European Master in Renewable Energy

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen
Program overview
3 semesters
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Study a European Master's in Renewable Energy in the Netherlands

Do you want to make a difference in realising energy transition from a technological perspective? The European Master in Renewable Energy teaches you about the latest developments in renewable and clean energy technology. You will become a renewable energy engineer with a fundamental understanding of different renewable energy technologies (like solar or wind energy) and the ability to implement these technologies in countries around the world. The programme has a clear international focus, not only
because of the international student community, but also because you follow the programme at different locations in Europe.

The rapid growth in renewable energy installations will only continue in the coming years. Within this expanding renewable energy industry, an urgent demand exists for engineers specialised in renewable energy technology. This is where you come in! With this master’s programme you acquire a solid foundation in key renewable energy technologies at Hanze UAS and specialise in a specific technology at a partner institute or at Hanze UAS. Specialisations are available in wind energy, photovoltaics, sustainable fuel systems for mobility, solar thermal energy, grid integration and ocean energy. Upon graduation, you will be able to design, test, and implement these technologies with a systemic and interdisciplinary approach, making you essential to the whole energy industry. This master’s programme is for students with a technical

During the first or ‘core’ semester you acquire a solid foundation in key renewable energy technologies (wind, marine, solar, bioenergy). You will learn more about the technical and engineering side of energy system design and implementation. You will also focus on energy transport, distribution and storage. All these theoretical courses are supported by laboratory workshops. Hanze UAS is one of five European universities where you can follow this core semester.

In the second semester you choose a specialisation by one of six specialisation providers of the master’s programme. The specialisations focus on a particular technology or implementation aspect; i.e. Photovoltaics, Wind Energy, Grid Integration, Solar Thermal, Ocean Energy or Sustainable Fuel Systems for Mobility. During the specialisation, in-depth theoretical classes are accompanied by practical work in laboratories and technically oriented company visits.

During the final semester, you gain practical experience through a six-month thesis project undertaken in a company, research centre or university.

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Admission requirements

• Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics.
• Are you in holding a bachelor's degree other than the one listed above? Then you may still qualify for this master’s if you can demonstrate that you have social or work experience with the energy transition.
• The English Language proficiency must be approved by submitting a test score (not older than 2 years) from:
- TOEFL: minimum score of 575 (paper based test), or 90 (internet-based test, with not less than 20 in Reading, Listening, Speaking or Writing); or
- IELTS: 6.5 minimum with not less than 6.0 in Reading, Listening, Speaking or Writing; or
- Cambridge Advanced Exam in English: B minimum; or
- Cambridge Proficiency Exam in English: C minimum.

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Scholarships & funding

Hanze UAS has various scholarship possibilities to aid students financially if they meet the requirements.

For more information, please visit the university's website.



  • EU/EEA students: € 2,209 per academic year
  • Non-EU/EEA students: € 13,000 for the full 16-month programme


Degree awarded: Master of Science, as well as EUREC certificate

Career paths

This master’s programme will lead to an internationally recognised master’s degree (MSc) and excellent career prospects. Upon graduation, you will have developed highlevel technical and scientific competences as well as the necessary international experience to work in a multicultural environment. You will work with experts from other disciplines and carry out applied research on a scientific level to come up with technical solutions for the renewable energy sector. Or you can become a consultant, providing strategy and policy advice. You can work at different organisations; from local businesses to multinationals across the border.

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Zernikeplein 7
9747 AS Groningen

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