MSc in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management Scholarships

The International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM) educates a new range of professionals focused on developing technology and engineering and re-inventing the value chain to make it more sustainable.


SINReM gives students a broad view on the entire value chain in its different aspects.

They learn about the different (technological) options for optimizing flows of natural resources in the different parts of the chain, ranging from resource exploration over sustainable materials use and use of resources in production processes to recovery/recycling of resources from end-of-life products.

SINReM graduates have an entrepreneurial mind-set, a multidisciplinary view and creative innovative problem-based technology development skills.

They are qualified for a professional career in the private (supporting companies in making processes, products and services more sustainable), research (applied research at universities, research institutes or companies) or public sector (consulting in local, regional and (inter)national administrations, defining and implementing sustainable development policies).

SINReM promotes networking and exchange of knowledge and experience between different nationalities, between academic and non-academic partners and between scholars and students from EU and non-EU countries which are rich in natural resources and/or can be considered as rapidly growing markets for sustainable products, processes and services.

SINReM is offered by a consortium of 3 leading Higher Education Institutes (Ghent University (Belgium), University of Uppsala (Sweden), and TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany)), supported by a wide range of non-academic as well as non-European academic partners, active in mining and geo-resource exploration, chemical, environmental and recycling technology and development of sustainable materials.

Student mobility within Europe is an integral part of the 2-year programme of 120 ECTS.

In the first semester in Ghent, the second semester in Uppsala, and during the Summer School in Freiberg, students are introduced to the value chain, management of natural resources, the circular economy, its economic, policy and legal aspects, inventory techniques, the clean technology concept and life cycle assessment tools to assess sustainability of products, services and processes.

In the second year, students choose
a major: geo-resource exploration (Uppsala), sustainable processes (Freiberg) or sustainable materials and resource recovery (Ghent). Students interact with the professional sector through cooperation in thesis research, internships, lectures and seminars.

SINReM also provides complementary skills training in innovation management, entrepreneurship, and business case development.

The language of instruction is English. Graduates obtain the joint degree "International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management".

MSc in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management Scholarships


For the next cohort 20 Erasmus Mundus scholarships for NON EU and 8 for EU will be available.


A full scholarship for non EU students includes:


  • The full tuition fees (9000€/year)
  • A monthly allowance for living expenses of 1000€/month
  • Installation fee: 1000€ (lump sum at arrival)
  • Travel expenses (3000€/year – lump sum)
  • A health insurance (value 500€/year)


    A full scholarship for EU students includes :


  • The full tuition fees (4000€/year)
  • A monthly allowance for living expenses of 1000€/month
  • Travel costs : 1000€/year
  • A health insurance 500€/year


    Consortium Scholarships


  • The consortium offers scholarships for EU and NON EU candidates applying for the course.

    The number (3-4/intake) and amount of scholarships will be fixed according to the fund availability.

  • It will be distributed according to the candidate CV’s quality and their motivation.
  • A full scholarship is not given.

    We prefer to give partial scholarships to several students instead of full ones to only a few.


    The Consortium scholarship may include (one or two of the following, not all):


    • Tuition fees (up to 9000€ / year, valid for 2 years).


    • Free Health insurance.


    • Travels: up to 500€.


    • Monthly allocation for living and housing (200-300€/month).


    Academic Scholarships


    Academic Scholarships are granted to excellent applicants.

    These scholarships will cover a part of tuition fees and about 500€ / month for EU students and 850€ / month for non EU students.


  • Additional scholarships are available depending on the program country and other factors.


    For more information and application details, see;

    MSc in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management Scholarships

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