Applied Sciences and Engineering: Computer Science

Vrije Universiteit Brussel    Faculty of Science and Bio-engineering Sciences

Full time September MSc 2 years
Computer Science (8)

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Are you ready to take your computer science skills to the next level? Look no further than our Applied Sciences and Engineering programme in Computer Science. Designed for those with a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field, this master's programme will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the subject. With four specialisations to choose from - Artificial Intelligence, Multimedia, Data Management and Analytics, and Software Languages and Software Engineering - you'll have the opportunity to focus on your area of interest. Our programme also offers study choice activities and online info sessions to help you make an informed decision. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!

About the course

The programme prepares you for an active role in computer science research and development, in academia as well as in the ICT industry. Our master programme builds on your existing academic foundations in computer science (such as a bachelor in computer science, or equivalent) and provides you with a deeper knowledge and understanding of computer science in general, as well as of the state of the art in your favourite of four specialisations. Find all details on the VUB programme page.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Management and
  • Multimedia
  • Software Languages and Software Engineering

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Entry Requirements

Application prerequisite for the programme Master of Applied Computer Science is an academic bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent. We will evaluate equivalency and admission to the programme case by case after reviewing your academic record. Proof of English proficiency is compulsory.


The tuition fee for 2024-2025 will be:
EU/EEA students: 1116 €/year
Non EU/EEA students 4000 €/year

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Student Profiles

Yasmin Fathy (MSc Computer Science)

I am from Egypt and just graduated from the two-year Master in Computer Science, profile Artificial Intelligence (AI). I would definitely recommend this challenging programme to all graduate students who want to reach a high level of research. The diversity of courses also allowed me to grasp the essence of research in different disciplines. I had a great time in Brussels, learned so much and made friends from all over the world.

Faiza Tasnia (MSc Computer Science)

Graduated in 2021

It’s a challenging programme but I appreciate all the measures taken by VUB in ensuring the wide range of resources available. I’m hoping that graduating with this degree will open doors to opportunities I’ve been looking for. I would totally recommend students from my country to choose VUB as their higher education institution.

Tom Jaspers (MSc Computer Science)

Thanks to the diversity of courses taught in the Computer Science programme I was able to find and refine my interests in this very broad field. The Artificial Intelligence specialisation offered a challenging and interesting path into a subject that is embedded in nearly every new technological advancement.The style of teaching pushed us to keep exploring beyond the course material, and allowed me to gain a deep familiarity with the latest research. There was an important emphasis on the foundations of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, something that helps me in my career when keeping up with the latest academic work.

Erdogan ABACI (MSc Computer Science)

VUB gave me the opportunity to apply what I learned at university in real life. Apart from the fact that Belgium is a welcoming country, I found the academic atmosphere at VUB to be thought-provoking. I was able to ask the professor any question that came to my mind, whenever I wanted to. I feel really lucky to be at VUB.


Applications for 2021-2022 are closed.

The Scholarship covers:
Tuition fee/tuition waiver: Tuition fee is limited to amount paid by Flemish scholarship student
Duration: Duration of the Master program (if 2-year Master: second year conditional)
Health insurance is not included
Flight cost is not included
Language preparation courses are not included


Only outstanding students can apply (equivalent of magna cum laude, first class honours, Grade A).

Application Procedure

Please note that you need to have applied for a place at the VUB and have received an offical letter of acceptance, issued by the VUB Education and Student Administration Office, before you can apply for the scholarship. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel will nominate maximum 20 students for selection to the Flemish Ministry of Education.

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