Artificial Intelligence, M.Sc. | KU Leuven | Leuven, Belgium
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Artificial Intelligence

12 months
7099 EUR/year
7099 EUR/year
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The Master of Artificial Intelligence programme from KU Leuven trains a wide variety of students in all areas of knowledge-based technology and the wider application of that technology across multiple fields, including in the development of intelligent robots.


The Master of Artificial Intelligence programme at KU Leuven explores and builds on the fascinating challenges of cognitive processes and models, natural language and perception. For many years, it has provided an internationally acclaimed advanced study programme in artificial intelligence. The multidisciplinary programme trains students from a variety of backgrounds - including engineering, sciences, economics, management, psychology, and linguistics - in all areas of knowledge-based technology, cognitive science, and their applications. The one-year programme, taught entirely in English, is the result of a collaboration between many internationally prominent research units from seven different faculties of the university. It allows you to focus on engineering and computer science, cognitive science, or speech and language technology.

Since 2014, the programme offers a new option: Big Data Analytics. This option is intended for graduates in Computer Science and trains them to become specialists is the analysis of Big Data. It instructs the students in Statistics, Machine Learning, Data Mining and Advanced programming techniques for dealing with Big Data. It offers a range of application domains in Information Retrieval, Bio-Informatics, Computer Vision and others.

The understanding of the principles of intelligence, the development of artificial intelligence and its many applications in different areas requires a multi-disciplinary approach. The Master of Artificial Intelligence programme is internationally and interdisciplinary oriented. It aims at educating students from a wide variety of different backgrounds. A basic introductory part of the programme consists of fundamentals of artificial intelligence and a broadening course that the student selects from either cognitive science, philosophy of mind and artificial intelligence or privacy and big data. Specific for the option big data analytics, it also contains the course data and statistical modeling. Within the programme students have the choice between three options.

Career perspectives

With an Artificial Intelligence programme from KU Leuven, you will be welcomed in companies in the areas of information technology, data-mining, speech and language technology, intelligent systems, diagnosis and quality control, fraud detection, biometric systems. You can also work in the banking area, or give support in the areas of process industry, biomedicine and bioinformatics, robotics, traffic systems. Furthermore this degree offers opportunities to start a PhD programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognitive Science
  • Privacy and Big Data
  • Philosophy of Mind and Artificial Intelligence
  • AI Ethics & Regulation
  • Machine Learning and Inductive Inference
  • Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

1 September 2023 (for students with a Flemish degree)




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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic background: We require at least a 4-year university (or equivalent) degree with good study results and experience with computing. To be eligible for this programme you must have obtained a Master of Science (in Engineering) in Computer Science, Master of Science (in Engineering) in Informatics, Master of Science (in Engineering) in Information and Communication Technology or an equivalent programme. Admission is granted on the basis of your application, which must contain precise information with computers and/or programming languages.
  • GRE test results: in order to be considered for admission, applicants are required to submit their GRE score (at the moment, there is no minimum requirement for GRE scores). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7099 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7099 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7099 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7099 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

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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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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