP programme is granted and funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria (ENB), a regional subsidary of the German Excellence Initiative. The ENB is committed to the promotion of outstanding new study concepts and provides additional networking and training possibilities to students of its programmes.

9. Opportunity to make contact with industry during the MAP programme within the framework of field trips and a 12 week industrial internship.

10. MAP educational grants: Students can apply for support in order to attend external events (language classes, workshops, conferences etc.) which supplement the programme's academic and professional training programme.

11. The MAP syllabus is conceived and taught by leading professors as well as recently-appointed associate and assistant professors and postdoctoral fellows. Many members of this dynamic team have themselves studied or worked abroad, making them ideal to give MAP a highly international orientation. Three of the MAP professors are laureates of the prestigious Leibniz Award.

12. MAP is a selective course with a limited class size. With a very low student to teacher ratio, MAP students are well-cared for, both academically and pastorally.

13. Apart from its university and renowned hospital, Erlangen is dominated by the electronics multinational Siemens and other large business who have their headquarters in or near the town. The state of Bavaria is synonomous with a unqiue blend of tradition and hi-technology and is the economic powerhouse of Germany.