2019 International Master Programme— Advanced Mineral Resources Development (AMRD)


This is a joint master's degree programme of 3 universities--China University of Mining and Technology-Beijing, Montanuniversität Leoben and Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg. Students completing the joint master degree programme of Advanced Mineral Resources Development will earn master degree awarded by the 3 partner universities.The degree programme starts in October 2019, starting from Leoben, Austria.


I.University Overview

Founded in 1909, China University of Mining and Technology-Beijing is a national key university directly supervised by China Ministry of Education, which has been listed into the national “211 Project”, the “985 Project Innovation Platform”, as well as the “World First-Rate Discipline Construction University”. It is also one of the initial member universities for the Strategic Alliance of Industrial Technology Innovation, with its development supported jointly by the Ministry of Education and China’s State Administration of Work Safety.

Montanuniversität Leoben in Austria is the country’s university for mining, metallurgy and materials.It was founded in 1840 as the Steiermärkisch-Ständische Montanlehranstalt in Vordernberg, Stvria, Austria's mining region. In 1849 Peter Tunner relocated the university to nearby Leoben. That year the university had a mere 48 students enrolled. The University of Leoben is a member of TU Austria, an association of three Austrian universities of technology which offers education and conducts research in the fields of mining, metallurgy and materials science.

The Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg is a German university of technology with about 4300 students in the city of Freiberg,Saxony. It was established in 1765 by Prince Franz Xaver, regent of Saxony, based on plans by Friedrich Wilhelm von Oppel and Friedrich Anton von Heynitz, and is the oldest university of mining and metallurgy in the world. The chemical elements indium(1863) and germanium(1886) were discovered by scientists of Freiberg University. The polymath Alexander von Humboldt studied mining at the Bergakademie Freiberg in 1791-1792.


II.Programme Structure

The joint master degree programme, International Master of Science in Advanced Mineral Resources Development, covers 120 ECTS points. This corresponds to the usual study period of four semesters (two years). In each semester 30 ECTS points are usually acquired. Students will study the first semester at Montanuniversität Leoben, the second semester at The Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, and the third and fourth semester at China University of Mining and Technology-Beijing. Students who obtain 30ECTS points in each university and complete the thesis in CUMT-Beijing will get a joint master's degree in AMRD.The language of instruction is English.


III.Application & Tuition Fee

● Registration fee:

EUR 18.7 / semester in Leoben

EUR 83 / semester in Freiberg

RMB 500/semester in CUMT-Beijing

● Tuition fee:   Free

● Accommodation fee:

EUR 600/ month in Leoben

EUR 600/ month in Freiberg

RMB 5400/semester in CUMT-Beijing



1. International students with a bachelor degree

2. Undergraduate major:

Mining Engineering, Safety Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering, Mineral Processing

Students with a bachelor degree from outside of the core field of mining and mineral resources engineering (e.g. Geotechnical Engineering, Tunnelling, Safety Engineering, Applied Geology, Industrial Engineering, etc.) have to take part at a tutorial course prior to the beginning of the programme. The decision about that will be made by the international selection committee during the admission process.

3. Language proficiency for non-native English speakers:

● TOEFL score of 80 or above(listening≥20, reading≥18, speaking≥17,writing≥16)

● IELTS score of 6.0 or above( reading & listening≥6.0, writing & speaking≥5.5)

● Get official score no later than March 1st .


V. Application Materials

● Application form (Attachment)

● Original and copy of undergraduate transcript, undergraduate degree certificate and undergraduate diploma (original will return after verification)

● Proof of language proficiency for non-native English speakers

● Personal Statement indicating specific motivation for applying for a graduate programme

●English resume indicating relevant work experience and research interests

●Proof of financial ability


VI. Admission Procedure

1.The application form (Attachment) should be submitted to Room 624 Zonghe Building of China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing) and emailed to 289624657@qq.com by 30th December.

2.Please complete the language test as soon as possible, prepare and submit the application materials before 15th January.


Attachment:AMRD Application Form



Contact Address: International Student Office (Room 624, Zonghe Building)

China University of Mining and Technology-Beijing D11, Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Contact Person: Ms. Hao

Tel: 86-10-62331239

Fax: 86-10-62339839

E-mail: 289624657@qq.com

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