Applied Computer Science, M.Sc. | Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) | Brussels, Belgium
24 months
3620 EUR/year
1092 EUR/year
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Keen to pursue a career in computer science and data science after obtaining an academic bachelor's or master's degree? Our master in Applied Computer Sciences is just what you're looking for: develop the necessary computer and data science skills during specialised courses!


Data is the future. Our world depends on it. Connecting and informing us with sensors, actuators, cameras, devices, mobile phones, social media … Transforming and futureproofing our cities, healthcare, economy, environment… With this master in Applied Computer Science you’ll master the skills required to become an ICT engineer capable of designing smart systems and applying analytics on the heterogeneous data they provide.

The programme at a glance

In the first year of the programme, we focus on developing fundamental computer science skills. Elective courses in the second year allow you to specialize in domains, such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, machine learning, internet-of-things systems, biomedical engineering, embedded software, or remote sensing, as well as many other possibilities. Practical sessions, a master's thesis and an optional internship are also included in the study programme.

  • Your curriculum is highly customisable thanks to a wide range of elective courses, plus an optional internship.
  • You benefit from excellent interaction with an extensive range of researchers from four departments.
  • You’ll be armed for a career as data scientist or engineer thanks to a broad education in generic smart systems design, specialist choices and indispensable future-oriented skills.


All degree programmes offered by VUB are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO), ensuring that they meet the highest predefined quality standards. Alongside this official quality control system, VUB has an internal Quality Control Commission in charge of permanently monitoring the quality of education.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Smart Cities

  • Digital Health

  • Environmental Informatics

  • Business Intelligence

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

To participate in this programme you will need an academic bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering or applied sciences. Admission is based on acceptance and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3620 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3620 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1092 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1092 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Brussels

885 - 1305 EUR /month
Living costs

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



The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) participates in many scholarship programmes offering grants to all levels of study (from Bachelor – Academic Staff), in various regions, both for short and longer stays.

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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