EIT- KIC Energy, M.Sc. | KU Leuven | Leuven, Belgium
24 months
8000 EUR/year
4000 EUR/year
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What will the future bring in terms of energy? Will we produce electricity from renewable sources such as wind and sun? Or from waste? The Master in EIT- KIC Energy from KU Leuven addresses students who wish to implement modern energy technologies for end-users of the electrical value chain. 


The Master in Energy for Smart Cities programme balances exciting technological opportunities in energy with environmental and socio-economic aspects of smart cities, such as energy efficiency in buildings, electric transportation, energy economics, smart lighting and other city services. The programme aims at maintaining a multidisciplinary approach to energy technology, while allowing you ample freedom to shape your personal profile.

During the programme, you have the opportunity to engage directly with major industry players and research institutes, small specialist companies and innovative start-ups in the field of smart cities and buildings. The programme aims at maintaining a multidisciplinary approach to energy technology, while allowing you ample freedom to shape your personal profile.

After successfully completing the programme, you receive a double degree, one from each university you attended during the two years, as well as an KIT-EIT Energy certificate in recognition of the extra activities accomplished.

Programme strenghts

  • Mobility and international exposure, including attendance to top international events related to the topic. 

  • Innovation and close relations with industry in joint activities and project-based learning. 
  • Unique double degree programme in Belgium and forging pioneering role in Europe.
  • Diverse group of part-time guest professors from industry with specific, in-demand knowledge on energy topics

Career perspectives

You will be a truly multi-disciplinary smart city expert: well qualified to work in industry or research, or to take on policy-making roles in energy issues related to secure, sustainable urban living and working. Energy engineers are in high demand by industry and society and most students have an industry contract before they officially get their degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Power Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Power System Calculations
  • Energy Markets and Regulation
  • Energy Economics
  • Smart Distribution Systems
  • Hands-on integrated Project on Innovative Energy Systems
  • Numerical Methods in Energy Sciences
  • Nuclear Energy: Basic Aspects

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications on a rolling basis.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

The programme is based on the first part of the Bachelor, which offers general education in the basic sciences (mathematics-physics-chemistry) in combination with a number of well chosen technical basic courses. Of these courses, the applied physics courses (electricity/magnetism, mechanics, thermodynamics) are seen as an absolute minimum. This is followed by the second part of the bachelor, in which the theoretical basic knowledge of electrical technology and mechanical engineering is offered from the basic scientific and technical knowledge of the first part.

  • Academic background
  • Academic excellence
  • Motivation
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per year during 24 months.

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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.


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