ABOUT YOUR STUDIES

  • "What Master’s programmes do you offer? "

    We offer a choice of seven programmes, each designed to give students the right combination of engineering, personal and business management skills. Each offers a challenging syllabus and high-quality content

    • MSc Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy
    • MSc EMINE – European Master’s in Nuclear Energy
    • MSc ENTECH – Master’s in Energy Technologies
    • MSc RENE – Master’s in Renewable Energy
    • MSc SENSE – Master’s in Smart Grids
    • MSc SELECT – Master’s in Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems
    • MSc Energy for Smart Cities
  • "What qualifications do I need to apply to the InnoEnergy Master’s School?"

    You should have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits or an equivalent academic qualification from an internationally recognised university. The individual Master’s programmes determine what subjects they will accept. You can find out more about the admissions criteria for each programme here.

    If you have questions about the eligibility of the university at which you studied for your Bachelor’s degree, please contact the InnoEnergy Admissions Office at: admissionsoffice@innoenergy.com.

  • "Which university will I study at?"

    As a student of the InnoEnergy Master’s School you will spend your first year at one European university and your second year at another. The universities you attend will depend on the programme you choose to study and, for some programmes, on the specialist courses you choose to take. All universities and institutions involved in the InnoEnergy Master’s School are accredited by their respective governments, and are internationally recognised. They are:

    • AGH: University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
    • INP: Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
    • IST: Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
    • KIT: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
    • KTH: Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
    • KU Leuven, Belgium
    • SUT: Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
    • TU/e: Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
    • Université Paris-Saclay, France
    • UPC: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech, Spain
    • UU: Uppsala University, Sweden

    You may also have the opportunity to take courses at:

    • Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Portugal
    • ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
    • GEM: Grenoble École de Management, France

    Details of which programmes take place at which universities are available from each programme’s section of our website.

  • "Are your programmes open to students from outside the EU?"

    Absolutely yes. Our programmes attract a global student base. If you are a citizen of an EU country, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland or Switzerland, you are classed as an EU student. If you are a citizen of any other country you are classed as a non-EU student. As a non-EU student, you will need a relevant student visa, and you may need to fulfil certain country-specific requirements for non-EU students. Your first-year university will support your application for a visa, and will send you all the relevant details with your acceptance email.

  • "What will I study during my Master’s programme?"

    The subject matter is different for each Master’s programme. However, all courses have a strong entrepreneurial or business-focused element in addition to in-depth technical content. Each programme also places a strong emphasis on project-based work and hands-on experience gained outside the lecture hall or lab. An overview of the two-year programme, plus details of individual courses and the syllabus are available from each programme’s section of our website.

  • "How and when do I choose my second-year university and specialisation?"

    You will need to make the decision about your second-year courses and your second-year university during your first year of study. Your preferences, the transcript of your previous studies, and the number of available places are all taken into account when allocating second-year places. The decision is taken by representatives from all the universities taking part in the programme. Whenever possible your preferences will be honoured.

  • "What kind of interaction with my professors can I expect?"

    Teaching methods and the level of personal engagement with professors and lecturers depends on the university and the programme you choose. However, the majority of our programmes place an emphasis on teaching in smaller groups, with hands-on projects, and solving real-world challenges to help you build positive relationships with leading academics and businesses in your chosen field.

  • "Is there an opportunity to participate in internships at a relevant company or research centre? "

    Internships are a compulsory element for most of our programmes. In most cases, you will also have the opportunity to undertake your thesis at one of our industry partners. There are also plenty of opportunities on each programme to engage directly with industry experts.

    You can find more details on each programmes’ section of our website.

  • "Where and when can I do my thesis?"

    You normally undertake your thesis in the final semester of the two-year programme. The thesis is worth 30 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits, or 45 credits at TU/e – the Technical University of Eindhoven, and will typically be undertaken at one of our industry partners or research centres. The subject of your thesis will be agreed with your course supervisors, and will relate to the subject of the programme with an emphasis on innovation and business management.

  • "Is there a recommended reading list for my Master’s programme?"

    You will receive information about recommended reading on the first day of classes. In some courses, teachers provide texts and digital material. You will also have access to e-books, scientific articles and books at your university.

  • "Can I study part time? "

    No. Our programmes are designed for full-time study only. Remember that our programmes include study in two different countries over two years and that several study trips, activities and events are organised each year, making it impossible to arrange on a part-time basis. By signing our student agreement, you commit to full-time study.

  • "Can I take a part-time job while studying on one of your programmes?"

    We don’t recommend it. Our programmes are designed for full-time study, include study in two different countries and involve various study trips and commitments each year. By signing our student agreement, you commit to full-time study. You are likely to find the time pressures of full-time study incompatible with evening or weekend work.

  • "What qualifications will I receive after completing an InnoEnergy Master’s programme?"

    After successfully completing your chosen programme, you will receive a double degree: one from each university you attended during the programme. More details of the qualifications offered can be found on each programmes’ section of our website.

  • "How many of your graduates find jobs after graduation."

    Currently, 93 per cent of our graduates are employed or running their own business within six months of graduation.

  • "What is the typical salary for a graduate of the InnoEnergy Master’s School?"

    Salaries vary greatly across the industry and between different countries. However, we can say that on average our graduates earn 15 per cent more than their peers with more conventional qualifications.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYMENT

  • "What career support does InnoEnergy offer?"

