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KU Leuven

Leuven , Vlaams-Brabant ,Belgium

European Master of Food Science, Technology and Business (Ghent et al)

European Master of Food Science, Technology and Business (Ghent et al)

The two-year European Master of Science in Food Science, Technology and Business (BiFTec) is jointly organised by three European partner institutions: KU Leuven, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences (HSA) and Catholic University of Portugal (UCP). It fosters innovation and technology to help you cope with future needs and sustainability within our FOOD4S ("food force") paradigm: Sustainable Food Systems Science and Engineering.

What is the 'European Master of Food Science, Technology and Business' all about?

BiFTec adopts a transversal and multidisciplinary approach to a broad range of topics related to the 4S pillars Science (Food Science &Engineering Technology), Sustainability (Sustainable Food Product & Food Process Design), Safety (Food Safety & Quality), and Simulation (Computational Food Science & Technology).

More in-depth courses, a professional competence module and an MSc thesis project allow for specialisation in the domains of Innovative Technology, Energy & Food Chains, Risk & Safety, and Sustainable Food Production & Business. Upon successful graduation, you will receive a joint degree.

The BiFTec programme has a modular format of ten modules in year 1, with evaluation at the end of each module. You are required to take six compulsory courses and four optional courses – organised by the institutions with the most expertise in that particular field.

You will also complete a professional competence module and work on a scientific project – in one of the partner institutions or in an approved workplace – that will culminate in a master’s thesis.


More information on the programme page

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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission is based on academic excellence and it is mandatory for a student to hold an honour Bachelor Degree (B.Sc., B.Tech., B.Eng., etc.) or a degree at the level of a Bachelor Degree in relevant subjects such as Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Food Science, or cognate subject area. Internationally recognized English language certificate is required (e.g. TOEFL 550/213/80 or IELTS score 6.5).

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 12000 EUR
    Annual Cost of Living: 9000 EUR
    Application Fee: 75 EUR
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