Admission Requirements

General 

Applicants are required to have completed, or be in the final year of, their undergraduate degree for consideration to our graduate programs. For applicants still in their final year, satisfactory completion of their degrees will be conditional for entry.

What to include in your application:

  • CV / Resume
  • Official University Transcripts (hard copy and digital accepted)
  • 2 Letters of Reference (sent to admissions@ru.is directly from referee's institutional email)
  • Photocopy of Passport
  • Personal Statement (500 word max)
  • English Language Test Score Certificate (if applicable)

A grade point average of 8 out of 10 or equivalent is recommended.

Program Specific

Each program offered by the Iceland School of Energy has specific requirements, outlined in the programme descriptions.

M.Sc. Sustainable Energy

The Sustainable Energy program is open for students with a bachelor's degree in various disciplines. Our students come from backgrounds in business, engineering, social sciences, and natural sciences.

In particular, an undergraduate degree in one of the following disciplines is beneficial:

  • Business
  • Public Policy and Social Sciences
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geography

M.Sc. Sustainable Energy Engineering

To apply for the Sustainable Energy Engineering program, an undergraduate degree in an engineering related field is required.

Upon completion, our engineering graduates have the option to become chartered engineers in Iceland. Those interested must fulfill the requirements set forth by the Ministry of Industries and Innovation.

M.Sc. Electric Power Management

The degree is open for students with a bachelor's degree in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics and other related fields. A background in power systems and circuit analysis is recommended.

M.Sc. Electric Power Engineering

The degree is open for students with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and related fields. A background in power systems and circuit analysis is recommended. 

To graduate with a master's degree in engineering and become a chartered engineer in Iceland, students must fulfill requirements set forth by the Ministry of Industries and Innovation. See here for more information.

Energy Field School

The summer energy field school is open to all applicants whom are at least entering their final year of undergraduate education. Graduate students and professionals with completed degrees are also welcome to apply.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must provide proof of their proficiency in English.

  • A minimum TOEFL test score of 550 is required (213 in the computer-based test, 79 in the internet based test)
  • IELTS score of at least 6.0 (both general and academic accepted).

English Language Requirements are Waived if:

  • The applicant's first language is English
  • The applicant has completed a higher education degree where the language of instruction was English (minimum requirement 3 years full-time). A certificate from the university will be required for confirmation.


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