Master of Food Technology
To fulfill its nutritional destiny, food must be both safely produced and safely delivered to its end consumer. This requires, on the one hand, processing technologies for converting edible raw materials into foods with decreased inherent stability, and, on the other, preservation technologies for increasing the stability and shelf life of foods.
The Interuniversity Programme in Food Technology (IUPFOOD) focuses on two technological dimensionsof prime and crucial importance in food processing and preservation:
- the transformation (processing) of raw materials into products suited for human consumption
- the role of postharvest and food preservation unit operations in delivering safe and nutritious foods to the end consumer.
These two concerns are directly translated in the focus points of the IUPFOOD programme.
The InterUniversity Programme in Food Technology (IUPFOOD) is jointly organised by KU Leuven and Ghent University (UGent). The programme builds on KU Leuven’s and UGent’s combined expertise in research and education in the field of food technology.
The Master of Science in Food Technology (120 ECTS) consists of four major segments:
- In-depth education segment (60 ECTS)
- Specialisation segment (18 ECTS)
- Elective courses segment (12 ECTS)
- Master’s thesis segment (30 ECTS)
In the first year of the Master's programme, students will spend the first semester in Ghent and the second semester in Leuven. The second stage courses of the majors 'Postharvest and Food Preservation Engineering' and 'Food Science and Technology' are taught respectively at KU Leuven and UGent; at both universities, optional courses and thesis research topics are offered.
The current tuition fee is €922.30 The tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year will be determined in the spring of 2020. Please consult the website for the most recent information: kuleuven.be/tuitionfees.
Excellent students who are eligible for a Master Mind Scholarship are invited to submit their application before 1 February 2020.
Leuven offers a wide range of housing opportunities at reasonable prices. Most students choose to rent a room (‘kot’ in Dutch) in a privately-owned student house with shared common spaces and facilities. If you need any help with this, the KU Leuven Housing Service can offer some assistance. The university owns and manages a number of student residences and a limited number of rooms in these residences is reserved for international students with specific scholarships.
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