The Master of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics pays special attention to both the analysis and astrophysical interpretation of data and to the technological side of astronomical research, and thus prepares you to be a competitive candidate in the international PhD circuit and for a broad range of professional careers.
A research-oriented master's MSc in Astronomy and Astrophysics at KU Leuven in astronomy and astrophysics is essential to ensuring high-quality astronomy research. Employment opportunities exist in government agencies, private research institutes, NGO’s, academic institutes, R&D section of industry als well as educational services. Graduates of this master’s will have a competitive advantage when applying for a PhD, either locally or abroad
- Research Projects
- Stellar Structure and Evolution
- Galaxies and Cosmology
- Observational Techniques in Astronomy
- Radiation Processes in Astronomy
- Observational Astrophysics: Proposal Preparation
- Research Projects in Theoretical Astrophysics
- Research School in Observational Astronomy
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesPhysics Astronomy & Space Sciences View 4 other Masters in Astronomy & Space Sciences in Belgium
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Applicants must provide evidence of English language proficiency.
- Applicants with a Belgian diploma: these applicants do not have to take an English proficiency test.
- Applicants with a previous diploma earned in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the USA: the certified diploma and transcripts suffice, provided they confirm that the entire university study was completed in English. Absolutely no other diplomas will be accepted as evidence even if the applicant has followed an exclusively English-taught programme.
- Other applicants should submit a satisfactory score on an internationally recognized test of English language proficiency: TOEFL (minimum score 94 internet-based with at least 19 for reading, 18 for Listening, 19 for speaking and 21 for writing) or IELTS (minimum score 7 overall, whilst at least 6,5 for reading, 6 for listening, 6 for speaking and 6 for writing).
International1250 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1250 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA961 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 961 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Leuven
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.