Applying to the M. Eng. Program in Energy and Environmental Management (Industrialized Countries)
The following menu items provide comprehensive information about applying for admission to the Master of Engineering Program in Energy and Environmental Management (Industrialized Countries) at Europa-Universität Flensburg.
Please note: You must have or be about to obtain your bachelor's degree is required for this program. High school graduates cannot apply directly to the program.
M. Eng. Program in Energy and Environmental Management (Industrialized Countries)
Applications for the "Developing Countries" sub-program focus do not take part in Europa-Universität Flensburg’s main application and admissions process. For more information about application and admission to this program, please visit the Energy and Environmental Management homepage.
All applications received on time and in the correct form will be included in the selection process.
How the selection process works:
After certain preliminary quotas have been determined, the university initially will allocate 20% of the available study places according to the identified waiting time. The waiting time calculation begins from the date when the B.A. or a recognized equivalent course of study was completed. The allocation of the remaining study places takes place within the scope of the university selection procedure. Further details are specified in § 5 para. 3 of the university selection statutes (Hochschulauswahlsatzung).
If you have not yet provided proof of a qualifying college degree by the application deadline, you will receive provisional admission. For admission to a degree program, you must provide proof of the successful completion of e.g. a BA degree by a specified date (November 1). This also applies to the proof of any required language certificates.
Notification of admission
Admission notifications are sent by email irregularly every three to four weeks during the application period. The last notifications are usually sent about two weeks after the application deadline has passed.
Application deadlines only apply for the industrialized countries program focus. Most applicants will start the program on the first program semester, but some may apply for advanced semester admission.
Spring semester entry (all program semesters):
Fall semester entry (all program semesters)
To apply for admission to a degree program at Europa-Universität Flensburg, you must complete two steps:
1. Go through the required steps in our online application portal.
2. Send in all necessary application documents.
In the online application, enter all the personal information required for your chosen degree program. Once you finish the online application, print out the application form, which contains your personal application number, more information about the procedure, and your login username and password for the application portal. It also contains a link to the application instructions for your degree program and a list of the documents required program. As a final application step, you need to mail in the paper copies of your application form and all required documents to the EUF admissions office. Please note: The documents must be received by EUF no later than the application deadline; the date when you completed the online application, or the date when the documents were postmarked, is not relevant. You will find the address to which you must send the documents pre-printed on the application form.
After it receives your application, the university will review all your documents. You can then check for yourself in the application portal whether your application is complete, or whether any documents are missing—in which case you will receive an email from the admissions office informing you that your application status has changed. Please note: you must submit any missing documents listed in the application portal by the application deadline. Late submissions after the application deadline has passed will NOT be accepted.
If you have made a mistake in the online application or if you want to change your application, you can reapply online at any time. You will then receive a new application number. Only your most recently submitted application will be considered in the selection process; all previous applications will be disregarded.
How the online application works
You may only apply for one restricted-admission degree program (or a combined restricted-admission degree program). If you apply for several applications for admission-restricted programs, during the selection process the university will only consider your most recent application processed by the admissions office.
Please note: Online applications submitted before the official application start date cannot be considered. This also applies for applications received after the application deadline. You are entirely responsible for ensuring that the university receives your application by the deadline.
Go to the online application portal
To apply for admission to the master’s program, you need not have fully and successfully completed your bachelor’s degree studies or submit proof that you hold the requisite B.A. degree by the application deadline.
You may also apply you expect to have successfully completed your studies and obtained the B.A. in the semester when you submit your application. In this case, only your required application documents and the legal nature (contents) of the admission notice will differ from those of other applicants.
If you can already prove with the application documents that you have successfully completed your B.A. studies and have met all formal admission requirements, you will receive a legally binding admission notice.
If you are not yet able to provide proof that you hold the B.A. degree, for example because you have not yet received grades for all of your exams, but you have met all formal admission requirements, you will be conditionally admitted into the program and will receive a provisional admission notice.
Advanced Semester Admission
Applying for Admission to an Advanced Semester
If you are already enrolled in a master’s program in engineering/energy and environmental management and would like to complete your master’s studies at Europa-Universität Flensburg, you can apply for admission to an advanced semester.
As a prerequisite for admission to an advanced semester, the receiving institute at Europa-Universität Flensburg (Admissions Committee) must have reviewed and formally recognized the validity of any examinations you have already taken elsewhere. They must also confirm that you place into an advanced semester.
Advanced-semester applicants must submit a separate application for admission to an advanced semester (including all required documents) in addition to the normal application materials.
For application purposes, you only need to show that you have been placed into an advanced semester. This is just a matter of sending a quick "two-line" note via email or mail.
Recognition / Advanced Placement
If you have questions about transferring a course or courses taken at an external institution (recognition) or about advanced placement, please first contact the faculty advisor for your chosen degree program or subject.
Subject-specific admissions restrictions also apply for advanced semester applicants.
