Transfers-Fluids-Materials in Aeronautical and Space Applications

TFM-ASA Master

is a unique International Master Program in Aeronautical and Space Applications

Registration for the year 2024-25 is now closed !

TFM-ASA Master Program

The TFM-ASA Master Program is a two-year Master of Science Program taught in English by 3 Universities in 3 different countries (Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) , Brandenburg University of Technology (Germany) and University of Bordeaux (France)).
The students will benefit from top quality training in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. They will spend an entire semester in each university. Many industrial partners are directly involved through internships for students, conferences and even courses.


Study Program :

The students of the TFM-ASA Master program follow their coursework at three different universities in three different countries.

How to apply ?

Candidates must fulfill the following requirements :


- Bachelor or Engineering school degree with Mechanics and Physics training.
- Good level in sciences, particularly in solid and fluid mechanics, thermal sciences, thermodynamics and material science.

Language requirements

Candidates are selected on the basis of academic and/or professional records and on their motivation.

100 % of the courses are in English.
Applicants must have an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English, equivalent to B2 according to the CEFR.

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Online application

You will have all the documents to be provided indicated to us as well as the online procedure for your application by clicking on this link.

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Students pay common participation fees which cover the national enrolment fees and services of each partner university.

• At the joint University of Bordeaux and Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus :

Total fees for the 2 years program : 3 386€

First Year

  • Main fees -> 1 500€
  • Additional fees -> 90€ (University of Bordeaux)
  • Additional fees -> 66€ (Catholic University of Louvain)

Second Year

  • Main fees -> 1 500€
  • Additional fees -> 230€ (Brandenburg University of Technology)

• At UCL, special enrollment conditions are applied for students :

At UCLouvain, special enrolment conditions are applied for local students (i.e. previously enrolled in a Bachelor program at UCLouvain)



students selected from 80 applications for 2019/2020


students selected from 175 applicaitions for 2020/2021


students selected from 256 applications for 2021/2022


students selected from 216 applications fro 2022/2023


You’ll receive the guidelines with your Acceptance letter. In fact, as you are going to stay more than three months in every country (France, Belgium, Germany), you’ll need to obtain a student visa for each country. First, you’ll need to apply for the student visa in order to come in France and afterwards during your semester in France you’ll apply for the student visa in Belgium. While studying in Belgium you’ll apply for the student visa for Germany. The International office of each university will guide for these steps. Another solution is to apply for the student visa with mobility which might cover your stay for the first year in France and Belgium. You’ll be able to renew it for the second year. Please note there is no guarantee you’ll obtain such type of visa. That’s why we recommend to follow the guidelines you’ll receive with the Acceptance letter.
No, there is a unique application you’ll need to submit through the TFM-ASA website (See "Application").
No, there is a unique coursework for all TFM-ASA students. It means that the 1st semester takes place in Bordeaux (France), the 2nd semester in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), the 3rd semester in Cottbus (Germany) and the 4th semester is dedicated to the master thesis for which you’ll choose your destination.
The TFM-ASA students has to take in charge the fees and the daily costs (accommodation, transport, food) during the master program. There is no available grant for the 1st semester but there might be a possibility to apply for a grant for the 2nd and the 3rd semesters. The students will be provided with the information related to this grant during the 1st semester in Bordeaux. As for the 4th semester, depending on the place of the master thesis, there might be a possibility to apply for the grant. More information will be provided during the 3rd semester. Please note that such grant can only cover a part of the costs of a semester. That’s why we strongly recommend to be able to cover the fees and the costs of the master program by your own resources.
Every partner university of the TFM-ASA Master program will provide you with the support to find an accommodation before your arrival. There might be a possibility to find a student dorm close to the campus or other solutions such as private accommodation or shared flat.

TFM-ASA Master program partner universities

Here are the main places for your future training in pictures.

Students and teacher





Contact us

Partner universities contacts

Bordeaux :

Université de Bordeaux - CRMI- bât. A2 UF Sciences de l'Ingénieur 351, cours de la libération 33405 TALENCE cedex

05 40 00 88 18

Louvain :

1 rue Archimède B-1348 Louvain-La-Neuve

+32 (0)10 47 24 60 | Fax +32 (0)10 47 24 66

Cottbus :

Bureau of International Studies (BIS) VP L 4.1 C Main Campus, Main Building, room HG 4.07 Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1 03046 Cottbus

+49 (0) 355 69 2879