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Advanced MSc in Innovative Health Technology

KU Leuven
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Advanced MSc in Innovative Health Technology

The development of novel technologies has long been a key driver in the advancement of modern health care. Technologies that better enable medical doctors, therapists and other care providers to identify symptoms, perform diagnoses, carry out surgery, cure diseases, program therapy and follow up patients’ progress.

Today, there is a global industry developing novel technologies to further advance contemporary health care. The Advanced Master of Innovative Health Technology aims to contribute to this evolution by offering students the opportunity to specialise in this versatile and diverse domain, where they will learn to design, develop and implement practical and pragmatic technological solutions for the healthcare sector.

This program has a specific focus on the integration of different technologies and methodologies into usable systems. Recent trends in wearable sensors, bio electronics, artificial intelligence, robotics and healthcare apps are combined to inspire students to conceive and implement novel integrated solutions that can be tested and used by patients and health care professionals.

Admission requirements

The Advanced Master of Science of Innovative Health Technology targets students who have already completed a master’s program in (bio)engineering technology or equivalent. Admission is based on a selection procedure which includes an interview.

Candidates are required to submit an application containing a CV, academic achievements, a motivation letter and proof of English proficiency. 

Students with a Flemish degree should send their application to the program director.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • The Human Body
  • Information Processing in Health Applications
  • Sensors & Circuits for Health Applications
  • Human Computer Interaction for Health
  • Robotics and Surgical Instrumentation
  • Health Engineering Experience
  • Health Entrepreneurship
  • Master’s Thesis & Internship

Scholarships & funding

Group T - Academy, a private organisation affiliated to KU Leuven, provides in some scholarships, covering: tuition fee, travel, housing and living expenses in Leuven.

Scholarships are awarded to young bright staff members of international partner universities, aiming at the development of affordable health technology in less affluent regions.

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the university website.


The tuition fee for the current academic year is €6,000 for all students. This amount may be partially covered (max. €4,500), depending on the company or institution where students complete their internship or Master's thesis.

Tuition fees for future academic years may be higher as a result of indexation.


ECTS: 60

Career paths

Recent scientific and technological advancements in healthcare have created numerous new roles, functions and job opportunities in medical technology companies, healthcare institutes, hospitals and research centres. These include areas such as patient identity management, healthcare mobility and business intelligence, applied medical research, designing, developing and testing of prototypes and installations and configuration of medical instruments, etc. In the field of Health Technology Assessment (HTA), there is an increasing demand for experts to provide policy-makers with evidence-based information on the medical, economic, organisational, social and ethical issues related to the use of health technology.

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KU Leuven. Inspiring the Outstanding

KU Leuven is Europe’s most innovative university. Located in Belgium, it is dedicated to research, education, and service to society. KU Leuven is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and has a strong European and...

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Why study at KU Leuven

A Highly Ranked University

According to international rankings, KU Leuven is among the best 100 universities in the world. Moreover, KU Leuven was ranked as most innovative university of Europe by Reuters four years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). All of KU Leuven’s disciplines proudly belong to the top 100 of their field. Scholars and researchers, teachers and visionaries, thinkers and makers all have their place in KU Leuven’s fertile intellectual habitat.

Most Innovative University in Europe

KU Leuven has been identified as Europe’s most innovative university for four years in a row by Reuters. By developing the most important drug against HIV, a new type of solar panel that converts oxygen into hydrogen and uncovering the secrets of Sagalassos, KU Leuven researchers have a profound impact on our everyday lives in nearly all fields of research. That innovative character is deeply embedded in the way we teach our students, by integrating relevant guest lectures, taking an Interdisciplinary approach and opening the most advanced research and education facilities.

A Comprehensive University

As a comprehensive university, KU Leuven offers a wide range of disciplines organized by 15 faculties. Each of these disciplines is ranked in the top 100 of its field according to the THE World University Rankings by subject. Half of the university’s faculties are even in the top 50 within their fields of study.

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KU Leuven

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3000 Leuven

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