Frequently asked questions
How do I apply for the Master programme?
Students who wish to apply for the Master of Environmental and Energy Management (MEEM) must obtain and submit an application form. The application form must be submitted with all necessary documents. The application form can be downloaded from our website. Applications can be sent by post or via email (see admission requirements). Unfortunately it is not possible to apply for the MEEM using the online application tool (Osiris) at the general website of the University of Twente.
What are the language requirements for the Master programme?
Students should be able to read articles and books, understand lectures, take part in discussions, write exams, present their work and perform written work in English. Sufficient mastery of the English language is to be proven with 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.
I want to apply, but I still need to take the IELTS or TOEFL-iBT test, what to do?
Please send us an email in which you inform us that you still need to take the test, the date that you will take the test and the approximate date that we can expect the results. Please send this email together with the application form and the other requirements.
How much is the Tuition fee?
The tuition fee for Dutch, European and non European students is 12,500 Euro per year.
What is included in the tuition fee, and which expenses are not included?
The tuition fee includes: lectures, site visits, research period and social events. All living expenses are not included. Living expenses include: accommodation, meals, residence permit, insurance and pocket money.
Do you have some information about the living expenses?
It is very difficult to give an exact amount as this depends largely on the way a student lives. For example, if you come from a warm country and do not have any warm clothes, you will spend more on clothes than if you come from a country with similar weather conditions. On average, we estimate living expenses to be around 700 – 900 EURO per month (food, travel expenses, accommodation, study books, insurance, pocket money, etc.) excluding the tuition fee. However, if you live as cheaply as possible, you may end up spending less.
Where Is the programme located?
CSTM Fryslan is a department of the University of Twente, and is located in Leeuwarden, a city in the north of the Netherlands. The University of Twente itself and its campus are located in Enschede. This is in the east of the Netherlands (distance Leeuwarden-Enschede is 170 km.) Leeuwarden, the capital city of the province of Friesland, is truly a student town with over 23.000 Dutch and international students. The city centre is lively with European department stores, theatres, movie houses, pubs, museums, sports clubs and discos. For more information about studying in Leeuwarden please visit www.leeuwardenstudiestad.nl
What are the facilities at the university of Twente in Leeuwarden?
In Leeuwarden we are located at the Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences www.vanhall-larenstein.comwhere we share our offices with Wetsus: www.wetsus.nl. For sports and other leisure activities, the town of Leeuwarden offers a wide array of clubs and organisations. Additionally, there is a special arrangement for students to do sports at the Student Sports for a reduced fee.
What are the differences between the energy, environment and water streams?
The basic difference between the three streams is that the environmental stream is all-round. It does not focus on one special environmental aspect, but on all (including energy and water). The energy stream has a special focus on energy and energy management, and provides more details on this subject. The water stream has a special focus on water governance.
What about the research period: should I already search for a company to do my research project?
It is not necessary to arrange a company for your research project before the start of the programme. However, in case you have strong preference for a certain organisation, we advise you to take contract data with you to the Netherlands. If possible, also make preliminary enquiries about the possibilities in various organisations before you leave to the Netherlands.
Are there scholarships I can apply for?
The University of Twente offers the University of Twente Scholarship (UTS). This (partial) scholarship is for excellent students with limited resources. There are other organisations who offer eligible scholarships for our programme. If you wish to know more about possibilities for funding please read the information on the scholarships information page.
If I did not yet get the result about my scholarship application, but I do meet the requirements of the programme, should I return the entrance acceptance form to the university?
Please return the Entrance Acceptance Form before the 30th of April. When you fill in the name of one of the scholarship organisations, then we know that you will only be able to pay the tuition fee and therefore only enter the programme when you receive a scholarship from this organisation.
How can I get more information about other courses at the University of Twente?
For information regarding other courses at the university, you can have a look at our homepage: www.utwente.nl.
Is the MEEM a technical programme?
The MEEM is not a technical program but rather a social science program. The technical subjects are taught to a lesser extent and only within context; the main focus is on energy/environmental management and policy. We advise everyone to read the course descriptions on this website to make sure that the programme matches with your expectations.
Does the university arrange accommodation?
Yes. Accommodation will be arranged in Leeuwarden. The rooms on offer are completely furnished. Every student will have his/her own bedroom and share other facilities (such as kitchen, bathroom, etcetera).