B.Sc. On Campus

Global Sustainability Science

36 months
14000 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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In the Global Sustainability Science programme at Utrecht University you learn how to develop solutions to sustainability issues. This involves studying the interaction between humans and nature at the local, regional and global level. The programme will equip you to make a meaningful contribution to our planet.


A multidisciplinary approach

A sustainable planet is one that is liveable for current and future generations. You are of course conscious that we face huge challenges: the distribution of water, food and energy, climate change and the depletion of our resources are only some of these hot topics. 

Sustainability is a complex concept and it increasingly calls for broad expertise and a multidisciplinary approach. This Global Sustainability Science programme at Utrecht University gives you the tools you’ll need to examine sustainability from a number of different perspectives and to come up with solutions that can change the world.

Select a track or put together your own

What’s special about this Bachelor’s is that, after the first year, you have the option of selecting one of four tracks, depending on the specific balance you’d like to have between the natural and the social sciences. 

Since we certainly don’t want to limit your ambition, you can also put together your own track or choose other subjects, both within and outside this Bachelor’s.

Our four tracks are:

  • Water, Climate and Ecosystems
  • Energy and Resources
  • Governance and Societal Transformation
  • Business and Innovation

Career Prospects

Governments and businesses are increasingly putting sustainability on their agendas. They need people with your qualifications badly. This new programme provides you with a fantastic basis for an international career, which will be the envy of many. As a broadly trained interlocutor, bridge-builder and problem-solver, you’re thoroughly competent and knowledgeable. You can analyse issues, grasp them from a variety of perspectives, and formulate solidly-grounded conclusions. Your line of reasoning has an impact on organisations and on people with conflicting interests. You’re able to bring them together. Not only thanks to your expertise, but also because you communicate clearly and are an excellent team player. You can really achieve something great!

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainability Challenges

  • Mathematics and System Analysis

  • Chemistry Of System Earth,

  • Science Of Energy Technologies,

  • Politics Of The Earth,

  • Principles Of Econmics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must have:

  • a Dutch VWO secondary school diploma with mathematics A or B and at least 2 of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics. OR
  • an international equivalent with a comparable level of Mathematics and at least 2 of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • Full time EU/EEA, Surinam or Swiss students (statutory tuition fee): €2209
  • Institutional fee: € 12.336 (EU/EEA), €14.000 (non-EU/EEA)

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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