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The small European country of Belgium is truly an international country. In addition to being host to the EU’s headquarters, it also hosts the headquarters of many other international organizations. With three official languages, exciting museums, beautiful old architecture, important political institutions, and a diverse culture, taking a Masters degree in Belgium is an excellent choice for those seeking a dynamic location for advancing education. Full of technological advancements, Belgium is a modern European country with a newer history in comparison to its neighbors. For the student interested in studying in a diverse location, Belgium is perfect. Dutch, French and German are all the official languages of the Kingdom of Belgium, and students will have the opportunity to live and work amongst people from all parts of the world when they pursue graduate training in this country. 

The multilingual, highly-educated, international environment in Belgium is a great place to take your Masters degree. Belgium has several excellent universities for foreign students to consider. The country highly values education, with a high adult literacy rate and a 19th ranking in education from the Program for International Student Assessment. The emphasis on education easily translates into the secondary education level, and students benefit from some of the top professors in Europe while studying in Belgium. 

In Belgium, the academic year begins on the first of October and runs through the 30th of September. Most universities divide this year into two semesters, which are broken into 13 weeks of study, two weeks of vacation, one week of individual study and three weeks of examination.

Belgium divides its degrees into three cycles. A Masters degree is considered a second cycle degree. It is available to students who already have a Bachelors degree. Those with extensive professional experience may apply to the Admissions Panel to have that experience validated to serve as the degree. They also must file a request with the school with which they wish to study. Most Masters programs take two years of study, or four semesters, to complete. 

In addition to the standard Masters degree, Belgium universities offer a Complementary Masters degree. This is offered to those who already have a graduate degree or who have 300 credits. This is different than the third cycle, and is more in line with a second Masters degree than a Doctoral degree. 

In Belgium, students have the opportunity to study in a multilingual environment. Masters classes are commonly taught in French, Dutch and German. Students will be able to choose from most majors as they pursue a Master in Belgium. In addition, they will benefit from living near the headquarters of the EU and several other international organizations. This means that students will constantly be in contact with people from around the globe. 

Upon graduation with a Masters in Belgium, students can either opt to pursue a third cycle degree, which is equivalent to a Doctoral degree, or they can start looking for a professional position in their field. Having a Masters will make them better qualified for job opportunities throughout the country as well. Major employers in Belgium include SAS, Torfs and AE. Technology, business and financials are all important industries in Belgium.

If you are considering pursuing a Masters degree program in Belgium, you will need to learn about the visa requirements. Students will also need to find a place to stay before traveling to the country, and then make plans for that travel. Yet the first step in the process is finding a school with the right degree program, and our online search tools can help. Browse our list of programs or use the search to find the one that best matches your needs and goals.

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Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG

Executive M.B.L.HSG, University of St. Gallen
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months Open Enrollment Belgium Brussels

– Strong generalist knowledge and skills in European and international business law – Nine modules within 18 months in Europe, the United States and Asia – Continue working throughout the entire program – Truly international – In English – For lawyers and non-lawyers – More than 20 years of experience – Academic title of “Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG” [+]

Masters in Belgium 2017. - Strong generalist knowledge and skills in European and international business law - Nine modules within 18 months in Europe, the United States and Asia - Continue working throughout the entire program - Truly international - In English - For lawyers and non-lawyers - Academic title ‹Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG› The Executive M.B.L.-HSG - recently listed among the most innovative law programs by the Financial Times - is built upon the concept of a flying classroom and a global faculty. In nine attendance modules, leading experts from three continents will provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge directly applicable in your professional working life. Module 1 - St.Gallen Introduction to European & International Business Law Module 2 - Zurich Finance Module 3 – Frankfurt a. M. Mergers & Acquisitions Module 4 - Luxembourg Litigation & Lobbying Module 5 - Brussels Competition Law Module 6 - New York International Taxation Module 7 - Shanghai Law & Business in China Module 8 - Tokyo Law & Business in Japan Module 9 - Austin Energy & IT Law Supplementary Module - Harvard Negotiation For their master theses, candidates analyze a current problem in European or international business law. Topics are proposed by the faculty, or students may choose their own. More information and online application at www.mbl.unisg.ch Program start date Next year's course starts on 12 June 2017. However, as flexibility is one of our advantages, it is possible to start the course with... [-]

