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Computer Science

KU Leuven

48 months
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About

The Computer Science PhD at KU Leuven consists of five units. Four of these are spread across seven campuses in Flanders, with the focal point in Leuven at the Arenberg Campus: Distributed and Secure Software, Declarative Languages and Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction, and Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics. The fifth unit is located at the Kulak Kortrijk Campus.

Overview

Research Groups

Apart from the research units, research at the Department of Computer Science at KU Leuven can also be organised by means of research groups. Members of a research group don’t have to belong to the same unit, nor to the Department of Computer Science. Research groups are established and dissolved by initiative of the involved members, and are not part of the official organisational structure of the department.

Official research groups with substantial participation from the Department of Computer Science are:

  • Machine Learning (ML: part of DTAI)
  • Declarative Languages and Systems (DLS: part of DTAI)
  • Computer Science Teaching Methodology (CSTM)
  • Combinatorial Optimization and Decision Support (CODeS)
  • Functional Tools & Techniques for Online Programs (FunTTop)
  • Embedded and Artificially Intelligent Vision Engineering (Eavise)
  • Advanced Integrated Sensing (ADVISE)
  • Human-Centered Systems for Health Care, Learning, Arts and Entertainment (e-Media)
  • Mechatronics Group (M-Group)

Programme Structure

  • DISTRINET: Distributed and Secure Software
  • DTAI: Declarative Languages and Artificial Intelligence
  • HCI: Human-Computer Interaction
  • NUMA: Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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).
6.5
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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.
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Credits

240 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
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.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The easiest way to start a PhD application is to find a vacant PhD position in Science, Engineering & Technology and apply online.
  • In principle, the PhD positions on the KU Leuven jobsite already have financing available (via the corresponding supervisor). Please read through the details of the position very carefully and make sure you meet all eligibility criteria! 
  • Each position has a link at the bottom to apply online. You will be asked to fill in an online application ("esollicitatie"). All complete applications will be automatically submitted to the corresponding supervisor of the project for assessment. Possibly the corresponding supervisor will contact you to request additional information.

Tuition Fee

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.

Funding

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.

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