Master of Transportation Sciences

Why study Master of Transportation Sciences at UHasselt?

120 ECTS • English programme • On-campus (2 years) or by distance learning (3 years)

  • High-quality international master programme of 120 ECTS, fully accredited
  • Flexible programme: study full-time on campus or part-time by distance learning (for practitioners)
  • Students gain professional experience through an (international) internship
  • Taught by internationally renowned experts in the field of transportation and traffic safety
  • Specializations in: Traffic Safety or Transport Planning & Policy
  • In the heart of Europe: in between Germany, the Netherlands, France and the UK
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Master of Transportation Sciences

Target group

Holders of an academic bachelor degree in transportation sciences, economics, geography, urban planning, etc. who wish to obtain more in-depth knowledge of and a master's degree in Transportation Sciences.

Key benefits

A highly multi-disciplinary programme

A modern and international transport system is important for moving people and goods in a local, regional and international context. Transportation is inherently connected to economic growth and the environment but also to urban liveability and health. A continuous increase in traffic volumes for passenger transport and freight forwarding transport, leads to major challenges concerning land use, impact on urban areas, traffic safety issues, traffic flow, atmospheric pollution and travel behaviour.

Since transportation is so multi-faceted, the master of Transportation Sciences at Hasselt University has a multi-disciplinary take on transportation including psychological, social, urban, environmental and infrastructural aspects. Students approach the current and future transportation challenges from different angles, integrating knowledge and skills from different domains.

An interactive and integrative study approach

In the first semester students from different complementary backgrounds (e.g. Engineering, Social Sciences, Urban Planning) are introduced to fundamental concepts in behaviour, infrastructure, policy, technological advances and transportation modelling. In parallel and together with fellow students you immediately apply what you learn to the case of an international mega-city such as Jakarta, Lima, Dar Es Salaam or Ho Chi Minh City.

The second semester is focused on research skills and specialisation with a choice between Traffic Safety or Transport Policy and Planning. At the core of the second master year are an intensive 10-week internship and the master thesis, with the option to spend an entire semester abroad for data collection and gaining work experience.

A pronounced international orientation

Since transportation is a cross-border field, it is also important to focus on international aspects of this domain. As a Master in Transportation Sciences we offer you an opportunity to regularly interact with international experts in their field. You can also exchange views and experiences with fellow students from all over the world.

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Study programme and specializations

Choose your specialization to focus your studies

All students will receive a solid foundation on transportation fundamentals in the first semester.

In addition, you can focus your studies by choosing one of 2 specializations:

Traffic Safety

2222 In depth crash investigation - 6 ECTS
3653 Road safety in the South - 6 ECTS
4204 Road Safety Audit - 6 ECTS

> Check the full course load in the study guide

Transport Policy & Planning

4206 Transport Organisation - 6 ECTS
4205 Strategic Transportation Planning - 12 ECTS

> Check the full course load in the study guide

Conditions of Admission

The Admission Board will consider all applications individually. The standard requirements set by Hasselt University are applicable to all applicants of the Master of Transportation Sciences.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

All applicants should hold at least a university degree or a diploma of higher education equivalent to a (academic) bachelor’s degree.

If you have a professional bachelor’s degree, you will have to do a link programme of max. 45 ECTS. The link programme is available for Dutch-speaking students only.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Sufficient knowledge of English is required and is to be certified by one of the below mentioned tests. Native speakers or holders of a degree, obtained in the English language are exempt from these tests:

  • a TOEFL-score report (paper based: score 550 or more, computer based: score 213 or more, internet base: score 79-80). For more information about the TOEFL, go to www.toefl.org. Students who take in the test are required to indicate institution code 9005, so that the results are transmitted to Hasselt University directly. Note that we only accept academic TOEFL or IELTS-test results.

  • IELTS-certificate (min. overall band score 6.0). For more information, go to www.ielts.org. On the day of the test, Hasselt University can be selected as the institution to which the test result should be sent, with reference to the contact person of the programme for which you wish to apply. Note that we only accept academic TOEFL or IELTS-test results. Prepare for IELTS

  • For citizens of China: APS certificate.

