European and International Energy Law MBL

Germany is home to the largest energy sector in Europe and a forerunner in renewable energy deployment. Where else would you study energy law than in Germany’s capital?

For the fifth year now Technische Universität Berlin offers the advanced Master of Business Law European and International Energy Law on the EUREF Campus in the centre of Berlin. The course offers lawyers, legal practitioners and economists an excellent opportunity to gain expertise in the field of international and European energy law. Students will become acquainted with the technical and economic foundations of energy markets as well as all areas of law relevant for the value chains in the electricity and gas sector. The curriculum covers competition law, regulatory law and economic fundamentals inter alia.

Lecturers come from the international community (Germany, USA, UK, Russia, Switzerland, Belgium) and cover expertise in all relevant areas of energy regulation such as universities, European and national authorities (European Commission and National Regulatory Authority), international and national energy companies, major law firms, and courts.

The course is supported by the Institute for Energy and Regulatory Law Berlin. The academic director is Professor Dr. iur. Dr. rer. pol. Dres. h.c. Franz Jürgen Säcker, editor and author of leading publications in the field of energy law. He is editor and co-author of the large-scale academic work Berlin Commentary on Energy Law (“Berliner Kommentar zum Energierecht”), which encompasses 4 volumes and more than 12.000 pages.

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The Master programme is taught over a period of two semesters. Studies are stretched over six modules. The first three modules are dedicated to the fundamentals of energy regulation. The general legal framework and the economic characteristics of electricity and gas regulation will be taught. Students will become acquainted with the fundamentals of energy regulation to deepen their knowledge in the last three modules.

In the last three modules, energy law will be taught in depth. Legal provisions are conveyed along the value chain ranging from production, transmission/distribution to trade and supply. Each module is dedicated to one stage of the energy value chain: The 4th module is dedicated to the generation stage, the 5th module to the grid operation stage and the 6th module to the energy trade and supply. The master thesis due in the second semester concludes the programme.

Theoretical knowledge is supplemented by excursions. Students visit the the EEX in Leipzig, which is largest electricity stock exchange in Continental-Europe, the energy intensive undertaking AURUBIS in Hamburg, the photovoltaics manufacturer ALEO Solar in Prenzlau, the gas company Gasag in Berlin and the network operators Stromnetz Berlin and 50Hertz in Berlin.

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Modular Structure

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Dual Degree Program

TU-Campus EUREF of „Technische Universität Berlin“ offers in cooperation with the Kutafin University of Moscow a German-Russian Master Program „European and International Energy Law“. For more information Click here.

Module Description

1. Legal Framework for the Functioning of the Energy Markets

The module is designed as an introduction to the structure and methodology of European and international energy law. You will gain the necessary understanding of the European and international dimension of energy law and learn about the fundamental principles that influence the development and application of energy law in Europe. You will become acquainted with the EU’s Single Market as a prerequisite for a well-functioning European energy market. Furthermore, you learn about the development of European energy law as a sector-specific application of regulatory and competition law. For this purpose, you will explore the theoretical concepts of EU antitrust and State aid law and apply their knowledge in case studies.

2. Economic Fundamentals of Regulatory Law

European and International Energy Law MBLThe module provides a general introduction to economics and the theoretical foundations of regulatory law andis specifically tailored to the needs of energy law students. You learn about fundamental concepts like the theory of natural monopolies and are provided with the necessary knowledge to understand how the energy sector works. Special emphasis is given to sectoral paradigm shifts like Germany’s “Energiewende”. This way, you will learn to see energy law in context and enrich your legal solutions with economic knowledge.

3. Regulatory Law

In this module you will study the fundamental principles of network regulation by comparing the law of the EU and its Member States with the law of other countries with close ties to the European energy markets like USA, UK, Switzerland and Russia. You will learn about the commonalities of competition law and the law of public utilities and study in depth the structure and core concepts of energy infrastructure regulation such as third-party access, price regulation and unbundling.

