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Architecture (Brussels)

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The Master of Architecture (Brussels) at KU Leuven is organised by the Faculty of Architecture. The design process – and particularly its social and cultural role-is the core of the faculty’s education. 

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The Master of Architecture (Brussels) at KU Leuven combines a designerly with an academic approach. It is characterized by a fully integrated design methodology, providing students with solid skills in the contemporary discipline of architectural design and research.

Career opportunities

Graduates are trained to lead multidisciplinary teams of engineers, interior architects, landscape architects and artists. In addition to working as independent (self-employed) architects, graduates also work as professionals in government agencies and international design firms worldwide. Many graduates go onto roles as researchers, serving local or international governance bodies, NGO's or other institutes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Urban Theory
  • Urban Anthropology
  • Beyond Urban Projects
  • Building Technology Integration
  • Conversion in Urban Contexts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

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

Candidates should hold a bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in the same field of study.

The application should include:

  • your original college/university diploma(s) and transcript(s),
  • a digital portfolio showing an overview of academic projects from your bachelor degree (max. 20 slides),

Hard copies will not be accepted. The format, layout, graphic techniques, etc. are free. The portfolio should give an overview of your academic accomplishments, particularly regarding architectural design (meaning the whole scala from object to urban design). The only other requirement is that it is digital. Hard copies will not be accepted. The format, layout, graphic techniques, etc. are free.

  • a signed recommendation letter from a lecturer at a university or other educational institution or a letter from a professional who is able to give an objective assessment,
  • a personal motivation letter,
  • a language certificate. 


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