The Application Process for the Master's Course is now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied!

The Master's Course in Solar Energy is an exclusive offer to ISES Student Members currently enrolled in a Master's Programme and, apart from attending the EuroSun 2022, the ISES and IEA SHC International Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry, it is a great opportunity to learn about the latest developments in solar energy, to connect to the ISES and IEA SHC solar community around the world, build professional connections and a great asset for our students overall.


On this page, please find:

- Information about the Master's Course

- The Master's Course 2022 timeline

- Information on the application process + further information

- Contact Details

About the Master's Course

This Master's Course has been part of ISES congresses for many years and we are happy to offer it again this year at EuroSun 2022! Master's Courses in Solar Energy have been held during EuroSun Conferences in 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 as well as at ISES Solar World Congresses in 2011 and 2021.

The Course welcomes students currently enrolled in a Master's Programme and who have completed a B.Sc. degree. Applicants should have a good knowledge of solar energy, solar buildings and related topics. The number of students is limited to 20 and all attending students are required to join ISES as a Student Member before the start of the Course. The Course is organized by ISES President, Prof. Dr. Klaus Vajen (Kassel University).

Before the start of the Course, the students will choose a conference theme they want to cover. The EuroSun 2022 conference themes can be found here. Based on the papers presented at the EuroSun 2022 and individual literature study, the students will work out a state-of-the-art report on the selected theme. For this, students will be paired in groups of two from different universities and will present their findings to other students and supervisors during the last day of the course.

The workload is 90 hours which corresponds to 3 ECTS points. Students will be given a certificate for having concluded a 3 ECTS credit course at the University of Kassel but the recognition of the course at their home university is at their sole responsibility. Supervisors should motivate students to take part in the Course.

Masters Course at EuroSun 2018

Master's Course Timeline



23 March 2022

Enrollment opens

26 June 2022

Deadline for Applications

30 June 2022

Notification of Acceptance to the Course

02 August 2022

Assignment of Topics + Formation of Groups

16 September 2022

Students receive reading materials

24 September 2022

Travel to Kassel + Get-Together dinner

25 – 29 September 2022

EuroSun 2022 in Kassel

25 September

Solar Speed-Dating

26 September

Young ISES Party

30 September 2022

Final Course Session (Presentation of findings)

The Application Process

The Application Process is now closed. Applicants will be informed shortly.

To apply, students must currently be enrolled in a Master's Programme. In July 2022, students will be informed about whether they have been accepted to the course.

Accepted students must complete their ISES Student Membership to secure their place in the course by 15 July 2022. Participation in the course is exclusive to ISES Student Members. Not yet an ISES Student Member? ISES Student Memberships are annual memberships and range between 11-22€ (depending on your country of residence) and each membership includes a range of membership benefits. Learn more about ISES Student Membership here.

Cancellations: The course is limited to 20 participants, so, unfortunately,  we cannot guarantee a place for all applicants. For this reason, your registration is binding. In case of a cancellation, the ISES student membership fee will not be reimbursed. Cancellations must be communicated before 15 July in order to invite another student on the waiting list.

Further Information:

Accommodation during the course and costs:

Accepted students of the course will receive a free registration to the conference.

A Youth Hostel in Kassel was booked to accommodate all participants of the Master's Course. Accommodation will be provided, for 6 nights, between the 24th and the 30th of September. The costs for the Youth Hostel are covered by the conference organisers. Students will be responsible for arranging and financing their travel costs to Kassel. The student will also have to pay for their own ISES Student Membership.


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