Joint Nordic Master in Environmental Engineering

120 credits (MSc, 2 years)

The Nordic Master's programme in Environmental Engineering focuses on sustainable management of impacts on t​he environment caused by human activities, and on the development of new technologies to address environmental challenges.
It addresses some of the most pressing current political issues such as climate change, sustainable generation of energy, management and renewal of aging urban infrastructure, provision of safe drinking water and contaminated land and waste management. Environmental Engineering is an interdisciplinary science, bridging all the sciences and placing them in a social, economic and legal context. Within the discipline, there are areas of specialization, or small subject areas. The programme strengthens capacities in established areas such as Urban Hydrology, Water Supply and Waste Water Management.

Study at two Nordic universities

The Master’s programme in Environmental Engineering is a collaboration between five leading technical universities in the Nordic countries (Nordic Five Tech). The programme gives you a unique opportunity to tailor your degree based on your academic interests.

You will get to study at two of the partner universities in different countries (however, note that it is not possible to study at both Chalmers and KTH), spending one year at each one, and you will graduate with a double master’s degree. The universities participating in the Master's in Environmental Engineering are:

Aalto University, Finland
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden

The coordinator of the Nordic Master in Environmental Engineering is Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Chalmers University of Technology participates in the following tracks:

  • Urban Water & Water Resources Engineering
  • Risk Assessment & Environmental Systems


The application has to be made to the university which is responsible for the specific programme. The application process and deadlines may vary for the different programmes. Make sure that you read carefully the information specified on each programme description. When you apply you must include a motivational letter.

The application period opens on 15 November 2021 and the deadline is 1 March 2022.
Environmental Engineering (application through DTU)

Tuition Fees

Each of the participating universities have different rules regarding tuition fees. Please check what rules apply for each of the two universities where you will be studying.
Tuition fees at Chalmers


All Nordic Five Tech applicants who are required to pay tuition fees at Chalmers (regardless of their year of study) are eligible to apply for scholarships. All Nordic Master applicants will receive an email at the end of March, or in the beginning of April with instructions regarding the scholarship application. Eligiblee applicants nominated by the Nrodic five tech committee will receive a personal e-mail with instructions regarding the possibility to apply for a scholarship, in April. In the meantime you are welcome to read about them.
Take note, do not apply for a scholarship administered by Chalmers prior to receiving a personal e-mail with instructions.
These are the scholarships offered by Chalmers

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Practical matters

The practical aspects of your stay in the Nordic countries depend on the rules that apply in each country. Generally you should check what applies for each of the two countries that you will be studying in, as well as for each of the two universities.

Residence permit

Generally EU/EEA citizens do not need a residence permit for the Nordic countries. For details, please check the regulations of each of the two countries that you will be studying in.


Please check what rules apply at each of the two universities that you will be studying at.
Insurance at Chalmers


The process of getting student accommodation differs at each participating university.
Accommodation for Chalmers students

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