An overview of all the available study places in all subjects and subject semesters is always available at the start of each application process. This can help you assess your chances of being admitted into a specific subject.
All applicants to a degree program at EUF must complete the online application procedure.
The following foreign applicants can apply under the same terms as German applicants:
- All foreign applicants or stateless persons who have acquired a German higher education entrance qualification, or who have already completed a degree program in Germany that entitles them to take up the desired degree program.
- Citizens of a member state of the European Union (EU)
- Citizens of signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) that are not members of the EU (i.e. Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway)
- Foreign applicants with family members who are citizens of a member state of the EU or of a state party to the EEA Agreement
International applicants who do not have a German-language university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur) must present proof of sufficient German language skills. You can find an overview of recognized certificates under "Additional qualifications."
If you cannot provide proof that you hold such a German-language university entrance qualification, you will need to provide evidence that you possess sufficient German language skills.
You can prove that you have sufficient knowledge of the German language providing one of the following: a German-language school-leaving certificate (e.g., Abitur), a degree from a German-taught degree program, or a certificate of German language proficiency. The certificate presented as proof of German language proficiency must have been issued at most 2 years before first day of the semester for which you are applying. The program accepts the following documents as proof of German language proficiency:
- TestDaF TND Level 4 (level 4 in all test sections)
- Goethe Certificate C1
- DSH 2 (≥67%): C1
- DSD II: Level C1
- TELC (telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule)
- German Language Diploma of the KMK - Second Level
- Aptitude text certificate (Feststellungsprüfung).
- Goethe-Institut"Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom" and "Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom," plus the "Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung" (ZOP) certificate
- Deutsche Sprachprüfung II (German Language Examination II) issued by the Sprachen- und Dolmetscher-Institut München (Munich Language and Interpreting Institute)
- TestDaF TND Level 4
- Goethe Certificate B2
- DSH 1 (≥57%): level B2
- DSD 2: Level B2
- TELC B2
The admissibility of any certificates not listed above as acceptable equivalents for those certificates will be decided on by the Admissions Committee.
You can prove that you have sufficient knowledge of the English language providing one of the following English-language high school diploma, a degree from an English-taught degree program, or a certificate of English language proficiency. The certificate presented as proof of English language proficiency must have been issued at most 2 years before the first day of the semester for which you are applying. The program accepts the following documents as proof of English language proficiency:
- TELC Level C1
- TOEFL iBT - Internet-Based Testing: at least 94 points
- IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Band Score at least 7.0
- Cambridge English:
- Advanced (CAE): min. Grade C; min. score on Cambridge English Scale: 180
- Proficiency (CPE): min. score on Cambridge English Scale: 180
- TELC Level B2
- TOEFL iBT - Internet-Based Testing: min. score 70
- IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Band Score 6, 5
- Cambridge English: FCE (First Certificate in English): Grade B
The admissibility of any certificates not listed above as acceptable equivalents for those certificates will be decided on by the Admissions Committee.
As an international applicant, you should submit your documents as early as possible or preferably submit your certificates and translations of them to the admissions office for review before the official application deadline (scanned documents by email).
You will then receive an assessment of the certificate, which you should then submit along with your application.
If verification is not possible, your documents must be sent by the admissions office to the central office in Bonn. The review process there can take several months. Nevertheless, in order to participate in the selection procedure, the university must receive the result of the Bonn review by the application deadline at the latest.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact:
- +49 461 805 2772
- Gebäude Helsinki
- HEL 011
- Auf dem Campus 1a
- Post code / City
- 24943 Flensburg
Once you have been provisionally admitted into the program, you will need to complete two additional steps:
- You must submit the enrollment documents indicated in the admission notice to the registrar's office by the specified deadline. Only after the office has received these documents can you confirm your acceptance of the university's offer of admission and accept the study place.
- You must submit proof of having successful completed your B.A. studies (certificate and/or diploma, or official informal confirmation from the responsible examination office) to the admissions office of Europa-Universität Flensburg by November 11 at the latest.
Please note: If you submit the required documents late or incompletely, or if you cannot prove that you have successfully completed your B.A. studies by November 1, your admission will expire irrevocably at the end of November 1. You should bear this in mind, especially when scheduling your final exams, including the B.A. thesis and the subsequent grading period.
Application requirements for the Master of Engineering / Energy and Environmental Management (industrialized countries) are as follows.
