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Sustainable Cities, MSc in Engineering

Application and requirements

Application and requirements

To enter this master programme you must have a relevant bachelor degree. The bachelor in Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning at Aalborg University gives you direct access to the programme. Other relevant bachelor degrees could be within engineering or geography. 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


The admission to the Master’s programme in Sustainable Cities is restricted. This means that not all applicants who apply for admission before deadline and meet the admission requirements are secured student places. The programme expects to admit 40 students in 2019. 

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). Minimum score: 6.5
TOEFL (internet-based): Minimum score: 88
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE)
Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

Read more about language requirements

Application Deadline

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 STADS-DANS 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