    All students are encouraged to start thinking about their career ambitions from the day they join their Master’s programme. In addition, InnoEnergy’s Career Centre organises several activities that will support your search for work across Europe.  These include:

    • Workshops and webinars. Examples of topics and themes include: ‘How to find your way to change the game’ and ‘How to turn your international study experience into career success’. All workshops and webinars are suitable for both first and second-year students.
    • Interview training. During one-on-one sessions a career coach will provide interview advice to maximise your chances of success. This includes: presentation, body language, difficult interview questions, presenting your skills and education to a prospective employer, and preparing you for face-to-face or online interviews.
    • Industry career advisors. The InnoEnergy Career Centre is supported by experts from the industry. Students can make appointments to discuss career questions with our Industry Career Advisors, like Stefan Lodeweyckx of Enervalis.
    • Personal career coaching. Our personal career coaches help you find out what fits you best and where you will be able to have the biggest impact.
    • Professional CV checks. The InnoEnergy Career Centre gives students the opportunity to have their CVs checked by a recruitment professional, with country-specific tips and tricks where necessary.
    • Job alerts. The InnoEnergy Career Centre also issues alerts regarding job opportunities, available internships, thesis projects and entry-level positions to all Master’s School students.
    • InnoEnergy CommUnity: Our network of students, alumni, entrepreneurs and partners across InnoEnergy helps to strengthen the bonds between participants in our programmes. Activities such as The Speaker Series, Mentoring Programme, Entrepreneurship Programme, Local Career Support Programme, Professional Development and Training Programme and the yearly AlumniUnite Event continue to support our students during and after graduation.
    • Partner university career services. In addition to the services provided by the InnoEnergy career Centre, students can also take advantage of the career services and job portals run by many of our partner universities.
  • "What kinds of career will I be qualified to pursue after completing the programme?"

    Our alumni have followed a diverse range of career paths in the energy industry, as engineers, designers, consultants, policy-developers, business owners and leaders, or in further research. Each course offers extensive training in business, social and personal skills in addition to building your engineering and technical knowledge, and gives you practical experience of real-world challenges, which enhance your employment prospects on graduation.

    Each university has information on employment opportunities in its own career centre. InnoEnergy also promotes vacancies from our industrial partners to our students and alumni. The InnoEnergy Career Centre can also help you find your first position after graduation.

  • "How many of your graduates find jobs after graduation."

    Currently, 93 per cent of our graduates are employed or running their own business within six months of graduation.

  • "What is the typical salary for a graduate of the InnoEnergy Master’s School?"

    Salaries vary greatly across the industry and between different countries. However, we can say that on average our graduates earn 15 per cent more than their peers with more conventional qualifications.

  • "How long can I remain in Europe once I have finished my studies?"

    This will depend on your nationality and the country in which you finish your second year. However, the European Parliament recently approved a proposal to harmonise EU entry and residence laws for non-EU students, making it easier to obtain a visa and to stay in Europe after your studies. More information can be found here.

  • "Do you help graduates apply for work visas to remain in Europe after graduation?"

    The InnoEnergy Career Centre can support you during and after your studies to prepare yourself for the job market and in your search for a job. Once you have a job offer, it is much easier to obtain a work visa. You can find more information about the Career Centre here.ent.

  • "Do you help students find a job after graduation?"

    All students are encouraged to start thinking about their career ambitions from the day they join their Master’s programme. In addition, InnoEnergy’s Career Centre organises several activities that will support your search for work across Europe.  These include:

    • Workshops and webinars. Examples of topics and themes include: ‘How to find your way to change the game’ and ‘How to turn your international study experience into career success’. All workshops and webinars are suitable for both first and second-year students.
    • Interview training. During one-on-one sessions a career coach will provide interview advice to maximise your chances of success. This includes: presentation, body language, difficult interview questions, presenting your skills and education to a prospective employer, and preparing you for face-to-face or online interviews.
    • Industry career advisors. The InnoEnergy Career Centre is supported by experts from the industry. Students can make appointments to discuss career questions with our Industry Career Advisors, like Stefan Lodeweyckx of Enervalis.
    • Personal career coaching. Our personal career coaches help you find out what fits you best and where you will be able to have the biggest impact.
    • Professional CV checks. The InnoEnergy Career Centre gives students the opportunity to have their CVs checked by a recruitment professional, with country-specific tips and tricks where necessary.
    • Job alerts. The InnoEnergy Career Centre also issues alerts regarding job opportunities, available internships, thesis projects and entry-level positions to all Master’s School students.
    • InnoEnergy CommUnity: Our network of students, alumni, entrepreneurs and partners across InnoEnergy helps to strengthen the bonds between participants in our programmes. Activities such as The Speaker Series, Mentoring Programme, Entrepreneurship Programme, Local Career Support Programme, Professional Development and Training Programme and the yearly AlumniUnite Event continue to support our students during and after graduation.
    • Partner university career services. In addition to the services provided by the InnoEnergy career Centre, students can also take advantage of the career services and job portals run by our partner universities.
  • "Can I study part time?"

    No. Our programmes are designed for full-time study only. Remember that our programmes include study in two different countries over two years and that several study trips, activities and events are organised each year, making it impossible to arrange on a part-time basis. By signing our student agreement, you commit to full-time study.

  • "Can I take a part-time job while studying on one of your programmes?"

