M.Sc. Energy Science

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR18000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR2006 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    EUR2006 per Year (National

    Tuition fee for the domestic students.

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| Utrecht, Netherlands
The Energy Science programme from Utrecht University is aimed at students with a background in science or engineering who want to contribute to the transition towards sustainable energy systems.
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Our energy system is rapidly evolving. There are big challenges ahead of us, including mitigating climate change, securing our long-term energy supply, and providing access to sustainable energy for everyone. This two-year Master’s programme in Energy Science at Utrecht University offers an interdisciplinary approach for anyone prepared to tackle these challenges.

Systems approach

Energy collection, conversion, transport, storage, distribution, and end-use application are all steps in providing energy services to society. All these elements form an energy system, which is complex and interacts with other systems in a multitude of ways. Transitions in energy systems and the merits of innovation for the individual components of each can only be analysed in the context of the complete system. This is why we place energy systems analysis at the very centre of our Energy Science programme.


Analysing energy systems requires a thorough knowledge of the fundamental scientific and technological principles of the discipline. This knowledge enables you to understand how the characteristics of individual technologies can influence their performance, as well as the impact of market and policy contexts on energy systems. This is why both economics and policy studies are also covered the programme.

Research in energy science

The programme has been developed by the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. This institute investigates and develops processes and opportunities for innovative change for sustainability. Energy and resource systems are just one of the areas researched at the institute, and this cutting-edge research informs the teaching on the programme. In addition, you will find yourself part of a truly international learning environment in which to prepare for your future career.

You can choose one of two tracks:

  • Systems Analysis
  • Natural Science
Programme Objective

This programme is aimed at students with a background in science or engineering who want to contribute to the transition towards sustainable energy systems.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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    Apply until:
  • ( International

    Deadline applies if you do not have the same nationality as the university.

  • ( EEA

    Deadline applies if your country of nationality is in the EEA (European Economic Area)


Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • EUR18000 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR2006 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • EUR2006 per year ( National

    Tuition fee for the domestic students.

Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses included:
  • Energy In The Context Of Sustainability
  • Energy Conversion Technologies I (Thermal/chemical)
  • Advanced Energy Analysis
  • Energy Conversion Technologies Ii (Physical/mechanical)
  • Energy Systems Modelling
  • Consultancy Project Energy Science
  • Master's Thesis Energy Science
For more information please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements


  1. Apply online for the programme of your choice
  2. Pay the €100 application fee
  3. Submit the following documents:
  • Your passport copy
  • A scan of your original diploma
  • OR a completed and stamped ‘Proof of Anticipated Degree’ Form
  • A scan of your orignal transcript
  • Official translations of your diploma and transcript (if documents are not in Dutch, English, French, German or Spanish)
  • Proof of your proficiency in English
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Your motivation letter
  • Two reference letters

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Netherlands when:

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

Utrecht, Netherlands

Netherlands Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned in the top 15 in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of international rankings. The university is located in the city of Utrecht, one of the most beautiful and safest cities in Northern Europe. Joining Utrecht University as a master’s student on one of our 86 English-language Master’s programmes will make you part of an innovative and internationally oriented academic community engaged in cutting-edge and multidisciplinary teaching and research.

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