Candidates with a Belgian, Dutch or German diploma of higher academic education do not have to take an English language test.

Note that a letter of motivation is compulsory in the application file. Apart from previously obtained degrees and grades and the level of English proficiency, the motivation for choosing to study the master of transportation sciences is also taken into consideration by the exam board when deciding on whether or not an applicant can be admitted to the programme.

Application procedure and deadline

Application deadline: 1st May (non-EEA citizens) / 1st September (EEA-citizens). 

Application procedure:

A complete application consists of the following two parts:

  1. Online pre-registration
  2. Certified hard copies by postal mail
  1. Complete the online pre-registrationhttps://preregistratie.uhasselt.be/?t=04 . Make sure all required fields have been filled in and all required documents have been uploaded.
    On the STUDY PROGRAMME page, choose for either the "Master of Transportation Sciences : Transport Policy and Planning" or the "Master of Transportation Sciences: Traffic Safety (new from 19-20) (incl ICP)"

  2. Send hard copies of certified degree certificates and academic transcripts by postal mail. All applicants are required to send certified hard copies of higher education (Bachelor, Master, PhD, etc.) diploma certificates as well as transcripts of records thereof by postal mail to Hasselt University. If your documents are in a language other than English, French, Dutch or German you need to send certified hard copies of the officially translated documents as well.
    What are certified hard copies?

Your application is only complete and processed once both your online pre-registration is complete and the certified hard copies of your documents have arrived at the admission’s office. 

If you have any questions related to the administrative side of the application procedure, send an email to: admissionformaster@uhasselt.be

Tuition fee on-campus master

You'll have to pay an annual tuition fee which has a fixed part and a variable part per ECTS credit. For 2022-2023, the fixed part equals EUR 253.60. The variable part per ECTS credit is EUR 12.10.

Full time students, taking up 60 ECTS credits therefore have to pay a fee of EUR 979.60.

The tuition fee can vary slightly each year. For the latest tuition fee, we refer you to the tuition fee webpage

Scholarships

VLIR-UOS Scholarships: ICP Connect: Master of Transportation Sciences Traffic Safety

The Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS) offers 10 scholarships for our Master’s programme "Master of Transportation Sciences - Traffic Safety"

  • Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Niger
  • Asia: Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Palestinian Territories, Vietnam
  • Latin America: Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru

More information about the ICP Connect master programme can be found here.

Master Mind scholarships

Master Mind scholarship is a scholarship programme by the Flemish Government (for outstanding students only).

The programme aims to promote the internationalization of the Flemish Higher Education.

Check if you are eligible for a Master Minds scholarship

Career prospects

Transportation is a dynamic field and career opportunities are on the rise worldwide in the private and public sector including government agencies, road and transport authorities, transport operators, and local and international consulting agencies. Our alumni are typically employed as senior transportation planning professionals, public transport managers, traffic safety consultants or to research new transportation systems and technology. Are you looking for an exciting job, offering many career opportunities, then a master’s degree in Transportation Sciences is the right choice for you!

Vacancies: Jobteaser

  • vacancy info for students:

Hasselt University uses the Jobteaser Career Center platform to publish vacancies for internal and external (student)jobs.

Register with your student email address to gain access to this exclusive platform. Once your profile is complete, you can apply directly to the vacancies you are interested in.

Students of the Master of Transportation Sciences can search for suitable vacancies by selecting "school voor mobiliteitswetenschappen" in the filter "tag", and choosing "English" in the language filter.

More information and a complete manual can be found in your student file. All legal information can be found via the Jobteaser website.

link vacancy page students

  • vacancy info for alumni:

Alumni in Transportation Sciences can access the Jobteaser platform via the alumni database. You can search for suitable vacancies by selecting "school voor mobiliteitswetenschappen" at the filter "tag" and "English" in the language filter.