    We don’t recommend it. Our programmes are designed for full-time study, include study in two different countries and involve various study trips and commitments each year. By signing our student agreement, you commit to full-time study. You are likely to find the time pressures of full-time study incompatible with evening or weekend work.

  • "What qualifications will I receive after completing an InnoEnergy Master’s programme?"

    After successfully completing your chosen programme, you will receive a double degree: one from each university you attended during the programme. More details of the qualifications offered can be found on each programmes’ section of our website.

  • "How many of your graduates find jobs after graduation."

    Currently, 93 per cent of our graduates are employed or running their own business within six months of graduation.

  • "What is the typical salary for a graduate of the InnoEnergy Master’s School?"

    Salaries vary greatly across the industry and between different countries. However, we can say that on average our graduates earn 15 per cent more than their peers with more conventional qualifications.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

  • "How do I apply for my chosen programme?"

    The InnoEnergy Master’s School has three application rounds throughout the year, and all applications are made via our online form here. You will also need to upload a number of documents with your application.

    Please make sure you read through the entire application process here and check out the timetable and deadlines here, before starting your application.

  • "When do I need to apply?"

    The InnoEnergy Master’s School has three application rounds throughout the year. The exact dates will depend on the programme you choose. Details of the next application rounds and relevant dates are here

  • "Do you accept late applications?"

    To be fair to all our applicants, we cannot accept late applications. Please read the timetable for applications carefully and make sure your application reaches us in time. Details of the relevant dates are here

  • "Can I apply to all programmes?"

    You can apply to a maximum of two InnoEnergy Master’s School programmes in each application round. If you are unsuccessful this time, you are welcome to try again next year.

  • "I am not a citizen of an EU country. Can I apply to an InnoEnergy Master’s programme(s)?"

    Absolutely yes. Our programmes attract a global student base.

    If you are NOT a citizen of an EU country, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland or Switzerland, you are classed as a non-EU student. This means you may only apply for scholarships during Application Round 0 or Application Round 1. You will also need a relevant student visa, and you may need to fulfil certain country-specific requirements for non-EU students. If you are successful, your first-year university will support your application for a visa, and will send you all the relevant details with your acceptance email.

    More information on application rounds and scholarships is here
    More information for non-EU students is here

  • "Is there an assessment exam or interview?"

    Not always. However, some of the individual programmes may call some applicants for an online interview or for an online test

  • "I am about to finish my Bachelor’s degree, is it possible to apply now for a conditional place?"

    If you are in your final year of undergraduate education you can apply and, if you meet the admission criteria, you may receive a conditional offer. If this is the case, please include a written statement from your current university’s degree administration office (or equivalent department) with your application. The statement should confirm that you are enrolled on the final year of your education and give your expected completion date. If it is not possible for you to get such a written statement, we can also accept an enrolment certificate with the number of your current semester.

    Should you receive a conditional offer, you must present your degree certificate to the InnoEnergy Admissions Office before we can formalise your admission to your chosen programme.

    The InnoEnergy Admissions Office can be contacted at admissionsoffice@innoenergy.com.

    Complete information about application and admissions criteria is available here

  • "Will you confirm receipt of my application?"

    Yes. Once you have completed the online application, you will receive an automatic confirmation with your application number by e-mail.

    If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail, we have not received your application. If this is the case please contact the InnoEnergy Admissions Office at admissionsoffice@innoenergy.com

  • "I made a mistake in my application. Can I change it?"

    Once you have submitted your application form, you cannot make any more changes. However, you can send an e-mail to the InnoEnergy Admissions Office with details of your change request and we will try our best to accommodate you.

    The InnoEnergy Admissions Office can be contacted at admissionsoffice@innoenergy.com.

  • "How long does the admission process last? When can I expect a reply?"

    The admission process can take between four weeks and two months, depending on the application round. You can find more information about the current deadlines and when you can expect to hear about the outcome of your application here.

  • "Can you tell me my position on the ranking list or waiting list?"

    Unfortunately, we cannot share student rankings during the application process. As soon as we have made our decisions regarding places and scholarships the InnoEnergy Admissions Office will let you know.

  • "Do you contact successful and unsuccessful candidates?"

    Yes. All applicants to the InnoEnergy Master’s School are notified about the outcome of their application, whether they are successful or not.

    You can find more information about the current application timetable and when you can expect a response here.

  • "How do you select successful candidates for the InnoEnergy Master’s School?"

    Your application will be checked by our Admissions Office for general eligibility. The programme selection committees will then check whether you fulfil the programme-specific eligibility criteria.

    Eligible candidates are then evaluated and ranked based on a range of criteria, such as grades, scores or GPA, the content of previous studies, the quality of your previous universities, and other relevant experience.

    The top ranked candidates for each programme may be called for an interview or to take an additional online test to evaluate their entrepreneurial skills. You can find more details about the whole procedure here.

    More information about each individual programme’s eligibility criteria can be found here.

  • "Can I defer my admission until next year?"

    No. If you have been accepted, but cannot take up your place, you will need to apply again next year. However, we cannot guarantee that that your application will be successful again

  • "I have been accepted! What happens next?"

    Congratulations! You will need to answer the study offer within a week of receipt, and send officially certified copies of the required documents. You will receive an official admission letter that will give you all the information you need about finalising your admission, and about your first-year location and arrival dates. More information for accepted students can be found here.

  • "Is there an introduction/orientation week before starting my studies?"

