24 months
6600 EUR/year
961 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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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 of Engineering - Energy at KU Leuven addresses students who wish to implement modern energy technologies for end-users of the electrical value chain.

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The Master of Engineering - Energy at KU Leuven   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.

The programme is a collaboration between KU Leuven and the Grenoble Institute of Technology (INP), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC). You spend your first year at one university, your second year at another, and you have the possibility to complete an internship at a third.

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.


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Round 1. 20 September - 31 October

All EIT InnoEnergy programmes and year 1 institutions are available.

  • Round 2. 07 November - 16 January
  • Round 3. 23 January - 06 March
  • Round 4. 13 March - 18 April
  • Round 5. 24 April - 12 June


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General 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, 4.1 in analytical writing skills, and 650 in quantitative reasoning.
  •  Two letters of recommendation and a C.V. will be required. The students are particularly requested to illustrate their entrepreneurial mindset.
Language skills:
  •  A high level of English is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    961 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 961 EUR per year during 24 months.

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.


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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