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European Mining Education

FEMP supports high level education in Europe for the future leaders in the mining and related raw materials processing industry.

What is FEMP
The Federation of European Mineral Programs is a not-for-profit foundation established to support the education of MSc level students in the field of mineral engineering. There is a global shortage of highly educated mineral engineers and FEMP aims to help bridge this gap through scholarships and industry collaboration.
European Mining Course
Established in 1996, the globally recognized European Mining Course (EMC) is a world leader in mining education and is offered as a triple degree master's program. Our partner universities RWTH Aachen, Aalto University and MU Leoben provide the highest level of mining education.
Critical Raw Minerals Act
The EU aims to ensure a secure and sustainable supply of critical raw materials for Europe's industry. Critical raw materials are needed for the green and digital transitions. This means that at least 10% of raw materials and 40% of processing will come from within Europe and 15% from recycling.
What is TERRA
Tertiary Education in sustainable Resource Extraction (TERRA) project is working to develop innovative learning and teaching methods and foster collaboration between universities. TERRA will build a network of experts and a database of educational opportunities in Europe, and facilitate teaching and research collaborations.
Gone are the days when mining and mineral processing were seen as dirty and low-tech, today it is a high-tech industry that is driving technology development with digitalization, autonomous and electrified fleets to enable sustainable and ethical extraction and recycling necessary for the Green Deal and the energy transition.
Over the past 25+ years, more than 850 international students have graduated from EMC or one of the other FEMP programs. These alumni are now helping to advance the mining and mineral processing industries, enabling the sustainable, ethical and responsible extraction, processing and recycling of critical raw materials needed for the energy transition.

Why choose the EMC

The Green Deal and Critical Raw Materials Acts aim to make Europe's supply of critical raw materials, from rare earths to copper and zinc, more sustainable and efficient, with new developments in recycling technologies, ethical and responsible extraction, to enable the energy transition and improve the quality of life and the environment in Europe and globally.

To make this happen, we need to empower and educate the future leaders of the industry by giving them the tools to drive this change.

Become part of the solution, through the EMC you will gain a Master's degree from three renowned European universities, the curriculum will provide you with all the fundamental knowledge you need to gain a role in this exciting and necessary industry.

European Mining & Mineral Programs

Study Options in Europe

Metals and minerals are critical to all economic activity, whether as raw materials or recovered and recycled, and there is an ever-increasing demand for them during the energy transition. From exploration, extraction, processing through to recovery and reuse there are countless opportunities to build your future.

By embarking on a career in this field, you can play an active role in enabling and shaping a green future. In addition to the European Mining Course offered by FEMP and its partner universities, there are many high quality programs available in Europe. Use the database provided to discover and explore the various European study programs and educational offers of European universities in the field of mineral resources and processing that open the doors to this field!


1. Explore

Discover the possibilities in our clear list of mineral resources degree programs, in your country, in other European countries or even Joint Masters.


2. Compare

Found something interesting? Compare the different programs in our database now.


3. Decide

The best time to make a difference is now! Choose one of the outstanding European education programs.


4. Apply

Apply now for the program of your choice and check the requirements on the respective pages.

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Who are the ALUMNI

Over the past 25+ years, more than 850 international students have graduated from EMC or one of the other FEMP programs. To support our strong international alumni network, FEMP and the Alumni Council organize various activities, including the annual reunion with often more than 100 participants. On this page you will find all information about upcoming alumni events, news and contacts to our alumni.

We invite you to explore our alumni community. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, news or stories to share.

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