Applicants must have one of the following:
- An degree from the bachelor's program in Energy and Environmental Management from the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences including one semester abroad, with a very good (above average) overall grade
- A degree from a seven-semester comparable European bachelor's degree program in industrial engineering including one semester abroad, , with a very good (above average) overall grade
- A degree from a six-semester comparable European bachelor's degree program in industrial engineering and an additional semester abroad with 30 ECTS credit points or a proven comparable achievement, with an outstanding (significantly higher than the average) overall grade
- A degree from a seven-semester European bachelor's degree program in engineering, including one semester abroad and proof of successful completion of the economic bridge courses for the program, with an outstanding (significantly higher than the average) overall grade
- A degree from a six-semester European bachelor's degree program in engineering with an outstanding (significantly higher than the average) overall grade, and an additional semester abroad with 30 ECTS credit points or a proven comparable achievement, and proof of successful completion of the economic bridge courses for the degree program
- A degree from a four-year (minimum duration) bachelor's degree program in engineering in a developing or emerging country, with an outstanding (significantly higher than the average) overall grade, and least two years of subsequent relevant professional experience
AND all of the following:
- An outstanding (significantly higher than the average) overall grade in a bachelor’s degree program in engineering in a developing or emerging country which lasts at least four years, and at least two years of subsequent relevant professional experience plus proof of successful completion of the economic bridge courses for the degree program
- Proof that the applicant has good to very good English language skills (for example, as demonstrated by achievements in the general university entrance qualification or by recognized international tests such as the American TOEFL test)
- A strong letter of motivation explaining why the application has chosen this program
A ‘very good’ ('above average') degree, as defined by the Examination Regulations, is a degree for which the overall grade falls within the top 50% of the graduating class of the university awarding the degree.
A 'well above average' degree as per the Examination Regulations is a degree for which the overall grade falls within the top 25% of the graduating class of the transferring university.
The mandatory bridge courses for graduates with engineering-only degrees include three modules:
- Business Administration (4 SWS / 5 ECTS) (written exam)
- Business Economics (4 SWS / 5 ECTS) (written exam)
- Foundations of Energy Economics and Energy Management (4 SWS / 5 ECTS) (written exam)
The examination committee for this degree program will decide whether courses completed at other universities can be recognized as valid substitutes for the bridge courses.
Applicants who do not have a German university entrance qualification and did not earn a German-taught bachelor's degree at a German university must also submit proof of sufficient knowledge of the German language.
In accordance with the study qualification statutes of Europa-Universität Flensburg, C1-level language certificates at level C1 are required. The following certificates are recognized:
- The "Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang" (DSH) with an overall result of DSH-2, if all partial examinations have been passed resulting in a minimum level of 2
- The "Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache" (TestDaF), if all partial examinations have been passed resulting in a minimum level of 4
- The "Prüfungsteil Deutsch" of the Studienkollegs assessment test
- German language diploma of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs - second level in accordance with the resolution of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of December 6, 1996, as amended (DSD II)
- Goethe Certificate C1
- Certificate of having passed the examination "telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule"
Applicants can gain admission to the degree program on the condition that they complete certain courses, to be set during the admission process, taken from the subject catalog "Energy and Environmental Management." The subjects/courses will be determined by an examination commission appointed by the chair of the Examination Committee for the Energy and Environmental Management degree program. Proof of successful completion of these additional subjects is a prerequisite for admission to the second-semester examinations. In the sense of the examination regulations, these courses count as preliminary examinations.
For questions regarding the recognition of a degree from a B.A. program, the semester abroad, or the required language qualifications please email the chair of the Admissions Committee (Prof. Dr. Pao-Yu Oei) directly.
This degree program is currently not subject to any admission restrictions.
In the event that an admission restriction is imposed, the following applicant selection terms and criteria will apply:
- The B.A. grade will be used for selection based on merit.
- If you do not yet have a B.A. degree, you will enter the selection procedure with the provisional grade. This provisional grade will be based on your transcript or a certificate from the examination office.
- If your provisional grade for the B.A. transcript changes after the selection procedure has been carried out, this will have neither a positive nor a negative effect on the admission decision. You may submit only one current grade record for consideration in the selection process.
If you have already successfully completed a bachelor's, diploma, master's, or state examination degree program at a German university at the time of application and your selected program has admission restrictions, you are required to apply for admission as a "second degree applicant."
In an admissions-restricted degree program, the selection of second degree applicants is not based on final school exam grade and waiting period, but rather on
- Your overall grade achieved in the completed degree program
- Your justification for opting to do a second degree
Based on these two pieces of information the university determines a score, which it then uses to determine whether you can be admitted into your chosen program if the number of applicants exceeds the available study places.
A maximum of 3% of the available places in your chosen degree program will be allocated to second- degree applicants.
EXCEPTION: Graduates of a bachelor's program who are applying to a master's program for the first time are not viewed as second-degree applicants
The Application Procedure
As a second-degree applicant, you go through the online application procedure like everyone else, in the usual way. In one of the online screens, you must answer "yes" to the question of whether your chosen degree program is for a second degree (Zweitstudium). You will then be referred to the "Antrag auf Zulassung zum Zweitstudium" (Application for Admission as a Second-Degree Applicant), which you must submit together with your application documents. You should only use the application form if you are applying for admission to a degree program with restricted admissions.