24 months
13794 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Do you want to work with the sustainable transition of today’s cities? Do you want to influence and plan how we deal with climate change and environmental problems in our cities?  Then you should study in the Sustainable Cities programme of Aalborg University.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Internationally, cities pose a significant challenge to sustainable transition, both environmentally, socially and economically. In the future, up to 70-80% of the world population will live in cities, and thus it is important to handle the challenges they pose. It is essential that planning is done within and across professions and infrastructure sectors, like energy, mobility, water, waste, etc. Thus, it is necessary to be able to think across sectors, analyse consequences in multiple areas and include stakeholders such as government, citizens, companies and environmental organisations.

Key facts:

The Master of Science Programme in Sustainable Cities programme of Aalborg University  aims to teach you about how we can achieve the sustainable transition of cities. This is done in two parts. First by covering issues of engineering by looking at four main infrastructure sectors being 1) resources (waste) 2) energy, 3) water and climate change and 4) transport and mobility. Second, by looking at political science, synergies across sectors and different forms of impact assessment.


The Master Programme in Sustainable Cities prepares you for jobs in many sectors and countries. If you wish to stay in Denmark after your studies having a Danish diploma helps. However, knowing the Danish language and Danish culture plays an important role finding a job in Denmark after your studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transitioning from Wasteful to Sustainable Cities
  • Energy Planning for Sustainable Cities
  • Theories of Science and Research Designs
  • Water Management and Climate Change Adaptation
  • Sustainable Transport and Mobility
  • Urban Infrastructure Synergies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To enter this master programme you must have a relevant bachelor’s degree.

Applicants with a legal right of admission (retskrav)

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering in Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning, Aalborg University (Campus Copenhagen)

Applicants without legal right of admission

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Surveying, Planning and Land Management), Aalborg University
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Geography, Aalborg University
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering in Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning, Aalborg University (Campus Aalborg)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13794 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6897 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • 51,300 DKK per semester

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /month
Living costs

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


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.

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