Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning, Master

Application and requirements

Application and requirements

To enroll in the programme, you are required to have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Geography or Natural Science. In order to attend the programme, you have three possibilities:

  • A one-semester guest study with focus on the corporate and/or the regional perspective
  • A two-semester guest study including national and global energy
  • The full two-year Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Planning and Management

During the first semester, all students concentrate on courses and projects related to energy planning from a company's perspective. For students who choose to do a second semester, projects focus on energy planning from an institutional and societal perspective. If you complete the full Master's programme, the studies continue with an internship on the 3rd semester and a Master's thesis on the 4th semester.


You can study as a guest student on the first and/or second semester or as a master student following the entire two-year degree programme.

Students seeking to enroll in the programme are required to have the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor of science degree in engineering, geography or natural sciences
  • A reasonable amount of energy content in the bachelor’s programme
  • Comply with the English requirements listed below
  • We require a reasonable level for your bachelor's degree - typically upper second class, for countries using this system
  • All applications are evaluated individually

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

Students seeking admission to master's programme as an international exchange student have the following deadlines:

1 April for the September intake

15 October for the February intake

For further information regarding deadlines and requirements please see this link:

Applicants from AAU

If you are already enrolled at AAU, you can find information about admission to a master programme on the homepage of your faculty.

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


Please note that it is only possible to change your choice of specialization within the same study programme if you have not used any examination attempts and/or passed any modules on your original choice of specialisation. Additionally, there has to be free study places on the specialization you wish to switch to.

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