MSc in SAfe and REliable Nuclear Applications (SARENA) - Criteria

Application / Admission criteria

Admission into the SARENA programme is the responsibility of the SARENA Academic Steering Board, who will appoint an Admission Committee of representatives of the Consortium partners for that purpose. The Admission Committee reviews the applications and establishes the priority list for Erasmus Mundus Scholarships.

Eligibility to this Master's Programme is restricted to applicants holding an academic degree of at least 180 ECTS credits (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent programme of at least 180 ECTS) in a relevant field to the programme like Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental sciences, etc.

The admission criteria are the following:

  • Academic excellence (30%): Education background, Bachelor grades and ranking, Quality of the university of origin
  • Professional/academic experience, extra-curricular activities (20%): Professional experience in the SARENA field (e.g. energy/environment) in industry or in research, Professional experiences not related to the domain, social or extra-scholar activities
  • Professional objectives and career project (15%): Targeted jobs and career project presented in the motivation letter, Objectives of learning or acquisition of complementary skills thanks to the Master
  • Motivation for intercultural experience, interest in European countries and cultures (10%): Intercultural experience and international mobility, Particular interest for Europe or SARENA countries
  • Language skills (15%): English (high priority), Spanish, French, Finnish or Slovenian (second priority), other European language (small bonus)
  • Recommendation letters (10%): quality of the referees, quality of the letters, content well related to the SARENA Master.


This application evaluation may also be completed by a short-form interview organised after the end of the application phase.