Joint Degree MNIS | EPFL – Grenoble INP (INPG) – Politecnico di Torino (PoliTo)

This joint degree program enables students interested in doing a Master in Micro and Nanotechnologies for Integrated Systems to complete one semester in each institution (EPFL, INPG and PoliTo).

They obtain a degree from their home institution as well as a joint certificate containing the three official logos and signatures.

At EPFL, this program is mainly aimed at students in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Section, as well as those in Microengineering and Physics, but remains open to other sections.

All students must have an overall average of 4.5 over their entire Bachelor’s degree course to apply to this program, as do students who change sections between the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and students who participate in an exchange program.

EPFL students file their application to the joint degree program MNIS with the Section of electrical and electronic engineering. They have to provide a CV, a motivation letter and a transcript of records. The bachelor’s specialty, the academic results, the program of study as well as the language skills of the candidate will be taken into account.

The Section of electrical and electronic engineering carries out an initial screening of the applications.

Once completed, the selected students apply to the master’s program by filling out this online form (applications are open from 1st December 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 6 semesters according to the following mobility scheme and the study plan of each institution:

1st semester: PoliTo (30 ECTS)

2nd semester: Grenoble INP (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 institution (according to their rules and under their supervision)
  • in industry or at a third party institution

Upon successful completion of the MNIS program, the student obtains a degree from her/his home institution:

  • Laurea Magistrale in Nanotechnologies for ICT (PoliTo)
  • Diplôme d’ingénieur de l’Institut national polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG)
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EPFL)

The joint certificate – containing the three official logos and signatures – mentions the specialization « Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Integrated Systems » (MNIS).


Philippe Gay-Balmaz

Deputy Director

Section of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

[email protected]

+41 21 69 33984

Grenoble INP/Politecnico di Torino

For more information, please visit the Master Nanotech website.