Hasselt University


Hasselt University is an independent innovative university which is regionally anchored and has a pronounced international orientation. The university stands for excellence in education, top research in spearhead fields and active engagement in innovation and entrepreneurship.

The overall objective is to combine academic excellence with economic and social relevance.
The university aims to widen participation, addressing all talents, and inspires its students and staff to develop their full potential in a dynamic environment.

Hasselt University targets students with attractive undergraduate, graduate and PhD programmes which are research-led and characterised by a high academic level and the integration of lifelong employability skills. The programmes are supported by a range of innovative and effective teaching and learning forms.

University research policy is directed at top research in spearhead fields in a number of domains (electronic materials, ICT, life sciences, clean tech, biostatistics, traffic safety and mobility, open innovation and small businesses). In those multidisciplinary domains, the research institutes of Hasselt University combine fundamental and applied research, including contract research for regional and international industry and organizations. A fully staffed Technology Transfer Office is responsible for valorisation of research results and takes the lead in starting up several spin-off companies per year. The university assumes an active role in stimulating innovative economic activities in the region, including the co-ordination of regional thematic company clusters in domains such as life sciences, renewable energy and clean tech.

Hasselt University has an extensive international network and develops joint programmes with universities in Flanders and The Netherlands.

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Master of Transportation Sciences

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Hasselt + 1 more

A modern and international transport system is important for moving people, goods and information in a local, regional and (inter)national context. Moreover it is connected to economic [+]

A modern and international transport system is important for moving people, goods and information in a local, regional and (inter)national context. Moreover it is connected to economic growth! A continuous increase in traffic volumes, for passenger transport as well as freight forwarding transport, leads to major challenges concerning land use, impact on urban areas, traffic safety issues, traffic flow, atmospheric pollution and travel behaviour. The international master programme in Transportation Sciences of Hasselt University is a multidisciplinary master programme, which trains students and practitioners to identify transportation and traffic safety issues and to come up with solutions by themselves, taking into account several parameters: economic, social, urban, environmental and infrastructural. Several transport and traffic safety issues are thus highlighted in an overall multidisciplinary perspective. Since transportation is a cross-border field, it is also important to put the focus on the international aspects related to this domain. As a Master in Transportation Sciences we offer you the opportunity to regularly exchange views with experts and fellow students from home and abroad. Within the master programme there are teachers, both nationally and internationally recognized as experts in their field. Students in the international master in Transportation Sciences come from all over the world (Europe, Africa, Asia). Key Benefits The Master of Transportation Sciences at Hasselt University is unique in that: it is a multidisciplinary master programme, which pays attention to economic, social, urban, environmental and infrastructural aspects; it takes sustainable development into account; it focuses on transportation, as well as on traffic safety in an international context; it is taught by internationally renowned professors from leading universities, specialized in traffic safety and transportation; it includes an optional international study visit during which students learn about and see the current best practice in solving transport problems in different countries; students and practitioners from different countries exchange information about transport and traffic safety problems, solutions and strategies; students can choose between a part-time semi-distance learning programme or a full-time on site programme. Specialisation When you apply for the Master of Transportation Sciences for practitioners, you need to choose your specialisation. This can be either: Mobility Management Traffic Safety The chosen specialisation will influence your study programme, as well as the topic of your master thesis. The choice for a specialisation has to be made at the time of enrolment. Specific admission requirements In addition to the standard requirements the following specific requirements are applicable. 1/DIPLOMA REQUIREMENT: All applicants should hold at least a university diploma or a diploma of higher education equivalent to a (academic) bachelor degree, the Examination Board will consider the applications individually. Depending on the diploma you obtained previously, you may have to do a link or preparatory programme at the start of your master programme. This can be combined with the master programme. if you have a professional bachelor degree, you will have to do a link programme (available for Dutch-speaking students only). Dutch-speaking students who have a professional bachelor degree can start the master programme by distance-learning, after doing a link programme. This programme is taught in Dutch at Hasselt University. It is possible to combine the link programme with the distance-learning programme.Depending on your previously obtained bachelor degree, it may be possible to obtain an exemption for 1 or more courses. if you have an academic bachelor degree, you will have to do a preparatory programme. This preparatory programme consists of 3 courses equaling in total 18 credits. Depending on your previously obtained bachelor degree, it may be possible to obtain an exemption for 1 or more courses. This preparatory programme is organized at the start of the academic year. In the 2nd semester, practitioners can start to take up master courses of the distance-learning programme. 2/ LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Sufficient knowledge of English is required and is to be certified by one of the below-mentioned tests: a TOEFL-score report (paper based: score 550 or more, computer based: score 213 or more, internet base: score 79-80). IELTS-certificate (overall band score 6.0). Native speakers or holders of a degree obtained in the English language are exempt from these tests. More information on the master in Transportation Sciences can be found here: http://www.uhasselt.be/mts More information on the master in Transportation Sciences by distance learning can be found here: http://www.uhasselt.be/UH/Master-in-Transportation-Sciences/Distance-Learning-for-Practitioners.html [-]

Master of Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Belgium Hasselt Diepenbeek + 1 more

Master of Management is an international one-year master programme (in English). This programme is tailored for bachelor and master graduates who aim to widen their international management scope as well as to deepen their knowledge and capabilities in Management Information Systems or Industiral [+]

Master of Management is an international one-year master programme (in English) that prepares students for a career in dynamic, international business environments. The programme focuses on confronting students with challenging strategic business problems to familiarise them with all major aspects of a business. The programme is tailored at bachelor and master graduates who aim to widen their scope of international management as well as to deepen their knowledge of and capabilities in management information systems (MIS) or international marketing strategy (IMS) – two specialisation tracks of the programme. The programme does not only apply to (business) economics students but also to university graduates in non-economic subject areas, such as engineers, lawyers, psychologists … Students can choose between two specialisations: ... [-]