4. Technical Fundamentals and Related Legal Provisions for Electricity Generation

European and International Energy Law MBLThis module focuses on the legal framework for electricity generation – the first stage of the electricity value chain. It starts with an introduction to the technical and economic background of electricity generation, acquainting you with technologies like renewable energy, combined heat and power and carbon capture and storage. You will learn about planning and permitting procedures as well as environmental law. Furthermore, you will explore the EU and international law foundations of emissions trading and familiarize yourselves with support schemes for electricity generation from renewable energy in Germany and other European countries.

5. Legal Framework for Transmission and Distribution Networks (TSO & DSO)

European and International Energy Law MBLExcursion The module deals with the legal framework for the construction and operation of electricity and gas grids in Europe. You explore the liberalization of energy markets since the 1990s and study its main ideas. Furthermore, the module introduces you to the recent debate on network development and market coupling and familiarizes you with its legal challenges. Finally, you will learn about the importance of network security and the legal obligations of system operators in this regard.

6. Legal Framework for Energy Trading and Supply

European and International Energy Law MBLThis module addresses energy wholesale trading and gives you an understanding of the final stage of the value chain: electricity and gas supply. You will learn about the functioning of energy exchanges as well as the functionalities of bilateral contracts. In practical exercises, you will become acquainted with different types of energy products and explore how to negotiate and draft electricity and gas supply contracts. Finally, students you will be taught about the external energy relations of the EU and their importance for security of supply.


Lecturers come from the international community (Germany, USA, China, Russia, UK) and are experts from universities, European and national authorities (such as the European Commission and the BNetzA) international and national energy companies, major law firms and Courts.

To name a few:

Michael Albers European and International Energy Law MBL
Michael Albers is Consultant for Competition Policy Development and Law Enforcement. He was Hearing Officer in competition cases of the European Commission and has great experience in advising competition authorities in Europe and Asia on a wide range of competition issues.
Michael Albers European and International Energy Law MBL

Dirk Böhler is a lawyer specialised in energy and environmental law. As an in-house counsel at German gas transmission system operator (TSO) GRTgaz Deutschland, he advises on all matters subject to European and national energy regulation, including unbundling, capacity allocation and sector coupling. He is an expert for emission trading and handles relevant obligations under the European and national systems and he publishes on energy and environmental law issues in recognised law journals regularly.

Dirk Böhler is admitted to the Bar in Germany (Rechtsanwalt). He studied law at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität in Würzburg and holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) on Environmental Law and Policy from the University of Newcastle, UK. In 2014 he gained a doctorate degree (PhD) from his Alma Mater in Würzurg.

