European Master in Renewable Energy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 16 months
  • English
The European M.Sc. in Renewable Energy at Hanze University of Applied Sciences focuses on innovations in the energy sector and offers students the option to gain international experience in two European universities. The Master’s degree covers lectures taught by experts in the field of energy. You can choose from specialisations like photovoltaics, wind energy, and sustainable fuel systems.


Within the rapidly expanding European renewable energy industry, an urgent demand exists for more post-graduate trained staff specialised in renewable energy technology. Together with leading European Universities, EUREC has developed the European Master in Renewable Energy. Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS), became member of the EUREC consortium and started this master programme in September 2012.

The aim of the European Master in Renewable Energy from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen is to train post-graduate students to fill the gap between the growing industry demand for specialised renewable energy expertise and the skills currently available on the job market.

By structuring the course in three sections, students are guaranteed to spend time in at least two different EU countries and make contact with a wide range of European universities and companies involved in the renewable energy sector. The participating universities are all well-established in training and research and recognised internationally for their work in the field of renewable energy technology.


The European Master in Renewable Energy is offered by EUREC in which Hanze UAS offers the core semester. This core semester has been officially accredited by the Dutch and Flemish Accreditation Orgranisation (NVAO).

Programme Structure

The first semester the student will acquire a solid foundation in key renewable energy technologies and the socio-economic issues related to these. For the core the student can choose one of the following universities:

  • Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands (English)
  • Ecole des Mines de Paris, France (French)
  • Zaragoza University, Spain (Spanish)
  • Loughborough University, UK (English)
  • Oldenburg Un iversity, Germany (English)
Semester 2 - Specialisation
The second semester will give students the opportunity to specialise in a chosen technology. The specialisations are taught in English. For your specialisation semester, it is possible to apply for an Erasmus+ grant (not for University of Northumbria, UK).
For the specialisation there are the following options:
  • Sustainable Fuel Systems for Mobility (Hanze UAS, Netherlands)
  • Photovoltaics (University of Northumbria, UK)
  • Wind Energy (National Technical University Athens, Greece)
  • Grid Integration (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
  • Solar Thermal (University of Perpignan, France)
  • Ocean Energy (IST Lisbon, Portugal)

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    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:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    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

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

  • B.Sc. Engineering, Mathematics or Physics or equivalent with appropriate work experience

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

StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8625 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1504.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

However, an EU student already holding a Dutch master's degree will pay €7,300, for the full programme.

Living costs for Groningen

750 - 1000 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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