How to Apply

Requirements

Admission Requirements
The applications are accepted on qualification and first-come/first-served basis. i.e.in case of equal qualification of two applicants, the early applicant is given the place. Therefore it is recommended to apply as soon as possible, well before the deadline.
Educational Requirements
Applicants are required to hold a Bachelor degree in engineering or a scientific discipline (e.g. physics, chemistry, mathematics…). The criteria may be waived for Applicants with relevant work experience deemed equivalent to the academic admission requirements. Students are requested to provide one of the following English certificates:

For Oldenburg, Zaragoza and MINES-ParisTech:

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 550 (paper-based test), 213 (computer-based test) or 80 (internet-based test)
  • IELTS: minimum 6 (Academic version)
  • Cambridge Advanced Exam in English: B minimum
  • Cambridge Proficiency Exam in English: C minimum
  • Comparable proof of English language proficiency (e.g. Bachelor studies in English language)

For HANZE:

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 575 (paper-based test), or 90 (internet-based test, with not less than 20 in Reading, Listening, Speaking or Writing); or
  • IELTS: 6.5 minimum with not less than 6.0 in Reading, Listening, Speaking or Writing; or
  • Cambridge Advanced Exam in English: B minimum; or
  • Cambridge Proficiency Exam in English: C minimum.
  • Students whose prior education was English-taught and who obtained a diploma in the following countries: Australia, Canada (English speaking part), Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America

For Loughborough: please follow this link: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english/
Pre-sessional English language classes for students who have an IELTS but not at the correct level: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/media/wwwlboroacuk/external/content/international/englangdocs/Standard.pdf

There is no Spanish or French language exams required. Students who want to follow the core in Spanish can take intensive Spanish courses before the start of the semester to fresh up their knowledge. Zaragoza University tests the Spanish level of applicant students with a phone interview, the same applies for the French level in Mines-ParisTech.

Documents to present

Candidates for admission should upload the following documents:

  1. A CV (resume) in English
  2. A certified copy of the university diploma and transcripts (“certified” means that the documents must bear the official University stamp to be considered valid)
  3. Two letters of reference
  4. A proof of English language proficiency (see above for minimum scores) – this proof may be provided later than the rest of the application, but before the date indicated by the University in case you are accepted under conditions.
  5. A copy of your passport
  6. A cover letter (=letter of motivation)
  7. Any additional information in support of your application is welcome but not requested (eg: information on work experience).
Application Deadline(s)

The application process for the Academic Year 2020/2021 is now close. The new application process for 2021/2022 will open in January 2021

Deadlines:

  • 1st June for Oldenburg University
  • 1st May for non-EU students applying to Hanze University
  • 1st July for all other Core providers and for EU students applying to Hanze University
Letters of Reference

The reference (to be provided in English- French and Spanish can be accepted for MINES-ParisTech and Zaragoza University) should include, if possible, details of the results he/she has obtained throughout his/her studies. If the applicant has not graduated, the reference should give a prediction of the likely degree outcome. Additionally, the reference should indicate whether the applicant language skills are adequate for postgraduate study (either in English, French or Spanish according to the student’s choice of university).

Finally, the referee should include their name, status/title, telephone/email, the name and address of their institution/company, the official headed paper of the institution/company and their signature. The letters of reference are to be uploaded. Universities reserve the right to ask for the hardcopies to be sent via regular mail if necessary.

In case the letters are to be received only through regular mail, please indicate it in your application form and contact EUREC. The application is not valid without references.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2020-2021 amount to EUR 8.000 for students with the nationality of an EU Member State and EUR 13.000 for students without EU nationality. Fees will be payable in three installments spread throughout the course.

For Hanze UAS only:  students will pay tuition fee directly to the University.  EU students who do not have a Dutch Master degree yet: students will pay the Dutch statutory tuition fee directly to the University (2.000 euros per academic year, therefore circa 3.000 euros for the whole programme). To guarantee registration, selected students by Hanze UAS will have to pay a deposit fee (2.000 euros) to EUREC upon reception of the offer letter. This deposit will be reimbursed at the end of October to students who joined the course. Non-EU students should also be aware that payment of a visa and a financial guarantee is necessary for entrance to the Netherlands. For detailed information about non-EU students applying to Hanze UAS, please visit: https://www.hanze.nl/home/International/Practical+matters/Immigration/

If your participation in the programme is conditional upon your receiving financial support, please indicate this clearly in the application form. Additional administrative fees can be asked directly by the partnering Universities.

Please note that non-EU students will have to pay an extra fee of EUR 1.500 directly to Loughborough University upon arrival.

