Foreign (non-Belgian) University Master Thesis Programme
University students enrolled in an engineering, industrial engineering or physics undergraduate programme at a European or American university can carry out their final year or master project at a laboratory of the von Karman Institute under the supervision of a VKI Faculty member. At present this programme is only open for citizens and universities of NATO member states.
To provide a valuable learning experience, the residence period at the VKI should have a duration of minimum two, normally three months. In exceptional cases, longer periods may be possible. The residence period could start any time during the year, except in September.
Consideration by VKI of your application will be contingent on letters of recommendation from your university master thesis promotor and one other current professor.
There is no fee associated with this program. A limited number of fellowships are available to support highly qualified students who are unable to obtain sufficient funds from their own university or from one of the programmes of the European Union.
The Institute is not able to provide lodging; however there exist possibilities for pensions and small apartments that can be rented by the month. Our Secretariat will help you to find accommodation on your arrival.
A booklet has been prepared to help students of the VKI Short Training Program to make a rapid adjustment to life at the VKI. Please read it carefully before your arrival : download the booklet.