Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion, M.Sc.

Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #104 (QS) ,
The worldwide collaboration on the development of nuclear fusion as a safe, clean and inexhaustible energy source is now culminating in the construction of the large test reactor ITER. The Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion program is delivered by Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).


The Fusion Master is the obvious path for those who want to specialize in fusion. The curriculum is truly interdisciplinary – combining elements from Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering – and places emphasis on the goal-oriented nature of fusion research. Also the international character of fusion research, the work in interdisciplinary groups and the societal aspects are emphasized in the program. Just to be sure: your diploma will say ‘Master of Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion’.

The Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion program is delivered by Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

Graduated .. and then?

Of course, the Fusion Master is the perfect preparation for a career in international fusion research. Now that the construction of ITER is starting, a new generation of bright and well-trained fusion researchers and engineers is needed. Young people with a good overview over the field, a keen eye for the societal aspects of fusion energy and the drive to bring the incredibly complex ITER project to success.

Fusion is an interdisciplinary field in which many competences come together. As Fusion graduate you will have learned to work in international, interdisciplinary teams, and to work against a deadline towards a concrete goal.


This program is legally recognized and accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

Programme Structure

Core Compulsory Courses
  • Fusion on the back of an envelope
  • Homologation for Fusion
  • Magnetic Confinement and MHD of Fusion Plasmas
  • Fusion reactors: extreme materials, intense plasma wall interaction
  • Model based Science: Principles and Practice
Fusion Specialisation Courses
  • Fusion Masterclasses 
  • Heating and Diagnosing Fusion Plasmas
For more information, please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Deadline for students applying for the ALSP/HS scholarship: February 1.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


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    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

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Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. 

The general requirements for admission to the TU/e Master's of Science programs for students with a Bachelor’s degree from a university outside the Netherlands are:

  • A relevant Bachelor's degree (or equivalent), based on a program of sufficient academic level and quality to be able to complete the TU/e Master's program in question. Specific requirements per country can be found here.
  • A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 75% of the scale maximum.
  • Sufficient mastery of the English language

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      15000 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      2006 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Eindhoven

    • 850 - 1350 EUR/month
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