Double Degree LSM / IST

Louvain-La-Neuve, Mons

Are you looking to develop your managerial and analytical skills and combine them with a profound understanding of industries and innovation processes ?

Double Degree LSM-IST in a nutshell

Standard period of study : 4 semesters, full time

Start : Fall semester (mid-September at LSM)

Language : English

Degrees awarded : Double degree student who has completed the required credits of each university will obtain two degrees, one from each university: the "Master en ingénieur de gestion, à finalité spécialisée" from the Louvain School of Management (legally titled in French, the programme is entirely in English) and "Master in Industrial Engineering and Management" from the Instituto Superior Técnico.

Fees : Tuition fees are paid at the "home" university, for the entire duration of the studies. Administrative fees might be required at the "host" university.

Double Degree Structure

DD students will spend one year at LSM and one year at IST. Although programmes are subject to change, you can check examples here below:

Master's Thesis

Students enrolled in a double degree LSM/IST are required to write one individual Master's thesis. Therefore the students will have to find two professors: one at LSM and one at IST. One will be the main supervisor and the other one the reader.
Students usually start their work for the Master's thesis already during the first year (or second year depending if the supervisor is from home or host university). The Master's thesis will be written in English. A mandatory oral defense will take place, by videoconference, in front of at least the two professors.

Academic Calendar


Fall Semester : from mid-September to mid-end December (Official exam session of fall semester courses in January).
Spring Semester : from end January/beginning of February to mid-end May (incl. 2-week spring break) (Official exam session of spring semester courses in June).
Resit exam session from mid-August to beginnig of September.


Fall Semester : TBA
Spring Semester : TBA

How to Apply

> Apply through LSM (if you are selected, LSM will be your home university; you will spend your first year at LSM and your second one at IST)

> Apply through IST (IST will be your home university; you will spend your first year at Cologne and your second one at LSM)


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