KU Leuven

Faculty of Engineering Science

Human Settlements



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Human Settlements (MaHS) addresses rapid urbanisation in the developing world and contemporary urban transformations within the scope of sustainable development. This intensive, one-year programme focuses on issues of housing, building and urban development in a context of development with scarce resources and pressing social and environmental constraints. Architecture, urbanism and spatial planning are the core disciplines of the programme. Contributions from economics, geography and anthropology, among others, complement this core. The programme is recognised by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR) as an International Course Programme (ICP). It is partly funded by the Directorate General of International Cooperation (DGIC) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This is an advanced Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis



International Student Requirements:

Admission decisions are based upon evaluation of a complete application file:- Master in de ingenieurswetenschappen: Architectuur; - Master in Engineering: Architecture; - Master in Architecture; - Bachelor of Architecture (after 5 years of study). Admission decisions are based upon evaluation of a complete application file and additional intake:- Master in Landscape Architecture; - Master in Spatial Planning; - Master in Urban Planning / Design; - Master in another relevant discipline provided the candidate has additional proven professional experience in human settlements (with a minimum of 4 years, normally 5 years of study). A letter of motivation and, if possible, a portfolio clearly demonstrating the applicant's sound professional intentions and relevant experience. Admission is given by the programme director.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 60 ECTS

Out State Tuition (per year): 6000 EUR

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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