24 months
20750 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Our energy system is rapidly evolving. There are big challenges ahead of us, including mitigating climate change, securing our long-term energy supply, and providing access to sustainable energy for everyone. The Energy Science programme at Utrecht University offers an interdisciplinary approach for anyone prepared to tackle these challenges.

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Our two-year Master’s programme in Energy Science is aimed at students with a background in science or engineering who want to play a role in the transition towards sustainable energy systems. It offers an interdisciplinary approach for anyone willing to help with the big energy challenges ahead of us.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the Energy Science programme at Utrecht University   should be able to find employment in the private sector (energy companies), public sector, consultancy, and NGOs. Graduates will also find positions in international bodies, such as the European Union and the International Energy Agency. Energy Science graduates have found jobs like Portfoliomanager, Junior Scientist, Advisor and Presale Engineer at:

  • Arcardis
  • GE
  • City of Amsterdam
  • Green Giraffe
  • KWR
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
  • Navigant
  • Rijkswaterstaat
  • Tennet


Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Energy in the Context of Sustainability
  • Energy Conversion Technologies
  • Advanced Energy Analysis
  • Energy Systems Modelling
  • Natural Science Research Project

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

You are welcome to apply for the Energy Science Master’s programme. Please take into account that this is a selective master. You will be considered for admission to the programme if you hold a University Bachelor's degree and can demonstrate a high level of knowledge, motivation and command of methods and skills in the field.

With regard to the educational requirements you should possess:

  • background in either the life, natural and/or social sciences;
  • a strong affinity in the field of mathematics and for natural sciences (systems analysis  and e.g. chemistry, physics, biology, energy science);
  • a solid foundation in thermodynamics (e.g. properties of a substance, ideal gas equation of state, first and second law of thermodynamics, energy balance, download an example exercise here);
  • knowledge of energy analysis;
  • general insights in emerging technology issues and complex multidisciplinary problems;
  • proven research skills.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20750 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /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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