    It depends on your university. The programme director and the university’s administration team will let you know in plenty of time.

  • "When does the semester start? "

    All programmes start in the autumn semester although the exact date varies depending on your programme. In general, programmes start between August and October.

    The MSc Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy programme also has an additional entry date in March.

    You can find more information about start dates and welcome sessions here

  • "I have not been accepted to an InnoEnergy MSc programme. Can I appeal this decision?"

    If you do not agree with the decision of your application for one of the InnoEnergy Master’s School programmes, please contact the InnoEnergy Admissions Office at: admissionsoffice@innoenergy.com

    If you still do not agree, you may formally appeal the decision. More information on making a formal appeal can be found here.

    Late or incomplete applications, cancelled programmes or the selection result (ranking) do not constitute grounds for an appeal.

  • "What is the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)?"

    The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a tool of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) for making studies and courses more transparent and thus helping to enhance the quality of higher education. You can find more information about the ECTS system here.

  • "What is an ECTS credit"

    Credits from the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System – also known as ECTS credits – express the amount of learning, based on defined learning outcomes and their associated workload. They are a tool of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) for making studies and courses more transparent and help to enhance the quality of higher education. Sixty ECTS credits are allocated to the learning outcomes and associated workload of a full-time academic year or its equivalent.

  • "My university / country does not use ECTS credits. How do I know my degree is eligible? "

    In cases where ECTS credits are not used, we will look at your transcript of records. Please make sure your transcript includes information about the credit system in place in your university or country, including either: credits per hour, OR credits per semester, OR credits per year so that the InnoEnergy Admissions Office can evaluate your degree.

    If in doubt, please contact the InnoEnergy Admissions Office for clarification at: admissionsoffice@innoenergy.com

  • "Where can I find out more information about ECTS credits and their equivalents?"

    You can find more information about the ECTS system here.

  • "What happens to the data I provide during my online application?"

    We store your data in a database for the purpose of evaluating and assessing your application material. When the application process is complete, we delete all the following data from all applicants who have not been accepted onto a programme: name, date of birth, email, phone and skype number, passport ID, and address, plus ALL documents sent to us as pdf.

    We keep the following data for statistical purposes only: application number, citizenship, study preferences, programme eligibility and evaluation, educational background, English level, personal statements regarding reasons for applying. All retained data is anonymised.

    Personal data from accepted students is deleted after graduation.

    For more information please see our privacy policy.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

  • "When is the deadline to send in my application documents? "

    The InnoEnergy Master’s School has three application rounds throughout the year. The exact dates will depend on the programme you choose. Details of the application rounds and relevant dates for submitting your documents are here

  • "What documents will I need to send in with my application? "

    You will need to prepare the following documents as separate pdfs

    • A copy of your Bachelor’s degree
    • A copy of your transcript of records
    • Proof of English proficiency
    • Your CV / résumé
    • A copy of your passport / valid ID card

    Certain programmes will also require an application letter, explaining your reasons for applying to the programme.

    You can find more information about the required documents here.

  • "What proof of nationality do you require?"

    We accept a photocopy of your passport or a photocopy of a valid identity card that clearly states your citizenship and the card’s expiration date. Please note that this document must be translated to English, French or German by a licenced translator if it has been issued in any other language.

  • "Should I send certified copies with my application?"

    No, you do not need to send in certified copies when you apply through our online application system. Digital copies (as pdfs) of your documents are acceptable.

    If you are accepted on to your chosen programme, you will need to send in certified paper copies of your degree and transcripts so we can finalise your acceptance.

    You can find more information about the required documents here.

  • "Should I send in copies of my high school diplomas?"

    No, you only need to send copies of your university degree(s).

  • "Do I need to send in paper copies of my documents? "

    Not yet. You do not need to send in certified copies when you apply through our online application system. Digital copies of your documents are acceptable.

    If you are accepted on to your chosen programme, you will need to send in certified paper copies of your degree and transcripts so we can finalise your acceptance.

    You can find more information about the required documents here.

  • "Should my scanned documents be in colour or black and white?"

    Either is acceptable

  • "Do I need a GRE (Graduate Record Examination) score?"

    No.

  • "How does the InnoEnergy Admissions Office calculate my GPA?"

    In order to compare degree results from different grading systems around the world, we equalise the overall result according to the Bavarian Formula used by German universities.

    For countries that do not have a standard grading system across all universities, any information on your achieved grades, minimum pass grade, and maximum grade at your university is helpful. This information is usually on the reverse of your transcript of records. If you have a separate GPA statement, please upload it as an additional document during the online application.

  • "Do I need to send reference letters with my application?"

    Letters of reference are not necessary. However, our programmes consider several factors when assessing your background and suitability for a programme, and reference letters could be a valuable resource if they are personalised and show your uniqueness and merits. If your letter of reference provides this information, you can submit it with your other documents.

  • "For students from Pakistan. Can I send my provisional Bachelor’s degree certificate attested by a notary public? "

    During the application process, you need only send a copy of your degree certificate, sealed and signed by the issuing university’s registrar office.

    If you are accepted on to the programme, you will need to send by post hard copies of your degree certificate and your final transcript. Both documents need to be certified by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Pakistan.

    You can find more information about document requirements here.

  • "For students from China. What additional certificates do I need before I apply?"