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Christian Cleutinx has over 30 years experience in European energy policy, geopolitics and international relations with a special focus on Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia and the United States. He was successively Director at the DG for Energy until 2008 and Director General of the Euratom Supply Agency until 2011 at the European Commission. Besides lecturing at several universities he is currently Senior Associate Fellow at the Clingendael International Energy Programme in The Hague, Netherlands and Global associate at the Brussels Energy Club.
Dr. Christian Hampel European and International Energy Law MBL
Dr. Christian Hampel built up the energy law team at the international firm Ernst & Young in 2014. He has a specialised practical experience in energy law, advicing energy companies inter alia in the field of renewables, network regulation, contractual law for corporate.
Peter Hohaus  European and International Energy Law MBL
Peter Hohaus is highly experienced in energy policy issues and international affairs. Since 2001 he is working in the energy sector in different functions, currently as senior policy advisor for Uniper, one of Germany’s biggest energy companies.
Dr. Oliver Koch European and International Energy Law MBL
Dr. Oliver Koch is Deputy Head of Unit in the Internal Market Unit of the Commission’s DG Energy. Before joining Directorate-General Energy, he worked for 10 years in DG Competition. Dr. Oliver Koch has dealt with a wide range of competition cases in the field of energy.
Prof. Dr. Körber European and International Energy Law MBL
Prof. Dr. Torsten Körber has held since 2009 the chair for Civil Law, Competition Law, Insurance Law, Corporate Law and Regulatory Law at the University of Göttingen. He is an expert especially in competition and regulatory law with numerous publications being, inter alia, editor of the leading German Competition Law commentary and advisor to the Federal Network Agency.
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Dr. Jörg Meinzenbach is a counsel at Hengeler Mueller. He regularly advises German and international clients in energy and competition law matters with a particular focus on transactional work and complex regulatory matters. Dr. Jörg Meinzenbach has published numerous articles on various topics of both energy and competition law.
Prof. Dr. Jochen Mohr European and International Energy Law MBL
Prof. Dr. Antonis Metaxas teaches EU law in the University of Athens as well as acts as visiting professor in various distinguished universities. He is regarded as leading professional and academic in Europe in his field by all independent international Legal Directories (Chambers, Legal 500).
Prof. Dr. Jochen Mohr European and International Energy Law MBL
Prof. Dr. Jochen Mohr holds since 2014 the chair for Civil Law, Antitrust Law, Energy Law and Labour Law at the Technische Universität Dresden. He has numerous publications in all fields of law mentioned. Since 2016 he is judge at the higher regional court (OLG) in Düsseldorf.
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Müller-Kirchenbauer since 2015 holds the chair for the Management of Energy and Resources at Technical University Berlin. He has authored numerous works on energy “issues” but has also great practical experience advising companies and authorities in a wide range of energy matters such as energy management, network regulation, market monitoring.
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Dr. Jan Peter Sasse is an expert in grid economy and energy regulation issues and has been working at the German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) since 2009. His work is focused on the incentive regulation of DSOs and TSOs in the gas and electricity sector as well as infrastructure development and network tariffs from a European perspective.
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Tibor Scharf has been a Member of the European Commission’s Legal Service since 2002 and has dealt with more than 200 cases before the ECJ, the General Court, the WTO and the EFTA Court. His expertise is wide covering fields such as energy competition and state aid law, external relations and trade, finance and intellectual property matters.
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Prof. Dr. Lydia Scholz is full time Professor for Economic and Business Law at Hochschule Bremen, City University of Applied Sciences. She has previously lectured at University of Warwick, UK, among other positions.
Ana Stanič European and International Energy Law MBL
Ana Stanič is an English Solicitor Advocate specialising in energy, EU and international law. She regularly advises states, energy companies and international institutions on maritime boundary disputes, large infrastructure projects, EU energy regulatory issues including concerning state aid and competition law, commercial and investor-state arbitrations. She has appeared before the Court of Justice of the EU.

Scientific Advisory Board

The Master Programme European and International Energy Law is supported by a scientific advisory board consisting of well-acknowledged experts from international law firms, the energy industry, national competition and regulatory authorities as well as the European Commission.

  • Prof. Dr. Carl Baudenbacher, President of the EFTA Court
  • Dr. Ingo Brinker, LL.M. (Chicago), Gleiss Lutz
  • Dr. Eckhard Bremer, LL.M. (Harvard), Wegnerpartner
  • Dr. Marc Gabriel, LL.M. (Nottingham), Baker & McKenzie
  • Dr. Andreas Hahn, Oppenländer Rechtsanwälte
  • Dr. Börn C. Heinlein, Clifford Chance Deutschland LLP
  • Jochen Homann, President of the German Federal Network Agency
  • Dr. Oliver Koch, European Commission, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Energy
  • Dr. Claudia Mayfeld, RWE Deutschland AG
  • Dr. Andreas Metzenthin, Vattenfall Europe AG
  • Dr. Frank Montag, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Andreas Mundt, President of the German Bundeskartellamt
  • Dr. Kai Uwe Pritzsche, LL.M. (Berkeley), Linklaters LLP
  • Dr. Andreas Rosenfeld, Redeker Sellner Dahs
  • Dr. Peter Rosin, White & Case LLP
  • Dr. Anna Samsel van Haasteren, European Commission, DG Energy
  • Dr. Horst Satzky, Deputy Chairman at FIW
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Schroeder, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Dr. Michael Schütte, Attorney at law, Schuette Law SPRL
  • Dr. Kathrin Westermann, Noerr LLP
  • Dr. Jörg Witting, Bird & Bird LLP

