24 months
6600 EUR/year
961 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master in Mathematical Engineering at KU Leuven  will equip you to with the fundamental expertise necessary to handle, optimise and control data for the application of solutions to contemporary problems.

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The emphasis is not on abstract mathematical theory, but on the application, the design, analysis, implementation and use of mathematical models and algorithms in order to solve mathematical problems from industry.


Many small, dynamic, young companies are active in the field of mathematical engineering, but even big players in materials, chemistry, automotive, aerospace, biomedical industries, as well as finance, are increasingly interested in mathematical engineering thanks to the ever-increasing complexity of mathematical models and ever more stringent environmental standards and comfort expectations.

Many of our young graduates from  Master in Mathematical Engineering at KU Leuven start their careers in the R&D departments of high-tech companies or matriculate into one of the university’s PhD programmes. Whichever option they choose, our graduates find themselves at the centre of an in-demand industry with sought after skills and abilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Optimization
  • System Identification and Modeling
  • Scientific Software
  • Nonlinear Systems
  • Case Studies: Mathematical Engineering
  • Project Mathematical Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Based on the entry requirements and indicators as mentioned above, the programmes mentioned below have access to this master programme. Since this master programme is designed specifically for international students, the actual access policy will necessarily be based on previous programme content, rather than specific degrees. Degrees mentioned below are degrees awarded in Flanders (Belgium) and have direct access.

  • 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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