REHVA Student Competition

Are you a student passionate about HVAC and building services? Register now for the prestigious REHVA Student Competition and cash in your opportunity to shine on an international stage! The first step is the Dutch Nominee Competition organized by TVVL. The winner of the Dutch competition will participate in the REHVA Student Competition 2024.

Everything you need to know about the REHVA Student Competition

Each year, REHVA hosts a European student competition aimed at acknowledging and celebrating outstanding HVAC students. In the run-up to this event, each national REHVA Member Association has the opportunity to nominate one entry through their own local contests. The entries submitted for the competition are derived from either Master’s or Bachelor’s theses and can cover any subject related to heating, ventilation, or air conditioning.

Imagine yourself at the heart of the action during the REHVA Annual Meeting in May 2024 in Istanbul, where the Student competitions unfold. It’s the perfect platform to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to an international audience.

Join this illustrious journey and become a part of a tradition that proudly displays the names of winners since 2005, symbolizing their remarkable achievements. Seize the opportunity, and let your passion for HVAC and building services shine on the global stage!

Why participate

If you win the Dutch Nominee Competition you will automatically build up a strong international network of experts in your area of expertise. TVVL offers you a stage during national and regional events and your article will be published in TVVL Magazine. Besides the cash prize of € 500 the winner of the REHVA Student Competition 2024 will be offered the chance to publish an article in the REHVA Journal.


Out of the Dutch submissions 3 candidates will be nominated to present their research to the members of TVVL Impuls. During the Dutch final, that will take place at the TVVL office in Woerden, will be announced who will represent the Netherlands at the REHVA Student Competition 2023. You can find an overview of the terms and conditions in the documents below:

How to Participate?

  • Send a 1-page summary and motivation to using this form for submission.
  • Pencil [date Dutch nominee competition) in your calender in case you are selected for the Dutch Nominee Competition.

What to expect:

  • The first selection will be organized on national level by TVVL for the Netherlands.
  • If you win as Dutch Nominee you will build an international network, are able to showcase at national events, and your work will be featured in TVVL Magazine.
  • Winning the European REHVA Student Competition will means a cash prize of €500 and a chance to publish in the prestigious REHVA Journal.


08-01-2024                 Registration deadline Dutch competition
15-01-2024                  Announcement of the 3 selected candidates
                Submission deadline presentations Dutch competition
06-02-2024                 TVVL Student Competition
01-03-2024                  Submission deadline presentation, poster, article REHVA
15/17 May 2024         REHVA Student Competition (Turkey)

Chairman of the jury of the REHVA Student Competition

This year’s jury for the Dutch Nominee Competition of the REHVA Student Competition will be led by Dr. Ir. Arash Rasooli. Arash Rasooli, R&D Specialist on thermal testing instruments holds a PhD from TU Delft and is specialized in Heat Transfer and component thermophysical characterization in buildings. He won the European REHVA Student Competition 2016 as well as the World Student Competition 2016 during CLIMA 2016. With this experience Arash supports students in their journey to compete at the REHVA Student Competition.


REHVA is The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning associations founded in 1963. We are an umbrella organization that represent over 120,000 HVAC designers, building services engineers, technicians and experts across 26 European Countries. REHVA provides its members a strong platform for international professional networking, and knowledge exchange pursuing the vision of improving health, comfort, safety and energy efficiency in all buildings and communities.

About TVVL

TVVL, the Dutch Society for Building Services and Technology, is the platform for people and technology. Founded in 1959, the organisation now has over 1000 personal members and 500 company members. TVVL is one of the most important dialogue and knowledge partners in the technical sector and is always thinking about the technical challenges of the future. Focused on building-related installation technology, TVVL connects multiple disciplines and provides a platform, a think-tank, where knowledge is shared, developed and transferred.