Energy Science: Utrecht University

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Energy Science: Utrecht University, Faculty of Science, University Utrecht, Budapestlaan 6, 3584 CD, Utrecht, Netherlands
Ecology Environment
Course Language(s) 
Course Beginning 
01 February, 01 September
2 years full time
App Deadline 
01 September, 01 March
+31 30 253 7611


About the programme

The Master’s programme in Energy Science studies the sustainability of the production, treatment and use of energy and materials. The programme gives you detailed insight into the development of energy and material use over time, into current and future energy technologies (including renewable energy), such as solar cells, biomass and wind, and into bio-based materials and energy and climate policies. Graduates will be able to contribute to the transitions towards sustainable energy and material systems by doing applied research or consultancy work or by giving policy advice.

Career Opportunities

The sustainable development of energy systems will be one of the main global challenges of this new century. Research institutes, businesses, consultancy firms, government organisations and NGOs are active in the quest for energy efficiency improvement and more renewable energy sources. Many existing and new companies are taking up the challenge to develop new business in this area and there is already a great demand for energy and resources specialists, which will certainly increase.

Entrance Requirements

You qualify for admission to the Energy Science programme if you possess the following skills and knowledge:

  • solid knowledge of chemistry and/or physics
  • knowledge of energy analysis
  • academic skills at the level of a Dutch university BSc degree

Bachelor degree’s that satisfy these requirements on knowledge and skills are:

  • a BSc degree in Chemistry
  • a BSc degree in Physics
  • or a similar degree

Applicants are eligible for admission to the degree in Science and Business when holding one the following degrees:

  • a BSc degree in one of the natural sciences
  • a BSc degree in one of the life sciences
  • a BSc degree in one of the geo sciences

Proof of profiency in English

All other applicants, including applicants who hold a Dutch HBO diploma (diploma of higher professional education), must provide proof of proficiency in English. To do so, you are required to take one of the following English language tests:

  • IELTS, Academic Module. Minimum score: 6.5 overall band, at least 6 for writing. IELTS is the test preferred by Utrecht University.
  • TOEFL, Internet based. Minimum score: 93. Institutional scores are not accepted. The TOEFL institution code for Utrecht University is 9062.
  • Cambridge Certificates
    • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English at least a B grade.
    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English at least a C grade.

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