  • vacancy info for companies/organizations:

Companies or organizations that have a suitable vacancy for our students or alumni can pass on this vacancy to nadine.smeyers@uhasselt.be or share it themselves on the Jobteaser platform:

As an organization, you can post your vacancy for free on this platformhttps://uhasselt.jobteaser.com/en/recruiter_account/sign_in. Prior to publication, all content is validated by UHasselt. When posting the vacancy online, it is best to indicate via tags for which UHasselt faculty your vacancy is eligible. This will increase the visibility of your vacancy within the right faculty. For vacancies for students and/or alumni in the field of transportation sciences, select "School voor mobiliteitswetenschappen" and "English" as the language.

You can also publish student jobs, in addition to regular vacancies.

When logging in, you will find more information about the functionalities and advantages of using Jobteaser.

Master of Transportation Sciences by Distance Learning

Target group 

Professionals in the field of transportation and/or road safety who have an academic bachelor's degree (in the domain of transportation sciences, economics, geography, urban planning, etc) who wish to combine work and study to gain more in-depth knowledge of and a master's degree in transportation sciences.

Key benefits 

Study at home or in combination with work

The Master of Transportation Sciences by distance learning is made-to-measure for professionals who want to gain more knowledge about various aspects of transportation. The programme is organized by distance. The course material is made available online through an e-learning platform, including video footage of recorded classes. In addition, you will have access to thousands of e-books, online journals and other resources via our online university library to help you with your studies. Per course unit, at least 1 interactive Question and Answer session is organized approximately halfway through each semester where you can meet the lecturer and fellow students online. Exams are also organized online with online proctoring, to remove the need to travel to an exam venue, thereby reducing the carbon footprint.

The master programme by distance learning can be completed at your own pace from home or any place with access to the internet, in combination with work and/or family life. By its nature, distance learning gives you the flexibility to fit your study time around your professional and personal commitments. The model study track takes 3 years, including the internship and masters' thesis. A full semester is dedicated to doing an internship. The internship can be carried out at your place of employment so you will already benefit from your studies in practice while still earning your degree.

A unique international profile

In our master programme you have two options: study full-time at Hasselt University or combine your master studies with a job in our flexible distance learning programme.

The Master of Transportation Sciences by distance learning is specifically tailored to the needs of practitioners who want to earn a specialised qualification and broaden their knowledge and work experience in the rapidly changing transportation field. The programme has a pronounced international orientation. Students from all over the world join this programme and the exchange of experience and knowledge between the international student group brings added value to the course.

Distance learning: study from home

The Master of Transportation Sciences is also available as a distance learning (DL) programme.

This allows you to study from home, your workplace or anywhere else with internet access.

  • Private study from home throughout the semester
  • Follow online lectures, participate in virtual group projects
  • Online Q&A sessions with a lecturer
  • Take your exams online with online proctoring
  • Identical courses to the on-campus programme, but the study track is fixed: you cannot choose a specialisation in the DL programme

CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION

The Admission Board will consider all applications individually. The standard requirements set by Hasselt University are applicable to all applicants of the Master of Transportation Sciences.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

All applicants should hold at least a university degree or a diploma of higher education equivalent to a (academic) bachelor’s degree. 

If you have a professional bachelor’s degree, you will have to do a link programme of max. 45 ECTS before you can start with our master by distance learning. The link programme is available for Dutch-speaking students only.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Sufficient knowledge of English is required and is to be certified by one of the below mentioned tests. Native speakers or holders of a degree, obtained in the English language are exempt from these tests:

  • a TOEFL-score report (paper based: score 550 or more, computer based: score 213 or more, internet base: score 79-80). For more information about the TOEFL, go to www.toefl.org. Students who take in the test are required to indicate institution code 9005, so that the results are transmitted to Hasselt University directly. Note that we only accept academic TOEFL or IELTS-test results.

  • IELTS-certificate (min. overall band score 6.0). For more information, go to www.ielts.org. On the day of the test, Hasselt University can be selected as the institution to which the test result should be sent, with reference to the contact person of the programme for which you wish to apply. Note that we only accept academic TOEFL or IELTS-test results. Prepare for IELTS

  • For citizens of China: APS certificate.

