MSc Green Chemistry and Processes for Biomass (Green CAP)

MSc Green Chemistry and Processes for Biomass (Green CAP)

  • Master of Science
  • Study field
    Environment and Energy, Bioengineering - Biotechnologies, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Bioengineering - Biotechnologies
  • Institution
  • Tuition fees
  • Teaching language



Today the chemical industry must adapt to cope with the increasing scarcity of resources, the new regulations, and the social, ecological and political pressure. In this context, the use of renewable resources like feedstocks or microbial biomass represent a real interest to prepare functional bioproducts and to contribute to energetic transition which constitutes significant levers for innovation. By combining the different disciplines Green chemistry, Catalysis, (Bio)Processes, and Formulation this master aims at providing the essential tools to develop clean and safe processes involved in the new emerging fields of agribusiness.


This course is part of current concerns for sustainable development. The objectives are:

  • associate the different topics: green chemistry, catalysis, processes and biotechnologies,
  • provide the necessary tools to develop clean and safe processes suitable for the processing of renewable raw materials,
  • give a broader vision of emerging agro-industrial sectors, taking into account the environmental and health impacts by integrating an ecodesign approach.



4 semesters

Program Start


Course details

Training content

Organization of the program:

MSc Green CAP is a two-year program (M1 and M2). The training is divided into four semesters of 30 ECTS credits each: three academic semesters and a 6-month internship.

Training program:

The first semester (M1) is a semester for international master (SIM) shared with other international masters, taking place in INSA, and dedicated to the scientific integration of students. It helps the students to get used to the French academic system and their new environment.

The second semester (M1) includes thematic courses combining tutorials, seminars and a project. It is divided in 4 teaching units (TU).

  • TU1 – Sustainable Process
  • TU2 – Tools for a green Chemistry
  • TU3 – Polymer Sciences
  • TU4 – Language and Project

The third semester (M2) is divided into 6 TU:

  • TU1 – Tools in green chemistry and processes
  • TU2 – Bioprocess
  • TU3 – Formulation
  • TU4 – Conception of Bio products
  • TU5 – Catalysis for alternative Energies
  • TU6 – Lab Project

The fourth semester (M2) is dedicated to the internship (Master thesis) 

The complete syllabus can be found here.


Different Internship opportunities are offered in companies, research & development centers or in laboratories linked to the Master.

  • Improvement of processes (conversion, separation, extraction, formulation…),
  •  Biotechnology, Food industry,
  •  Ecotechnologies,
  •  Ecocdesign of ecomaterials, bioproducts, biobased polymers
  • New energy production chains (biomass, mechanization, microalgae, hydrogen…),
  •  Agrochemistry: nutrients, adjuvants, biopesticides…,
  •  Quality control of materials and products,
  •  Effluent processing and depollution.

Fees & Funding

Tuition fees

The annual tuition fees are 9000€.

Living costs

Average monthly living costs for a student in Toulouse is between 700 and 1000€.  The amount depends a lot on the accommodation you will choose.

Detailed information about living expenses can be found in the Student Guide

Scholarships from INP

Acceptance to scholarships from INP-INSA can reduce the tuition fees down to 5230€ or 5473 per year, depending on student's status.

Scholarship through a reduction of the fees can be offered to students coming from partner universities.

Exceptionally the same kind of scholarship can be given to top level students.

All the students enrolled with us will be given the Toul'Box full pack with a private pick-up at the airport.

Other scholarships:

  • Scholarships from the French government (Eiffel scholarship, embassies…)
  • Scholarships from the European Union (Erasmus, Leonardo…)
  • Scholarships from the French regional authorities (town halls, regions…)
  • Scholarships from academic labs or industrial companies.

For other scholarship information, we recommend to check Campus Bourse.


Access condition

Admission requirements

If you have an international degree:
To enter the 1st year of the MSc program, you will require a Bachelor of Sciences/Engineering
Please note that it is also possible to integrate directly the 2nd year of the program. To do so, you will need to have obtained a Master of Sciences/Engineering and have work experience.

If you have a French degree :
- To be admitted in M1 the required level is L3
- For the admission in M2 the required level is M1

Required documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (max. in two pages )
  • Short motivation letter in English
  • Certified academic transcripts
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas
  • English level attestation (except for native speakers) : TOEIC (750), IELTS (6.5), TOEFL (80).
  • Copy of passport or ID card.

Application deadline:

 15th June

Student Life

For FREE ! All the students enrolled with this Master of Science will be given the Toul'Box "All In" pack with a private pick-up at the airport or train station in Toulouse (working days and working hours).


Students studying at INP-ENSIACET can apply for a CROUS student residence: cité universitaire de Rangueil (Tripodes) or résidence Daniel Faucher (see with the head master and the international office). Several other accommodation options are available, such as in a private student residence.


To learn more about different types of accommodation in France, you can read this article.

Part-time jobs

If you are a European citizen, you do not have any work restrictions in France.

If you are not a EU citizen, normally you will have a long-term student visa (VLS-TS) which allows international students to work for 960 hours over a one-year period (on average, 20 hours per week). Internships are not included in this limit.

Student clubs

Life at INP is very rich thanks to the many clubs and associations which allow students to take part in variety of humanitarian, sports, economic or cultural activities.

Student associations and clubs create a friendly atmosphere on campus and organize important events. Click here to find the complete list of student clubs.

Good to know: INP welcomes each year many international students. They have a dedicated team to help new incoming students with practical and administrative formalities.

Contact: sri @

About School

Toulouse INP is composed of six engineering schools strongly backed by 17 research laboratories. INP Toulouse guarantees all students quality training, a wide choice of courses adapted to the specific needs of companies and a rapid professional integration.

Toulouse INP-ENSIACET (A7) is a school grouping all the specialties for the sectors of the matter and energy transformation. Toulouse INP-ENSIACET trains agile engineers, with high technological and digital potential, capable of innovation, critical thinking, able to master complex systems, ready to adapt and to meet scientific and technical challenges in the international context. These engineers have a general expertise in their field and are specialists in their profession.

And after ...

Further studies

Toulouse University offers numerous possibilities to continue with  a PhD.

Career prospects

The GreenCAP Master is particularly suited to students wishing to specialize in the valorization of new materials for industrial applications by using clean processes.

Placements and prospects are mainly in the fields of research and development, production, engineering, consultancy or environmental assessment.

Employment sectors are: Ecotechnologies, Bioprocessing, Cosmetics & health, Bioproducts of specialities, Agro-industry,  Energy production chains, and the Environment.


Graduate residence permit

The graduates of this program can apply for a residence permit "recherche d'emploi / création d'entreprise" ("job search / business creation") for graduate students. This residence permit allows students to remain in France for up to one year to look for employment.

At the end of your studies, if you have obtained your diploma, you can apply for a residence permit "recherche d'emploi / création d'entreprise" (except Algerian students). This residence permit replaces the temporary residence permit that was previously issued to graduate students ("APS Master").

This residence permit can also be requested from abroad: if you leave France at the end of your studies, you can apply for the residence permit "recherche d'emploi / création d'entreprise" at the French consulate in your home country or your country of residence within 4 years after graduation. More information:


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