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Which steps should you take to apply to the CIRCLE programme?

1. Consider the requirements and your motivation

Applying for a Master's programme requires great deal of time and effort. Before you apply, consider the requirements and the following questions:

  • Why would you like to participate in the CIRCLE programme?
  • In what way will the programme affect your professional future?
  • What are your (academic!) reasons for choosing: the CIRCLE programme, the university for year 1 and the university for year 2?
  • Which specialization track are you interested in?
  • What do you think would CIRCLE add to your previous experience?

2. Online application

In order to apply for the International Master's Programme on Circular Economy (CIRCLE), you have to fill in an online application.

Link for the online application:

Once you create the application, you can log in several times until the announced deadline to work on your application. More information on how to complete individual sections of the application is available on the application platform.


3.  Required documents

For the application, you will need several documents which must be uploaded to the platform as PDF files. All documents must be in English. These documents are:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Copy of passport
  • Language certificate according to the requirements of the programme
  • Transcript of Records of your undergraduate studies (or Diploma supplement)
  • Undergraduate diploma/degree certificate
    (if you have note received your diploma yet, write a statement saying when do you expect to receive it)
  • 2 academic recommendation letters
    (the letters must be signed, they must contain a date and they must be on official stationary)
  • List of courses to demonstrate your compliance with CIRCLE requirements regarding math/statistics and environmental/systems sciences (only the form provided by us will be accepted)
  • Abstract of your undergraduate thesis
    (if you are still working on your thesis, submit your proposal and a confirmation from your supervisor; if you were not required to write a thesis, upload a statement describing what was required of you to finish the studies)
  • Additional information, certificates etc.
    (any additional information, certificates etc. that you think the Admission Committee needs to know about)


Should you have any questions or doubts, please, do not hesitate to contact us at emcircle(at)

The application deadline is January 17, 2022.

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