Artificial Intelligence, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
Investigating the true nature of intelligence is one of today’s most fascinating research avenues. Advances in the study of cognitive processes and models, natural language and perception, human knowledge, representation, and reasoning attest to this. The Artificial Intelligence programme is offered at the KU Leuven.


The Master of Artificial Intelligence programme at KU Leuven explores and builds on these fascinating challenges. For many years, it has provided an internationally acclaimed advanced study programme in artificial intelligence. The multidisciplinary programme trains students from a variety of backgrounds - including engineering, sciences, economics, management, psychology, and linguistics - in all areas of knowledge-based technology, cognitive science, and their applications. The one-year programme, taught entirely in English, is the result of a collaboration between many internationally prominent research units from seven different faculties of the university. It allows you to focus on engineering and computer science, cognitive science, or speech and language technology.


The AI program aims at instructing and training students on state of the art knowledge and techniques in Artificial Intelligence, with specific focus either on Engineering and Computer Science (ECS), on Speech and Language Technology (SLT) or on Big Data Analytics (BDA), depending on the selected option within the program. 

It aims at introducing the students to the concepts, methods and tools in the field.It aims at instructing students on the achievements in a number of advanced application areas and make them familiar with their current research directions. It aims to bring students to a level of knowledge, understanding, skills and experience that are needed to actively conduct basic or applied research on an international level. In particular, it aims to provide students with a critical scientific attitude towards the central themes of A.I.

Career perspectives

With a Master's degree in artificial intelligence you will be welcomed by companies working in:Information technology

  • Information technology
  • Data mining and Big Data
  • Speech and language technology
  • Intelligent systems
  • Diagnosis and quality control
  • Fraud detection
  • Biometric systems
The Artificial Intelligence programme  is offered at KU Leuven.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Engineering and Computer Science 
  • Speech and Language Technology 
  • Big Data Analytics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

    Upon admission, students are recommended to select the option within AI that corresponds to their background:
    • the ECS option is only recommended for students with a degree in Science, in Engineering or Applied Economics (majoring in Informatics). Students should have thorough knowledge of at least one programming language, should master an object oriented programming and have sufficient background in Mathematics,
    • the BDA option is only recommended for students with a degree in Computer Science or Informatics.
    • In the current program, several students combine their study in AI with a full-time job. Special provisions are taken on the basis of the individual courses to make this possible.

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          1750 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 1750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
        • EU/EEA Applies to you

          1750 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 1750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        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.


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