Master in Sustainable Materials (SUMA)

KU Leuven - University of Leuven
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven

The SUMA master programmes aim to train tomorrow’s industrial engineers in collaborative work in a global world and gather some of the best educational programmes in the field of sustainable materials engineering in Europe. [+]

The SUMA master programmes are labelled by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) and funded by EIT RawMaterials. The SUMA master programmes aim to train tomorrow’s industrial engineers in collaborative work in a global world and gather some of the best educational programmes in the field of sustainable materials engineering in Europe. They stimulate innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership and focus on circular (eco)design, materials substitution, life cycle engineering and circular economy design, materials processing and recycling, manufacturing, and innovation. They involve studies in two different institutions, an internship in a company and and a master thesis in collaboration with a company. Master programme The Sustainable Materials (SUMA) master programmes are two year master programmes embedded in the engineering programmes of the participating universities (120 ECTS). They combine a high level of expertise in materials with competences in sustainable materials engineering and sustainability to educate responsible materials oriented entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders for the future. Structure The backbone of the master programs is a solid technical basis broadly covering aspects of materials and processing, sustainability and recycling, circular (eco)design and life cycle engineering, materials substitution and manufacturing (60 ECTS). This is completed with courses on entrepreneurship and innovation (30 ECTS), an internship (6 ECTS), and the master thesis (24 ECTS). The internship and thesis are positioned in companies strongly related to the field of sustainable and raw materials. Selected students can chose one of ten different options and study one full year at one of the partner universities and... [-]

International Master in European Studies

Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce and the IEE of University of Louvain-La Neuve
Campus Full time 3 months April 2018 Belgium Brussels

IMES - Policy Advisor and Project Consultant - Postgraduate intensive course on European institutions, policies and fundings, proposals drafting, project cycle management [+]

Masters in Belgium 2017. The IMES (www.europeanmaster.net) is a postgraduate intensive course on European institutions, policies and fundings with specific modules on funding programmes in details, proposal drafting, EU project management. This intensive Master is organized in a 3-month schedule, enabling students to gain specific competences and skills in a short period of time. The Master teaching methodology is a practice-oriented approach, which aims at transferring knowledge through a learning-by-doing process. About 30 students from different countries and diverse educational backgrounds have the opportunity to attend the Master for every edition; therefore, all classes are held in English and it is a multi-cultural learning experience that will also enrich the personal abilities to work in a European context. There is no age limit, however 80% of our students are normally aged between 25 and 35. Also, there is no limit as for the background of the students, however most of the students hold a background in European-related subjects and are recently graduates or young professionals. The aim of the selection procedure is to arrange a group where different age, nationality, and career can increase both the personal and the professional skills of the participants. The 21st edition of the Master will take place in Brussels from 13th April till 10th July 2015. The deadline for applications is on the 13th March 2015. It is an intensive, full-time, 3-month (400 hours) Master, carefully designed to speed up the process of positioning or re-positioning into the job-market. In addition, the Master is... [-]

Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship (AMIE)

MIP Politecnico di Milano School of Management
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is aimed at young graduates who want to think and act as entrepreneurs and become innovative leaders. In fact, the emergence of new technologies and the broadening of global markets create continuous opportunities for new business development and challenge the established market positions. [+]

