Admission criteria

Students are selected and admitted to the programme and track, based on their academic results, prerequisite requirements, motivation and language skills. They must demonstrate an excellent command of spoken and written English. Candidates must meet the admission criteria of the Master’s Degree Programmes of both partner institutions of a track. The admission of students is always subject to final approval by the partner institutions involved in the track as they must meet the admission criteria of the Master’s Degree Programmes of both partner institution of a track.

All students should have:

  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent. Candidates must have obtained* a BSc diploma (or equivalent) of substantial quality and level corresponding to at least 3 years studies at a university, equivalent to 180 ECTS.
  • English proficiency: the minimum for the SUMA master programmes is a TOEFL score of 86, with a minimum 20 on both speaking and writing, or an IELTS score of 6.5, with minimum 6.0 on both speaking and writing for non-EEA students who are no native speakers.
    Some universities might have higher requirements (at KU Leuven, a TOEFL of minimally 94 or an IELTS of minimally 7 is required). You can chose between TOEFL or IETLS, both are accepted.

Students participating in the Dual Master’s Degree tracks will be entitled to participate in any introductory programme, including language courses, that may customarily be arranged for international students at the host institution.

To be admissible for the second year of a Dual Master’s Degree track, the student must have completed a minimum of 48 ECTS. In case if this minimum is not reached, the student can continue within the regular Master’s Degree programme at the entry institution, but not in the Dual Master’s track.


* obtained the Bachelor diploma, or demonstrate that they are less than 40 ECTS away of obtaining the BSc diploma. Depending on their background, some students might be invited to follow additional preparatory courses.

This activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation