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Sustainable Materials (SUMA), M.Sc.

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Overview

The Sustainable Materials (SUMA) master programmes are two year master programmes embedded in the engineering programmes of the participating universities. They combine a high level of expertise in materials with competences in sustainable materials engineering and sustainability to educate responsible materials oriented entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders for the future.

The backbone of the master programs is a solid technical basis broadly covering aspects of materials and processing, sustainability and recycling, circular (eco)design and life cycle engineering, materials substitution and manufacturing (60 ECTS). This is completed with courses on entrepreneurship and innovation (30 ECTS), an internship (6 ECTS), and the master thesis (24 ECTS). The internship and thesis are positioned in companies strongly related to the field of sustainable and raw materials.

Thanks to the EIT Label, eligible students are awarded a scholarship of €9,000,  with additional support for student involvement in conferences, summer schools and other events. 

Accreditation

The SUMA master programme has been awarded the EIT Label, a unique seal of quality in innovation and entrepreneurship education. The EIT Label is awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, a body of the European Union. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Materials and processing 
  • Sustainability and recycling 
  • Circular (eco)design and  lifecycle engineering 
  • Materials substitution and  manufacturing 
  • Innovation, entrepreneurship and  leadership
  • Industrial internship 
  • Thesis, mostly carried out at a company

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The SUMA master accepts applications throughout the year on a rolling basis.

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    86

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General Requirements

Students are selected and admitted to the programme and track, based on their academic results, prerequisite requirements, motivation and language skills. They must demonstrate an excellent command of spoken and written English. Candidates must meet the admission criteria of the Master’s Degree Programmes of both partner institutions of a track. The admission of students is always subject to final approval by the partner institutions involved in the track as they must meet the admission criteria of the Master’s Degree Programmes of both partner institution of a track.

This programme is taught in different countries. Which country are you interested in?

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    906 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 906 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition may vary accordingly to your study options.

Living costs

  • Leuven, Belgium

    810 - 1280 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Milano, Italy

    850 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Trento, Italy

    700 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Grenoble, France

    882 - 1220 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Leoben, Austria

    800 - 1200 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

For students beginning in September 2019, EIT-Label scholarships from EIT RawMaterials of €13,500 per student are available. For information on how EIT-Label scholarships will be awarded and who is eligible, please contact the coordinating university directly: master-suma@kuleuven.be

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