Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Nanoengineering

KU Leuven

24 months
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This Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Nanoengineering programme at KU Leuven rides the global trend for nanoscience, combining knowledge of physics, biology, and chemistry at the nanoscale with expertise in technology and engineering. Nanotechnology and nanoengineering are the application of this science to new nanomaterials and nano concepts, producing components, systems and products.


Nanotechnology and Nanoengineering, newborn scientific disciplines are situated at the interface of physics, chemistry, materials science, microelectronics, biochemistry and biotechnology. Consequently, control of the discipline requires an academic and multidisciplinary scientific education. You will learn the basics of physics, biology and chemistry on the nanometer scale and the use of nanotechnologies for systems and sensors on the macro-scale.

The Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Nanoengineering programme at KU Leuven is both strongly application and research oriented, and is closely linked to the research centres of global leaders such as IMEC, the Leuven Nanocenter and INPAC (Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry) at the Faculty of Science.


In the coming five-to-ten years, many new products and companies will emerge based on nanotechnology and nanosciences. These new products will stem from the knowledge developed at the interface of the various scientific disciplines offered in this Master's programme.

Thus, graduates will find a wealth of career opportunities in the sectors and industries developing these new technologies: electronics, new and smart materials, chemical technology, biotechnology, R&D, independent consultancies and more. The Master’s programme is designed to equip you with the ideal profile to enter the workplace as an invaluable interface between these emergent industries, able to apply your expertise to the development of new products or even new companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantum Physics
  • Semiconductor Physics
  • Structure, Synthesis and Cellular Function of Macromolecules
  • Electronic Components, Circuits and Sensors
  • Atom Theory, Chemical Periodicity and Chemical Bond
  • Semiconductor Devices

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applications are evaluated by both KU Leuven admissions office and the relevant Master programme director. Admission is ultimately at the discretion of the faculty. 
  • GRE scores assist application processing and are strongly recommended.

Admission decisions are based upon evaluation of a complete application file:

  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Materials Science
  • Bachelor of Bioscience Engineering

Tuition Fee


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