Advantages & Opportunities

TU Berlin

We are part of Technische Universität (TU) Berlin, which is one of Germany’s largest universities with currently more than 30,000 students. Committed to the principles of excellence and quality, TU Berlin offers outstanding performance in research and teaching and excellent skills for the students. Technical University of Berlin is consistently ranked among the top academic institutions in the world. Notable alumni include Carl Bosch, Gustav Hertz, and many other noble prize winners and entrepreneurs.
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The MBL Degree

Upon completion of the course you will be conferred the academic degree Master in Business Law (MBL). The master programme focuses on a particular sector and incorporates practical legal, regulatory and business perspectives. The master on European and International Energy Law (MBL Energy) is one of the first programmes worldwide with a clear focus on energy and regulatory law as a special field of business law. Students gain skills and knowledge that reach far beyond the basics of energy law enabling them to successfully pursue careers in industry, law firms and regulatory authorities.

Energy Law

Among many different fields of law energy law is on the rise. Global climate change and the policy transitions translate into many areas of law: State aid and renewable energy promotion, emission trading systems, the legal framework for grid operation and last but not least the digitalization of the energy sector. But to understand energy law is to grasp the technical and economic foundations underlying it. Energy law is not only interdisciplinary in this classical sense, but also a true legal hybrid: At the challenging intersection of public and private law, competition and regulatory law energy law spans across the national, European and international level.

Our Master Programme gives lawyers and economists an excellent understanding of the complexities and intersections of energy sector. The programme gives students and future employees a distinctive profile and qualifies them for a leading position in the energy sector. Small groups of up to 30 students allow for individual and effective learning.


Part of sustainability is quality management. Quality should not be left to chance, but be the result of a continuous improvement process. The TU Berlin changed its quality focus from the quality assurance of individual study programs to the evaluation of the university as a system. The TU Berlin has designed its quality assurance procedures in such a way that the participating actors can develop themselves in a responsible manner and in dialogue with each other. System accreditation leads to the accreditation of all study programs offered by a university.
“The subject of system accreditation is the internal quality assurance system of a university in the field of study and teaching. The structures and processes relevant for teaching and studies are examined to ensure that they achieve the achievement of the qualification objectives and the high quality of the courses, whereby the requirements of the Conference of Ministers of Education (KMK) are the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ESG). and the criteria of the Accreditation Council apply.
A positive system accreditation certifies the university that its quality assurance system in the field of study and teaching is suitable for ensuring the achievement of the qualification objectives and the quality standards of their degree programs. Degree programs that are set up according to the specifications of the accredited system or have already been subject to internal quality assurance according to the specifications of the accredited system are thus accredited.” (Own translation after German Accreditation Council of 20/02/2013.)
Currently the final phase of the accreditation process has started and receiving the label of the system accreditation by the end of 2019 is possible. Please visit the webpage Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency ZEvA for more information.


Regular excursions to relevant institutions and infrastructure operators are tightly built into the programme’s schedule. We believe hands-on experience strengthens the learning process and prepares students for their future employments Students will visit the largest electricity stock exchange in continental Europe, the EEX in Leipzig, the energy intensive undertaking AURUBIS in Hamburg, the photovoltaics manufacturer ALEO Solar in Prenzlau, the gas company Gasag in Berlin and the network operators Stromnetz Berlin and 50Hertz in Berlin.
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European and International Energy Law MBLThe EUREF-Campus on the historical site of Berlin’s old Gasometer in Berlin-Schöneberg offers unique and attractive conditions. Students as the future energy experts learn in close cooperation with leading enterprises and institutions located on the EUREF-Campus to become acquainted also with innovative projects in energy sector.

Tuition Fees

From October 2017, the tuition fee for the master programme is 10,000 Euro (5,000 Euro per semester) which includes the regular TU administration fees of currently 307.54 Euro per semester. This covers all courses and materials plus public transportation service in the city of Berlin (tariff zones ABC).

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European and International Energy Law MBLThe MBL in European and International Energy Law at the Euref Campus Berlin was a terrific opportunity to fully untangle the intricacies of the fast-paced changing energy sector.