Candidates with a Belgian, Dutch or German diploma of higher academic education do not have to take an English language test.

Note that a letter of motivation is compulsory in the application file. Apart from previously obtained degrees and grades and the level of English proficiency, the motivation for choosing to study the master of transportation sciences by distance learning is also taken into consideration by the exam board when deciding on whether or not an applicant can be admitted to the programme.

SPECIFIC CONDITION OF ADMISSION FOR THE MASTER OF TRANSPORTATION SCIENCES BY DISTANCE LEARNING

The Master of Transportation Sciences by distance learning is only possible for applicants who wish to combine work and study. Therefore, applicants need to submit one of the below documents, proving their employment status, by email to nadine.smeyers@uhasselt.be before 1st September of the intake year:

  • provide proof of employment of min. 80 hours/month;
  • provide proof of employment in a self-employed statute of min. 80 hours/month;
  • provide proof of being a job-seeker who is entitled to benefits.

This proof can consist of a signed attestation of your work status by your organisation's CEO or Human Resources department or a copy of your pay cheque mentioning the number of hours/month you are employed in the organisation.

The statute of 'working student' is not applicable to students working their way through college (e.g. weekend work), students in postgraduate courses and Ph.D. students.

If you are not currently employed or seeking employment, we refer you to the regular on-campus master programme in Transportation Sciences. For more information on the regular master programme, please click on the following link: Master of Transportation Sciences

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE

Application deadline: 1st September (for both EEA and non-EEA applicants)

Application procedure:

A complete application consists of the following two parts:

  1. Online pre-registration
  2. Certified hard copies by postal mail + proof of employment by email

  1. Complete the online pre-registration: https://preregistratie.uhasselt.be/?t=04 . Make sure all required fields have been filled in and all required documents have been uploaded.
    On the STUDY PROGRAMME page, choose for the "Master of Transportation Sciences (by distance learning)"

  2. Send hard copies of certified degree certificates and academic transcripts by postal mail. All applicants are required to send certified hard copies of higher education (Bachelor, Master, PhD, etc.) diploma certificates as well as transcripts of records thereof by postal mail to Hasselt University. If your documents are in a language other than English, French, Dutch or German you need to send certified hard copies of the officially translated documents as well.
    What are certified hard copies?

Your application is only complete and processed once both your online pre-registration is complete and the certified hard copies of your documents have arrived at the admission’s office. 

If you have any questions related to the administrative side of the application procedure, send an email to: admissionformaster@uhasselt.be

TUITION FEE DISTANCE LEARNING MASTER

You'll have to pay an annual tuition fee which has a fixed part and a variable part per ECTS credit. For 2022-2023, the fixed part equals EUR 253.60. The variable part per ECTS credit is EUR 12.10.

Part-time distance learning students, taking up approx. 36 ECTS credits per year therefore have to pay a fee of EUR 689.20.

The tuition fee can vary slightly each year. For the latest tuition fee, we refer you to the tuition fee webpage

ICP Connect Scholarship Master of Transportation Sciences

Target group

Applicants from developing countries who hold an academic bachelor's degree in a related domain who meet the scholarship and academic conditions of admission and who wish to gain more in-depth knowledge of and a master's degree in transportation sciences.

ICP Connect scholarship: International Course programme (ICP) – for students from developing countries

The ICP "Master of Transportation Sciences - Road Safety in Low & Middle Income Countries" is a 2-year multidisciplinary master programme with a unique focus and approach to Road Safety in Developing Countries. The programme is supported by VLIR UOS and has 10 scholarships available each year.

Students are trained to identify transportation and road safety issues in order to create innovative solutions by using an integrative approach based on three pillars: the individual (dealing with the human behaviour in traffic and how to influence it e.g. intentional and unintentional riskful behaviour such as drunk driving or cognitive impairments), the environment (e.g. creating self-explaining roads and infrastructure that minimizes crash impact) and the society (e.g. societal norms and translation into policy and enforcement measures). Road safety in this programme is approached as a cross-border field, incorporating elements of psychology, economy, urban planning, environmental studies, engineering and more.

