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International Master on Advanced methods in Particle Physics


This is a collection of answers to questions received by students


Q: When does the first semester begin?
A: The first semester starts early September in Clermont
Q: Will I have to enrol to each single of the three universities?

A: No, the process of admission and enrolment will be done completely at the TU-Dortmund. You will be registered also to the UCA and UNIBO so that you will receive a student account in each university.

Q: Is it possible to do this Master Programme online?

A: No, the lectures have to be attended in presence, so the exams.

Q: What is the difference between admission and enrollment?

A: In the admission step through uni-assist, it is checked if your previous education fulfills the requirements to start a masters programme with IMAPP. If you get admitted to the IMAPP programme, you still need to enroll with the TU Dortmund for all four semesters.

For the admission step please go to this website here: Please note, that the admission step is different for EU/non-EU applicants.

Once you are admitted and want to enroll to TU Dortmund, please follow the steps here:

The website states the documents required for enrollment and also the e-mail address these documents need to be sent to.


Q: I do not have my Bachelor degree yet, when should I apply?

A: You can (and should!) apply for admission as soon as possible, even if you have not completed your Bachelor degree by then. In case you are admitted, you also need to submit the final Bachelor certificate prior to your enrollment. Enrollment is possible within the time span given on our webpage (

Q: I’m a non-EU citizen and I obtained my Bachelor’s in EU, should I apply via uni-assist?

A: Non-EU students who obtained their Bachelor’s in the EU do not have to apply via uni-assist. They apply like EU citizens.

Q: Are there additional admission requirements for non-European students?
A: The admission requirements are the same for all students (Bachelor degree with a good grade, at least B2 proficiency in English ). International students have to check their visa requirements, etc. You will find all the information on our webpage or the enrolment portal.
Q: Does the university cover or refund the admission fees by uni-assist?
A: TU Dortmund University can not cover, waive or refund the fees for the admission process that is charged by uni-assist.
Please note that, in case you are admitted, but you can not join directly, e.g. because of visa problems, your admission is valid for three semesters. That means that you do not have to apply for admission again via uniassist in the following year and you do not have to pay the fees again.
Q: Does the university provide help for the visa process?

A: Yes, please take a look at the webpage of TU Dortmund University

Q: For the enrollment procedure at TU Dortmund a health insurance is required. What kind of health insurance do I need?

A: Once you are admitted to the programm and have started the enrollment procedure, please notify Andrea Knue about your status. Please send her your FULL list of first names and last names, your birthdate, nationality and country of residence.
A basic health insurance for all enrolled IMAPP participants is provided by the programme. To provide the health insurance police, the information listed above is needed.
Please read the e-mail with the insurance carefully, since it will contain additional instructions about providing the
health insurance information to the university.

Q: I have sent all my documents to the international office, but I did not hear anything back. Whom do I need to contact to ask about the status?

A: You have to contact the responsible teams from the university administration, you can find the list here:
The organisers of the IMAPP programme have unfortunately no access to the enrollment information themselves.

Q: When do I have to apply for a Visa?

A: You should apply (at least!) three months before the start of the IMAPP programme. In some countries, it can be difficult to get a Visa appointment, so it is important to start the process as soon as possible.

Q: For the Visa I am required to show some proof that I am taking part in the programme. Where can I get such a document?

A: If you have been admitted to the IMAPP programme, we will provide you with a letter stating the starting date, duration and mobility path of the programme. If you won a scholarship, the letter will also state the monthly payment of the scholarship.

Q: I am a non-EU student who wants to take part in the programme. What Visa do I need to apply for?

A: Since you are starting the programme in France, you have to apply for a french visa. More information can be found here:

You have to choose the following option: “VLS-TS (Visa long séjour valant titre de séjour) – ETUDIANT PROGRAMME DE MOBILITE” .

For the procedure you need an Etudes en France (EF) number from the university of Clermont-Ferrand.
Please contact prof. Stephane Monteil if you have not been attributed with a number yet.
Students from Australia, Erythrea, Paraguay and South Sudan do not require such a number.

Tuition fees, costs and scholarships

Q: Will the visa and flight charges every semester be covered by the University?
A: No, there is no financial support from the universities.
Q: It would be helpful to get a breakdown of the expenses covered by the University and the expenses the students have to bear.
A: The fees cover the use of the university facilities. There is no financial support for living expenses, health insurance or similar personal needs.
Q: Are there any scholarships for IMAPP?

A: The IMAPP program offers scholarships provided by the Erasmus Mundus program. Details about all scholarships opportunities can be found on the IMAPP website:

Further funding opportunities can be found e.g. on the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD):

Q: I have won an IMAPP scholarship, do I have to pay the tuition fees?

A: No, if you have been notified by us that you have won an EMJM scholarship, the fees will be paid by the programme.
If you are a self-funded student, you will have to pay the full fee (about 950 Euros per semester).

Q: How much money do I need to have available per month in order to get a Visa in the different countries?

A: The amount varies a bit per country, but for a Visa in Germany (which is the second semester of the programme) you need to prove that you have at least 934 Euros per month

for housing, food etc in order to be allowed to move to Germany. The different options to show that you have the funding can be seen here:

In France and Italy this might be differing a little bit, but also in those countries housing and food costs are on a similar level as in Germany.

For students with the Erasmus scholarship we will provide a letter that states the amount of money of the scholarship. Self-funded students have to provide their own documents to prove the funding.


Q: How the grading system will work during the different semesters?

A: In each semester you will be graded as a student of the host country, at the end all your grades will be converted in the German system to define the final grade.

Q: When do I have to move respectively in France, Germany and Italy?

A: Lectures in France begin at the beginning of September, and you will have the last exams, approximately, at the beginning of February.
Lectures in Germany begin at the beginning of April and they will last up to July, you will have to do exams between July and September.
Lectures in Italy begin at the end of September and they last until the end of December, then you will have your exams between January and February.
Notice that between the semesters in France and Germany (end of March) you will participate to a Spring School.


Q: Will the University help with finding accommodation in all the three countries ?

A: Yes, we do offer a service helping students to find accommodation. 

Q: For the Visa they are asking for accomodation, but I have not found a flat yet. What can I do?

A: It is our experience that a booked hotel room/AirBnB accomodation is enough for the start, and you can find more long-term accomodation later.