The students in the InTREE graduate school will acquire a solid background in various topics, ranging from fundamental to applied sciences. The GS-program is designed to include hands-on laboratory experiences during the two years of Master to strengthen the student’s capability to learn actively, think independently, and work in team. The students will also be exposed to the latest developments in industrial R&D through courses given by industrial partners and internships.

The InTREE students will be enrolled into appropriate Master which ensure the fundamental teachings used within their disciplines (named “CORE” courses). In addition specific common courses will be delivered by researcher or industrial partners.

In addition to their diploma/degree, the students will receive the GS-InTREE label certification attesting to the excellence of research-based training in the area of « Interfaces ».


The University of Poitiers and the two engineering schools currently propose 6 various divisions of Master degree strongly connected with the research laboratories.


The master offers three specialities on fundamental knowledge and aims to provide a high level of expertise in the fields of structures, thermal science, aerodynamics or energetics; on Aeronautical Mechanics and Energetics which aims to train students at a high level of expertise in energetics and materials applied in aerospace propulsion and the third provides skills in theory, modelisation, simulation and experimentation of turbulent flows and their coupling with other phenomena.

The Master of chemistry offers a wide variety of courses to teach the necessary skills and knowledge to be a modern chemist across the following fields: analytical chemistry, green chemistry and catalysis, organic chemistry, water chemistry, materials chemistry and physics. Interfaces science is essential to understand/control many chemical reactions (catalysed or not) or perform physical or chemical analyses.

The master aims to train specialists in the field of renewable energy who will be able to design energy management systems and to optimize the energy efficiency of industrial systems. This multidisciplinary training is composed of three approaches: a theoretical approach allowing the understanding of the involved physical phenomena, a technological approach describing the functioning of industrial systems, and an approach based on multiphysical numerical simulations.

“International master in clay science”  which provides skills on characterization, properties of finely divided minerals with applications in environmental issues, mineral and energetic resources, geomaterials, eco and nanomaterials. Both specializations develop integrative approaches based on multidisciplinary knowledges including naturalist, physico-chemical and modeling skills.

The master aims to train students at high level in solid state physics and materials. It is based on fundamental and thematic courses in physics, to provide the students the needed expertise to approach the major issues related to the properties, the characterization and the synthesis of materials, in connection with the physical mechanisms involved.

The Master in Mechanical Engineering is based on the product development and design. It offers multidisciplinary basic courses, as vibrations, structure and materials design, and also particular courses in bio-engineering, optical measurement methods, tribology and robotics.

In this Master’s programme the courses are mainly in French.



Core courses (S1, S2 and S3):

The « core » or specialized courses are Masters courses that the student takes in his or her speciality. They ensure the fundamental teachings used within their disciplines.

Common courses (S1, S2 and S3):

These are IntREE-specific courses, therefore attended by all registered students. They are:

  • Cross-disciplinary courses
    Some examples: Electron-matter interaction, numerical methods, numerical simulation at the atomic scale, Radiation-matter interaction, topographic and mechanical characterization of surfaces and interfaces: atomic force microscopy and nano-indentation.
  • Soft skills courses
    English (for non-native English language and/or french), Professional word, Quality…

Research projects (S1):

The students will spent about 2-3 days a week on their research training in their chosen field of research. This first project starts in October and runs until the end of the semester S1 (training report, oral/poster presentation).

The objectives are to introduce the GS-students to research methodologies by:

  • Read key publications,
  • Develop a network of colleagues,
  • Learn the basic experimental and simulation techniques,
  • Learn to write a scientific report.

Research internship (S2):

There are 3-5 months paid internships.

  • For Poitiers Undergraduates, this research internship should be carried out in a laboratory abroad or in a company,
  • For other french Undergraduates, this research internship should be carried out in a laboratory abroad, in a company, or in a non-partner research department at his or her master,
  • For Undergraduates from other counties this research internship should be carried out in any department of the two associated institutes.