The Master’s program combined a multidisciplinary approach (law, economics, and technical knowledge) together with various lecturers ranging from academia, public institutions and the private sector, which provided me with a solid and wide-ranging knowledge base of the energy industry.

I believe that this unique, empowering and inspiring experience kick-started my professional career in the energy sector as I was then hired for a traineeship at the European Commission Director-General for Energy.Adriano Capitanelli, (Italy), MBL (2016-17)

European and International Energy Law MBLPrior to attending TU, I was working in an Oil & Gas Company in Ankara, Turkey. I decided to undertake MBL and choose to study here because of its unique curriculum with technical, economical and legal aspects of energy. The course offers not only theoretical knowledge but also practical information with its excursions. The lecturers have impressive academic and professional experiences. The classes are very interactive and relevant to what is happening globally in the energy industry.

Also, I have found a great chance to improve my German language skills, thanks to TU’s language school. I definitely recommend the MBL Programme and encourage people to apply for a place, too.Seher Cirak Ates (Turkey), MBL (2015-16)

European and International Energy Law MBLThe energy sector is a growing and complex area and the European and International Law MBL program at the TU Berlin strives to place energy law in a multidisciplinary and international context. Coming from a legal background, I have enjoyed developing my understanding of the economics of the energy sector. A further strength of the program is its practical focus with many of the lecturers being industry professionals and experts in their respective fields and we have had some interesting excursions to energy companies and energy-efficient power plants. There is a diverse mix of students from around the world with different perspectives on the challenges and opportunities that the energy and renewable sector face.

The TU EUREF Campus is a great place to study with many different energy and renewable companies and start-ups situated here (and as an added bonus has some nice restaurants!).Kristen Ellerker (Australia), MBL (2015-16)

European and International Energy Law MBLI chose the master course on European and International Energy Law offered by the Technische Universität Berlin because of its outstanding reputation, highly qualified lecturers, course preference compared to other universities, and proximity to my country, Spain.

I wanted to combine my interest on European and International Law with Energy Law, specifically renewable energy issues, and I feel that the course successfully merges the two. The course offers an extremely solid base on competition law, regulatory law and economic fundamentals. The general vibe and dynamic structure of the modules is really enjoyable since we are constantly debating and discussing different issues. I loved the International Regulatory Law classes in particular wherein lectures were delivered by professionals practicing in the field. Lecturers are able to teach you the theory and at the same time tell you about how it works in real life.

Looking back, teaching and constant supervision have been excellent so far.

Making this Master in Berlin definitely means outstanding networking opportunities that come with being in the financial, cultural and political center of Europe. My experience at the Technische Universität Berlin has prepared me to take on the challenge of establishing a career in international law.Jacobo Fraile (Spain), MBL (2015-16)

European and International Energy Law MBLWonderful experience during the Energy Law Master program! Challenging topics and interesting lecturers. Meeting people from all over the world! Since February 2019 I am working as a Junior Expert at Bulgaria’s Energy and Water Regulatory Commission and putting into practice most of the experience from the MBL program on European and International Energy Law.Velina Kozareva (Bulgaria), MBL (2017-18)
European and International Energy Law MBLBefore studying the Master in European and International Energy Law I was working in an Oil and Gas company and teaching Law in the same field at a University in Colombia. My motivation to do the Master was widening my expertise to other sources of energy as well as to study the midstream and the downstream market.

The master was far beyond my expectations! A mix between the most highly regarded academics and practitioners from the most important universities, institutions and firms, pictures the complete spectrum of the energy market focusing on competition law and regulation. Besides, Berlin has an amazing atmosphere and a rich cultural life that makes this experience really enjoyable. Tomás Restrepo (Colombia), MBL (2015-16)

European and International Energy Law MBLThe program helped me gain a deeper understanding regarding the impact the energy transition has on climate change. The modules about the economy, regulatory and competition law allowed me to learn how energy markets behave under certain circumstances, which has helped me understand the different conditions Latin American countries have. This knowledge has been very useful in my role in EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services division. The visit to different facilities and the contact to other international students made the experience complete.Laura María Salazar Kruse (Costa Rica), MBL 2016/2017
Energy Management (MBA)

