EWEM - European Wind Energy Master, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)


The European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus programme label is awarded to joint MSc programmes of outstanding quality. This award includes full scholarships and fellowships for a selection of students and visiting scholars. Erasmus Mundus programmes include a compulsory mobility scheme for all students.

EWEM is an advanced MSc for elite cohorts of students, with four specializations that follow the energy conversion chain:

  • Wind Physics
  • Rotor Design
  • Electric Power Systems
  • Offshore Engineering

EWEM is a 2 year (120 ECTS) master course. The joint first semester and the specific multi-disciplinary and project-oriented teaching will give the student the ability to transfer knowledge and competences beyond his/her specialisation and to embed design choices in a sociotechnical context. The student acquires knowledge in theoretical and applied sciences underlying wind energy systems, and specific competencies necessary to operate in the chosen area of specialization.

The European Wind Energy Master consortium is composed of four world leading universities in wind energy and offshore wind energy research and education:

  • Delft University of Technology (coordinator)
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

The EWEM prepares graduates for a career in research, both in industry and in academia, and is closely linked to the partners’ research, in particular the large wind energy PhD cohort of the four partner universities, of over 130 PhD students.

EWEM proceeds with support of the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union.

Programme Structure

Four tracks of specialization: the EWEM is divided in four tracks (specializations), along the energy conversion chain: Wind Physics, Rotor Design, Electric Power Systems and Offshore Engineering, transversally connected by its application to Wind Energy Technology.

To expose the student to the state-of-the-art and new challenges in Wind Energy, the programme is complemented by the EWEM Summer/Spring school event, regular EWEM guest lectures and symposia by guest lecturers from associated partners.

EWEM track structure: each EWEM is a two-year joint programme (120 ECTS) with seven distinct elements:

  • Introduction (10 ECTS): lectured at DTU, it consists of the course Wind Energy Technology and Aerodynamics (10 ECTS). The course introduces the full EWEM students cohort to Wind Energy technology and the role of the graduate as a technological agent, including technology valorisation, team work and management perspective.
  • Specialization (49-61 ECTS): this block includes compulsive (core) and elective courses, both on the specialization (applied and fundamental) and general competences, such as scientific writing, research methodologies and languages.
  • Summer/Spring school: guest lecturers from industry and academia lecture on Wind Energy R&D, market and general competences; it is a transversal to the four specializations. It is elective and free of charge for EWEM Students and for EWEM Alumni, and will be integrated with the EAWE PhD Summer/Spring school, becoming a network point for MSc and PhD students, academic research staff and industry.
  • EWEM guest lectures and symposia: regular symposia by guest lecturers/researchers from our associate partners and by PhD students from the Consortium, exposing students to the state-of-the-art in research.
  • Internship (15 ECTS) or Professional orientation (6 ECTS): students can chose a full 3-months internship (they need to count on studying longer; finish with 129 ECTS) or can opt for a 1-month professional orientation in industry or research institute (associate partner or otherwise). 
  • MSc thesis (30-45 ECTS): the thesis work can be developed at any of the partner institutions or associated partners, independent of specialization, and is jointly supervised by supervisors from the two diploma awarding partners in the study track, and possibly a third local supervisor. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Besides the regulations posted at the TUDelft’s application webpage, the following guidelines will be used to consider applications. Please note that the admission criteria described here apply, except for the GRE test: EWEM applicants do not have to take the GRE test.

1) Candidates must have obtained a BSc diploma of substantial quality and level corresponding to at least 3 years studies at University, equivalent to 180 ECTS.

2) The programme builds upon a first degree such as a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification in a related field. The four tracks have different degree requirements.

  • For the Rotor Design track applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in either Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, Physics or a degree with equivalent core content.
  • For the Wind Physics track applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in either Mechanical engineering, Aerospace engineering, Mathematics or Physics or a degree with equivalent core content.
  • For the Electrical Power Systems track applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineering, Physics or a degree with equivalent core content.
  • For the Offshore Engineering track applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in either Civil engineering, Structural engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Marine Engineering, Physics or a degree with equivalent core content.

3) The applicant’s qualifications must include a strong working knowledge of mathematics and experience in programming and applicants must document that they have fulfilled the following minimum requirements (if not explicit in the names mentioned on the transcripts, extra documentation is required!):

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 15166 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA


Erasmus+ Master Loan Scheme

Up to €18,000 for a two-year Master’s that can cover both living and tuition costs in any of the 33 Erasmus+ programme countries.

Higher education students who have been accepted for a full Master’s study programme in a country other than where they obtained the qualification granting access to that Master and other than where they reside can apply for a loan to contribute to their costs.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.