European Master in Renewable Energy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 16 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


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

  • Full-time duration 16 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Partnership
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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.

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Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 11500 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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