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  Sustainable Land Management

Vrije Universiteit Brussel    Faculty of Engineering

Full time September MSc 2 years
Agriculture (1) Environmental Sciences (13)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MSc Sustainable Land Management programme, a collaborative effort between Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University. This internationally oriented master's programme equips you with the expertise to tackle environmental and climate challenges head-on. The two-year full-time course delves into physical land resources in the first year, followed by specialised tracks in either Urban Land Engineering or Land and Groundwater Management in the second year. Graduates emerge adept at optimising land use under varying environmental conditions. The programme's unique selling points lie in its hands-on approach, including fieldwork, excursions, and laboratory exercises, ensuring a holistic learning experience. Entry requirements include a bachelor's or master's degree in engineering or applied sciences, with exemptions available for specialised degrees in physical land resources. Join us in shaping a sustainable future through sustainable land management.

About the course

The MSc Sustainable Land Management is an internationally oriented master’s programme is a collaboration between the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Ghent University and two research centres, namely the International Centre for Eremology and the International Training Centre for Post-Graduate Soil Scientists. Field work, excursions, laboratory work, exercise sessions and computer workshops are an important component of the programme.

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Entry Requirements

To participate in this master's programme you will need an academic bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering or applied sciences, such as a Bachelor of Science in Geology, Geography, Chemistry, Biology or a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Civil Engineering, ... If you hold a specialized degree in physical land resources, you can can apply for exemption of the courses of the first year in the master's programme.
Enrolling for this plan is also possible having completed the Sustainable Land Management preparatory programme.

The English language requirements can be found on View Website


Tuition fees (2024-2025):
EU/EEA nationals: 1116 €/year
Non EU/EEA nationals: 1116 €/year

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Student Profile

April Joy Coleta (MSc Sustainable Land Management/MSc Physical Land Resources)

”Being a member of the academic community, there was a need for me to pursue academic and scientific advancement to contribute in improving the quality of education in my university. The Master of Science in Sustainable Land Management provided opportunities to gain knowledge from excellent professors and mentors, not only in theory but also through experience in the laboratory and field. Each course taught the application of concepts learned in class through excursions, practical applications and hands-on exercises using software. As an international joint program of Vrije Universiteit Brussels and Gent University in Belgium, students like me were given the opportunity to interact with people in the scientific community from different parts of the world and to learn from them as well. After I graduate from this program, I intend to use the skills I acquired for improving risk management and disaster preparedness against geohazards in my country.”


Value of Scholarship(s)

8,000 Euros/year


Citizenship: all nationalities

Study fields: please contact for more information.

Required degree: Bachelor/undergraduate degree

An Official letter of acceptance issued by the Education and Student Administration Office at the VUB is needed before one can apply for the scholarship. (Submission deadline for this document is later, see application form for more details)

Minimum CGPA of 3.5 out of 4 (

Passing an English language test is compulsory and the required scores are higher than those for entry to the university: TOEFL iBT minimum 94, IELTS academic module minimum Band 7.0 or C1 level with a minimum score of 185 on the Cambridge English Qualifications.

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