This flexible, interdisciplinary programme emphasizes industry involvement and fieldwork experience. Upon completion, students will be able to apply their skills and knowledge to develop solutions to energy-related problems from a business as well as a science perspective.


Language of Instruction: English
Start Date: late July / early August

The MSc in Sustainable Energy is a broad-based, highly adaptable programme. Students study sustainable energy and learn about a wide range of renewable technologies that suit different regions and societies. This includes geothermal energy, hydroelectric power, wind power and energy efficiency.

Taking advantage of our position in Iceland, a global leader in renewable energy development, our students are offered the unique opportunity to experience the whole sustainable energy process from the power plant to the development of sustainable energy law at the government level.

Personalised study plan

Students can choose to focus on the business, law or technical aspects of renewable energy developing a personal study plan with the aid of an academic advisor.

Student body and faculty

Iceland School of Energy trains students to become engineers, managers, policy makers and researchers; therefore, we draw our students from a wide range of experience and backgrounds.

Collaboration – Inside access

Collaboration with leaders in the field of renewable energy, Reykjavik Energy and Iceland Geosurvey gives students exceptional access to:

  • Renewable energy systems in Iceland
  • Professionals at the forefront of developing and operating renewable energy resources.

Application Deadlines

Residents of EU / EEA
Studies starting in the autumn semester 2017

Early Action deadline: 1 February 2017
Regular Decision deadline: 30 April 2017

International students from non-EU and non-EEA countries
Studies starting in the autumn semester 2017

Early Action deadline: 31 November 2016
Regular Decision deadline: 1 February 2017

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Last updated October 9, 2018
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18 months
17,500 USD
17,500 USD EU / EEA citizens; 26,400 USD Non-EU / EEA citizens
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