Master in Nuclear Energy is a 2 year program offered under the EIT label by universities of France, Sweden and Spain. Advanced nuclear technologies offer a powerful, scalable and accelerated framework for the transition of fossil fuel to a low carbon/post-carbon energy landscape. Nuclear energy has a potential to stand against against climate change as it is considered to be one of the four most promising pathways that could limit global warming by 1.5°C by 2050. A new generation of engineers and leaders equipped with technical, business and entrepreneurial skills are required to fulfill current and future energy demands.

Master in Nuclear Energy description

Students can chose to pursue their first year at KTH: Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden or UPC: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech at Spain. Students take courses in basics of nuclear engineering, safety and radiation protection, as well as power plant design and management. In the second year, students can only study in France while attending either the Grenoble INP or the Université Paris-Saclay. During this year students are required to specialize in one of the several available options, including; Nuclear reactor physics and engineering, Fuel cycle, Materials science for nuclear energy, Nuclear plant design, Operations, Decommissioning and waste management.

Students enrolled in the master in nuclear energy also participate in a summer school, internships, field visits, conference and a project. A double degree is offered from 2 of the 4 European universities:

Students in their first year can study the following subjects:

Radiation Protection
Fuel Cycle and Environmental Impact
Regulations and Safety
Nuclear Physics
Renewable Energy Technology
Nuclear Reactor Technology Nuclear power Safety
Monte-Carlo methods for radiation transport calculation
Thermal-Hydraulics in Nuclear Energy Engineering
Fundamentals of nuclear engineering and radiation protection
Systems, components and materials
Management of nuclear power plants
Fusion technology
Non destructive testing methods
Core Design
Generation IV Reactors
Nuclear Reactor Dynamics and Stability
Dosimetry and Detectors
Radiation Damage in Materials
Nuclear Reactor Physics
Reactor Physics and Thermal Hydraulics
Nuclear instrumentation
Sustainable Power Generation

During the second year of students students can select courses from the following list of options:

Nuclear Reactor Physics and Engineering
Nuclear Plant Design
Reactor concept and materials
Fuel Cycle
Decommissioning and Waste Management
Material ageing in nuclear environment
Energy and Components
Nuclear Fuels
Management and innovation

Admission and Requirements

Bachelor degree equivalent to 180 ECTS is required in one of the following fields; energy engineering, physics, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, nuclear engineering. Applicants with degree in another subject can be considered on a case by case basis if they have studied mechanics, physics and mathematics.

To apply for the program, candidates need to apply via online application system. Following documents are required while applying (in PDF format):

  • Bachelor degree certificate and transcript (in original language and translated into English)
  • CV
  • Passport copy
  • Motivation letter
  • English proficiency certificate (IELTS: 6.5. no section below 5.5, TOEFL: 92, 22 or above in writing, CPE/CAE)
  • Additional documents (work experience, internships, awards etc)

There are several application rounds for the Master’s program:

  • Round 1: Oct. 21, 2019 to Nov. 17, 2019
  • Round 2: Nov. 25, 2019 to Jan. 19, 2020
  • Round 3: Jan. 27, 2020 to Mar. 8, 2020
  • Round 4: Mar. 16, 2020 to 26 Apr. 26, 2020
  • Round 5: May 4. 2020 to Jun. 7, 2020

Fees and Scholarships

For 2020 the participation fee is €15,000 per year, students who get admitted need to pay a non-refundable fee of 250 Euros. Several scholarships are available for 2020 session including; Academic excellence scholarship (limited to admission round 1 & 2) awards 15,000 Euros fee waiver and a 750 Euros monthly allowance for 24 months OR a 15000 Euros fee waiver with no monthly allowance. Energy impact scholarship (available for all admission rounds) offers 10,000 Euros in participation fee, all applicants applying to the program will be considered for this scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic results, previous education and university of the candidate along with professional background and affinity with innovation and entrepreneurship. Questions regarding the scholarship application process can be directed to, +443331500488.