• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The MSc in Energy for Smart Cities from InnoEnergy Master's School is built around a next-generation curriculum that fully leverages the unique InnoEnergy network of 200+ industry partners giving you exposure to exciting innovation projects, internships and unparalleled professional opportunities – including the option to start-up with support from Europe’s largest sustainable energy accelerator. 


The MSc in Energy for Smart Cities from InnoEnergy Master's School empowers you with the engineering and business understanding and skillset to develop and manage smart, secure and sustainable energy solutions for functional and resource-efficient urban communities. 

The programme’s core technical and innovation curriculum is enriched by opportunities to interact with major-league players like ABB, EcoBam, SiarQ, Everis, Ionseed and more – partners from within the unique InnoEnergy ecosystem of industry and public sector leaders. Your learning journey exposes you to some of Europe’s foremost technical universities, and takes you from knowledge to deep understanding, theory to practice, innovation to entrepreneurship, from Antwerp to Amsterdam to Barcelona. 

The MSc Energy for Smart Cities is two-year, international programme offered jointly by four European universities. Join a cohort of talented students from all over the world and graduate with a joint Master’s degree from two of these leading universities:
  • Master of Science: Energy, from KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Master of Science, from KTH: Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • International Master of Science in Electrical Engineering for Smart Grids and Buildings, from Grenoble INP: Institute of Technology, France
  • Master of Energy Engineering, from UPC: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech, Spain
This programme has been awarded the prestigious European innovation EIT Award for its robust, integrated learning by doing curricula and entrepreneurial approach.

Programme Structure

  • Year 1: Choose between KU Leuven and KTH Stockholm combining electrical and mechanical engineering courses with energy-related socio-economic subjects.
  • Year 2: Choose between KU Leuven, KTH, INP Grenoble Institute of Technology or UPC in Barcelona. Enrich your general curriculum with a range of elective courses that address your interests.
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Journey: one compulsory year and a second optional year exploring what it takes to start-up and stay up. Five working start-up teams have graduated the MSc in Energy for Smart Cities so far. 
  • Master’s thesis: You complete a research project on electrical or thermo-mechanical energy or a technical-economic dimension of energy in your second year. A prize is awarded each year for the two best theses on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    • All programmes start in the autumn semester although the exact date varies depending on your programme. In general, programmes start between August and October.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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 C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

To qualify for the MSc Energy for Smart Cities programme, you need:

  • A completed Bachelor’s degree worth 180 ECTS credits or equivalent in engineering, such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or science.
  • Your Bachelor’s degree must have covered the fundamentals of electrical and mechanical engineering.
  • You will also need to submit a separate letter giving your reasons for application.

This programme is taught in different countries. Which country are you interested in?

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs

  • Stockholm, Sweden

    9668 - 17250 SEK/month
    Living Costs
  • Leuven, Belgium

    810 - 1280 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Barcelona, Spain

    770 - 1360 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Grenoble, France

    882 - 1220 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarship opportunities for the top-rated applicants who are accepted on to the InnoEnergy Master’s School programmes are also available. The number of scholarships each year may vary.

There are two types of scholarship:

  • Fee waiver, which exempts you from the participation fee only
  • Fee waiver plus monthly allowance, which exempts you from the participation fee and provides you with a living allowance of up to €750 per month, for a maximum of 24 months.
As not all scholarships cover the full cost of your studies, it may be necessary to find additional funding to fully finance your study and/or living expenses.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.