A Hub of Learning and Innovation

The EIT Digital Master School is much more than ‘just a school’. In fact, the classroom component represents only a part of the total learning experience. After all, truly mastering a subject requires that you get hands-on experience - and what better way to do that than working alongside some of Europe’s leading minds in academia, research, entrepreneurship, business, and industry.

Direct access to a world-class network

With a network of over 350+ European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities, and research centres, EIT Digital has established itself as a literal hub of innovation. In fact, through our partnerships, we’re behind some of the cutting-edge research that is driving Europe’s digital transformation.

As part of the EIT Digital Master School, you will have direct access to this extensive hub of activity. From working in our colocation centres to interning within a disruptive scale-up or technology stalwart, only EIT Digital offers this one-of-a-kind opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills and knowledge towards solving real-world challenges.

The alumni advantage

You can continue to leverage the EIT Digital network even after you graduate. All our alumni get exclusive access to the EIT Digital Job Portal – a one-stop-shop of curated job opportunities. Furthermore, as a member of our alumni community, you’ll join a global family of entrepreneurs, business executives, top researchers, and thought leaders.  

Introducing our Master School university partners

Aalto University (Aalto)

Helsinki, Finland

Established in 2010, the Aalto University is a new university with centuries of experience. The Aalto University was created from the merger of three Finnish universities: The Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and The University of Art and Design Helsinki.

For more information about the EIT Digital Master School programme in Aalto University visit the website:


Babeș-Bolyai University (UBB)

The Babeș-Bolyai University (UBB) is the largest Romanian university with about 50,000 students, located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. UBB has a long academic tradition, started by Universitas Claudiopolitana in 1581. It occupies the first position in the University Metaranking, initiated by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research.

The University offers study programmes in Romanian, Hungarian, German, English, and French (as well as a smaller number of programmes at the Master's level taught in Spanish, Italian, and Japanese), and aims to promote and sustain the development of specific cultural components within the local, regional, national and international community.


Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)

Budapest, Hungary

The Budapest University of Technology and Economics considers its role as to develop international relations in favour of improvement of expertise, knowledge and international reputation of professors, researchers and students.

For more information on the EIT Digital Master School programme in which Budapest University is involved visit the website:


Eötvös Lorand University (ELTE)

Budapest, Hungary

This is the youngest faculty (2003) of the oldest Hungarian university (1635). Almost 3000 students decided to study computer science here. Usually, we have four times more student applications than available places. The high standard of training is guaranteed by the highly qualified academic staff.

For more information on the EIT Digital Master School programme in which ELTE University is involved visit the website:



Sophia-Antipolis, France

EURECOM is a Graduate school and Research Centre in Communication Systems located in the Sophia Antipolis technology park (French Riviera), a major European place for telecommunications activities.


KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Stockholm, Sweden

KTH in Stockholm is the largest, oldest and most international technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all the branches of engineering and includes architecture, industrial management and urban planning.

For more information on the EIT Digital Master School programme in which KTH Royal Institute of Technology is involved visit the website:


Polytechnic University of Milan (POLIMI)

Milan, Italy

Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) is Italy’s largest university of Architecture, Design and Engineering. According to the 2017 QS World University ranking in Engineering & Technology, POLIMI ranks first in Italy, seventh in Europe and twenty-fourth worldwide. Founded in 1863, POLIMI counts three main campuses located in Milan, and five campuses based around the Lombardy region, one of the most industrialised areas of Europe. Strategic research is carried out in many fields including ICT, mathematics and management, with more than 250 laboratories. The university conducts a strong internationalisation policy, with several programmes taught entirely in English. In 2015/2016, 21% of the students enrolled in Master of Science Programmes were international.

POLIMI offers two EIT Digital Master School programmes: Data Science and Human Computer Interaction and Design.

Please note that the Entry Human Computer Interaction and Design is best suited for applicants with a degree in Computer Science Engineering. This means a strong base of ICT, computer science, programming and engineering courses in your transcript of records, including math courses at academic level (e.g. calculus, discrete or stats) and physics. A competitive academic record (of more than 3.4/4 or 4.24/5 or B+) is also needed. Please note that the admission committee of Polimi can specify additional constraints on the individual study plan on the basis of previous studies, in order to compensate possible lacks in basic prerequisites.

To learn more about EIT Digital Master School at POLIMI, click here.


Riga Technical University (RTU)

Riga, Latvia

RTU is a modern internationally recognised university. It is the only polytechnic university in Latvia and the largest university in the country – it educates and trains almost 15 thousand students.

