Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Sustainable Mineral and Metal Processing Engineering

This joint European master's programme, shortened as PROMISE, educates world-class mineral processing experts and future leaders to secure a sustainable future for the mining industry.
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Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Sustainable Mineral and Metal Processing Engineering

Degree title

Master of Science (Technology)

Study places


Duration of studies

2 years


120 study credits

Teaching method

On campus, students will switch between universities

Next application period

1 October - 31 December 2024

Programme profile

Top reasons to study Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Sustainable Mineral and Metal Processing Engineering

  • A unique opportunity to study mineral and metal processing in four countries: Finland, Austria, Croatia, and Chile.
  • Top-level mineral processing laboratories, pilot plants, analytical equipment and recognized scholars and experts.
  • Work-life related studies in close cooperation with the mining industry. Internship and thesis opportunities offered to students.
  • Strong ties with the processing industry and a cluster of 31 mining companies.
  • Programme coordinated by the University of Oulu, ranked within the top 76-100 universities in Mining & Mineral Engineering in Shanghai Ranking´s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023.

Learn mining in multiple environments, Oulu Mining School as one of them

Students will gain broad competence in the main areas of mineral beneficiation emphasized in

  • better mineral recovery from primary and secondary sources
  • metal recycling (urban mining)
  • by-product recovery meeting the demands of today’s industry and environmental protection as an integral part of the circular economy.

Students will move between the universities organizing PROMISE, at least three of these:

  • University of Oulu, Finland
  • Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
  • University of Zagreb, Croatia and
  • Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile.

The language of instruction in PROMISE is English. Additionally, students can learn the partners’ national languages for getting a multidisciplinary education.

Students will be awarded multiple master’s degree diplomas and a Diploma Supplement.

Ideal student

EMJM-PROMISE programme is particularly suited for graduates in mineral processing, metallurgical and chemical engineering, chemists, raw materials scientists and engineers, mining engineers, materials scientists, or related engineering fields.

Visit the official programme page for admissions

For full information on the programme content, please visit the official programme page from the link below. You may also enquire about admissions and leave your application via this site.

Welcome to Oulu Mining School

At the Oulu Mining School, teaching is provided by highly experienced and internationally well-regarded teachers. The unit also has a unique, fully operational small-scale refinery for teaching purposes.