The scholarships are funded by VLIR-UOS. Each year 10 (two-year) scholarships are allocated to the 10 top-ranked applications.

ICP Connect Study Programme

The ICP scholarship students follow a specific track within our Master of Transportation Sciences with a focus on Traffic Safety in Low & Middle Income Countries. Cases will be tailored to their needs and input. Master thesis and internship are also related to a topic relevant to the South and the future careers of the graduates.

Course overview: click on a course to get more detailed information about each course


COURSESECTS
SEMESTER 14195 Behavioural Interventions4
4196 Transport Infrastructure4
4202 Research Design4
4198 Sustainable Transportation Policy4
4200 Intelligent Solutions in Transportation4
4201 Integrated Transportation Case10
YEAR COURSE4203 Research Portfolio6
SEMESTER 24197 Transport Modelling6
4204 Road Safety Audit6
3653 Road Safety in the South6
2222 In Depth Crash Investigation6
SEMESTER 3semester in student's home country
3031 Internship 18
4323 Master thesis12
SEMESTER 43160 Strategic Project Analysis6
4322 Transport Innovation Challenge6
Elective Course6
4323 Master thesis12

ICP Connect Eligibility Criteria

Academic Admission criteria (Hasselt University):

  • Required study level and degree programme:
    Participants should have at least an academic bachelor degree in one of the following disciplines:
    • behavioural sciences: psychology, sociology
    • political and social sciences
    • mathematical and statistical sciences
    • economy, transport economy
    • transport or traffic planning, urban planning or design, geography, (urban) architecture
    • engineering: transport engineer, civil engineer

      Minimum grade obtained: distinction

  • Sufficient knowledge of the English language:

    Sufficient knowledge of English is required and is to be certified by one of the below mentioned tests. Native speakers or holders of a degree, obtained in the English language are exempt from these tests:

    • a TOEFL-score report (paper based: score 550 or more, computer based: score 213 or more, internet base: score 79-80). For more information about the TOEFL, go to www.toefl.org. Students who take in the test are required to indicate institution code 9005, so that the results are transmitted to Hasselt University directly. Note that we only accept academic TOEFL or IELTS-test results.

    • IELTS-certificate (min. overall band score 6.0). For more information, go to www.ielts.org. On the day of the test, Hasselt University can be selected as the institution to which the test result should be sent, with reference to the contact person of the programme for which you wish to apply. Note that we only accept academic TOEFL or IELTS-test results. Prepare for IELTS

    • passed another English test of similar level as TOEFL or IELTS

    • 1 year comprehensive English-based instruction at a university or recognized equivalent

Scholarship Eligibility criteria (VLIR-UOS):

You can only apply for a scholarship if you meet all VLIR-UOS scholarship criteria:

  • Nationality and country of residence: A candidate should be a national and resident of one of the 29 eligible countries (nationality and country of residence not necessarily the same) at the time of the application, see VLIR-UOS country list.
  • Age: The maximum age is 35 (on 1st January 2022).
  • Professional background and experience:  Preference will be given to candidates employed in higher education, government or civil society, or those targeting a career in one of these sectors. Candidates employed in the private sector or newly graduated candidates with no work experience may also be considered if they provide a strong motivation and profile.
  • VLIR-UOS scholarship applications: Candidates may apply for only one ICP Connect scholarship application per year.
  • Previously awarded scholarships: Candidates may not have previously received a scholarship from the Belgian government to attend a study programme and may not have enrolled in a study programme at a Belgian higher education institution before January 1 of the year of intake.