Energy Management MBA

European and International Energy Law MBLThe Master Program Energy Management at TU Berlin has been a truly fantastic 1 ½ year experience. The major strength of the MBA proposed at TU Berlin is the transverse knowledge proposed in the program. Technical issues, economical assessments, and regulatory aspects are all three core elements that are necessary to gain a deep understanding of energy topics in a globalized world and to build a valuable analysis for public and private energy projects. I particularly enjoyed studying these topics in an international class with professionals coming from all over the world with different backgrounds and points of view. Our differences challenged us on a daily basis and participated to enlarge our comprehension of the world. For all these reasons, I am pleased to enthusiastically recommend this program!Manish (India)
European and International Energy Law MBLNow in this first semester of the Master Program in Energy Management at TU Berlin, I am thrilled and excited to meet and work with people from all around the world with diverse backgrounds in a very friendly and challenging environment. The campus truly has a buzz with many start-ups and established companies experimenting with the latest tech and ideas. The courses are great with excellent internationally recognized professors from academic as well as industrial backgrounds. I thoroughly enjoy the highly interactive sessions, and the supervisors put in a great effort at creating a relaxed environment for the students to get acquainted with all aspects of the subject. I am eagerly looking forward to the next semesters and can highly recommend this program!Xavier (France)
European and International Energy Law MBLThe MBA program Energy Management is very well structured and thought through. Professors and lecturers come from various energy backgrounds and are highly involved academically, politically and economically into Germany´s Energiewende. I can apply my acquired knowledge directly at my workplace but also actively engage in the large and inspiring energy scene in Berlin and Germany. Excursions give us insights regarding relevant market players and opportunities to connect with future employers. It is particularly inspiring to study with such an international student crowd since we can share and critically discuss our diverse knowledge and experiences in the energy field from many different regions in the world.Ulrike (Germany)
European and International Energy Law MBLThe broadness of its carefully selected content makes this program perfect for student’s career growth into global business leadership and policymaking in the energy sector. It is truly multicultural and provides additional opportunities through close collaboration with both transnational and startup energy companies. Technical University Berlin is a world-class scientific academic environment, allowing interdisciplinary initiatives, encouraging teamwork with experts’ supervision, offering frequent and relevant seminars and excursions to boost the practical experience. Students enjoy superb and individual support from both the academic and administrative staff. Oladipupo (Nigeria)
Since January 2018 I am working with Uniper and putting into practice most (if not all) the experience from the MBA program Energy Management.” Gonzalo (Colombia)
Sustainable Mobility Management (MBA)

Sustainable Mobility Management MBA

EUREF in Berlin, Germany is a thrilling place for the future of mobilityBassem (Lebanon)
The experiences from students from around the world helped me a lot to understand the challenges of the transition towards sustainable mobility in a global context.Alex (Germany)
If you’re looking to understand the future of mobility and play a role in shaping the transition towards better city living, then this international program is what you’re looking for.Nabil (Germany)
A truly diverse student body – in background, nationality, and interests.Karen (China)
The program puts contemporary mobility issues under spotlight through analysis of real life examples.Amit (India)




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Prof. Dr. Dr. Dres. h.c. Franz Jürgen Säcker
Academic Director
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Dr. Susanne Wende
Academic Program Manager
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Eadbhard Pernot
Academic Program Manager
European and International Energy Law MBL
Sandra Lubahn
Administrative Manager


The application deadline is April 30th of each year for a start in October of the same year.
You can send us your application documents from February through April 2020 for the next academic year 2020/2021 starting in October 2020.

Required application documents:

  • Motivation letter in English (max. 1 page A4)
  • Tabular CV (with information about educational and professional background)
  • University degree recognized by German universities (at least 240 ECTS)
  • Proof of working experience of at least one year (preferably in the relevant working Areas of energy) after completion of the studies
  • Proof of knowledge of the English language at Level B2 (or higher) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (not required for high School graduation in English)
  • Further documents such as references may be submitted

If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, please contact Mrs. Sandra Lubahn: