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Institute of Engineering



Type of education

Master programme


Programme taught in English


European MSc. in Sustainable Energy System Management


16 months (90 ECTS credits)

Read more about ECTS credits or the Dutch grading system.

Start date

Yearly in the first week of September
Find here the academic calendar.

Admission requirements

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

  • Having a BSc. in Business, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Geology, Engineering Management, Energy Management, IT, Built Environment or Architecture. Applicants need to have a strong interest in business and the energy industry.
  • When applying for the 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 (English) test that is no more than two years old. 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: 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.
  • Students holding a qualification from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain or Ireland are exempt from the language requirement, as are students holding an International Baccalaureate or a European Baccalaureate.  Students holding a previous qualification issued outside the EEA are also exempt if they can present a statement from the educational institution proving that they received their prior education (complete bachelor programme) taught 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 registration 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). Check or calculate your tuition fee on this website for the current Academic Year.
EU/EEA students already holding a Dutch master's degree: the full tuition fee for the EMRE programme (16 months) is €8000,-.


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

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