European Master in Renewable Energy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 16 months
  • English (book IELTS)
The aim of the European Master in Renewable Energy at 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.


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.

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. 

After graduation

The European Master in Renewable Energy at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen focuses on the technical understanding of design and implementation of renewable energy technologies with the opportunity to gain specific expertise in one of the main renewable energy technologies or their integration into energy systems.

You will gain the technical, analytical, communication skills required for you to become a key member of the future renewable energy workforce. You could become a 'Renewable Energy engineer' or 'project engineer' for instance.

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)

For an overview of the core modules at Hanze UAS, see here. 

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). 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The deadline to submit an application in Studielink is:

    • Non-EU/EEA applicants: June 1st
    • EU/EEA applicants:  July 1st
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 16 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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 B):


    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

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

All applicants for Master's programmes apply through Studielink.

  • certified copies of your Bachelor's degree and transcripts or grade lists as confirmation of academic achievements supporting your application
  • overview of subjects taken
  • a copy of your valid passport or ID
  • proof of a sufficient level of English, see language requirements;
  • Curriculum Vitae (with detailed job description)
  • letter of motivation

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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

    1545 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 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.

EU/EEA students already holding a Dutch master's degree will pay €3,115 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.


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