About European System Dynamics

Is this programme only for European students?
No, the European Master in System Dynamics is open to students from all over the world who are interested in learning how to initiate strategic change in organizations through the use of computer simulation models.

Where are Bergen, Lisbon, Palermo and Nijmegen located?
More information on where the four cities are located can be found under ‘Host universities‘. On this page you can also find more information about the four partner universities.

What kind of software is used in the European master in System Dynamics?
Both Powersim and Vensim are used.

 Financial information

What are the costs of the programme?

Please see “Students/Participation fees” for more information.

Application procedure

Should I send any documents by post (snail mail)?

No, we do not accept documents sent by post – you have to upload all documents to Søknadsweb.

We will check the original documents of admitted students after arrival at UiB.
Please bring your secondary school certificate / high school diploma, bachelor’s degree certificate/diploma (all pages) and transcript of records including a description of the grading scale used as mentioned in the application procedure.

I am a student from China. Do I need to upload additional documents?

A verification report of your transcript of records in English by CHESICC (China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center) is required. The verification report must be uploaded to your application at Søknadsweb.

Educational background requirements

I have not yet obtained my diploma yet. Can I still apply?
Yes, under the condition that you send a transcript of records of your courses and a statement from your university that you are likely to finish before the start of the programme (mid August), you can include this in your application package. We will then still consider your request for admission. Applying before obtaining a diploma (when following the steps mentioned above) does not affect your changes of being admitted into the programme.

I have obtained more than one degree. Where should I list the other programmes I have studied?
If you have obtained more than just one degree,  please list them on the application form. Your CV is the place where you can expand on your background. Please add transcripts from all your programmes, so that we get a clear image of your background and asses it carefully.

The application form asks for a description of my thesis. Does it refer to the thesis I wrote during my Bachelor’s degree or the one I plan to write at the end of the System Dynamics programme?

We would like to know what your interest and focus was during your previous education. The application form asks for the thesis you wrote during your Bachelor degree or for you previous Master’s degree. If a Bachelor or Master thesis was not included in your study programme, please provide us with an excerpt of your most recent academic essay/assignment.


Is there a format for the Motivation letter/ recommendation letter/ CV?
Since this Master programme is highly demanding, we expect our students to be able to write a good motivation letter and a CV in a suitable format. Because we would like to give you  the possibility to express your thoughts as clearly as possible, we have decided to leave the format up to you.
The motivation letter should be of approximately 1 page (450 words).


Where can I find information about scholarships?
Information about scholarships can be found at “Students/Scholarships” whenever scholarships are available.

How many scholarships does the European Master in System Dynamics make available?
For the students who are planning to start the programme in 2021, there will be no scholarships available. Please check our website for regular updates.