Visa Requirements
All non-EU applicants are required to obtain a study visa which they should request at the country’s embassy where they will study the first semester. The visa must cover the entire duration of the academic year and is a pre-condition for enrolment. EUREC provides a support letter for the VISA process, but cannot apply for a VISA instead of the students who have to apply, well in advance, for themselves.

Procedure

How to start
The first thing applicants must do is to register with this site. To register simply go to the “Create an account” page and fill in the form. You will receive an email with your password. When successfully logged in you can create an application.
How to choose your specialisation
There are 6 important criteria you should consider before choosing your specialisation:

Download the full comparison table (PDF)


1) Background

  • Physics: Photovoltaics, Wind
  • Electrical or Electronic Engineering: Grid Integration, Photovoltaics
  • Mechanical Engineering: Ocean Energy, Solar Thermal, Wind
  • Chemistry: Sustainable Fuel Systems

2) Career opportunities

  • Grid Integration: DER planning, installation or onsite solutions, this work could be developed for Electric distribution or transport operators (DSO/ TSO). At RE technology manufacturers or at any other company or research center involved in providing solutions for DER Grid Integration.
  • Ocean Energy: Engineers in marine renewable industries Marine renewable energy project developers Experts for National or International institutions Researchers in academic or industrial labs
  • Photovoltaics: PV Engineer Electrical Engineer Research Engineer (ranging from PV cells and modules to PV systems of all sizes and applications)
  • Solar Thermal: Solar energy Engineer solar fuel production process heat desalination building R&D
  • Sustainable Fuel Systems: Designer Consultant Researcher Entrepreneur or developer in sustainable fuel production transport storage & use
  • Wind: Technical Manager Mechanical Engineer Wind Energy Engineer Project Engineer Wind Resource Assessment Manager

3) Programme

4) Total hours

  • Grid (280 total hours)
    • 175h lectures
    • 25h laboratory
    • 80h practice-oriented lessons
  • Ocean (245 total hours)
    • 153h lectures
    • 12h laboratory
    • 80h tutorials
  • PV (283 total hours)
    • 90h lectures
    • 15h laboratory + 18h seminars
    • 150h directed learning
  • Solar Thermal (280 total hours)
    • 155h lectures
    • 50h laboratory
    • 75h tutorials
  • Sustainable Fuel (300 total hours)
    • 139h lectures
    • 156h laboratory
    • 5h tutorials
  • Wind (276 total hours)
    • 266h lectures
    • 5h laboratory + 2 days seminar in PC lab
    • 5h workshop

5) Number of visits and external lectures

  • Grid Integration: 5 visits
  • Ocean Energy: 1 visit at the WindFloat, a 2 MW turbine installed off the Portuguese coast and connected to the grid.
  • Photovoltaics: 1-2 visits depending on availability
  • Solar Thermal: 3 visits: 2 Solar facility technical visits and 1 company visit
  • Sustainable Fuel Systems: 3 visits
  • Wind: 1 visit of 3 hours

6) Location

Create an application
You have to go to ‘How to Apply’ and select ‘Create/edit your Application’. Fill in the application over time and save it in an unfinished state if necessary: the compulsory fields must be filled in, but the documents can be uploaded at a later stage. The application can be saved at any time by scrolling to the bottom of the page and pressing “save”. Please note,the application will not actually be submitted for review until the “submit” button is clicked. You must apply with the same email address as for the account creation.
Uploading files
For your application to be complete and sent for review to the Academic Committee, you must upload all requested documents.
All documents are to be uploaded at the bottom of the application form. The attaching of files is a simple process: nominate the file you want to upload by clicking on the “Browse” button next to the text field labeled with the nature of the requested document. Navigate to the document on the local hard drive and click “Open” and select it. Only one document can be uploaded per field. If you need to upload several document, you have to merge them into a single one before uploading them. If you lack one of the requested documents, please indicate in your application form an approximate date at which you will be able to provide it. You can then submit your application and send the document later via email to EUREC.
Review
It is possible to review the application before it is finally submitted. All that is required is your email address and password to access your application form. When using a computer that is available to the public, make sure sensible precautions are taken such as logging out when finished and closing all browser windows before leaving the computer.
Submit
When you have finished and you are sure that everything is in order simply click on‘submit’: it will no longer be possible to edit the application, so be careful.
Notifications
Both selected and non-selected students will be notified about the decision, at the latest, by the beginning of September.

Those students who need to receive an earlier answer can contact us directly.
When you have been accepted to attend the EUREC Master course, you will receive an offer letter. Before signing and sending the registration form back, CAREFULLY READ THE EUREC MASTER REGULATIONS.