Master in Textile Engineering, Nonwoven, and Nanomaterials
Graduates from this program have good knowledge of general natural science disciplines and especially good foundations of basic analytical and testing methods. This knowledge enables them to sample new nonwoven and nanomaterials for a wide range of applications. The considerable freedom regarding the choice of lectures ensures big flexibility of the graduate and his/her capability to be employed not only in various areas of textile, automotive and building industries, but also in other activities where nonwoven and nanomaterials are used.
Since the TUL programs are recognized by the European Federation of National Engineering Associations FEANI, alumni are eligible for the EUR ING title.
- FACULTY: Faculty of Textile Engineering
- LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: English
- Graduation from a relevant Bachelor's degree program
- Stipulated grade average at university or passing an entrance examination
- Evaluation of previous education (Bachelor)
- Fluent English skills.
- DURATION: 2 years
- FEE / ACADEMIC YEAR: USD 3000
- APPLICATION FEE: CZK 2000 / USD 100 (application), CZK 3000 (diploma recognition application)
- SCHOLARSHIP: Erasmus+ scholarship for mobilities available.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 28, 2019 (for the academic year 2019/20)
My name is Juan Pablo Pérez Aguilera, I am a 24-year-old Colombian chemical engineer. Currently, I am doing a master’s degree in nonwovens and nanomaterials at the Textile Faculty of the Technical University of Liberec. I decided to study here because after graduating my bachelor’s in Colombia I started working in research and development of a company and realized I wanted to do something related to nanometric structures. I was in an event with universities from all around the world that took place in Bogotá. My objective was to find a postgraduate course that interested me. Inside the event I talked with a representative of the university of Hradec Králové who gave a brochure containing information about master’s degrees that could interest me, one of them is the one I am currently cursing. After this event I quit my job and applied for my student visa for the Czech Republic. Luckily the Czech Republic had just opened their embassy in Colombia, so I went the first day they opened the doors and after two months obtained the first student visa given by that specific embassy.
Once I started my lessons here at TUL, I realized how nice the general atmosphere is. Since the classes only have around 7 to 10 students, the lecturers really establish a conversation with the students. Which makes it feel almost like personalized courses. In general, my process to study at the university was simple due to the helpful disposition from the office of international affairs. Additionally, the dorms are located only 15 minutes away by foot or 7 minutes by bus. This makes the commute to the university enjoyable and short. As a person who studied in a big city (10 million inhabitants), I really appreciate not losing 3 or 4 hours everyday just because of traffic. The dorms are comfortable and cheap. They are the best option for students, which takes away the stress of having to find a place to live in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language. My only small difficulty in here has been the language barrier. Outside the university facilities only a small amount of people is willing to try to communicate in English. I say small difficulty because it doesn’t become a problem, it is still possible to communicate using signs, gestures or google translate.
In general, the cost of living is not high. The dorms, public transportation and other entities offer high discounts for students. Additionally, compared with most European countries the costs of food and clothing are relatively low. In comparison with Colombia Czech Republic is more expensive, but with the student discounts it is possible to spend almost the same in a month as in there. In case of needing money, it is possible to find part time jobs that don’t require speaking Czech. These jobs pay well enough for the hour, which allows not only for basic survival but also for saving up money and enjoying additional things like trips, festivals, sports events, etc.
My experience at TUL has been very positive, and I am sure it will continue to be like this.