Joint Master’s EPFL-Grenoble INP-Politecnico di Torino | MNIS

EPFL, the Institut polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG) and the Politecnico di Torino (PoliTo) have joined forces to offer their students a joint program enabling them to follow a Master’s degree in Micro- and nanotechnologies for integrated systems (MNIS) by completing one semester at each of the three partner institutions.

EPFL students must have an overall average of 4,5/6 over their entire Bachelor’s degree course to apply to this program.

Each partner institution is responsible for the admissibility of its own students.

Procedure for EPFL students

  • EPFL students file their application to the joint degree program MNIS with the Electrical and electronic engineering section. They must provide a CV, a motivation letter and a transcript. The candidates’ Bachelor’s degree specialty, their academic results, their study program as well as their language skills are taken into account for the admission
  • The Electrical and electronic engineering section carries out an initial screening of the applications. Once this first step has been completed, the selected students apply to the Master’s program by filling out this online form. Applications are open from December 1 until end of February
  • The final selection is carried out by a joint admission committee at the end of June each year

Students enrolled in the program must complete 120 ECTS in total over a maximum of six semesters according to the following mobility scheme:

  • 1st semester: PoliTo (30 ECTS)
  • 2nd semester: INPG (30 ECTS)
  • 3rd semester: EPFL (30 ECTS)
  • 4th semester: Master’s thesis (or tesi di laurea, 30 ECTS)

The Master’s thesis (or tesi di laurea) can be completed:

  • at the home institution
  • at one of the partner institutions (according to their rules and under their supervision)
  • in the industry or at a third party institution


At EPFL, a level of B2 minimum in French or English is highly recommended.


Students must provide an international certificate indicating that their level of knowledge of English is equal to or higher than B1.

List of accepted certificates and recognitions


Students must provide an international certificate indicating that their level of knowledge of English is equal to or higher than B2. This certificate will also be needed to receive the degree from Politecnico di Torino.

Further information

Upon successful completion of the MNIS program, the students obtain the degree from their home institution:

  • Master of Science in Electrical and electronic engineering from EPFL
  • Laurea Magistrale in Nanotechnologies for ICT from PoliTo
  • Diplôme d’ingénieur de l’Institut national polytechnique de Grenoble, specialized in micro- and nanotechnologies for integrated systems, from INPG

A joint certificate containing the three official logos and signatures and mentioning the specialization Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Integrated Systems (MNIS) is also awarded.

Students selected to participate in this joint program must pay tuition fees at their home university only, according to its standards. They are registered without any tuition fees at the host universities except for ancillary costs.


Philippe Gay-Balmaz
Deputy Director of the Electrical and electronic engineering section

Grenoble INP/Politecnico di Torino

For more information, please visit the Master Nanotech website.