24 months
16400 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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The Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion programme from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is the obvious path for those who want to specialize in fusion. The international character, work in interdisciplinary groups and societal aspects of fusion research are also emphasized in the program.

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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 International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). Located in southern France, ITER will demonstrate 10-fold power multiplication at the 500 MW level. 

The ITER project is giving the science and engineering of nuclear fusion a major boost. But it will also need a new generation of highly trained engineers and scientists for its operation. Eindhoven University of Technology has selected fusion science and technology as one of its high-profile areas, by starting a dedicated research group and establishing a full-blown master’s program on fusion. 

The curriculum of the Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion programme from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)  is truly interdisciplinary – combining elements from applied physics, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering – and places emphasis on the goal-oriented nature of fusion research. 

If you are bright, ambitious, interested in high-tech, not afraid of a serious challenge, and have a concern for the sustainability of the planet, this program might be just the course for you.

You can also choose to combine this master’s program with Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering as a ‘double degree’. This requires half a year to a year of extra study.


The MSc Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion is the perfect preparation for a career in international fusion research. With construction of ITER now 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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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
  • Control Engineering
  • Power Electronics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A sufficient level of academic knowledge, skills and competences.
    • A Licenciado / Licenciatura, Titulo de Ingeniero (Superior), Titulo de Arquitecto or Titulo de Graduado degree (obtained after at least 4 years = 240 ECTS of studies) from an accredited university.
    • A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 7.0/10.
  • Specific subject related knowledge and skills depending on the program of your choice (see check your eligibility)
  • a certain level of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16400 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Eindhoven

850 - 1350 EUR /month
Living costs

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