• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English


Why choose Internet Technology and Architecture at EIT Digital?

The Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA) programme offered by EIT Digital Master  School is in line with the challenging field of computing communication and networking technologies that has lately received considerable attention and is today considered as a major topic for most recent curriculum studies in Information Technology (IT). The rapid evolution of the discipline has a profound effect on IT education, affecting both content and pedagogy. 

The programme also equips students with both theoretical and practical concepts through analytical processes and tools that will develop critical thinking skills in assessing entrepreneurship opportunities and devising appropriate strategies and tactics in developing an idea into a profitable business venture.

Why study Internet Technology and Architecture?

Everything is becoming connected - both on small and large scale. More information is being exchanged and data processed than ever before. Complex networks are needed in vehicles and in between vehicles, in data centres and to data centres. These networks are needed to make electric grid, cities and industries smarter. As emerging networks need to serve critical infrastructures as well as diverse application requirements, future network design demands professionals with deep theoretic knowledge, good technical skills, and innovative thinking.

Career Opportunities

As networks become critical components in traditional industries such as transportation, energy and health services, new sectors are demanding communication and networking professionals. Upon successful completion of the ITA master's programme, students qualify both in technical and business roles.

Potential employers include large corporations as well as small enterprises, working on the design, engineering and production of communication components, devices and systems. Graduates easily find work as developers, network planners, consultants and ICT managers to plan, manage and maintain large networked computer systems that support modern distributed enterprise systems. They can also create their own business.

This programme also aims to provide detailed knowledge and critical understanding of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks for an R&D career both in academia and industry, with an ability to continue in a follow-up PhD project.

What can I study at the entry and exit points?
Entry - 1st year, common courses
  • University Pierre and Marie Curie
  • Technical University Berlin
  • Royal Institute of Technology
  • University of Trento

Exit - 2nd year, specialisation

ITA offers five specialisations (given at five different universities) provided in the second year. To meet the requirements for geographic mobility, the chosen exit point needs to differ from the chosen entry point.

  • Communication Systems Design (KTH)
  • Internet Technologies (TUB)
  • Internet of Things (IMT Atlantique)
  • Software Defined Networking (UNITN)
  • Technologies for Internet Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing (UPM)
  • User-Centric Networking (UPMC)

Programme specialisation:

  • Communication Systems Design
  • Internet Technologies
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Technologies for Internet Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
  • User-Centric Networking

Programme Structure

All EIT Digital Master School programmes, among which Internet Technology and Architecture, follow the same scheme:

  • Students study one year at an ‘entry’ university and one year at an ‘exit’ university in two of EIT Digital’s hot spots around Europe.
  • Upon completion, graduates receive degrees from the two universities and a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
  • The first year is similar at all entry points with basic courses to lay the foundation for the chosen technical programme focus. Some elective courses may also be chosen. At the same time, students are introduced to business and management. During the second semester, a design project is combined with business development exercises. These teach how to turn technology into business and how to present a convincing business plan.
  • In between the first year and the second year, a summer school addresses business opportunities within a socially relevant theme.
  • The second year offers a specialisation and a graduation project. The gradation project includes an internship at a company or a research institute and results in a Master thesis with a strong innovation and entrepreneurship dimension.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The academic-year will officially start in Autumn, either in September or October, depending on the campus location of the programme. Please note that the Master School strongly advises all applicants to apply by period one because:

    • not all study trajectories will be available afterwards
    • applicants who require a visa may be too late
  • 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:


    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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    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:


    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

  • A  B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering, electronics, computer science, computer engineering or information technology is required. Sufficient background in basic data communications, telecommunications and internetworking as well as mathematics, including calculus, linear algebra and mathematical statistics is also required.
  • In case of on-going studies a statement certifying that you are in the final year of your studies. The statement must be written by the degree administration office (or equivalent department), confirming that you are enrolled on the final year of your education and giving your expected completion date.

  • Transcript of records in original language and translated into English. All courses taken must be included.
  • Curriculum Vitae including details on your academic and professional career.
  • A letter of motivation in which you prove your innovative potential. 
  • Passport or other kind of identification in English.
  • Optional: Document stating the GPA or the Relative Ranking

This programme is taught in different countries. Which country are you interested in?

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
EIT Digital Master School covers the costs related to events integrated in the curriculum, e.g. Kick-off and summer schools.

Living costs

  • Berlin, Germany

    710 - 1230 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Paris, France

    1140 - 1650 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Madrid, Spain

    820 - 1300 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Trento, Italy

    700 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


  • EU/EEA citizens from the ARISE countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia)

Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded a monthly allowance of €750

  • All other EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded a monthly allowance of either €500 or €750

  • Non-EU/EEA Citizens

Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded a tuition fee waiver of up to 50% and a monthly allowance of either €500 or €750

Tuition fee waiver and scholarships are only available for applications submitted in period one (deadline February 1)

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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