ICP Connect Selection Criteria

Within the ICP Connect framework, scholars are seen as potential agents of change that may contribute to societal change in their home country (or region) after completing their studies. Scholars are selected following an objective evaluation of their scholarship applications based on the following criteria:

  • Motivation: Candidates' motivation and professional goals must reflect their competence in transferring knowledge/skills or setting up extension activities and highlighting themes relevant to sustainable development and pertinent to the study programme. Not only are academic results important, but so are - especially - the potential and commitment of the candidates to become an 'agent of change' after completing their studies.
  • Professional experience: Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a greater chance of implementing and/or transferring newly gained knowledge/skills upon completion in a sustainable development context, such as in the higher education sector, government, civil society or the private sector, thereby contributing to positive societal change.
  • Gender balance: A balance between male and female candidates awarded ICP Connect scholarships is targeted. VLIR-UOS strongly encourages female candidates to apply. Read more about our gender policy here.
  • Regional balance: A reasonable cross-section of scholars from different countries and regions is targeted, provided there are sufficient qualified candidates.
  • Leave No One Behind (LNOB): In case of equally qualified candidates, preference will be given to candidates from vulnerable groups.
  • Previously awarded scholarship: Preference will be given to candidates who have never received a scholarship to study in a higher income country (bachelor or master).

ICP Connect: which costs are covered by the scholarship?

Costs covered by the scholarship: VLIR-UOS scholarships cover tuition fee, travel costs, insurance and livelihood (board and lodging). We only provide scholarships for the full duration of the master programme (24months). It is not possible to apply for a partial scholarship.


Scholarship amounts can change in line with decisions of the funding government. The detailed amounts for academic year 2022-2023 are not yet available. Keep an eye on the VLIR-UOS website for updates.

ICP Connect Application Procedure and deadline

Application deadline ICP Connect: 1st February 2022

The application deadline for the intake in September 2022 has passed. As of October 2022 until 1st Feb 2023, you will be able to apply for the intake of September 2023.

Application procedure:

A complete application consists of the following two parts:

  1. Online pre-registration
  2. Certified hard copies by postal mail

  1. Complete the online pre-registrationhttps://preregistratie.uhasselt.be/?t=04 . Make sure all required fields have been filled in and all required documents have been uploaded.
    On the STUDY PROGRAMME page, choose for the "Master of Transportation Sciences: Traffic Safety (new from 19-20) (incl ICP)". On the "finances" page of the online application, tick the box requesting a scholarship. This box will only appear if you meet the scholarship conditions of admission.

  2. Send hard copies of certified degree certificates and academic transcripts by postal mail. All applicants are required to send certified hard copies of higher education (Bachelor, Master, PhD, etc.) diploma certificates as well as transcripts of records thereof by postal mail to Hasselt University. If your documents are in a language other than English, French, Dutch or German you need to send certified hard copies of the officially translated documents as well.
    What are certified hard copies?

Your application is only complete and processed once both your online pre-registration is complete and the certified hard copies of your documents have arrived at the admission’s office. 

If you have any questions related to the administrative side of the application procedure, send an email to: admissionformaster@uhasselt.be   

Only complete and admissible applications that reach us before the application deadline will be taken into consideration. A ranking will be made. The top 10 applicants will receive a scholarship. There will also be a waiting list of eligible candidates who ranked between 10 to max. 20.

Applicants who have been granted a scholarship will be informed by VLIR-UOS via email between the end of May and mid-June 2022. Applicants who have not been granted a scholarship will be informed by Hasselt University in the same time frame.

Applicants who are not granted a scholarship, but are academically admissible, will be given the opportunity to be admitted to the non-scholarship master in Transportation Sciences.

The ICP programme is sponsored by VLIR-UOS (Flemish Interuniversities Council University Development Co-operation) and DGD (Directorate-general Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid)

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Transportation Sciences Network 

Join our Transportation Sciences Network to explore, share and connect with other professionals and students working in the field of transportation so we can move forward towards a safe and sustainable transportation future.

On the Transportation Sciences Network, you can also view our free online course on Transport Systems & Transport Policy (tab: eLearning).

Up to now, our students come from 75 different countries all over the world. We are happy to welcome all new students, but especially those who can increase this number!

