I would recommend this program to people who are interested in the project implementation side of solar photovoltaics and people who are interested in a broader view of photovoltaics before they decide on a niche for a PhD. I would not be where I am today with­out the education I received from DU and ESES. I learned skills at DU and ESES that I use on the job every day. From time to time I even reference my old text books that live on my work desk.

If I had to recommend a Solar Energy Program to someone, I would definitely recommend the ESES program. The way it links theory to practice is BRILLIANT, and it is a luxury to have good and real professionals as lecturers (lectures by Tara "Solarquake" are really amazing due to his extremely hardworking spirit)."

I look back at my times with ESES with great fondness. I made many friends and learnt all the basics and some of the most exciting science of solar energy engineering which helped me to start my career in the solar PV industry. During the same time as writing my thesis, I contributed to building ESES’ first solar-powered boat and to forming the team that participated in the Frisian Solar Boat Challenge in Friesland, which was a truly exciting project.

I was very impressed by the modern Swedish education system, including the broad selection of online courses still available after the master's program, the accessibilty to the ESES teaching staff, the progressive recognition of competences in the evaluation system and the financial support of students regardless of their nationality under the Erasmus Framework for master's-level thesis projects carried out in Europe, outside of Sweden.

The school

Important dates!

  • August 31st, 2015:
    First day of lectures for the one year and the two year Master Programs in Solar Energy Engineering. Dalarna University organizes an opening ceremony at Galaxen.
  • October 16th, 2015:
    The first application round opens. Applicants from all countries are welcome to apply at the application portal, www.universityadmissions.se.
  • January 15th, 2016:
    Deadline to submit an on-time application for students needing a residence permit. Late applications are often possible but please contact us to make sure.

Read More

Contact Us

  • Högskolan Dalarna. 79122 Falun. SWEDEN
  • tel +46 23 77 8711 -- fax +46 23 77 8701
  • info@eses.org
  • Find on Map