News: Orientation days

Join the Orientation days for new international students, starting in academic year 2014-2015, from 16-21 September 2014 at K.U. Leuven.

On 20 September 2014 there will be a city game, followed by an after-party. Specially created for international students but open to all!

Information, full program and registration can be found here.

To help you find your way around the university, Leuven and Belgium, you can request a personal buddy, a K.U.Leuven student (a Flemish student or another international student) who will answer all your practical questions. Most of the your buddies will also introduce you to Belgian habits and customs, and some even to their own family. More information and request form can be found here.

News: Welcome Session for new students

On 22 September 2014 the Welcome session will be organized for all Erasmus Mundus students starting in 2014-2015.  All practical information will be given regarding the program and how to get started. This Welcome session takes place at 1pm at Auditorium Snoeys

Auditorium Snoeys
Celestijnenlaan 300

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The Welcome session will be followed by a BBQ together with all other students of the KU Leuven Master Nano.

EMM Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Four leading educational institutions in Europe offer a joint Erasmus Mundus Master of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (EMM-Nano). The programme offered is a truly integrated one, with a strong research backbone and a very important international outreach. The objective of this course is to provide top quality multidisciplinary education in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The EMM-nano is a two-year, 120 ECTS, English language degree programme. Thanks to its combination of partners, expertise and courses, it offers you a unique integrated master programme, covering all aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology, while at the same time allowing you to design an individual study programme with specialization in essentially any field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

It facilitates studying at two separate participating universities where you spend one year per country. It is strongly multidisciplinary: you receive a basic training in all the disciplines offered, one of which becomes your area of specialisation. At the end of the program you will receive a joint degree from the two universities where you studied.
The fast evolution of the field requires a strong consortium with noted educational experience in the field.

The educational partner institutions are

  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven),Belgium (Coordinator)
  • Chalmers Tekniska Högskola (Chalmers), Sweden
  • Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble, France
  • Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), Germany

The course is organized with the support of three associated research partners:

  • IMEC in Leuven (Belgium)
  • CEA-LETI in Grenoble (France)
  • Leibniz Institute for Solid State Materials Research in Dresden (Germany)

These institutions provide access to world-class infrastructure for nanotechnology research and development as well as opportunities for graduating students to continue their studies with a PhD. This strong link between education and research ensures a contemporary programme at the cutting edge of state-of-the-art research.

Download the EMM Nano brochure


The call for applications for academic year 2014-2015 is closed. Deadline for applications for academic year 2015-2016 is January 31 2015  for all students (EU and non-EU).

However, we advise applicants, to submit their application by January 15th, 2015 at the lastest in order to avoid last minute problems with incomplete files, overload of the application website etc., and to have some margin to cope with such problems.

Incomplete applications or partially uploaded files will not be considered after the deadline of 31 January 2014.

Bachelor students from one of the partner universities who will study one of the two master years at their home university or EU-students who do not apply for a scholarship can still apply until May 31, 2015!

Scholarships available

Full EM-scholarships are available for non-EU students to cover the tuition fee and all living expenses (24000€/year).
Limited EM-scholarships available for EU students (10000€/year).