24 months
6600 EUR/year
961 EUR/year
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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.

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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:

  • Nanostructured Bio-Macromolecules    
  • Materials Physics and Technology for Nanoelectronics    
  • Chemistry at Nanometre Scale    
  •  Technology of Integrated Systems    
  •  P&O Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Nanoengineering    
  •  Advanced Nanodevices        
  •  Lectures on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

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.

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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