12 months
1862 EUR/year
962 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Space Studies programme at Ghent University is set up as an interdisciplinary programme. It is intended to form people who have basic knowledge of all aspects of space activities, and who are qualified to enter the space industry where they will acquire more specific skills necessary for the job.


Key facts

The interdisciplinary nature of the Space Studies programme at Ghent University is set by the requirement that all students follow a common trunk of 30 credits of introductory courses.

The goal is to get the students acquainted with the different aspects that form the foundation of space-related activities. Special attentions goes to the combination of a high level of knowledge transfer with the diverse backgrounds of the students.


The technological challenges and innovative programmes that typically characterise space projects make the space industry an essential vehicle to help keep our society at the forefront of innovation and research. 

The international character of many space projects makes the space industry also a very important element in the positioning of Europe worldwide. Therefore space industries will, for the foreseeable future, remain a growing and in some areas even booming business, with many career opportunities

. On the Flemish level, there is the 'Vereniging van Vlaamse Ruimtevaartindustriëlen' (VRI), which fosters the growth of the local industries. As already mentioned, there is ESA that works on a European level, but there is also growing involvement of the EU, in particular on policy issues and earth observation, telecommunication, global positioning and defense.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Law, Policy, Business and Management
  • Exact Sciences and Technology
  • 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

More details

Programme jointly offered by Ghent University, KU Leuven. For this study programme students enrol at KU Leuven)




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidate students are specifically expected to: have obtained an initial master's degree for which the candidates can motivate the relevance for space studies; have the potential to successfully broaden their formation towards other relevant disciplines; present a convincing view of the importance of the programme for their professional expectations. These expectations will be evaluated through an intake interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1862 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1862 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    962 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Gent

754 - 1205 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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