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Master's in Paper Technology

Degree awarded
Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Institut for Paper Technology (IVP), Hochschule Muenchen, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Lothstr. 34, 80335 Muenchen, Germany

+49 (0)89-1265-1597

E-mail address

Type of course
Full-time or part-time Accredited study programme

Language of tuition

Length of course
- 3 semester study programme for students with a degree in Paper Process Technology
- 4 semester study programme for students without a paper background but with a natural or engineering sciences Bachelor's degree (Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science)

Date of commencement
1 October

Application deadline
Continuing Education programme:
- Start only in winter semester (October)
- Application period: May 2 – July 15

Consecutive programme:
- Start possible in winter or summer semester
- Application period for the October start: May 2- July 15
- Application period for the March start: December – January 15

Apply online here

Cost / fees
Continuing education program: 4000 EUR per semester
Consecutive education program (for students with a background in pulp and paper) is Free of Charge

Student grants / Financial assistance
cholarships through the university are not offered. There is only a first semester scholarship for outstanding students available (offered by the Institute for Paper Technology), which would reduce the cost of the tuition fees for the first semester by half.
If applicable please ask for the application form.

We have the possibility to book a room in a student dormitory for you provided that you’re admitted to our master programme.

Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
Valmet, UPM, Wepa, Andritz, Voith, Smurfit Kappa, DS Smith, Mercer, Papierfabrik Palm, Delfort, Felix Schoeller Group, StoraEnso, Mondi, Papier-und Kartonfabrik Varel

Student profile
Master Students from India + Egypt + Bangladesh+ China + Brazil + Costa Rica + Germany + Finland+ Ghana + Iran + Nigeria + Mexico + Nepal + Pakistan + Russia + Sweden+ USA + Vietnam + Zimbabwe + Paraguay + …

Admission requirements
See below / opposite

Programme Academic Advisors
Prof. Dr. Helga Zollner-Croll
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Belle
Prof. Dr. Emanuele Martorana

Contact details for application
Nina Kohr
Phone: +49 (0)89-1265-1597
E-Mail: papertec(at)

Institute for Paper Technology (IVP)
Munich University of Applied Sciences

Master's in Paper Technology (M.Eng.)

The technique of making paper is as old as our calendar. Even in the age of the internet, paper is still the most important information carrier and will continue to be so in the future as the advertising trend returns to the most sustainable form of recycled and printed organic fibres.

Because the organic fibre and paper industry is one of the most international high-tech sectors and one of the 10 most capital-intensive industries in the world, the Master in Paper Technology in Munich is only offered in English. This is the only place in Europe where this course of study can be completed and because no German-language skills are required, our students come from over 10 nations around the world.

Students acquire current knowledge in all relevant areas of paper and cardboard manufacturing and gain deep insights in all of the important topics in this industry In addition, you can choose from a range of elective subjects based on your personal preferences. Thanks to the massive support of the industry and our affiliated institute, the Institute for Paper Technology (IVP), the laboratories are very well supplied and equipped with the latest technology. The small teaching groups and a personal relationship with the professors create exceptionally good academic conditions.

Students have the opportunity to produce and print their own newspaper on the pilot paper machine. Laboratory work and research projects provide endless scope for creativity. The Master’s programme in Paper Technology equips you for managerial roles around the world in the paper industry.

*Difference between consecutive and continuing education programme:

Continuing education programme:

for students without a paper background but with a Bachelor of Engineering or a Bachelor of Science degree 4-semester study programme for students without a paper background but with a natural or engineering sciences Bachelor's degree (Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science).

Please note: one year of professional experience after finishing your undergraduate studies is required for registration.

Consecutive education programme:

Only for paper engineers - 3-semester study programme for students with a degree in Paper Process Technology

Please note: a 12-week work placement is required for registration.

Why study Paper Technology in Munich
  • & Munich – a great location to study
  • A professional teaching environment with experts from the industry
  • Small classes and individual support
  • Extremely well equipped laboratories
  • Excursions to (inter)national paper industry
  • An international network of alumni
  • Great job opportunities

Career Opportunities
  • Production Manager
  • R&D Engineer
  • Quality Manager
  • Technical Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Product manager
  • Mill manager
  • Suppliers

Admission requirements
  • Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science
  • Score/GPA with result of „good“ or better (if 2,6-3,0> aptitude test)
  • English proficiency level
    ‒ English taught Bachelor
    ‒ B2 or equivalent results in TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS
  • One year of professional experience required for the continuing education program (after first university degree)

Apply online here.

About HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences

Multifaceted and practice-oriented

  • around 18,000 students
  • 85 Bachelor's and Master’s degree programmes
  • 500 professors
  • 675 staff members and researchers
  • 750 part-time lecturers
  • 14 departments
HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences is the second largest university of applied sciences in Germany. Our 18,000 students and our location in a leading European business centre afford fantastic opportunities, but also mean we have a responsibility in industrial, economic and social contexts.