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Make sure to read through the following criteria and then determine if you are an eligible candidate. All these requirements must be fulfilled.


1) Academic degree of at least 180 ECTS credits (bachelor’s degree or equivalent programme of at least 180 ECTS) in engineering, natural sciences, environmental sciences, economics or social sciences, including courses in mathematics and/or statistics (min. 12 ECTS) and courses in environmental and/or systems sciences (min. 12 ECTS) (see definition of environmental/systems sciences)


2) For the bachelor's degree, a minimum overall/average grade of B according to the ECTS grading system is necessary.


3) Confirmation of English proficiency through either a completed bachelor or master’s programme studied in the following English-speaking countries Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA; or through provision of one of the following language certificates with the corresponding score:

    TOEFL 575 (paper-based), 230 (computer-based) or 95 (iBT);
*In this year’s application round, the consortium accepts the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition as well. The required score is the same as for the TOEFL iBT test. NOTE: use this certificate only if you truly cannot obtain any of the remaining certificates on this list. It will suffice for the application. However, this certificate might not suffice for admission to the universities if you are selected for the programme.

    IELTS grade 7.0;

    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (at least grade C);

    Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (score of at least 180).

Please note that the provided language certificates must not be older than 2 years wherefore the 2 years will be counted back from the start date of the application.

No English proficiency letters will be accepted.


4) For the admission at the University of Graz, the following specific requirements apply additionally:

  • Courses in social and economic sciences: minimum 12 ECTS.


5) For the admission at Chalmers University of Technology, the following specific requirements apply additionally:

  • Bachelor's degree: in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Architecture and Engineering, Environmental Science, Geo Science or Agricultural Science
  • Courses in mathematics/statistics: minimum 22.5 ECTS
  • English proficiency: IELTS with no part of the test below 5.5; TOEFL (paper-based) with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part, TOEFL (iBT) with a minimum of 20 on the written part.


Selection to the Master’s Programme does not guarantee admission to any particular host university, where additional local criteria may be operative.

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