In Partnership with Solvay Brussels Business School, Belgium Start date: September 
Duration: 12 months (6 months at MIP, 6 months at Solvay) 
Format: Full Time Course fee: € 15,000 Teaching language: English 
Location: Milan, Italy and Brussels, Belgium Required qualification: 4 or 5 year Bachelor's degree (minimum 180 ECTS) The Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is aimed at young graduates who want to think and act as entrepreneurs and become innovative leaders. In fact, the emergence of new technologies and the broadening of global markets create continuous opportunities for new business development and challenge the established market positions. Course Objectives These are only some of the competencies which the Master aims at developing in candidates: Learn how to develop a new business idea from the concept design to the execution. Learn to introduce and manage innovations in a cost-effective and sustainable way. Identify new market and social opportunities for new and existing businesses. Build your own personal network with managers, investors, designers, entrepreneurs, incubators, and consultants from different industries and countries. Build managerial and organizational skills, and your capability to work in team. Programme Structure The course is entirely taught in English and has a duration of 12 months starting in September, 6 months held at MIP, Milan and 6 months held at Solvay, Brussels. The programme comprises three experiential modules: The ‘New Venture Lab’ where they will have to act as an entrepreneur to create a business model of start-up from scratch. The ‘Innovation-In-Action Lab’ where they will... [-]

Master in General Management

HEC Management School - University of Liège
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Belgium Liege

The Master’s degree in management, with a range of specializations, gives you sound training with a high level of specialization. The program consists of a strong core of conceptual (theoretical) knowledge ready to be transformed rapidly into practical (operational) skills in different management jobs.Each specialization combines a range of specialized courses, an internship (in a company, in a public organization, in a research center etc.) and a final thesis. [+]

Masters in Belgium 2017. The Master’s degree in management, with a range of specializations, gives you sound training with a high level of specialization. The program consists of a strong core of conceptual (theoretical) knowledge ready to be transformed rapidly into practical (operational) skills in different management jobs.Each specialization combines a range of specialized courses, an internship (in a company, in a public organization, in a research center etc.) and a final thesis. This training combines the transversal university skills that are necessary for the proper development of a career in the world of finance, whether in companies or in professional organizations (adaptability, flexibility, intellectual curiosity, openness to the world, creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit, rooted in the real world, continuous learning) with detailed study of the basic disciplines of management at a level permitting the graduate to begin a general professional career, or one that is linked more specifically to one of these disciplines a thorough mastery of a skill or a well-defined area of specialization, providing the graduate with a highly specialized profile for the purposes of looking for a job, or pursuing further research proficiency in two foreign languages: English (to a level corresponding to the international standard C1) and another language (to a minimum level of B2) understanding the way companies function and the contemporary economic issues at stake the capacity to implement the knowledge gained in the context of a complex field situation, to analyze rigorously the situation observed and to provide appropriate solutions Specializations in... [-]

Executive Master of Enterprise IT Architecture

Antwerp Management School
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Antwerp

This master aims for the development of skills to innovate the enterprise. The participants acquire knowledge to master complexity and to be the architect of a successful organization. [+]

Executive Master of Enterprise IT Architecture Organizations increasingly recognize the need for a sturdy and flexible enterprise design and operation, in which information systems are increasingly playing a vital role, for the realization of agility and strategic success. Although there’s a multitude of models and framework at hand in the professional domain, enterprise still need to tackle the challenge of turning these ideas into practice. Because of a lack of simple solutions, many enterprises look for advanced expertise with a foundation in research. To meet this Demand Antwerp Management School and TU Delft - Delft TopTech have established an exceptional co-operation to offer a state-of-the-art Executive Master of Enterprise IT architecture. This international program proceeds where applied research of Antwerp Management School, TU Delft and it’s international research partners ends, aiming to offer sustainable, innovative and well founded concepts with proven practical applicability. Why follow this program at Antwerp Management School? Both small and large enterprises are facing these difficulties regarding the acquisition and retention of highly trained enterprise and IT architects, who have both the skills and capabilities in the domain of enterprise and IT system design, architecture and also in related domains like enterprise strategy, enterprise and IT governance, leadership and change management. This program’s goal is to educate next generation leaders in enterprise and IT architecture, based on innovative, sustainable and well founded concepts with practically proven applicability. Participants will have the possibility to visit both campuses and to learn from field executives and international faculty. After... [-]

CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Belgium Louvain-la-Neuve

The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions [+]

CEMS MIM Master’s in International Management 

CEMS is a strategic alliance of business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). The CEMS administrative officeis located on the HEC campus close to Paris, with the programme and corporate relations being managed by a dedicated team within each member school. You will find all CEMS member universities by using the keywords "CEMS" in the Master in Management Compasssearch engine or by clicking on the CEMS partners list below.

The CEMS MIM is a pre-experience postgraduate degree open to multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Students study at their home university for one semester and then spend a second semester at a different CEMS member school. Some students may even opt to take both semesters abroad, in two different schools (the “tri-national track”). Other key components of the course include: core courses in Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, elective courses, skill seminars, business project and an obligatory international internship.... [-]


LLM Master in International and European Law

Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The LLM in International and European law is a one-year 60 ECTS Advanced Master's degree. It is a demanding day course which is composed of compulsory courses and two specialisation options: Public Law or Business Law. Students also have to carry out legal research as part of their thesis (worth 18 ECTS credits). [+]

The LLM in International and European law at the Institute for European Studies (IES) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
(VUB) has been an internationally renowned programme
for over 40 years. Created in 1971 as the Programme on international and Legal Cooperation (PILC), it is one of the most established LLMs of its kind.

The programme offers each year a selection of 40 international post graduate students a demanding and versatile curriculum that opens fascinating career paths in European and international legal affairs. The programme has for 40 years been successful in combining academic rigour with the latest practical insights and cultural diversity. International audits and the leading positions of its graduates in various international organisations attest to the programme's excellence.... [-]


LLM in Human Rights Law

University of Kent, Brussels Schools of International Studies
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Belgium Brussels + 1 more

This LLM programme provides the knowledge, conceptual tools and analytical skills appropriate for the development of a variety of careers in diplomacy and policy-making in international affairs. [+]

Masters in Belgium 2017. LLM in Human Rights Law Taught in the critical tradition of Kent Law School, the LLM examines the theory and practice of Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law, Transitional Justice, Migration Law and other fields in the context of different policy areas and various academic disciplines. It is particularly suited to those who currently work in, or hope to work in international organisations, non-governmental organisations, international law firms and foreign affairs departments. In line with the new design of programmes of study at BSIS, the LLM in Human Rights Law allows students to choose secondary areas of specialisation from the range of programs offered at the School. Thus, a focused programme of study can be constructed of studying human rights law in the context of Conflict and Security, International Migration and others, leading to the award of a LLM degree in, for example, Human Rights Law with International Development. The cluster of modules in the Human Rights specialism can also be chosen from as a secondary area of specialization for those focusing on other fields, leading to the award of, for example, an MA degree in International Conflict and Security and Human Rights. Finally, the Kent Law School is a top-15 UK law school renown for its critical style of teaching, where you learn more than just the black-letter law: we want you to understand how different legal regimes came about and how they may be interpreted, challenged or possibly changed. This is complemented... [-]

Master In Industrial Engineering

Robert Schuman College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Libramont

The Engineer is involved in the resolution of major technological and environmental challenges of tomorrow. He seeks technological solutions to modern societal problems such as global warming, health, mobility and energy. It manages both the design and industrial production. [+]