Master of Statistics

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Hasselt Diepenbeek + 2 more

The Master of Statistics is an international two-year master programme. Individual (Reduced) programmes are possible. Students are free to combine courses from different specializations to create [+]

The need for well-trained biostatisticians, bioinformaticians and epidemiological and public-health scientists is ever increasing, enhanced by the scientific revolution in molecular biology and genetics, its impact on health and the environment, as well as by the availability of ‘big data’ and progress in data science. Hasselt University’s Master of statistics with specializations: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology & Public Health Methodology, keeps abreast of such evolutions. The master programme combines a solid study of principles of applied and biostatistics with up-to-date information on topics such as clinical trials, public health, longitudinal data, survival analysis, genetics, survey methodology, etc. The specialisation in Bioinformatics makes it possible to keep an even closer pace with the more specific professional needs and skills required due to the development of novel experimental techniques in molecular biology and genetics. Hasselt University’s Master of statistics acquired accreditation from the prestigious Royal Statistical Society. Graduates from accredited courses will be granted the society’s professional status of graduate statistician on application. Graduate statistician is a grade of professional membership of the society. It provides formal recognition of an individual’s statistical qualifications. Graduate statisticians will be able to further undertake suitable professional training and experience, normally for at least five years, so as to be eligible to apply for Chartered statistician status. Students can choose between four specialisations: ... [-]

Master of Statistics by Distance Learning

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Hasselt Diepenbeek + 2 more

One of the principles we are bearing in mind when setting up the Distance program is to keep it as close to the On-Campus program as possible, not only its content and teaching methods, but also the way of assessing students. [+]

Distance Learning Option From the academic year 2014-2015 onwards, the Master of Statistics will be gradually offered as Distance Learning (DL) Program, next to and in parallel with the on-campus program. Enrolling for the DL Program means that as a student you will take the program from a distance, i.e. from home, workplace or virtually any place with access to the internet. Program In 2014-2015 we offer a program of 30 credits with an equal spread over the first and second semester. As can be seen in the table below, you can take three courses in the first semester between September 2014 and January 2015, and 3 courses in the second semester between February and June 2015. One unit (P-LFD) is a project that runs over both semesters, i.e. between September 2014 and June 2015. The on- and off-campus program will be offered in parallel, synchronized as far as practically feasible, and with maximal flexibility. It will be possible to switch between the on-campus and off-campus programs. The content and learning outcomes within and across courses are identical. In 2015-2016 we plan to offer the full-time program (60 credits) for the first year of the Master program in Distance Learning, as well as part of the second year. In practice the study load has proven to be too heavy to combine the full-time program (60 credits) with a job. Combining a parttime program of 30 credits with a (parttime) job is expected to be feasible. Assessment and Examination One of the principles we are bearing in mind when setting up the Distance program is to keep it as close to the On-Campus program as possible, not only its content and teaching methods, but also the way of assessing students. Hence, at this stage of the implementation, examinations will be held for all student on campus. On campus means that we have three universities were the exams will be arranged: University of Hasselt, campus Diepenbeek, satellite university Anton De Kom (ADEKUS) in Paramaribo, Suriname and University of Gondar. This implies that students taking the DL program can choose the destination as close to their home country. We are also trying to make it possible in the future to arrange exams in other universities around the world. Travel and accommodation expenses are to be financed by the student himself, but practical assistance is offered by our administrative offices. There are essentially two options. One option is to participate in all exam sessions, after each semester (January and June), and if necessary, in the re-examination period (mid August - first week of September). If not feasible you could opt for the possibility to take all exams in the August-September period. This latter option however does not allow you to retake any exam within one academic year. Registration Students selected for the DL program will be informed by the university. Their pre-registration will be updated to Distance learning program and a payment request for tuition fee and insurance fee will be sent by email. Only after receipt of the payment of both tuition fee and insurance fee (2 months (January and June, € 40/month) the student will be enrolled in the program. If student needs to travel to Hasselt University for re-sit exams in August an additional €40 insurance fee will have to be paid. Tuition fee The tuition fee for the Distance Learning Program depends on your country of origin: students from Belgium pay a fix fee of €61.90 + €9.30 per credit. Hence, a 30 ECTS credit program costs € 340.90 students from the developing countries in the following list pay € 80: Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Marocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South-Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe Asia: Bangladesh, Camodia, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Nepal, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam South America: Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Equador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay Students coming from all other parts of the world pay € 1057. Requirements Technical requirements In order to follow the Distance program you evidently need to be able to have access to (or own) a computer with a sufficiently recent operating system and with an internet connection that allows you to download documents and to stream videos (at least 3Mbps). A limited number of software packages need to be downloaded: R and LaTeX are available online for free; SAS can be downloaded from the UHasselt intranet (but hence a sufficiently fast internet connection is needed) or you can use the SAS Web Editor. More detailed information will be delivered to you after registration. Requirements concerning accredited prior learning As is the case for the On-Campus students, you need to hold at least a university diploma or degree certificate or a diploma of higher education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS credit points). Admission can be given directly, conditionally or indirectly after finalization of a preparatory programme. Language requirements Candidates who wish to register in an English language Master’s program have to demonstrate good command of English, both written and spoken. English language skills need to be confirmed by a recent score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or any recognised proficiency test. The English proficiency test can be waivered if your education was (partly) in English or if English is a national language in your home country. [-]


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