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Joint European Master in Environmental Studies - Cities & Sustainability (Jemes CiSu)

Master (2 years) of Environmental Studies - Cities & Sustainability, 120 ECTS
Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg, Esbjerg, Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 2000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 2000 EUR
Erasmus Yes


Sustainable development is embraced as development that meets the present generation's needs without compromising future generations' abilities to meet their own needs. These needs are predominantly to be met in cities.
Economically, cities are engines of development and cradles of economic growth that are necessary to sustain the prosperity of society and create job opportunities, not least for the urban poor. Cities are also centres for political and cultural manifestations that are key to forming nations and their identity. At the same time, cities by definition are consumers and if poorly managed, can be responsible for ruthless use of resources and impact on the environment from disposal of wastes and from industrial and domestic activities.

Career Opportunities  

Graduates enter the international employment market working:
  • with enterprises dealing with high end technological products and services
  • as consultants making technology assessment and innovation /change management
  • with governmental institutes dealing with innovation policy and strategy
  • with relevant research and higher education institutions

About the Degree

By bringing scholars and students from all over the world together in a rich and challenging international study programme with tailor made pathways, real-world experience and profound research knowledge, JEMES CiSu trains prospective European and Overseas environmental specialists whose sound education in innovative technologies and management strategies will enable them to treat environmental problems from an interdisciplinary point of view. Graduates will successfully handle all major aspects of their professional field and have an extensive overview of new developments and future trends in the area. Graduates will enjoy privileged access to prominent enterprises and institutions in the in public and private sector worldwide.


  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent, at a second-class (upper) level or higher, in an engineering, science, technology, or management subject;
  • A minimum total of 16 credits (ECTS) earned in mathematics and basics of natural sciences such as biology, chemistry and physics;
  • An appropriate level of competence in the English language, through the attainment of, at a minimum, B2 (Effective Operational Proficiency) in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Proof of English language proficiency has to be provided by each student, except when English is his or her native language or if his or hers first degree has been undertaken in English.
Read about the language requirements of Aalborg University 

Apply directly at Aalborg University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly.

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students outside EU, EAA, or from Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

Participation costs are EUR 8,000 per academic year for Category A scholarship holders and self-funded students and EUR 4,000 for Category B scholarship holders and self-funded students. Self-funded students can pay all participation costs at once before starting the programme or pay fees in five instalments.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Application date
Dec 23
Start date
Sep 01
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