Contribute to the energy transition by designing and implementing new technologies

  • Master
  • Full-time
  • 3 semesters
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Renewable Energy

3 semesters
Master of Science
Start: September
  • Science and Engineering

Are you up to the task of designing a sustainable energy system based on renewable energy technologies? Are you the much needed highly skilled professional engineer? And do you want to learn how to work with fundamental interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and tools to tackle one of Europe’s biggest challenges; the transition towards sustainable energy systems? Then this is the pogramme for you! What you’ll find;

✔ International learning community ✔ High-end facilities ✔ European network (EUREC) ✔ Real life clients and assignments

Projects with impact

During your master’s, you will be involved with projects that combine working in research, education and industry. Through applied research you come up with innovative solutions for genuine societal issues. Below, you can find some examples of projects our master’s students engage in.

We are Renewable Energy

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  • Sandra Bellekom

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  • Vasanth Parthasarathy

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  • Corina Vogt

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  • András Perl

    Researcher and Lecturer

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About this programme

Energy scarcity and environmental problems are major challenges. The combination of technical, strategic, social and environmental issues encountered in the energy transition demands a significant multidisciplinary approach. It requires more senior technical professionals and highly educated engineers who can work with experts from other disciplines and carry out applied scientific research to come up with practical solutions. That’s what you’ll be learning! You will contribute to the energy transition by applied research, consultancy work or providing strategy and policy advice, all with the focus on renewable energy technologies.

This programme offers you a great way to start or boost your career in the energy sector. You will become a renewable energy engineer with a fundamental understanding of the technologies and techniques in the energy sector.

Why chose the European Master in Renewable Energy at Hanze UAS?

  • Learning community: You work and learn in close co-operation with your peers from all over the world and from the other energy-related master's programmes, professional practitioners, researchers and education staff using real life projects.
  • High-end research facilities: The Energy Transition Centre (EnTranCe) and Energy Academy Europe (EAE) offer endless research, testing and cooperation opportunities, which current energy master students give high recommendations.
  • International experience: You are required to study in at least two European countries and work on international assignments from real-life clients.
  • EUREC: This programme is an EUREC initiative. You’ll become part of the network, which has an excellent reputation and strong alumni policy. A great foundation for your international career!

About the programme

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Course overview

Semester 1 - Core

During the core semester, you acquire a solid foundation in the technical and engineering aspects related to innovative energy system design and implementation and their various related interdisciplinary aspects. Theoretical courses which also examine the socioeconomic issues surrounding the deployment of these technologies are supported by laboratory workshops. The studies for the core can be done in French, English or Spanish.

For the core you can choose one of the following universities:

Semester 2 - Specialisation

In the second semester you specialise in a chosen technology at a university. The specialisations are taught in English. For the specialisation you can choose one of the following universities:

Semester 3 - Thesis

The third and last semester you will apply your knowledge and skills in a research project at a company or a research centre. Based on this research you will write your thesis under the supervision of (a core professor), (a professor of the specialisation and) a professor from the project provider.

You have to spend either semester 2 or semester 3 in a different country than the country of your core University.

Admission requirements

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

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

When applying for this Master's programme, all applicants need to prove that they have achieved a sufficient level of English by submitting the original results from an IELTS or TOEFL test that is not older than two years at the moment that the academic year starts (September minus 2 years). Therefore, one of the following is required:

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 575 (paper-based test), or 90 (internet-based test, with not less than 20 in Reading, Listening, Speaking or Writing); or
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 minimum with not less than 6.0 in Reading, Listening, Speaking or Writing; or
  • Cambridge Advanced Exam in English: B minimum; or
  • Cambridge Proficiency Exam in English: C minimum.

Exempted from the above mentioned are:

  • Students holding a Bachelor qualification from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain or Ireland are exempt from the language requirement
  • Students who have obtained a diploma at an English taught institution within the EER and who can prove that their prior education for which they obtained the diploma with which they can become accepted to the master, was fulltime English taught. In this case prove the English proficiency by uploading a statement, signed and stamped, from the university, confirming that the medium of instruction and examination of the prior education was entirely in English. The dean may seek advice from NUFFIC in such a case.

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

Application and enrolment

First of all, to join this master's programme you need to register and apply through EUREC. The application period for September intake begins mid-January and finishes:

  • Non-EU/EEA applicants: May 1st
  • EU/EEA applicants: July 1st

Enrolment will not be final until all requirements as specified on the website of EUREC and Hanze UAS are met. The deadline to finalise your registration in Studielink and application at Hanze UAS is:

  • Non-EU/EEA applicants: June 1st
  • EU/EEA applicants: July 1st

You will receive the information from the enrolment officer at Hanze UAS how to register in Studielink only after you have been accepted for the programme. Studielink is the nationwide registration system for all universities in the Netherlands.

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA students: the tuition fee per Academic Year (12 months) is € 9750,-

EU/EEA students: the tuition fee is the Dutch statutory fee per Academic Year (12 months).
EU/EEA students already holding a Dutch master's degree: the full tuition fee for the EMRE programme (16 months) is €8000,-.

Check or calculate your tuition fee on this website for the current Academic Year.


The European Master in Renewable Energy offers various scholarships to eligible students. Visit this page for more information.

Fields of interest

  • Science and Engineering
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