    For programmes in Belgium (KU Leuven): All mainland Chinese citizens who do not have a foreign degree, or have not completed any courses at a university outside China, need to obtain an APS (Akademishe Prüfstelle) certificate in order to apply for a student visa in Belgium. You cannot get a Belgian student visa without the APS certificate.

    Chinese students who hold a non-Chinese degree, or who have completed some courses at a university in a country other than China do not need to go through the APS procedure.

    The following students do NOT need to go through the APS procedure: Non-Chinese citizens who have obtained a degree in China; citizens of Taiwan; citizens of Hong Kong; citizens of Macao.

    More information about the APS process and when to apply can be found at the KU Leuven website.

    For programmes in Germany (KIT):
The German government requires citizens of mainland China to have an APS (Akademishe Prüfstelle) certificate in order to apply for a student visa. Your documents will be reviewed and you will need to go through an interview before you can apply to a university in Germany.

    More information about the APS process and when to apply can be found at this website (German and Chinese only).

    For programmes in the Netherlands (TU/e):
All citizens of mainland China need a Nuffic Certificate to be eligible for an entry visa and to enrol in an English-taught study programme in the Netherlands. You will need to apply for this certificate independently of the InnoEnergy Master’s School application process.
We recommend you submit your application for a Nuffic certificate as early as possible so that you can start your study programme on time.

    More information can be found here.

    Citizens of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan do not need to apply for a Nuffic certificate.

  • "Do I need an apostille on my documents?"

    No. Different countries and have different standards for verifying academic records and other related documents from international students, and where applicable you will need to meet these to be accepted onto one of our programmes. However, none require an apostille as described by the terms of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

    More information about verifying documents during the application process can be found here.

    More information about verifying documents once you have been accepted on to one of our programmes can be found here.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • "What is the language of instruction on my programme?"

    All InnoEnergy Master’s School programmes are entirely taught in English.

  • "Do I need to take an English test? "

    You do NOT need to take an English language test or officially demonstrate English proficiency if you have completed a higher-education degree in English at a university physically located in the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand.

    You do NOT need to take an English language test or officially demonstrate English proficiency if you have completed a higher-education degree that was fully taught in English at a university physically located in the EU, the EEA or Switzerland. However, the official language of the degree programme must be stated on your degree certificate or supplement, or on the transcript of your records. We cannot accept other forms of documentation, including statements from professors, regarding the language of instruction.

    All other students will need additional English language qualifications.

    Please note: Students on the MSc SENSE or MSc SELECT programmes who wish to study at TU/e (Eindhoven) in their second year will NOT qualify for an English language waiver on the basis of having completed a higher education degree fully instructed in English at a university physically located in the EU, the EEA or Switzerland. Only students who have a degree taught in English at a university physically located in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or the UK qualify for the waiver.

    If you do not qualify for a waiver under these conditions, you will need to submit the results of a TOEFL, IELTS or University of Cambridge/Oxford test. More details can be found here.

    Should you fulfil the InnoEnergy requirements for English proficiency, but not the requirements to study at TU/e in your second year, you can submit an improved test score during your first year of study. More details can be found here.

  • "What English language qualifications do you accept?"

    We accept the following tests and scores. All qualifications must have been acquired in the past two years:

    • IELTS academic test: an overall band score of at least 6.5 (with no section lower than 5.5)
    • University of Cambridge/University of Oxford: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), grades A – C; OR a Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), grades A – C
    • TOEFL internet-based test, IBT: a total score of at least 92 (with the writing section scoring at least 22)

    More details are available here

  • "What are the English language requirements for applicants of MSc SENSE and MSc SELECT?"

    Students on the MSc SENSE or MSc SELECT programmes who wish to study at TU/e (Eindhoven) in their second year will NOT qualify for an English language waiver on the basis of having completed a higher education degree fully instructed in English at a university physically located in the EU, the EEA or Switzerland. Only students who have a degree taught in English at a university physically located in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or the UK qualify for the waiver.

    If you do not qualify for a waiver under these conditions, you will need to submit the results of a TOEFL, IELTS or University of Cambridge/Oxford test as follows:

    • IELTS Academic test: with a score no lower then 6.0 in any section.
    • University of Cambridge/University of Oxford: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), grades A – C; OR a Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), grades A – C
    • TOEFL internet-based test, IBT: a total score of at least 92 (with the writing section scoring at least 22)

    If you secured a place at a different first-year university with an IELTS score of 5.5 in one or more sections, you need to submit an improved IELTS, CAE, CPE or TOEFL test during your first year.

  • "My IELTS certificate is more than two years old. Can I still apply?"

    If you have taken the IELTS academic test and can show proof that you have maintained your English proficiency, we will consider your application on a case-by-case basis. You will need to meet at least ONE of the following criteria:

    • You have completed one semester of English studies in the past two years (for an example during an exchange). We accept official transcripts or confirmation of your stay at the host university as proof.
    • You have worked for at least three months in an entirely English environment in the past two years (for example, during an internship or employment). We accept an employer’s statement about the duration of your contract and the official language as proof.
    • You have taken a B2 or C1-level English exam at your university, language school or online in the past two years. We accept a course or language certificate as proof.

    If you meet any of these criteria, you should upload the required documents, together with your IELTS certificate, in a single pdf and include it with your online application.

    Please note the deadline for submitting your IELTS score, and ensure it reaches us in time as we cannot accept late submissions. You can find more information about English language requirements and the current deadlines here.

