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What is EIT Digital Master School?

The EIT Digital Master School is a collaboration between the best technical universities in Europe, top European research institutes and leading business partners. We aim to forge entrepreneurial talents in digital innovation through outstanding education.

Why study Autonomous Systems at EIT Digital Master School?

Are you interested in an international career related to self-driving cars, robotics or artificial intelligence? The Master programme Autonomous Systems (AUS) is for you!

Autonomous Systems is a combination of computer science and electronic engineering. During the programme, you will gain new skills in both areas. In computer science, relevant skills include Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, artificial intelligence and robot vision. In electronic engineering, relevant fields are automation, control, embedded systems and communications.

The curriculum combines the technical major in Autonomous Systems (Technical major 75%) with a minor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) (business minor 25%). You will learn how to bring an innovation to the market and how to develop a successful business model. These additional entrepreneurial skills will give you your ticket to a successful career.

How is the programme structured?

All EIT Digital Master School programmes follow the same scheme:

  • Students study one year at an ‘entry’ university and one year at an ‘exit’ university in two different European countries.
  • Upon completion, graduates receive two masters degrees from the two universities they will have studied at and a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
  • The first year is similar at all entry points.
  • In between the first year and the second year, a summer school addresses business opportunities within a socially relevant theme.
  • The second year offers a specialisation and a graduation project. The gradation project includes an internship at a company or a research institute and results in a Master thesis with a strong innovation and entrepreneurship dimension.

Who can apply?

If you wish to apply to this programme you must have a Bachelor of Science in, or be in your final year of studies of:

  • Electrical Engineering / Electronics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Industrial Engineering

Students should have basic competence in programming, data structures and algorithms, and mathematics including calculus, algebra, and mathematical statistics.

Where can you study Autonomous Systems?

Entry year (common courses):

  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden 
  • Aalto University (Aalto), Finland 
  • Technical University of Berlin (TUB), Germany 
  • University of Trento (UNITN), Italy 

Exit year (specialisation):

  • Aalto University (Aalto), Finland: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence  
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden: Intelligent Autonomous Systems 
  • Technical University of Berlin (TUB), Germany: Applications of Autonomous Systems 
  • University of Trento (UNITN), Italy: Real-time Perception, Decision and Control for Autonomous Driving  
  • EURECOM, France: Sensing, Communicating and Processing Big Data for Autonomous Systems 
  • Eötvös Lorand University (ELTE), Hungary: Computer Science for Autonomous Driving  

How can you apply?

Our academic year starts in August-October depending on your choice of university.

Application deadline one: 1 February 2019*

Application deadline two: 15 April 2019

* We recommend non-EU citizens to apply in period one to allow sufficient time for visa.

Applications are made through our online Application Portal, on our website. 

To learn more about the application process, click here.

Tuition fees and Scholarships

Standard tuition fees are set at 1,500EUR per year for EU citizens and 12,000EUR per year for non-EU citizens.

EIT Digital Master School offers financial support including a wide range of merit-based scholarships as well as tuition fee reductions and waivers. No separate application form for the EIT Digital Scholarship is needed. When you apply to the EIT Digital Master School in the application portal, you will only be asked to confirm whether you apply for an EIT Digital Master School scholarship.

Need more information?

Contact our EIT Digital Master School Office at

Visit the Autonomous Systems (MSc) page on the University of Trento website for more details!




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