- Structure of the course
Entry Requirements & Application Procedure
The minimum level of admission is a degree of a high standard in economics, social sciences, management or studies providing a systemic point of view OR equivalent appropriate work experience..
Additionally, the students must prove their ability to follow a postgraduate course in English. Non-native English speaking students must sit for the TOEFL or the IELTS exam and obtain the following grades::
- 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.
The students candidates are accepted on a first-come first-served basis; therefore it is recommended to apply as soon as possible, well before the deadline (ideally before April). Applying before January is not possible.
Non-EU students must apply before May 1st, EU students before July 15
The referees should provide a letter of reference in English on the candidate’s academic suitability to study for the European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management. This should include, if possible, details of the results he/she has obtained in degree examinations. If the applicant has not graduated the referee should give a predication of the likely degree outcome. Additionally, the referee should indicate whether the applicant English language skills are adequate for postgraduate study.
Finally, the referees should include their name, status/title, telephone number/email and the name and address of their institution/company. Reference letters must be submitted on the official headed paper of the institution/company and contain their signature. The application is not valid without two letters of reference.
Yes, students will be allowed to change the specialisation by 15th October. This gives the possibility for the student who has not a clear idea to ask the core provider to help better finalise his or her choice. However, changing the specialisation is subject to availability of places at the respective specialisation.
If a minimum number is not reached per specialisation, the University can decide not to run a certain specialisation. However, EUREC tries to inform those students who can be affected by such a decision as soon as possible.
Cost of the Course & Sources of Funding
(i) Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2020-2021 amount to EUR 8.000 for students with the nationality of a EU Member State** and EUR 13.000 for students without EU nationality.
EU students who do not have a Dutch Master degree yet will pay only the Dutch statutory fee (circa 3.000 euros for the whole programme, exact amount to be checked directly with Hanze UAS). Please note that non-EU students also have to pay an extra fee directly to Hanze UAS. Please refer to the ‘requirements’ section for more information.
(ii) Hanze UAS students will pay tuition fee directly to the University.
**EU students fee apply to citizens from these countries:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, the Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
Each student is responsible for finding their own funding for studying in the SESyM Master Programme. EUREC does not supply financial aid and cannot provide tuition reductions. Some students have previously applied for scholarships and whenever needed, EUREC is able to provide Proof of Acceptance and similar documents.
Erasmus+ study loans have been created by the European Commission to make it easier to study a full degree programme abroad. The EUREC Masters take place in Erasmus+ programme countries, some students may therefore apply for an EU-guaranteed Erasmus+ study loans at a bank in their home country. Currently the Erasmus+ scheme is available through universities and banks in Spain, Italy (Emilia Romagna), Croatia, Romania and Turkey for outgoing students from these countries who are pursuing postgraduate study abroad; and to students from other programme countries going to Spain for a Master’s course. More information on Erasmus+ loans is available here. Please note: the Erasmus+ study loan programme is not financed or organised by EUREC.
These are some scholarships and fellowship programmes that have been obtained by previous students of the SESyM Master Programme.
- Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (formerly e8): gives support to outstanding students that are pursuing advanced studies in sustainable energy development. Applicants must be citizens of low income countries. More information can be found here .
- Fundacion Iberdrola (for studies in Spain or in the UK): https://www.fundacioniberdrola.org/webfund/corporativa/iberdrola?IDPAG=ENFUNAREFEI
- NSERC: Canadian citizens may be eligible for a scholarship from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. More information can be found here.
- CBIE: Canadian citizens may be eligible for scholarships through the Canadian Bureau for International Education. More information can be found here.
- Ford Foundation Fellowship Program: Students are eligible by being residents or resident nationals of International Fellowships Programme countries or territories; 22 countries across the world, mostly low income countries. The Fellows must hold the intention to serve their communities in the areas of development. More information can be found here.
- FONGECIF: Scholarships through FONGECIF are available for citizens and residents of France, and is divided into application regions: Nord/Pas-de-Calais, Ile-de-France , and Bretagne are some examples.
These searching tools can be useful if you have not found what you are looking for in the above list:
The project thesis is assessed by the core provider.
The Thesis presentation is assessed by a Jury composed of three professors: one representative from the core university, one representative from the specialisation university, and a third professor chosen amongst EUREC Universities.