M.Sc. On Campus

Chemical Engineering

KU Leuven

24 months
6600 EUR/year
961 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The chemical sector is one of the most important economic sectors in Belgium. It provides approximately 90,000 direct jobs and more than 150,000 indirect. The Chemical Engineering master at KU Leuven will equip you with a solid background in classical chemical engineering while covering also the environmental, safety and economic aspects. 


The  Chemical Engineering master at KU Leuven guarantees you a solid chemical engineering background while also opting for a contemporary view on product intensification, energy-efficient processing routes, product engineering and biochemical processes.

You will learn to think in a process-oriented way and prepared to grasp the complexity of physicochemical systems. Furthermore, you will learn of processes at the nano and micro scale, which are increasingly fundamental for the development of new products and technologies.


After Houston in the United States, the Antwerp Harbour region is the world’s second most important chemical cluster, and therefore employment prospects are very promising.

As a chemical engineer, you will predominantly work in industrial branches involved in the production of bulk and speciality chemicals. Professional activities in the sector include design, planning and building of installations (project engineer), monitoring and optimisation of existing processes (process engineer), design/formulation and optimisation of products (product engineer).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transport Phenomena: Chemical Engineering Applications    
  • Applied Physical Chemistry    
  • Systems Analysis of Chemical Processes    
  • Advanced Separation Processes    
  •  Chemical Process Design    
  • Analytical Chemistry    
  • Process Control in the Chemical Industry    
  • Biochemical Process Engineering    
  • Chemical Process Design: Practical Chemical Engineering Design Problem

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applications are evaluated by both KU Leuven Admissions Office and the relevant Master’s programme director. Admission is ultimately at the discretion of the Faculty. In order to be considered for admission, applicants are required to submit their GRE score. Please contact ETS requesting an original score card to be forwarded to us using the following Institutional Code: 0749. Students who obtained a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in one of the EEA countries, the UK, or Switzerland are exempted from providing GRE scores.

  • Admission decisions are based upon evaluation of a complete application file:Bachelor of Engineering: Chemical Engineering (or equivalent diploma)

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.


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