In order to qualify for participation in the Master's programme Environmental and Energy Management, applicants should fulfil the following requirements:

  1. have at least a Bachelor's degree in a related discipline in the natural, technical, environmental or social sciences (if applicable, 2nd class or higher). For more details, see next section.
  2. work experience is recommended or, depending on disciplinary background, required (see next section)
  3. have a basic understanding of chemistry (high school level)
  4. have excellent communication skills and a very good understanding of the English language
  5. Sufficient mastery of the English language, to be proven by one of the following official test score documents:
  • Academic IELTS overall band score of at least 6.5
  • TOEFL, internet based (TOEFL-iBT) of at least 90
  • Cambridge CAE-C (CPE)

You are exempt from the English language requirement if:      

  • you are a native English speaker from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or United States of America.
  • you have obtained a relevant bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution in the Netherlands.
  • you have obtained a Bachelor degree (3 year) in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or United States of America.


With respect to the disciplinary background and work experience mentioned above, the following criteria apply:

  1. Admission based on relevant disciplinary background 

    Candidates with a Bachelor in the following fields can be admitted:
    1. Natural, Technical and Environmental Sciences
      Bachelors in the field of Engineering Sciences, Technical Sciences, Natural Sciences (chemistry, physics, geology, biology, ecology, etc.), Environmental Studies / Sciences, Agricultural / Forestry Sciences, Earth Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Health Sciences.           

    2. Social Sciences
      Bachelors in the field of Business / Business Administration / Commerce, Policy Studies / Political Science, Economics, Law, Management / Accounting Sciences, Public Management, Environmental / Natural Resource / Agriculture / Forestry Management, Public Health, (physical, regional, economic) Planning Sciences.
      (For applicants with an educational background in these areas, work experience is recommended.)

  2. Admission based on prior education plus expertise

    Candidates with other Bachelors in the Natural, Technical, Environmental or Social Sciences can be admitted based on at least 3 years of work experience that includes some tasks related to knowledge / skills covered in the Master Programme, or when there are several relevant items in the prior education.

  3. Admission based on work experience and Bachelor Degree

    Applicants with a Bachelor that is not in the Natural, Technical, Environmental or Social Sciences (here referred to as Human Sciences) can be admitted when possessing at least 5 years of directly relevant work experience. That is, the experience entails many tasks that relate to the skills and knowledge covered in the MEEM programme.


The programme board will assess your documents. If the assessment is positive, you will receive a letter which indicates that you are qualified for the programme. With this letter you can apply for scholarships.

Qualified students will only be accepted after the tuition fee is paid or after guarantee/proof is given for the tuition fee by the funding organization.

The reference letter


There are several options for acquiring fellowships that cover some or all of the costs of the Master of Environmental and Energy Management at the University of Twente. Every organization has its own application procedure. There are however some general tips we can give you when you want to apply for a scholarship:

  • The acquisition of a fellowship is often a lengthy process, which means you have to apply with plenty of time in advance. Most scholarship organisations have an application deadline in February or March. Make sure you know when the deadline for application is.
  • Be aware that for most scholarships you have to apply yourself. We cannot do this for you.
  • Some scholarships are aimed at excellent students only (for example UTS and E8).
  • What exactly is an excellent student? An excellent student is ranked in the top 10-20% of his/her class, has a strong connection with the field of study, is strongly committed to community involvement and can write a good motivational statement about why he/she chooses to study in the field of energy/environmental management. Know your own strength. If you do not qualify as an excellent student then it is of no use to apply for the E8 or UTS. Organisations that are looking for excellent students, will award the scholarship to the most excellent student. If you do not meet the criteria for an excellent student then there are other good options available.
  • You are one amongst hundreds who apply for a scholarship. Make sure you stand out from all the other applicants. For example by writing an original motivational statement.
  • Make a good first impression by handing in your application complete. Make sure you know which documents are required for the application. Do they ask for certified copies? Then send them certified copies.
  • Besides the scholarship organisations you can also try to find local sponsors; companies, government, family, a bank loan etcetera.

There are some useful links from the University about scholarships and also on the Nuffic website

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