Environment and Resource Management - Energy and Climate, Master | Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Environment and Resource Management - Energy and Climate

12 months
Duration
23930 EUR/year
2530 EUR/year
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Focus on the multiple dimensions of the climate-energy nexus. Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Learn more with the Environment and Resource Management - Energy and Climate programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Overview

Be it climate change mitigation, job creation, security, food production or increasing incomes. Investing in renewable energy resources, prioritising energy-efficient practices and adopting clean energy technologies and infrastructure can accelerate the transition to an affordable, reliable and sustainable energy system. 

In the Environment and Resource Management - Energy and Climate programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will address the multiple dimensions of the climate-energy nexus from socio-economic and governance perspectives. The specialisation provides expertise to scientifically assess the transition to sustainable energy systems and to critically evaluate the range of policy options to accelerate this transition. Attention is also paid to regional, national, international and transnational efforts to mitigate climate change. 

All specialisations start with Causes and Consequences of Environmental Change, a course in which you are presented with the breadth of environmental problems. In the two parallel courses that follow, Environmental Economics and Environmental Policy, you will learn about economic policy instruments for managing environmental problems and delve into the theory and practice of environmental governance and the role of different political actors. In addition, you will follow courses about Sustainable Energy Challenges and Energy and Climate Governance.

In the second semester, the focus shifts to the development of specific skills, such as research methods, research design, academic writing and employability skills. In the Research Methods and Research Design courses, you will get acquainted with the relevant methods and techniques for assessing sustainability challenges and environmental problems. 

The year ends with the Research Project, integrating all previous course work in one condensed activity in which your specialisation knowledge, theoretical foundation and research skills are combined.  

Internships and thesis

Writing your thesis is the moment to demonstrate that you can link theory to practice and use proper academic methods and tools. In preparation for the Research Project, the programme organises the ERM thesis/internship market in early December. During this market, you will be presented with the thesis positions that are available at IVM, and at a large number of external organisations around the world. You will be invited to choose a research topic and a supervisor. You also have the freedom to develop your own project instead of applying for one of the presented projects.

Programme Structure

Compulsory courses

  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Energy and Climate Governance

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
92

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
92

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Average grade for the Bachelor's should be at least a 7 or equivalent;
  • Affinity with environmental sciences or sustainability, proven by previous study program, courses, thesis or relevant (volunteer) work experience, expressed in a motivation statement or curriculum vitae;
  • ERM requirements for English language proficiency, including sufficient scores for each test component;
  • Strong motivation statement addressing:         

- Interest for environmental and sustainability issues    

- Specific interest for ERM         

- Future ambitions after graduation 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23930 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23930 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2530 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2530 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find Master's scholarship opportunities for Environment and Resource Management - Energy and Climate.

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Independent provider
Grant
4000 USD
Deadline
20 Dec 2025
OAS ISS Scholarship
Merit-based

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The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Smooth Movers
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Moving Mates Scholarship
Need-based

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Moving Mates
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
14 Jun 2024
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Merit-based Need-based

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Ayn Rand Institute
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
7000 USD
Deadline
24 Apr 2025
Go Global MBA Scholarship
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Pinsky Law New Venture Development Scholarship
Merit-based

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Pinsky Law
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
Merit-based Need-based

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Social Shifters
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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European Commission
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
Merit-based

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ACES: The Society for Editing
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
The MyUS Community Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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MyUS
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Dermadry
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
$1,000 All Star Verified Scholarship
Merit-based

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Verified Scholarships
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Dec 2024
PlagiarismSearch 2024 Essay Contest
Merit-based

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PlagiarismSearch
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Florida Rentals Annual Dream Vacation Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Florida Rentals
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
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Independent provider
Grant
965 USD
Deadline
Anytime
Dr. Martin Blank – SYB Scholarship
Merit-based

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Shield Your Body
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Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
CryptoRunner Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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CryptoRunner
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
55 GBP
Deadline
19 Jun 2024
IELTS Morgan Terry Memorial IATEFL Scholarship
Merit-based

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IELTS from 6 to 9
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