RTU is focused on becoming a third generation university that not only provides high quality education, but also conducts advanced research and ensures innovation and technology transfer, practically implementing scientific discoveries. In the faculties of RTU it is possible to obtain high quality education not only in engineering, but also in social sciences and humanities.

Study programmes implemented by RTU have been positively evaluated by international experts and are officially accredited. RTU is constantly developing its infrastructure by constructing a campus on Ķīpsala Island. On completion, the campus will be the most advanced engineering study centre in the Baltic Region.


Technical University of Madrid (UPM)

Madrid, Spain

UPM degrees cover all areas of Architecture and Engineering in current society in which the technological advances are decisive and scientists and engineers acquire greater and greater responsibility.

*Please observe that UPM charges an additional fee for the physical copy of the degree certificate.


Tallinn University of Technology (TALTECH)

Tallin, Estonia

Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) is the only flagship in engineering and IT science and education in Estonia, providing higher education at all levels in engineering and technology, information technology, economics, science, and maritime. TalTech’s mission is to be a promoter of science, technology, and innovation and a leading provider of engineering and economic education in Estonia.


Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)

Nice, France

The Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) - former UNS, second largest multidisciplinary university in France with 25,000 students, stands out as a higher education institution strongly committed to international openness.

The Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) offers Data Science as an Entry and an Exit. The courses are physically taught at Polytech Nice Sophia on the Sophia Antipolis campus.

Polytech Nice Sophia belongs to the Polytech consortium, a network of excellence bringing together 14 graduate schools of engineering, embedded in leading French universities. Polytech delivers Master of Engineering labelled ‘Titre d’ingénieur diplômé’ and ‘EURopean ACcredited Engineer’ (EUR-ACE®). Both labels are recognized by employers as proof of high quality standard in engineering education.

EIT Digital Master School students enrolled in the first year in Data Science at Polytech Nice Sophia are awarded a Master degree in Computer Science from the University Côte d'Azur as well as from the other EIT Digital partner university they will be studying at.

On top of that, they can also choose to be awarded the ‘Titre d’ingénieur diplômé’ and ‘EUR-ACE’ quality labels in Applied Mathematics - Data science specialty, from Polytech Nice Sophia. To do so, students only need to successfully complete one additional semester at Polytech Nice Sophia after the EIT Digital Master School. Moreover, rules are under revision, and probably from 2019, no additional semester may even be needed.

For more information, click here.


University of Bologna (UNIBO)

Bologna, Italy

University of Bologna has paved the way for innovation thanks to an increasingly rich programme catalogue, cutting-edge research, a convincing third mission strategy and a growing international perspective. Since its foundation in 1088, the University of Bologna has been student-centred. It offers its student a varied course catalogue that is tailored to the needs of present-day society. Its community of more than 85,000 students makes the Alma Mater one of Italy’s largest universities, ranking first in Italy in terms of number of its students in exchange programmes abroad and within the top 5 universities in Europe in terms of number of exchange students. 


University of Rennes (UR)

Rennes, France

The University of Rennes (Université de Rennes) – with 23 000 students – is an internationally acknowledged university located in Rennes, in the west of France. Rennes is one of France’s liveliest and student-friendliest cities and a high-tech R&D center of global renown, at the convergence point of media, telecommunications and IT. It hosts world-class research Labs in ICT and is tightly integrated within the industrial, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in ICT.


University of Trento (UNITN)

Trento, Italy

The University of Trento is constantly working to develop its international dimension, establishing and developing networks and partnerships that guarantee the opportunity of cooperation with regard to education, research and relations with industry.

For more information on the EIT Digital Master School programme in which University of Trento is involved visit the website:


University of Turku (UTU)

Turku, Finland

The University of Turku is an internationally acknowledged, multidisciplinary scientific university located on the Southwest coast of Finland, in the vivid student city of Turku. With over 21,000 students and 3,500 employees, it is one of the major universities in Finland.


University of Twente (UT)

Twente, The Netherlands

University of Twente offers a range of educational qualifications, including Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees, PhDs and post-academical programmes. The basis for all education is the three-year Bachelor’s programme which culminates in a Bachelor of Science degree. The Bachelor’s degree allows access to one or more Master’s programmes, which in turn lead to a Master of Science degree. The unifying theme which can be found throughout all educational activities is entrepreneurship.

Contact: Drs. J (Jan) Schut,


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