  • "My CAE/CPE certificate is more than two years old. Can I still apply?"

    If you have a CPE or a CAE certificate and can show proof that you have maintained your English proficiency, we will consider your application on a case-by-case basis. You will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:

    • You have completed one semester of English studies in the past two years (for an example during an exchange). We accept official transcripts or confirmation of your stay at the host university as proof.
    • You have worked for at least three months in an entirely English environment in the past two years (for example, during an internship or employment). We accept an employer’s statement about the duration of your contract and the official language as proof.
    • You have taken a B2 or C1-level English exam at your university, language school or online test in the past two years. We accept a course or language certificate as proof.

    If you meet any of these criteria, you should upload the required documents, together with your CAE/CPE certificate in a single pdf, and include it with your online application.

    Please note the deadline for submitting your CAE/CPE score, and ensure it reaches us in time as we cannot accept late submissions. You can find more information about English language requirements and the current deadlines here

  • "My TOEFL certificate is more than two years old. Can I still apply? "

    Unfortunately, TOEFL results are only valid for two years from the date of the exam, and we cannot accept them. You will need to re-sit your exam, or take a relevant IELTS, CAE or CPE qualification.

    More details are available here

  • "My English test score is slightly too low. Can I still enrol in one of your programmes?"

    To maintain the education standards set by our universities, and to be fair to all our participating students, we cannot be flexible about our English language requirements.

    You are always welcome to re-apply once your English language proficiency has improved.

  • "Can I get a conditional acceptance and send my English test result later? "

    We do not offer conditional acceptance when it comes to English language requirements. However, the deadline to send in your English test is several weeks after the deadline for sending in the rest of your application. If you can meet the deadline for submitting English qualifications, we will consider your application.

    You can find more information about the current deadlines here

  • "How do I let you know what my TOEFL score is?"

    All TOEFL tests must be sent directly to InnoEnergy by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).  To do this, follow the instructions on the ETS website, using the institution code 0683 for Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). This code should be used for all InnoEnergy Master’s School programmes, even if your chosen programme takes place at another university. When you visit the ETS website, select KIT and then choose the option either ‘Graduate schools’ or ‘any department not listed’. The ETS score report will be sent to the InnoEnergy Admissions Office directly.

    Please note the deadline for submitting your TOEFL score, and ensure it reaches us in time as we cannot accept late submissions. You can find more information about the current deadlines here

  • "I sat an IELTS test. Should I send a certified copy of the results?"

    IELTS exams are verified online by the InnoEnergy Admissions Office, so you can upload a pdf of your official test report form with your application. If your IELTS certificate is not available at the time you make your online application, continue with the application and make a note of the application number you receive once your application is submitted. When you receive your certificate, you may email a copy, along with your application number, to the InnoEnergy Admissions Office at admissionsoffice@innoenergy.com.

    Please note the deadline for submitting your IELTS certificate, and ensure it reaches us in time as we cannot accept late submissions.
You can find more information about the deadlines here

SCHOLARSHIPS, FEES AND COSTS

  • "How much are the tuition fees for the InnoEnergy Master’s School programmes?"

    The participation fee for each programme is €12,000 per year.

    You may be eligible for scholarships and study loans from various sources. However, if you are admitted to one of the InnoEnergy Master’s programmes, please consider carefully if you have sufficient funds to study full time

  • "Are scholarships available for your programmes? "

    There are scholarship opportunities for the top-rated applicants who are accepted on to the InnoEnergy Master’s School programmes. The number of scholarships each year may vary.

    There are two types of scholarship:

    • Fee waiver, which exempts you from the participation fee only
    • Fee waiver plus monthly allowance, which exempts you from the participation fee and provides you with a living allowance of up to €750 per month, for a maximum of 24 months.

    As not all scholarships cover the full cost of your studies, it may be necessary to find additional funding to fully finance your study and/or living expenses.

    All travel and costs associated with events and activities that are an integral part of your course are covered by InnoEnergy.

    More information about fees and scholarships is available here

  • "Do scholarships cover the entire cost of my studies?"

    There are two types of scholarship available, but only for the top-ranked applicants for each programme:

    • Fee waiver, which exempts you from the participation fee only
    • Fee waiver plus monthly allowance, which exempts you from the participation fee and provides you with a living allowance of up to €750 per month, for a maximum of 24 months.

    As not all scholarships cover the full cost of your studies, it may be necessary to find additional funding to fully finance your study and/or living expenses. However, all travel and costs associated with events and activities that are an integral part of your course are covered by InnoEnergy.

    More information about fees and scholarships is available here

  • "How do I apply for a scholarship?"

    When filling in the online application form for your chosen programme, you can also indicate if you are applying for a scholarship. There is no special application procedure.

    More information about applying for a scholarship is available here

  • "Who can apply for a scholarship?"

    If you are applying for an InnoEnergy Master’s School programme, you may also apply for a scholarship.

    Admission to our programmes and nominations for a scholarship follow a thorough evaluation of applicants. Scholarships are awarded to the highest ranking applicants on each programme. The ranking is based on several criteria such as academic performance, quality of previous education and university, previous experience of innovation and entrepreneurship, or other relevant experience. The best way to confirm your eligibility for a scholarship is to apply.

  • "I am a non-EU student. May I apply for a scholarship?"

    Yes. However, you may only do so if you make an application in Application round 0 or Application Round 1. More details are available here.

