EMSNE Certification

EMSNE – European Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering

The European Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering (EMSNE) is a Certificate delivered by the European Nuclear Education Network Association, with the endorsement of all its members, in order to certify the highest quality standards of Nuclear Engineering Education and the European dimension pursued achieved by the EMSNE laureate.

Summary of the requirements:

  • At least 5 years university education (3+2, 4+1, or 5).
  • At least 60 ECTS must be “purely nuclear”
  • 20 ECTS must be obtained from a “foreign” (different country) institution, member of the ENEN Association
  • Master thesis

List of topics  “purely nuclear”:

  • Reactor engineering
  • Reactor physics
  • Nuclear thermal hydraulics
  • Safety and reliability of nuclear facilities
  • Reactor engineering materials
  • Radiology and radiation protection
  • Nuclear fuel cycle and applied radiochemistry…

For more information see the detailed description and by-laws.



Upon advice of the Teaching and Academic Affairs Committee, the Board of Governors of the European Nuclear Education Network in its meeting in Munich on March 4, 2005 approved these by-laws for the European Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering Certification issued by the European Nuclear Education Network.

Most of the students who have successfully finished the EMINE Master degree and all those who participated in EUJEP-1 or EUJEP-2 exchange programmes are, in principle, eligible for the EMSNE certification.


The objectives of the European Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering framework are:

  • to certify and secure the highest stardarts of Quality in the Nuclear Education in Europe combining the joint state-of-the-art know-how of the European universities,
  • to ensure the highest Quality of Training provided to European Nuclear students by full use of the unique nuclear research and industrial facilities throughout Europe, towards analytic, resourceful and inventive nuclear engineering,
  • to encourage and develop a common Nuclear Safety Culture throughout Europe,
  • to foster the international exchanges to create a network of nuclear engineers and scientists of different nationalities, aiming to promote the contact and collaboration between students from several countries with different educational views, different nuclear reactor technologies, and different nuclear policies.


How to apply for the EMSNE Certification in 2024:

  • The applications should be submitted with all the requested documents to the address below (via post) and in electronic format to the ENEN Secretariat by email to secretariat@enen.eu AND CC to Ms Tanja Klopčič at tanja.klopcic@ijs.si before 31 January 2024 extended until 15 February 2024
  1. Fill in the application form
  2. Pay the application fee 100 Euro. to the following account:
     European Nuclear Education Network
    IBAN: BE84 3631 8161 5059
  1. Send the application form in electronic format to secretariat@enen.eu AND Ms Tanja Klopčič at tanja.klopcic@ijs.si
  2. Afterwards, send the printed application form with the original signatures and copies of your diplomas by post to:
    European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN) AISBL
    Rue d’Egmont 11
    Brussels 1000, Belgium

Important DATES

  • 31 January 2024 – deadline for application
  • 14-28 February 2024 – TAAC committee meetings to select the students
  • ENEN General Assembly (first Friday of March) – names of selected students communicated at ENEN General Assembly
  • about one week after ENEN General Assembly – inform the students about selection process outcome

The 2024 EMSNE Ceremony will occur at an international event in the coming months. Detailed information will be shared in due time.


Each year the laureates receive the EMSNE Certification diplomas in a relevant ceremony. The last years this ceremony as been held, with the support of the IAEA Nuclear Knowledge Management section, as a side event of the IAEA General Conference, in Vienna, Austria.

Ceremony in 2023: was held during the Celebration of ENEN 20th Anniversary, in Brussels, Belgium.

Ceremony in 2022: was held during the NENE2022 Conference, in Portorož.

Ceremony in 2021: was held during the NESTet2021 Conference, as an online session.

Ceremony in 2020: did not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, diplomas have been sent via post

Ceremony in 2019: EMSNE Event 2019 was held at the IAEA with the laureates participation in the International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power.

Ceremony in 2018:
EMSNE Event 2018 Event Outline at IAEA site “Bridging the Gap: Knowledge Transfer to Next Generation of Nuclear Workforce”

Ceremony in 2017:
EMSNE Event 2017 Programme “The Future of Nuclear Energy engaging the Young”

Previous ceremonies:
Ceremony 2016: Programme of the EMSNE Ceremony at the IAEA in 2016
Ceremony 2015: EMSNE – Programme of the IAEA & ENEN Ceremony
Ceremony 2014: News brief from the IAEA site

Technical visit

It is becoming a tradition that the following day after the EMSNE ceremony the laureates are invited to a technical visit related with Nuclear. The last two years we have had the opportunity of visiting Zwentendorf NPP, a nuclear power plant which was finished but never operated.


Now you can display the reference of your EMSNE Certification inside your professional page in LinkedIn.

INSTRUCTIONS: Enter the following data in your LinkedIn page, in the “Certifications” section:

  • Certification Name: European Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering EMSNE
  • Certification Authority: European Nuclear Education Network Association