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European Master in Renewable Energy

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen
Program overview
3 semesters
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
Groningen Deadline
September 2020  (English)
01 June 2020
September 2021  (English)
01 June 2020
September 2022  (English)
01 June 2020

Program description

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

The European Master in Renewable Energy from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen offers you a great way to start or boost your career in the energy sector. 

One of Europe’s biggest challenges is designing the transition towards a sustainable energy system based on renewable energy. Energy scarcity and environmental problems are major challenges. There is a need for highly skilled professionals with fundamental interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and tools to tackle these challenges and find new solutions.

The combination of technical, strategic, social and environmental issues encountered in the energy transition represents a significant multidisciplinary approach. It requires more senior technical professionals and highly educated engineers who can work with experts from other disciplines and carry out applied scientific research to come up with practical solutions, by doing applied research, consultancy work or providing strategy and policy advice.

Successful completion of the master makes you a renewable energy engineer with a fundamental understanding of the technologies and techniques in the energy sector and rewards you with a Master of Science degree. This is a master’s programme for technicians, offered by Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen.

  • During the core semester, you acquire a solid foundation in the technical and engineering aspects related to innovative energy system design and implementation and their various related interdisciplinary aspects. Theoretical courses which also examine the socioeconomic issues surrounding the deployment of these technologies are supported by laboratory workshops. The studies for the core can be done in French, English or Spanish. 
  • In the second semester you specialise in a chosen technology at a different university. 
  • The third and last semester you will apply your knowledge and skills in a research project at a company or a research centre. Based on this research you will write your thesis under the supervision of a (core) professor, a professor of the specialisation and a professor from the project provider.

Admission requirements

Applicants are admitted to the course on the basis of the following criteria:

  • BSc. Engineering, Mathematics or Physics or equivalent with appropriate work experience
  • The English Language proficiency must be approved by submitting a test score (not older than 2 years) from (no other tests will be accepted):
    • 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; or
    • TOIC minimum score of 780 (Listening and Reading) and 350 (Speaking and Writing)

Hanze UAS reserves the right to check, both in the Netherlands and abroad, the authenticity of all documents submitted in support of applications.

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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.


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

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands

If you choose to study at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, you will be joining a learning community where we bring education, applied research and the business field together. And on top of that, you will be living in the best student city...

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Zernikeplein 7
9747 AS Groningen

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