Climate-Kic: Want to make a difference? Add some Climate-KIC to your degree

Students interested in climate change and entrepreneurship can now add Climate-KIC activities to their two year Master degree programme. Participants, hosted by one of the Climate-KIC partner universities, will take part in a five-week intensive course and European discovery trip. Students will attend lectures and seminars, and spend time abroad for an internship or thesis-research at a Climate-KIC partner institute.

The Climate-KIC education programme contributes 30 out of 120 ECTS credits to existing compatible Master degrees, and provides financial aid for travel and expenses. Aiming to build a new European generation of climate change entrepreneurs and innovators, Climate-KIC is looking to recruit open minded, highly motivated students of excellent academic level in their original domain of expertise.

The resulting Master degree, issued by one of the Climate-KIC partner universities, includes a special European label, issued by the EU’s European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Students will have the opportunity to develop a career at the forefront of academic thinking and innovative change. Upon completion, the students will join the rapidly growing pan-European Climate-KIC community of successful academics, entrepreneurs and policy makers.

To earn a Master degree with the EIT Climate-KIC label, students are required to focus their thesis on climate change and entrepreneurship, and spend at least 30 ECTS abroad. Currently, students can apply for Climate-KIC Master programmes at Utrecht University and Wageningen University in the Netherlands, TU Berlin in Germany and École polytechnique, Université Pierre et Marie Curie and Université de Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines in France.

Click here to apply for the Climate-KIC Master programme.


Climate-KIC is a European network, consisting of dynamic companies, the best academic institutions and the public sector. Integrating education, entrepreneurship and innovation, Climate-KIC creatively transforms knowledge and ideas into economically viable products and services that help mitigate and adapt to climate change.

As one of the EU’s three Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) designated in 2010 by the EIT, it is Climate-KIC’s core purpose to create opportunities for innovators to address climate change and shape the world’s next economy.