Sustainable Cities, MSc in Engineering

Application and requirements

Application and requirements

To enter this master programme you must have a relevant bachelor’s degree.

Applicants with a legal right of admission (retskrav)

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering in Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning, Aalborg University (Campus Copenhagen)

Applicants without legal right of admission

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Surveying, Planning and Land Management), Aalborg University
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Geography, Aalborg University
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering in Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning, Aalborg University (Campus Aalborg)

Students with similar bachelor degrees within engineering or geography are qualified for the programme. However, all applications for the master programme are evaluated individually and the relevancy of the bachelor degree is evaluated through this process. 

Entrance requirements

You can study as a guest student on the first or second semester or as a master student following the entire two-year degree programme.
Students seeking to enrol in the programme are required to have the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor of science degree in engineering, geography or natural sciences.

All applications are evaluated individually. A background within Architectural Technology and Construction Management does not in itself qualify for admission to Sustainable Cities.

Deadlines for application

For the master's programme we only have a September intake. Students seeking admission to the entire master's programme have the following deadline:

  • March 1

Students applying for the spring or autumn semester as a guest/exchange semester

  • 1 April for the September intake
  • 15 October for the February intake

For further information regarding deadlines and requirements please see the website How to apply to Aalborg University


Information regarding student housing, culture and sports, student activities and more can be found here

Information regarding the state educational grant (SU) can be found here



The admission to the Master’s programme in Sustainable Cities is restricted. This means that we cannot guarantee enrollment of all applicants even though they apply for admission before deadline and meet the admission requirements. The programme offers 30 study places.

Criteria for admission to Sustainable Cities

The selection takes place on the basis of the following criteria (in oder of priority): 

1) Achieved competences within the following fields:

a) natural science, technical and engineering competences

b) competences within planning:

  • General planning 
  • Urban planning 
  • Energy planning and technique
  • Environmental planning and technique

These competences may for example be documented through courses or work experience.

2) Grade point average

from a qualifying Bachelor programme (alternatively the grade points are emphasized which have been achieved at the time of application, if the qualifying examination has not been completed).

Official English language requirements

Applicants applying for Master's programmes at Aalborg University must submit results of an IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge test with the below mentioned minimum scores:

Danish B level in English compares to:

IELTS (academic test). 6.5 overall band score
TOEFL (internet-based): Minimum score: 85
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE): 180 / level C1
Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 180 / grade C
ECPE: Passed test including certificate

Read more about language requirements

Application Deadline

This programme only offers September intake. Deadline for applying is 1st March

You must apply digitally via the online application portal. Please read the application procedures before applying.


Application procedures

How to apply

When you apply for a Master's programme at Aalborg University, you have to use the Application Portal which is a national Danish digital application system in which the entire application process is handled.

Please note that some of the programmes offered may be subject to restricted admission. That means that the individual programmes may have a limited number of student places. Information on the programmes affected and the exact number of places offered will be available shortly when finally clarified.

Learn more about how to apply