Industrial Engineer (3 years + 2 years Master) The Engineer is involved in the resolution of major technological and environmental challenges of tomorrow. He seeks technological solutions to modern societal problems such as global warming, health, mobility and energy. It manages both the design and industrial production. Choose your engineer is choose your player in the evolution of our society. The three years of Industrial Science Bachelor is the first cycle of a higher education university type long. This cycle leads to the Master in industrial engineering with a two-year term. Competences During the master cycle, the future engineer: acquires knowledge about the "state of the art" and addresses technical, scientific and organizational; search for solutions by focusing as compared to learning the recipes; developing a general culture oriented towards human, social and economic role played by the engineer in society; is aware of the various aspects of quality. company visits and the organization of seminars led by experts from the world of work complete this training focused on the future. market outlets After graduation, the industrial engineer will ... holding positions in production: production engineer, quality manager, project manager ...; become office engineer; become conductive sites; hold a position in technical sales; exercise the teaching profession; hold positions in the company's management; conduct research; his education through possible bridges, different for different purposes (physical sciences, space sciences, civil engineering, science and environmental management ...). [-]

Executive Master in EU Studies

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years October 2017 Belgium Brussels

CIFE offers in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Chairholder of CETEUS of the University of Cologne and other partners a postgraduate programme -- Executive Master in EU Studies ... [+]

Masters in Belgium 2017. The  Executive Master in EU Studies is organised by the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE – www.cife.eu) in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Chairholder of CEUTUS (Centre for Turkish and European Studies) of the University of Cologne. CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Bruxelles and Istanbul. It receives special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union. Most graduates of CIFE’s programme work nowadays for European institutions, international organisations and NGOs. The Executive Master in EU Studies is an interdisciplinary study programme designed for professionals, postgraduates, junior officials and all those who plan to make a career in the EU, have gained experience in this field and want to specialise in a certain policy area. Through a  combination of e-learning and concentrated face-to-face-learning phases  (at weekends in Berlin, Budapest, Brussels, Nice, Vienna and Rome) the Master offers an accurate blend of theoretical and practical knowledge as the courses are taught by renowned academics from various European countries, experts from research institutions and governmental practitioners. It awards 90 ECTS. In the first study year, the programme offers: Well-founded knowledge on the EU through a number of courses (Institutional architecture of the EU, EU Law, History of EU integration, The EU in World Politics, Economic Dimension of EU integration, Transition and Regional Development, Sustainable Development, Security and Migration) An understanding of recent developments in... [-]

LL.M. in International Business Law

Université libre de Bruxelles - ULB
Campus Full time 9 months October 2017 Belgium Brussels

The LL.M. is designed for students who wish to take full advantage of the extraordinary range of opportunities offered in Brussels, the capital of Europe. [+]

The LL.M. is a full-time program which runs from October to June. The courses are divided into two semesters, with exams held in January and June. The students are also entitled to a second session of exams held in late August – beginning of September. The LL.M. candidates who successfully complete the program are awarded a Certificate of LL.M. in International Business Law from the Université libre de Bruxelles (University of Brussels, ULB), which is recognized by the competent Belgian Academic Authorities (Communauté française) within the framework of the program of continuous education. The LL.M. is designed for students who wish to take full advantage of the extraordinary range of opportunities offered in Brussels, the capital of Europe. The program includes visits to the institutions of the European Union (European Commission, Council and Parliament) which are headquartered in Brussels. The LL.M. is part of the program offering of the University of Brussels (Université libre de Bruxelles, or “ULB”), one of the leading universities in Europe, with 25.000 students, 32% of which come from outside of Belgium. The LL.M. courses are taught on the Solbosch Campus, which is the main and largest campus of the university, situated in the Brussels-Capital Region. The campus is located in the vicinity of the European Institutions. ULB offers extraordinary extra-curriculum and co-curricular activities, including lectures, workshops, internships, career events and social activities. Some of these activities are integrated with our academic program. The LL.M. is open to students from across the globe who hold a... [-]

Master in Business Engineering

Louvain School of Management
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Louvain-la-Neuve

This master is designed to strengthen the management skills of students having a background in sciences and technologies (energy, electronics and telecommunications, mechanical engineering and processes, physics…) in addition to their training in economics and management and quantitative methods. This programme focuses particular attention on developing students’ ability to model and set out management problems so as to propose solutions and improvements, and to make use of technological processes and learn how to manage them. [+]