  • "What is the minimum I should expect to spend each month to cover my living expenses?"

    Your living expenses depend very much on location and personal preference. As a rough estimate we suggest €750 per month to cover housing, food, books, travel, and personal expenses.

    Certain scholarships will provide you with this amount in addition to the participation fee.

    All travel and costs associated with events and activities that are an integral part of your course are covered by InnoEnergy.

    More information about fees and scholarships is available here

  • "Do I have to pay for events that are part of the programme, e.g. travel to my summer school?"

    All costs related to events and activities that are an integral part of the curriculum are covered by InnoEnergy and are included in your participation fee or scholarship.

  • "Do I have to pay for travel to my first-year university?"

    Yes. Travel costs to your first-year university are not covered by your participation fee or scholarship. However, all costs related to events and activities that are an integral part of the curriculum, including travel for academic trips, are covered by InnoEnergy and are included in your participation fee or scholarship.

    Please ensure you have financial resources available to cover the necessary travel-related costs.

  • "Do I have to pay for travel between my first and second year university"

    Yes. Travel costs to your second-year university are not covered by your participation fee or scholarship. However, all costs related to events and activities that are an integral part of the curriculum, including travel for academic trips, are covered by InnoEnergy and are included in your participation fee or scholarship.

    Please ensure you have financial resources available to cover the necessary travel-related costs.

  • "Is the cost of books covered in my fees or scholarship?"

    No, although each university gives you free access to readers, e-books, books and journals in its library. You will need to pay for any additional books you need

  • "I was turned down for an InnoEnergy scholarship. Can I appeal?"

    It is not possible to appeal decisions relating to scholarships.

  • "I want to change to a different programme. Can I keep my scholarship?"

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to transfer an InnoEnergy scholarship to another InnoEnergy programme or to another non-InnoEnergy programme.

  • "Is my scholarship taxable?"

    Only if you are studying in Poland, where scholarships are subject to taxation in accordance with the provisions of Polish law. Both Polish universities involved in our programmes – AGH: University of Science and Technology and SUT: Silesian University of Technology – endeavour to arrange a tax exemption for our students, but the final decision is made by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

  • "Are study loans available for the InnoEnergy Master’s School?"

    Yes. If you have been accepted on to one of our programmes you may be able to apply for a study loan from the European Commission’s Erasmus + scheme.

    Loans of up to €18,000 for a two-year Master’s programme are available, and can cover both living and tuition costs.

    More information about Erasmus + programme, available loans and the preferential rates charged is available here

  • "Can InnoEnergy give me financial aid?"

    No, this is not possible.

  • "Can you help me find other sources of finance? "

    We cannot help you directly, but we suggest you check out available scholarships at the internationally recognised Scholarship portal.

LIVING, TRAVELLING AND WORKING IN EUROPE

  • "Where can I find information on visa applications?"

    Your first-year university will support your application for a visa, and will send you all the relevant details with your acceptance email.

  • "Can I bring my partner and children with me?"

    If you need a visa to study in Europe, you may find that the financial requirements for bringing your family are higher than those if you were travelling by yourself. However, these rules and regulations differ per country. If you need assistance in finding housing, you may find that universities do not have rooms that cater for families. For these reasons, bringing your family may present some challenges. However, it is not discouraged

  • "Do I need health insurance?"

    It depends on the country you will be studying in and the university you apply to. Once you are accepted onto your chosen programme, you will receive an admissions letter from your first-year university which will give you the necessary details.

  • "Do I have to pay for travel to my first-year university?"

    Yes. Travel costs to your first-year university are not covered by your participation fee or scholarship. However, all costs related to events and activities that are an integral part of the curriculum, including travel for academic trips, are covered by InnoEnergy and are included in your participation fee or scholarship.

    Please ensure you have financial resources available to cover the necessary travel-related costs.

  • "Do I have to pay for travel between my first and second year university"

    Yes. Travel costs to your second-year university are not covered by your participation fee or scholarship. However, all costs related to events and activities that are an integral part of the curriculum, including travel for academic trips, are covered by InnoEnergy and are included in your participation fee or scholarship.

    Please ensure you have financial resources available to cover the necessary travel-related costs.

  • "Do you offer help with accommodation?"

    All universities in the InnoEnergy Master’s School are familiar with hosting international students. Most have housing available for international students and will be able to support you in your search for accommodation. More information is available on each university’s website. You can find the useful links at our overview of partner universities

  • "What type of housing is available, and how do I apply for it?"

    The types and prices of accommodation differ for each university, as do application procedures. More information is available on each university’s website. You can find the useful links at our overview of partner universities

  • "Will I be offered help in moving to my second year university?"

    Our partner universities are familiar with the housing needs of international students and can support your search for both first-year and second-year accommodation.

    More information is available on each university’s website. You can find the useful links at our overview of partner universities

  • "What is the minimum I should expect to spend each month to cover my living expenses?"

    Your living expenses depend very much on location and personal preference. A rough estimate would be €750 per month to cover housing, food, books, travel and personal expenses. This amount is the monthly allowance we offer in our scholarships

  • "Is the cost of books covered in my fees or scholarship?"

    No, although each university gives you free access to readers, e-books, books and journals in its library. You will need to pay for any additional books you need

  • "Can I study part time?"

