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 , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
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.
After assessment of the study curriculum and with a possibility of a preparatory programme (individual preparatory programme)
- Bachelor of Engineering Science
- Bachelor of Bio-Engineering Science
- Bachelor of Chemistry
- Bachelor of Physics
- Bachelor of Mathematics, Minor Subject Physics
International1250 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1250 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA980 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 980 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.