Masters in Belgium 2017. FOR WHO? This master is designed to strengthen the management skills of students having a background in sciences and technologies (energy, electronics and telecommunications, mechanical engineering and processes, physics…) in addition to their training in economics and management and quantitative methods. This programme focuses particular attention on developing students’ ability to model and set out management problems so as to propose solutions and improvements, and to make use of technological processes and learn how to manage them. WE OFFER: Professional focus courses in the field of business engineering with in-depth study of the distinctive disciplines of the engineer: quantitative methods, technology, information systems, innovation and project management; A course on corporate social responsibility as well as a seminar on topical issues in economics and management; Majors: to specialize in one or two fields of management, either in a particular discipline or in a multidisciplinary field: Supply Chain Management (EN), Innovation Management (EN), Sourcing and procurement (EN), Information Systems (EN), Management Research (EN), Quantitative Finance (EN-FR), Entrepreneurship (EN-FR), Finance and Accounting (EN-FR), Marketing (EN-FR), Environmental Management (FR). An optional international exchange (or elective courses at LSM) An internship and a final master’s thesis. OUR INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: -> Possibility to do an academic exchange in one of our 145 partner universities. -> Access to 3 challenging international premium tracks, for high-profile students aiming at an international career: 1. CEMS-MIM: CEMS Master’s in International Management A top-ranked joint degree delivered by CEMS School Members. A postgraduate, pre-experience degree open... [-]

Executive Master in Fashion & Design Management

MODESIGN Academy
Campus Full time 6 - 12 months September 2017 Belgium Brussels

Executive Master in Fashion & Design Management is for you if you’ve always dreamt of working in fashion, luxury or in the design sector. [+]

Executive Master in Fashion & Design Management Executive Master in Fashion & Design Management is for you if… You’ve always dreamt of working in fashion, luxury or in the design sector You currently work in fashion & design sector but want to boost your career You are a designer and need hel[ to develop your business It is an exclusive opportunity to acquire the right expertise in Fashion & Design Management in Brussels Registration is opened to designers or managers with or without experience Intimate classes of 25 students focus on the goals of each Knowledge and expertise acquired during the year is validated after each module by team or individual work NB: the Academy management is entitled to cancel the Executive Master classes if the number of students is not reached. Have a look at the program, at the conditions and contacts if you are interested. Outcomes At the end of the 12 months, the student: is able to integrate the industry at any position depending of its background, internship, attitude and work commitment has a national and international network ensuring the development of its career knows how to management an idea into real product has global overview of all the aspects regarding brand management knows how to elaborate a strategy and put it into action knows how to work with people having different skills in a team spirit attitude [-]

LLM in International and European Law

Ghent University Law School
Campus Full time 10 months September 2017 Belgium Ghent

The LLM programme in European Law is dedicated to the legal environment of the European Union. That environment consists of EU law as such, but also of international law and of member state [+]

Masters in Belgium 2017. The LLM in International and European Law offers the broadest spectrum of options available for students with an international career or research orientation. It allows students to handpick courses from a wealth of topics of European (EU) or international relevance, enabling an educational programme tailored to their personal interests and career needs. Ghent University Law School has a wide array of English language courses on a great variety of European and international law issues. The LLM programme provides students with the opportunity to design their own course of studying accordance with their career priorities. It enables them to gain expertise on many relevant and topical issues of international law. For students seeking to broadly develop their skills and knowledge for a career with an international dimension, this programme offers the best possible personal preparation. While enabling students to focus on particular subjects of interest, it also fully accommodates the needs of those students who seek a general European and international law education. With its combination of academic and practical skills modules, the programme prepares students for the international professional life that is increasingly the reality of law professionals all over the world. NOTE: The application process for the academic year 2017-2018 will be open from 1 October 2016. [-]