    No. Our programmes are designed for full-time study only. Remember that our programmes include study in two different countries and that several study trips are organised each year. By signing our student agreement, you commit to full-time study.

  • "Can I take a part-time job while studying on one of your programmes?"

    We don’t recommend it. Our programmes are designed for full-time study, include study in two different countries and involve various study trips and commitments each year. In addition, by signing our student agreement, you commit to full-time study. You are likely to find the time pressures of full-time study incompatible with part-time work.

  • "How long can I remain in Europe once I have finished my studies?"

    This will depend on your nationality and the country in which you finish your second year. However, the European Parliament recently approved a proposal to harmonise EU entry and residence laws for non-EU students, making it easier to obtain a visa and to stay in Europe after your studies. More information can be found here.

  • "Do you help graduates apply for work visas to remain in Europe after graduation?"

    The InnoEnergy Career Centre can support you during and after your studies to prepare yourself for the job market and in your search for a job. Once you have a job offer, it is much easier to obtain a work visa. You can find more information about the Career Centre here.

  • "Do you help students find a job after graduation?"

    All students are encouraged to start thinking about their career ambitions from the day they join their Master’s programme. In addition, InnoEnergy’s Career Centre organises several activities that will support your search for work across Europe.  These include:

    • Workshops and webinars. Examples of topics and themes include: ‘How to find your way to change the game’ and ‘How to turn your international study experience into career success’. All workshops and webinars are suitable for both first and second-year students.
    • Interview training. During one-on-one sessions a career coach will provide interview advice to maximise your chances of success. This includes: presentation, body language, difficult interview questions, presenting your skills and education to a prospective employer, and preparing you for face-to-face or online interviews.
    • Industry career advisors. The InnoEnergy Career Centre is supported by experts from the industry. Students can make appointments to discuss career questions with our Industry Career Advisors, like Stefan Lodeweyckx of Enervalis.
    • Personal career coaching. Our personal career coaches help you find out what fits you best and where you will be able to have the biggest impact.
    • Professional CV checks. The InnoEnergy Career Centre gives students the opportunity to have their CVs checked by a recruitment professional, with country-specific tips and tricks where necessary.
    • Job alerts. The InnoEnergy Career Centre also issues alerts regarding job opportunities, available internships, thesis projects and entry-level positions to all Master’s School students.
    • InnoEnergy CommUnity: Our network of students, alumni, entrepreneurs and partners across InnoEnergy helps to strengthen the bonds between participants in our programmes. Activities such as The Speaker Series, Mentoring Programme, Entrepreneurship Programme, Local Career Support Programme, Professional Development and Training Programme and the yearly AlumniUnite Event continue to support our students during and after graduation.
    • Partner university career services. In addition to the services provided by the InnoEnergy career Centre, students can also take advantage of the career services and job portals run by our partner universities.
  • "What kinds of career will I be qualified to pursue after completing the programme?"

    Our alumni have followed a diverse range of career paths in the energy industry, as engineers, designers, consultants, policy-developers, business owners and leaders, or in further research. Each course offers extensive training in business, social and personal skills in addition to building your engineering and technical knowledge, and gives you practical experience of real-world challenges, which enhance your employment prospects on graduation.

    Each university has information on employment opportunities in its own career centre. InnoEnergy also promotes vacancies from our industrial partners to our students and alumni. The InnoEnergy Career Centre can also help you find your first position after graduation

ABOUT US

  • "What is InnoEnergy?"

    InnoEnergy is the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe.

    InnoEnergy was established as a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in 2010, with the goal of creating a more sustainable energy sector for Europe and beyond. Like all KICs, InnoEnergy brings together the three elements of what we call the Knowledge Triangle – higher education, research and industry – to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing Europe today.

    InnoEnergy supports and invests in innovation at every stage from classroom to end-customer. We have a network of more than 250 industrial, research and academic partners that enables us to build connections across Europe, and bring together inventors and industry, graduates and employers, researchers and entrepreneurs, and businesses and markets. The Master’s School is a key part of our strategy and helps us build an informed, engaged and ambitious workforce to achieve a sustainable European energy industry.

    You can find out more about the EIT and the KICs here.

  • "How is InnoEnergy funded?"

    InnoEnergy is partly funded by the EU through the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), and from the contributions of our 26 shareholders. As a commercial company, it is also financed by returns from the innovative products it sells, and the products and companies it invests in.

  • "What is the EIT?"

    The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is a body of the European Union, which was established in March 2008. Its mission is to increase European sustainable growth and competitiveness by developing a new generation of innovators and entrepreneurs to reinforce the EU’s capacity for innovation. You can find out more about the EIT here.

  • "What is the EIT label?"

    The EIT label means that the programme meets the high standards set by the EIT for education, entrepreneurship and innovation. All of the InnoEnergy master programmes carry the EIT label. You can find more about the EIT and the EIT label here.

  • "Do you keep the data I provide during my online application?"

    We store your data in a database for the purpose of evaluating and assessing your application material. When the application process is complete, we delete all the following data from all applicants who have not been accepted onto a programme: name, date of birth, email, phone and skype number, passport ID, and address, plus ALL documents sent to us as pdf.

    We keep the following data for statistical purposes only: application number, citizenship, study preferences, programme eligibility and evaluation, educational background, English level, personal statements regarding reasons for applying. All retained data is anonymised.

    Personal data from accepted students is deleted after graduation.

    For more information please see our privacy policy.