EIT-KIC Energy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
The Master in EIT-KIC Energy programme addresses internationally-oriented and entrepreneurial engineering students who wish to implement modern energy technologies for end-users of the electrical value chain. The programme is a collaboration between the KU Leuven and technical universities from Eindhoven, Stockholm, Barcelona, Lisbon and Grenoble.


The Master's programme consists of 120 credits, organized in two stages of 60 credits. The first stage consists of compulsory courses that cover a broad base of electrical, thermo-mechanical, and techno-economic subjects. In the second year, students continue working towards writing a Master's thesis and attend elective courses: general, broadening and option-specific.

After the first year exams, the programme organizes a one-week summer school to sharpen participants' innovation and entrepreneurial skills in the energy sector. This summer school includes soft skills such as teambuilding, networking, leadership, entrepreneurship and intercultural communication, all fueled by interesting conversations with professionals from the energy industry, consultancy firms and municipalities. In the second year a Smart Cities Week course is organized during the annual ATHENS week each November. These students discover a myriad of leading innovations and technologies in the smart cities sector outside of the traditional curriculum.

After successfully completing the programme, alumni receive a double degree, one from each university they attended during the two years, as well as a KIC-EIT certificate that recognizes the extra activities accomplished.

Career perspectives

As a graduate, you will possess a genuinely multidisciplinary skill set and be qualified to work in a research, policy-based or industrial environment.

Programme Structure

  • Power Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Power System Calculations
  • Energy Markets and Regulation
  • Energy Economics
  • Smart Distribution Systems
  • Hands-on integrated Project on Innovative Energy Systems
  • Hands-on integrated Project on Innovative Energy Systems, part 2
  • Numerical Methods in Energy Sciences
  • Nuclear Energy: Basic Aspects
  • Combustion Engines
  • Thermal Systems and Energy Management
  • Renewable Energy
  • Electrical Drives; Energy Efficiency of Electrical Machines
  • Technology Entrepreneurship and New Business Development
For more info please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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Academic Requirements

The criteria for previous studies include: 
  • Candidates must have obtained a BSc diploma (or equivalent) of substantial quality and level corresponding to at least 3 years studies at University, equivalent to 180 ECTS 
  •  Candidates must hold a degree in Engineering.
  • The selection of these students will be based on the excellence of their studies. To verify this, the candidates submit a transcript, requiring a Grade Point Average (GPA) for the BSc study of at least 75% of the scale maximum and a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test score of at least 450 in verbal reasoning, 41 in analytical writing skills, and 650 in quantitative reasoning. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Leuven

  • 810 - 1280 EUR/month
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