How to apply

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Applying for a Master's programme requires great deal of time and effort. To help applicants decide whether they should apply for the programme, the following questions might be of helpful use:

  • 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?

In order to apply for the International Master's Programme on Circular Economy (CIRCLE), applicants have to fill in an online application, and rank host university 1 and host university 2 (University of Graz, Chalmers University of Technology, Delft University of Technology/Leiden University, Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

1. Please read carefully the Admission Criteria section to find out if you are eligible for the programme.

2. Choose and rank one of the European Partners as your host university 1 (where you spend the 1st year of your studies) and as your host university 2 (where you spend the 2nd year of your studies and where you complete the programme). Please note that this only reflects your preferences. The final decision on the division of selected students between the host university 1 and the host university 2 is met by the Admissions Committee.

3. Collect all documents that need to be uploaded to the online application (as PDF):

  • CV
  • Copy of passport or identity card (the latter only for EU citizens)
  • Language certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate)
  • Transcript of records / Diploma Supplement (if provided)
  • Diploma certificate / degree certificate
  • Two academic letters of recommendation
  • Abstract of Bachelor thesis
  • Additional Information (List of Bachelor courses in mathematics and/or statistics and in environmental sciences and/or systems sciences (each min. 12 ECTS))

4. Apply online here:

! We recommend you to create an account and start the application before December 20, 2019 as during winter holidays (December 21st, 2019 to January 7th, 2020) there is only limited assistance available. !


Deadline: January 15, 2020 (23h59 CET)

Important Information!

Please note that you might need to adjust your email account, so the registration email sent from will not be blocked by your email provider.

Once you have registered, please also check the spam filter of your email account for the registration email!!!

Should you not have received the registration email DO NOT create a new account, but contact emcircle(at) !

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Vanja Novak

Büro für Internationale Beziehungen

Büro für Internationale Beziehungen

Phone:+43 316 380 - 1242

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