BSc in Environment and Energy at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences 7 semesters
Germany Full time
Bachelor of Science in Environment and Energy Onsite

Make your future a sustainable one.
The future of industrial societies depends on the sustainable use of resources. Facing environmental limits, we need to find solutions that help to supply the high demand for energy and raw materials. At the same time, industries have to tackle emissions reduction and the challenges brought about by global climate change.
A dynamic environment like this needs individuals with a broad range of skills and knowledge who also have a clear understanding of the scientific and legal facts involved and are able to relate them to the needs of their clients in the economy and industry. Labor market trends predict a great future demand for specialists with interdisciplinary knowledge of this caliber.
We developed our Environment and Energy course of study to fulfill that need. The program will provide you with a broad knowledge base in natural sciences and engineering as well as a solid understanding of economics and IT.
Our international focus and the technical English language skills you will gain throughout the course further expand your skillset, preparing you for future collaboration with experts in your subject area on a global scale.

Career Prospects
As a graduate of this interdisciplinary degree program, you will be highly qualified to coordinate measures aimed at environmental protection and energy efficiency in industry, construction or private households. The evaluation of natural environments, the recommendation of methods for environmental remediation or energy audits might be your fields of work. You can find employment with engineering offices, consulting agencies in the fields of energy and environment, in the construction industry or public services, to name just a few.

Possibility of finding part-time employment

Non-EU students can work up to 120 full days or 240 half days per year without requiring an additional visa. Student jobs within the university can be solely in English, but the vast majority of off-campus jobs will require at least basic proficiency in German. German courses are available for students through our International Center.

First-year students are strongly advised to focus primarily on their studies and to begin learning German. This will open up many more part-time job opportunities in later semesters.


Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences strongly urges you to arrange your accommodation before arrival. One option is accommodation at the residence halls run by student services (“Studierendenwerk Düsseldorf”) with one-, two- or three-room flats and rent starting around 220 EUR per month (with a security deposit equivalent to three months’ rent). Availability is limited, so register online as soon as possible. See our website for details.

Most students live in private flats shared with other students. There are a number of popular online portals for finding a flat in Germany, for example, You can also look into social media platforms because some students might be graduating when you plan to start. The university also maintains a list of available flats and rooms for students on its website. For details, please visit: Our Welcome Centre is always ready to offer advice or help with conversations or correspondence in German.

Career advisory service

Internship, a student job or first steps in a new career – Rhine-Waal’s Career Service is here to help with a broad range of useful services.

Correspondingly, we act as bridge-builders between students and fresh graduates, the university and companies or organizations from industry, science, social sectors, etc. Our overall goal is to “help others help themselves” by supporting capacity development in students and fresh graduates with respect to their individual career paths.

Course Details:

To prepare you for future employment, we cover a wide range of subject areas. In your first three semesters, you will acquire a solid understanding of the fundamentals of natural science and engineering in addition to completing introductory courses in economics and information technology.

The fourth and fifth semesters will then give you the chance to further develop your knowledge either in scientific, technical, economic, or administrative aspects by choosing elective courses according to your interests and desired career path. You will also have the opportunity to work on your own project in cooperation with other degree programs at our university like Psychology or International Business.

The sixth semester will be focused on the practical application of your knowledge. An exciting period of studying abroad or a practical semester will help you gain valuable experience and increase your employability by giving you that extra, individual competitive edge.

In the seventh semester, you will finish your studies by submitting your Bachelor’s thesis, followed by a presentation and an open discussion of your research.


Environment and Energy

Enrollment Requirements:

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences welcomes applications from nationals of all countries.

Please see our website for general admission requirements:

Other requirements for the Environment and Energy BSc programme are the following:

  • a sufficient level of English language proficiency (level B2 CEFR or better)
  • interest in environmental and technical problems

Teaching Language:


Costs/Tuition Fees:

Free of Cost

Degree Level:


Language Requirements:

Please note that English language skills at level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference are required for our Bachelor’s degree programmes. Please be aware that all applicants’ test report form numbers will be checked. The following certificates are accepted:

  • IELTS: level CEFR B2 or better
  • TOEFL: level CEFR B2 or better

The TOEFL code of our university: 6962

About the University/Institution:

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, with two campus locations in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort and over 7,300 students, is an innovative, interdisciplinary, and international university of applied sciences. The university currently offers 36 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in engineering, the natural and social sciences, technology, design, and more. Our programmes are geared towards your employability, addressing current and future needs of industry by giving you valuable expertise and experience in your field of study. We are unique in that some 75% of our programs are taught exclusively in English, resulting in vibrant campus culture and a rich, intercultural exchange of ideas, experience, and knowledge.

Application Deadline:

5 July for the following winter semester

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