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Materials Engineering

KU Leuven

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About

The program in Materials Engineering at KU Leuven is a research intensive university, a setting for both fundamental and applied research, with a strong inter- and multidisciplinary background and a clear international orientation.

Overview

Aims of Materials Engineering at KU Leuven

We aim for research excellence, a contribution to societal and cultural debates and the realisation of a real knowledge society. Individual initiative, critical reflection, collaboration, solidarity, academic freedom and diversity are key concepts in realising these goals. At the Department of Materials Engineering, we have 10 research groups.

Programme Structure

Research Groups:
  • Structural Composites and Alloys, Integrity and Nondestructive Testing (SCALINT)
  • Surface And Interface Engineered Materials
  • Sustainable Materials Processing And Recycling

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Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Together with the future corresponding supervisor (see art.11) the candidate requests permission from the doctoral committee of the faculty to which the corresponding supervisor is affiliated to enrol as a PhD researcher. The candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Either (1) the candidate must hold a Flemish Master’s degree relevant to the doctoral research or an equivalent higher education degree, and also have obtained at least a distinction or have distinguished him/herself with high-quality scientific publications or design-oriented achievements,
  • Or (2) the candidate must have passed the predoctoral exam with the degree of distinction (see art. 7).

The candidate must also have sufficiently mastered the language of the discipline in order to be able to participate actively in the research.

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

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