Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Chemical and Materials Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    1450 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    234 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
You are interested in the development of new materials and chemical processes and in the production of useful commoditiesYou are someone with the ambition to become a skilled engineer who can meet the technological challenges of the future. The Chemical and Materials Engineering programme is delivered by Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

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You are conscious of the environmental challenges of our worldYou are interested in studying in an international environment in the capital of Europe. The Chemical and Materials Engineering programme is delivered by Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

First step in the market

Materials and chemical commodities are essential in many technological sectors. Graduates of our department are in high demand in various industrial sectors, and our

alumni are making an impact around the world in research, manufacturing, business
management and education.

Graduates are found in the biomedical biotechnology, chemical engineering, materials

for energy, electronic, optical, (in) organic and metallic materials, the pharmaceutical industry, government positions and teaching.

The VUB helps you to make your first step in the job market with workshops, networking events, job fairs, tips ‘n tricks for job interviews. All an ambitious student needs!

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Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Electrochemistry
  • Microstructural design and characterization of inorganic materials
  • Molecular structural caracterization and analysis 
  • Parameter Estimation and Modelling
  • Surface Treatment: Processing and Analisys
  • Unit operations
  • Organic Chemistry: Reactions and Mechanisms
  • Polymer Materials
For more info please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    All students who require visa and apply after April 1st (and before June 1st, as this is the deadline) will be charged an administrative cost of 100€.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    72

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

General required documents:

  • passport
  • picture
  • bachelor degree (or enrollment certificate when you are in your final year)
  • transcript of records
  • proof of language proficiency

Extra documents per program you apply for:

  • all documents as stated above +
  • motivation letter
  • 2 reference letters
  • not required for Master of management, international business and communication studies
  • if you apply for a science program this must be written by an academic
  • you may use the template but it is not obligatory

Chinese nationals:

  • all documents als stated above +
  • APS certificate

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1450 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1450 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    234 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 234 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

  • EEA-student formula: Fixed fee = € 234,10 +Fee per credit = € 11,20
  • Non-EEA-student formula: Fixed fee = € 1450,00+Fee per credit = € 25,00

Living costs for Brussels

890 - 1,300 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) participates in many scholarship programmes offering grants to all levels of study (from Bachelor – Academic Staff), in various regions, both for short and longer stays.

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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