Applications for the class starting September 2020 will open on October 1st, 2019.



  Hossny Ismail

Class of 2017
Country of origin: Egyptian

SERP-Chem was an eye-opening experience. I met a lot of top-notch researchers and professionals and I developed both personally and professionally. Speaking of chemistry, SERP-Chem gave me a solid foundation in materials science and allowed me to get exposed to many interesting contemporary research topics. It definitely paved me the way for a successful career in chemistry. Also, I made some great friendships and gained a priceless multicultural exposure. What is special about SERP-Chem is that it is a family and the master as a whole is an experience of a lifetime.


  Stephenson Boakye Owusu

Class of 2017
Country of origin: Ghana

With a Physics background, a direct transition into the M2 SERP chem was a big challenge. However, this was a very big opportunity for me to develop my potentials. The program was well organised. Everything was on point from administration to Professors and to my collegues. Every aspects of academia that was needed for me to do my PhD or enter into the industry were provided. SERP chem program provided the teaching and experimental techniques in all fields. Now I find myself as a very good researcher with good reasoning power. Without exaggeration, I would say it is the best course I have ever attended in my life.


  Sagar Sharma

Class of 2017
Country of origin: Indian

Joining master SERP-Chem was by far the best decision of my life. This programme is a perfect blend of pure and applied science as you learn theoretical basis while getting practical experience on state-of-the-art experimental techniques. The most beautiful aspect of this master is that you come out as a much better person. Thanks to the mobility scheme you get to visit multiple countries, learn new languages, experience different cultures, and make everlasting bonds with people you meet. This experience has really broadened my view of the world. Everyone you meet in SERP-Chem is so kind and helpful that you realize it is one big loving family! I was so fortunate to be a part of this life changing experience


  Rachael Taitt

Class of 2017
Country of origin: Trinidadian

The SERP Chem master was the ideal preparation platform for every aspect of my life! I not only realized my academic potential, but the amazing bonds that I formed with people of vastly different nationalities has shaped me into a global thinker. The crème on top of this delicious gâteau, was the mobility aspect of the programme which gave me the opportunity to study and live in stunningly beautiful European cities.


Nazym Tuleushova

Class of 2016
Country of origin: Kazakstan

Life for a SERP-Chem student seems difficult in the beginning, but thanks to professional administration and professors of the program it is getting easier to manage all problems. Students may have fun both within the classes and non-class time. Since SERP-Chem gives possibility to study in different countries travelling around, it makes the student life more lively and interesting. SERP-Chem is the best opportunity for people who wish to build their career in natural sciences having contacts from over the world. I am really happy that I am with SERP-Chem. It is a big family that makes a leader from you.


  Erika Kirsten Vocal

Class of 2016
Country of origin: Philippines

For me, going through the SERP-Chem program is a great opportunity to learn a lot of things. As an aspiring material scientist, it gives me extensive exposure to different paradigms regarding surface science. I get to work with people from varied backgrounds and this enriches my knowledge further. Since mobility is part of the program, I also get to learn new languages and cultures since I am studying in a different university/country every semester. Overall, it has been an amazing experience so far and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in both surface science and the European cultures.


  Medet Zhukush

Class of 2016
Country of origin: Kazakstan

I love SERP-Chem due to several reasons. It gives me an opportunity to get European education among international master-students with whom I can exchange experience. Thanks to the program I have friends from over the world and visited many beautiful and interesting places. In the case I graduate SERP-Chem I am confident for my professional future.



Class of 2014
Country of origin: Indonesia

SERP-Chem is a good educational program for master’s level. They prepared everything very well. I did not only get a scientific insight but also other skills (communication, management, etc). SERP-Chem gives students a chance to develop their responsibility and character.


  Andrès Felipe SIERRA SALAZAR

Class of 2014
Country of origin: Colombia

During my experience in SERP-Chem, I learnt about high-tech techniques that prepared me for my current PhD position. I got the fundamentals and some practical courses that have helped me understand the current research I am carrying out. The 5 languages I speak now have been very useful for my professional life, since I work on a multinational project. Furthermore, my internship experience at Ipsen at the end of the SERP-Chem program, prepared me very well for working in any company. Finally, I learnt to be comfortable in multicultural environments and I acquired adaptation abilities. I can tell that I learnt a lot during this program, but also that I became a better person.



Class of 2013
Country of origin: Venezuela

A fantastic experience, I learnt a lot of different things while living in the different countries and facing different cultures. It gave me an opportunity to work on my networking skills while improving my technical and other soft skills. It opened a door for me to continue my life in Europe. I am sure that I would not be where I am today without SERP-Chem. In addition, it allowed me to make a lot of friends, which I am still in contact with.


  Damien CLAVEL

Class of 2013
Country of origin: France

Joining SERP Chem was an unforgettable period of my studies. Many of these reasons are nostalgic but SERP-Chem’s way of teaching and discovering many new things during this short time was a real thrill. For sure we learned a lot about chemistry over the two years but we also discovered a piece of the world with our international classmates. Experience SERP-Chem. Feel the world of chemistry.


Shady KOTB

Class of 2013
Country of origin: Egypt

The hardest part is getting to the station. And the first steps are indeed the hardest: leaving behind your family and friends, your habits, your comfort, your certainties, and setting off for new horizon. It takes an effort and will power. The appeal of travelling and pursuit education is incompatible with laziness and self-importance. It takes determination, curiosity and a certain taste for risk to venture into new world, new references and new vocabularies. The MOMENTS of struggle worth a MOMENT of success.