In all cases they must be confirmed by the pedagogical team of the IntREE-GS.

Practicum (S3):

It is a group project in which 3 GS-students enrolled into 3 different masters must carry out a joint project under the supervision of a researcher. The project shall be presented in form of video.

Research internship (S4):

There are 4-6 months paid internships.


EUR offers foreigners the possibility to take French courses at “la maison des langues” in Poitiers, 100% financed by EUR InTREE.



Difficulties to find an internship?

Here are several internship proposals of the IntREE graduate School, either for first or second year of Master degree, relative to the Interfaces domain.

The Master’s subjects are proposed to the students by the Pprime and IC2MP researchers.

Note that this page might regularly be updated with new internship proposals.

Once the internship supervisor chose a trainee, please let us know the name of this trainee by contacting us at

(The subjects for the M1-students will be published around mid-january)


Abroad internships
An outgoing mobility grant may be awarded to students wishing to undertake an internship abroad.

Please fill the document that you can download here:



Internship application for foreign students (in collaboration with a partner laboratory).

You are a Bachelor/MSc 2 level student or a PhD student studying outside France and are looking for a Master 2 degree internship or complete your thesis with a partnership in France?

Applications can be made at any time.


Here you can find all the information that you need to know for this kind of internship in partnership with the EUR-InTREE:



For this incoming mobility program, the trainee, the trainee’s lab team and the host team in Poitiers must find together a project on which the trainee could work on. Please download here the template to describe this common project, and submit it in the form down below:

Internship application for foreign students

  • Please submit your application here. Submission deadline : 30/01/2021

  • Max. file size: 128 MB.
  • Max. file size: 128 MB.
  • Max. file size: 128 MB.
  • Max. file size: 128 MB.
  • Max. file size: 128 MB.


The GS-IntREE is a highly selective school (about 20 students per year). The selection is based on the quality of the academic background and on the motivation of the student.


You can apply via the eCandidat platform:

  1. For the 5 masters of the up: e-candidat
  2. For the ENSMA master (aeronautics and space):

Late applications will be considered only if places are still available.


If you are not a French student:

Here you can find the Campus France website, where you will find all the information that you need to apply to a Master degree in France, depending on you situation.

Prerequisite & requirements

The GS-IntREE is open to motivated French and International students holding a Bachelor of sciences.  The selection is based on a fair competitive process.


  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent,
  • proof of English and/or French proficiency,
  • motivation to pursue a Master of Science in Poitiers.

You need to submit

  • a EUROPASS-CV outlining your academic track and achievements,
  • a motivation letter,
  • an official transcript of records from your home institution,
  • reference letters (x2),
  • language test (if any),
  • copy passport or id card.

International (non-EU) students from one of the 42 countries concerned by the Studying in France procedure (, must additionally submit an application via the Campus France portal before the deadline (around mid-February each year).

After acceptance to the InTREE program, non-EU students must immediately contact their local embassy to apply for a study visa in time to start their studies in September of the same year (typically it takes 3-4 months).

Selection process

Process of selection:

  • evaluation of the applications by the selection board,
  • pre-Acceptation/refusal will be sent to all candidates beginning of May,
  • final acceptation (on-line interview) :mid-May (with or without Welcome Box for foreign student),
  • mid-May: an official letter of notification will be sent to the applicants.

For applicants managed by Campus France office: we deliver only an educational acceptance. The applicants need to go through the whole Campus France procedure in parallel to get the administrative one.


Each year we offer InTREE-Master Welcome Boxes, for foreign students entering at the first year master program (1200 €).

All laboratory internships or projects during the master program are paid-internships for all students supporting by the GS-IntREE (for a total of 2600 € min) or by hosting laboratories/companies. Outgoing grants may be also awarded to French student for international mobility.

Tuition fees for the University of Poitiers are 243 € for a year for European and non-European students (rates 2019-2020).

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