International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering

The master prepares the students for professional activities within the evolving field of fire safety engineering. They will obtain a broad high level knowledge thanks to the joint expertise of three partners with al leading role in FSE research and education in Europe. You have the possibility to change your study location each semester.

Master's Programme
2 year 120 credits
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
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Application Deadline (for International degree students)

The Erasmus+ master's programmes have a specific application procedure.


Information on enrolment at Ghent University.

Enrolling institution(s)

  • The University of Edinburgh
  • Lund University
  • Ghent University

Organising institutions

This course is jointly organised by:
  • Ghent University
    Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25
    9000 Gent (Belgium)
  • The University of Edinburgh
    Old College, South Bridge -
    EH8 9YL Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
  • Lund University
    221 00 Lund (Sweden)

The International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering (IMFSE) is a two year master’s programme jointly offered by Universiteit Gent (Belgium), Lund University (Sweden) and the University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom). Additionally, the University of Queensland (Australia), ETH Zürich (Switzerland) and University of Maryland (USA) are involved as Associated Partners. It is in line with articles II.172§3, II.151 and II.171§2 of the Higher Education Code dated October 11th 2013, ratified by the Decree of December 20th 2013. This Master’s programme is organised within the framework of Erasmus+, based on the framework partnership agreement nr. 2010-0152/001 for Erasmus+ Master’s courses between the European Union and Universiteit Gent. The degrees of ‘International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering’ (Belgium and United Kingdom) and ‘Teknologie masterexamen Huvudområde: Brandteknik’ (Sweden) are awarded on one jointly drawn up diploma document by the three partner universities. Modalities of collaboration are stated in the inter-university agreement: Agreement concerning an interuniversity programme titled ‘International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering - IMFSE’ organised within the Framework of the Erasmus+ Masters Course. Ghent University co-ordinates the masters programme. Additional information pertaining to the education system in each of the participating countries can be obtained from the respective partner universities.

Tuition Fee

Separate amounts and procedures apply.
Tuition fee reductions and scholarships are available and awarded on a competitive basis.
Application for enrolment and scholarships or tuition fee reduction is directy through the secretariat of the programme. For programme specific information, please contact the programme directly.

Contact (for international degree students)

International Relations Officer
+32 9 264 36 99

Programme contact

Prof. Bart Merci
+32 9 264 33 14