Energy for Smart Cities, M.Sc. in Netherlands

InnoEnergy Master's School

Study in:Netherlands
Deadline: 22 Apr 2019


The MSc in Energy for Smart Cities from InnoEnergy Master’s School empowers you with the engineering and business understanding and skillset to develop and manage smart, secure and sustainable energy solutions for functional and resource-efficient urban communities.

The program’s core technical and innovation curriculum is enriched by opportunities to interact with major-league players like ABB, EcoBam, SiarQ, Everis, Ionseed and more – partners from within the unique InnoEnergy ecosystem of industry and public sector leaders. Your learning journey exposes you to some of Europe’s foremost technical universities, and takes you from knowledge to deep understanding, theory to practice, innovation to entrepreneurship, from Antwerp to Amsterdam to Barcelona. The MSc Energy for Smart Cities is two-year, international program offered jointly by four European universities. Join a cohort of talented students from all over the world and graduate with a joint Master’s degree from two of these leading universities:

  • Master of Science: Energy, from KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Master of Science, from KTH: Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • International Master of Science in Electrical Engineering for Smart Grids and Buildings, from Grenoble INP: Institute of Technology, France
  • Master of Energy Engineering, from UPC: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech, Spain

This program has been awarded the prestigious European innovation EIT Award for its robust, integrated learning by doing curricula and entrepreneurial approach.

Program Structure

  • Year 1: Choose between KU Leuven and KTH Stockholm combining electrical and mechanical engineering courses with energy-related socio-economic subjects.
  • Year 2: Choose between KU Leuven, KTH, INP Grenoble Institute of Technology or UPC in Barcelona. Enrich your general curriculum with a range of elective courses that address your interests.
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Journey: one compulsory year and a second optional year exploring what it takes to start-up and stay up. Five working start-up teams have graduated the MSc in Energy for Smart Cities so far.
  • Master’s thesis: You complete a research project on electrical or thermo-mechanical energy or a technical-economic dimension of energy in your second year. A prize is awarded each year for the two best theses on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Academic Requirements

To qualify for the MSc Energy for Smart Cities program, you need:

  • A completed Bachelor’s degree worth 180 ECTS credits or equivalent in engineering, such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or science.
  • Your Bachelor’s degree must have covered the fundamentals of electrical and mechanical engineering.
  • You will also need to submit a separate letter giving your reasons for application.


Scholarship opportunities for the top-rated applicants who are accepted on to the InnoEnergy Master’s School programs are also available. 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.

Detailed Program Facts

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