Eligibility and selection

Master's Programme, Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems, 120 credits (TMESM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2018

Last edit: 21/08/2019
Approved: 21/08/2019

In order to be eligible to the master’s programme, a relevant higher education degree of at least 180 credits, degree of bachelor in natural science or in engineering, or technical bachelor’s degree preferably within Mechanical Engineering, energy/environmental or Chemical Engineering is required. Other equivalent technical or science degrees on the first level can also give eligibility. 

Eligibility may however be assessed as not fulfilled if:

  •  The degree awarding institution is not considered to meet acceptable quality standards by the authorities of the country in which the institution is located.
  • The degree does not qualify for admission to equivalent Master level in the country where the    degree is awarded

Other studies or work experiences are judged on the basis of the actual competences which are referred to.

A sound and documented knowledge of written and spoken English equivalent of TOEFL score minimum 580 (paper) or 92 (internet) and the writing section fulfilling the minimum requirement of 4.5  or 22, respectively; or IELTS score minimum 6.5 and the each section fulfilling the minimum requirement of 5.5; or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), minimum grade “C” is required from all applicants.

The selection of students to the programme is performed by the steering committee of the programme, consisting of representatives from all partner universities, and in compliance with the directives given by the KIC InnoEnergy.

All KIC InnoEnergy applications will be handled by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

The selection process is based on the following selection criteria: University, previous studies (for instance GPA, grades in specific subjects and English), motivation for the studies (for instance letter of motivation, references, thesis proposal and relevant work experience). The evaluation scale is 1-75.