Master's degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

(MSc) in Circular Economy

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New student 2019

12 August: Matriculation ceremony

Matriculation ceremony part I:

    Time: 09.30
    Place: Gløshaugen Campus

Matriculation ceremony part II:

  • Time: 12.00
  • Place: Auditorium R10, Natural Sciences building, Gløshaugen Campus

13 - 16 August: Orientation week

We strongly encourage all new international students to attend Orientation Week 13 - 16 August. It is an ideal opportunity for you to get to know NTNU and Trondheim.

Norwegian students admitted to an international Master’s programme are not required to attend the Orientation week activities for new international students. However, Norwegian students are required to attend the matriculation ceremony on 14 August, since the matriculation ceremony is compulsory for all new students.

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The International Master's Programme on Circular Economy (CIRCLE) is a 2 year (120 ECTS) Erasmus Mundus master study and is taught in English. 

The objective is to offer an international and interdisciplinary Master's programme at the highest level, to candidates that seek to make an essential contribution to the transition towards a resource-efficient and sustainable society. 

The programme admits 16 students every year, and provides them with an interdisciplinary approach to environmental sustainability with emphasis on research and practical problem solving to achieve a circular economy. The programme includes a mobility scheme, allowing students to experience the international expertise in Circular Economy in Europe and beyond. 

The international profile and academic acknowledgement of the study consortium ensures competences and skills of the students, increasing their employability. The academic partners in CIRCLE comprises universities from three continents and seven countries. Each student will spend at least one semester (30 ECTS) at two different EU partner universities. 

You can read more about the programme at the CIRCLE website →



Degree: Master of Science

Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS

Programcode: MSCE

Restricted addmission: Yes

Language of instruction: English

Host Facultyr: Faculty of Engineering

Host Department: Department of energy and process engineering

Industrial Ecology Programme

City: Graz (Austria), Trondheim (Norway), Delft (Netherlands), Leiden (Netherlands), Gothenburg (Sweden), Tokyo (Japan), Bejing (China), Perth (Australia)

Application deadline: January 15th