12 months
6600 EUR/year
6600 EUR/year
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The Advanced Master of Space Studies at KU Leuven instills postgraduate students with interdisciplinary expertise and critical knowledge skills through a programme focused on the symbiosis between technology, quantitative and biomedical sciences, as well as space law, policy, business, and management.

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The space sector is constantly looking for highly-skilled experts with an interdisciplinary perspective. However, it is this interdisciplinary background which is currently lacking for most new graduates, who have typically specialised in only one of the fields related to space science.

The Advanced Master of Space Studies at KU Leuven aims to cater to these new opportunities by equipping students with the interdisciplinary expertise the space sector is currently looking for. The Master of Space studies trains students in innovative space projects through the synergy between technological, quantitative and biomedical sciences, while at the same time supplying them with the economic and policy skills needed to navigate the current legal and political regulations.


Graduates will be in a position to develop a career in the space sector or in space research; taking up roles in the space industry (engineers, product developers and technical-commercial functions), research institutions with activities in space (researchers and project developers), (inter)governmental bodies with responsibilities in research and development programmes related to space (project managers and directors), policymakers on the national, European and international levels and in a broad range of companies and organisations which use or are facilitated by space missions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Space Law, Policy, Business and Management
  • Fundamental Science from Space 
  • Engineering Design of Space Missions and Spacecraft Components 
  • Earth Observation 
  • Questions in Space Studies 
  • Space Law, Policy, Business and Management 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The criteria for admission to the programme include the following:

  • - the candidate has obtained an initial Master's degree for which he/she can motivate the relevance for space studies
  • - the candidate presents a 2 page essay with a consistent view of the importance of the programme for his/her professional expectations, in view of the candidate's previous education programmes
  • - the candidate may be invited to an intake interview
  • Interested candidates are invited to send their CV and a comprehensive motivation letter
  • - The objective of the selection procedure with respect to the initial Master's degree is to verify the student's chances of success. However, students with an initial Master's that does not have a direct apparent connection with space studies can still apply, and may be accepted depending on the power of conviction of their background and argumentation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 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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