Bachelor in Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology

Issues like global warming, pollution and cradle to cradle interest you. The Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology programme will turn you into an environmental professional.
The local authority in a city wants to be CO2 neutral by 2040. You are part of a consultancy team. You find ways to reduce the energy consumption and utilise suitable sustainable energy sources. You research the availability of solar power, hydropower, geothermal power, wind power and biomass. Your solution is financially viable and accepted by both industry and the public. You take into consideration future developments, techniques and policies.


You want to keep the planet safe for future generations. You are interested in science subjects, and you have an open mind towards other cultures. You are a team player and, at the same time, self-motivated. And you are adventurous and independent.

The programme Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology

Through several projects and courses, you will learn about sustainable energy techniques, their suitability in specific situations, bio-based waste management, environmental pollution and cleanup technology, cost-benefit analyses, stakeholder analyses and also environmental policy and law. Given the international character of the student group, you will learn about these subjects in relation to different parts of the world.

Features of this study programme

Lecturers and staff members are highly qualified. Our approach is personal. You will work in small groups. A personal coach and study counsellor will give you plenty of guidance. In 2012, the programme was ranked number 1 in the two main higher education surveys in the Netherlands. The atmosphere is friendly and open. The composition of the student group extends from Europe to Africa and Asia. The projects come from the working environment so that you will handle realistic problems and data.


This study programme has been voted best Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology study programme by the Full-time Higher Professional Education Options Guide in 2013, 2014 and 2016 and by the weekly magazine Elsevier for four consecutive years from 2013 to 2016.

English requirements for international students

  • Exam - Minimum score
  • IELTS overall band: 6
  • TOEFL computer based: 213
  • TOEFL internet based: 80

Supplementary requirements

The level of your prior education has to be equivalent to the Dutch havo, vwo or mbo 4 level with the following courses:

  • English
  • Economics and Social Science
  • Chemistry or
  • Natural Science and Technology or Health

If we are not familiar with your foreign diploma, NUFFIC, the Dutch organisation for international recognition of diploma, will check the level for us. All students can opt for a double degree programme.

Mathematics and Science

In addition to the minimum diploma requirements, adequate knowledge of Mathematics and Science subjects like chemistry, biology and physics is important.

Start of study programme

Month: September

Deadline EU: 01 June

Deadline non-EU: 01 August

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