Deadlines for application:

1 March (for non-EEA citizens)
1 June (for EEA citizens)

1 September (Belgian citizens)

KU Leuven uses an online application system available at

Students with a Flemish degree can consult

Admission requirements

Be a graduate (with minimum 5 (exceptionally 4) years of university education) in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Urban/Physical Planning with a good academic record (normal level of 70%, or GPA 2.8/3.0, second class upper). The relevance of the academic record will be compared for each university and/or country of origin.

Applicants with relevant professional experience will be preferred.

Have a good command of English, certified by a score on a language test: TOEFL (C1 level for MaUSP; B2 level for MaHS) or IELTS (7pt. for MaUSP and 6.5 pt. for MaHS).

All applicants who have not obtained a previous diploma in a programme taught in English in Australia, English-speaking Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America must submit a certificate proving their proficiency in English (see also the (See also the KU Leuven Language proficiency guidelines).

Submit a letter of motivation and preferably a portfolio which clearly demonstrates sound professional intentions and relevant experience.

Submit one or two recommendation letters to support the application, preferably from your current employer

Admission is given by the programme director


MaHS is recognised by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR) as an International Course Programme (ICP). Every year the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS), with the support of the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGDC), awards on a competitive basis scholarships to students from developing countries.

To check if you are eligible, please consult this webpage.

Roger Dillemans Fund for international KU Leuven alumni - scholarships will be granted to developing-world students who are a KU Leuven alumnus and have obtained a first master's degree from KU Leuven and would like to continue their studies with a second (60 ECTS) master's degree at KU Leuven University, or to KU Leuven students currently enrolled in the first phase of their 120 ECTS Master looking for funding of the final phase.

More information can be found here.