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Student testimonials
Dimitrios Zavantis (1)

Dimitrios Zavantis

Automation Engineer specialized in Motorway Operations and Maintenance Greece

Three years ago, I took the decision and applied for the Master of Transportation Sciences by distance learning at Hasselt University. I have been working at a motorway management centre in Greece since 2009 but I felt that something was missing. What was that? The knowledge of course. I was really experienced on motorway management issues but I felt that I needed to go and search deeper on my work. During all these years I have been taught about different modes of transport, human behavior, transport planning etc., things that are really important and helped me to become more efficient in my work. The university helped me a lot with problem solving situations and made me think about things in a different, more scientific way.

Darah Leonel 2

Darah Leonel

Transportation consultant at TR EN MO (Portugal) Brazil

I come from Sau Paulo, which is a huge city with lots of traffic congestion. I understand the difference in quality of life between a 1-hour commute and a 15-minute commute. I want to improve the lives of people by impacting their mobility. There are not a lot of universities that offer a masters in transportation and even the ones that do, focus more on logistics. Hasselt is one of the rare programmes that focuses on the mobility side of transportation. And I am glad I chose this programme, because I feel the faculty and I share the same passion for mobility. In addition, my fear was that the knowledge imparted in the coursework would be purely academic, but to my delight I could see that every concept in every class could be applied to real-world problems.

Maxime Walczynski (1)

Maxime Walczynski

Customer Success Manager at MyMove Belgium

I always have been attracted to transportation in general, but I decided to apply for Transportation Sciences at Hasselt University unexpectedly: I made my decision when I was commuting from a student job to home by train. When I came home, I started searching for a programme, related to transportation. I found and chose for Hasselt University and the Transportation Sciences programme, because engineering or other faculties weren’t for me. I was very interested in the social aspect of mobility and I was lucky to have found this at Hasselt University. The university has taught me to look at mobility at a holistic level; so to consider not only cars, but try to look at the whole picture and notice social aspects as well.

Jade Van Blerk (1)

Jade Van Blerk

Project Coordinator, Integrated Human Factors South Africa

Hasselt University is not only a learning institution, but rather a home for many.  Jade takes us back to memory lane on her school days at Hasselt University and cannot hide her pride for being part of this great institution. Jade made friends with both lecturers and fellow students, who made her student life worth living. She is a testimony of the fact that with a focused mind, one will never go wrong in life. Jade landed a Sustainable Consultant job immediately after her graduation, courtesy of the University. For her, UHasselt is Home!

Erick Ovares

Erick Ovares Fallas

business developer for a transport ticketing company in Germany Costa Rica

Erick was able to secure a job in Berlin upon graduation and he now works as a business developer for a transport ticketing company. His role draws on many aspects of his academic work at Hasselt University, his internship experience, and the communication skills he perfected through both experiences. With aspirations to nurture his career in development, he hopes to build his own firm one day.

Anggarani Fatmawati

Anggarani Fatmawati

Ministry of Transportation, Indonesia Indonesia

The master program was a huge help in learning about different perspectives, especially since we visited different countries and cities during the program and the students were also coming from various countries. I was able to learn about the latest trends and issues in transportation in the international arena, particularly from courses like study visit and road safety in the South, along with some activities organized by the Transportation Research Institute, such as conferences and summer schools. It was not topical knowledge only; I was able to experience the systems first-hand and to discuss and try to solve transportation problems with people from different backgrounds.

Francisco Moreno Lopez Pedrada

Francisco Moreno Lopez Pedrada

Project Engineer IVU Traffic Technologies AG (Germany) Mexico

In its mission statement, Hasselt University prides itself on being a civic university with its main focus on the responsible sharing of knowledge in ways that will benefit society. It is with this mindset that students like Francisco Moreno have been able to take their acquired knowledge and put it at the disposal of innovative companies. One of these being IVU Traffic Technologies which has been working for over 40 years with more than 700 engineers to ensure efficient and environmentally-friendly public transport. As a project engineer, Francisco’s role is the implementation of software products to support public transport companies.

Ehitayhu Mesele Hagos (1)

Ehitayhu Mesele Hagos

Road safety expert, Ethiopian Road Safety Association Ethiopia

Like so many others who pursue a master’s degree, Ehitayhu, with her civil engineering background, wanted to be a specialist in her field. Traffic safety was the choice for her. Hasselt University was the perfect fit as it offered an ICP scholarship master of Transportation Sciences, specialising in Traffic Safety. She enrolled at Uhasselt in 2017 after being selected for a VLIR-UOS scholarship. To her, that was the beginning of an exciting but rough journey. Ehitayhu graduated in June 2019. As her expectations at Hasselt Univerity were met, she returned to Hasselt University to work on her PhD.

XAVIER BOONMAN

Xavier Boonman

Transport Planning Consultant for local governments and project developers (the Netherlands) the Netherlands

Xavier worked for the Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, with his company being responsible for the Flemish and Brussels area. He also worked for a consultancy in Belgium, that studied mobility effects with a focus on bicycle infrastructure and feasibility studies. He later moved to Ireland where he worked as a consultant for the National Transport Authority. He currently works in the Netherlands as a transport planning consultant for local governments and project developers where he develops solutions to transportation issues, proposes designs for projects, plans and implements projects, advises clients on how to improve transportation, assesses the impact of projects before their execution, analyzes policies and guidelines for projects.

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Carolin Kruse

Co-founder AEM Institute Germany

Since finishing my first master’s degree in 2012, I always felt that my academic path had not ended yet, so I searched for opportunities in further education. After many years working in the field of mobility as a “career changer”, I felt that it was the right time to get a good overview  of this field so I could evaluate which path in mobility I wanted to follow in the future. With time, I was lucky enough to find this master programme and I mainly liked it due to its flexibility. In addition, it was a great opportunity for exchanging knowledge with lecturers and future colleagues.

Laura Herman

Laura Herman

France

After graduation, I got the chance to work with the Public Transport Authority of Brussels for 4 years, where I was a mobility expert. My team had the duty of modifying transport models and scheduling the trams. The masters helped me a lot in getting the tools to understand how the system works.

Rein Tenorio

Reina Tenorio

Road Engineer the Philippines

I moved to Belgium for my studies of the master of Transportation Sciences, specialisation traffic safety. After graduation in 2020, I applied for a job here in the Philippines. I am a road engineer in the Philippines, but we also have some projects in Denmark. Currently I am responsible for analyzing road features with the help of specialized mobility software (traffic microsimulation). I analyse the traffic flow and the width and length of roads to see whether there is enough space for that type of traffic volume of vehicles. As a road engineer, I set a number of questions: is the intersection effective? Do we need to increase the number of lanes to remove some traffic flows and reduce conflicts on the road?



About studying in Hasselt

Students from all over the world come to Hasselt to study the Master of Transportation Sciences.

Why study in Hasselt?

Hasselt is known for its hospitality, making international students feel right at home.

  • Located in the heart of the EU-region
  • Ranked 47th best university under 50 years
  • 15% international students from 75 different countries
  • 550 PhD students

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New to Belgium?

Are you new to Belgium and still finding your way?

The Joint Organization of Statistical Scholars (JOSS) helps international students get around on campus and the city of Hasselt.

Where to find us?

  • Campus Hasselt + Campus Diepenbeek
  • Easy accessible by train, bike, bus and car

From September 2022 onwards, most of the lectures will take place in the premises of the Faculty of Law on Hasselt campus. Certain project-based educational activities will take place in the so-called White Barracks of the Refugehuis, Maastrichterstraat 100 in Hasselt city centre. A limited number of courses from the bachelor's programme and a number of elective courses, which are organized by other faculties, continue to take place at Diepenbeek campus. In the course schedule, we will take into account the necessary travel time in case moving between campuses on the same day is required.

Campus Hasselt

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Location

Martelarenlaan 42, 3500 Hasselt

Maastrichterstraat 100, 3500 Hasselt

Campus Diepenbeek

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Location

Agoralaan, building D, 3590 Diepenbeek

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