Master in Embedded Systems is a two year program, offered by the EIT Digital Master School. Graduates of the EIT Digital school receive 2 master of science degrees along with a EIT-labelled certificate. Student also participate in summer school, business challenge and undertake a work placement.

What are EIT Digital Master’s programs?

EIT Digital Master School is a joint initiative by the Europe’s top universities and business schools. EIT Digital Master’s programs are coordinated by the EIT Digital Master School Office in Stockholm, Sweden. The Office staff works in cooperation with university administrators, admission and general student counselling is also handled at Stockholm.

There are 18 universities in the EIT Digital Master School from France, Hungary, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Estonia, Spain, Germany and Netherlands.

Selected students enter at the university of their choice and also based upon their technical background. After the first year, students move on to the exit point university, located in a different European country. Majority of the curriculum (90 ECTS) is based on technical studies, including; Common base, Specialization and a Master’s thesis. A minor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is also offered consisting of 30 ECTS. Two Master of science degrees are awarded to the graduates, issued by the entry and exit university.

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Master’s program Journey Map (CREDIT: EIT Digitial)

EIT Master in Embedded Systems

Embedded systems are found everywhere, more than 98% of the world’s processors are situated in embedded systems. Embedded systems have many uses especially in personal and industry smart systems, e.g. cars, satellites, elevators, mobile phones, robots, airplanes, healthcare equipment. Embedded systems focuses on enabling technologies and design methodologies for computing systems which are embedded as integral parts of larger systems. they control specific functions of devices with various electronic and mechanical components, enabling embedded intelligence of these devices.

Master in Embedded Systems program will enable students to study and work in a cross-disciplinary environment. The student will gain a holistic set of skills on embedded intelligent systems, their technologies, development, and integration. Both technical and business/entrepreneurial education are offered to students so that they can become specialists in their field and also be able to become business leaders.

Entry Year OptionsExit Year Options
University of Turku , Finland
Technical University Eindhoven, Netherlands
Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
University of Trento, Italy
Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Technical University Eindhoven, Netherlands
University of Turku, Finland
Budapest University of Technology & Economics, Hungary
Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Several of the European companies are leaders in the field of embedded systems design. There is a high demand for skilled engineers, innovators, and system architects in the world. Europe requires new companies that are able to provide innovative embedded solutions to improve the quality of life, and boost the European economy. Graduates of the program can pursue different kinds of jobs, to name a few:

  • Software Test Engineer
  • IoT Solutions Architect
  • Robotic Systems Software Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Space Vehicle Software Test and Systems Engineer
  • Audio Software Systems Engineer
  • Autonomous (Vehicle) Systems Engineer
  • Wireless Embedded Software Engineer
  • Embedded Systems R&D Test Engineer
  • Embedded (Systems Engineer/Solution Engineer, OS Software developer/Systems Engineer)

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for Master in Embedded Systems program is a bachelor in computer science, computer engineering, information systems, software engineering, electronics, communication engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics or mathematics. At least 60 ECTS or equivalent of mathematics (statistics, calculus, algebra), computer science, computer architecture, programming courses should have been studied in the previous degree.

For non native English speakers, a relevant English language proficiency certificate is required – TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or CAE. Information regarding waiver of English language proficiency test and university specific test scores is available here.

Candidate selection is based on their previous academic background, performance, motivation letter (featuring background or potential in innovation and entrepreneurship. Candidates with relevant work experience can compensate for a non-strictly matching bachelor degree. The work experience should be mentioned in the motivation letter or resume. Final selection will be made by selection committee to determine the relevant work experience and the bachelor degree for admission.

Tuition fee and Scholarships

EU/EEA and Swiss students pay 1,500 Euro/year (€750 per semester) and Non-EEA/Non-EU pay 12,000 Euro/year (€6000 per semester). Period one applicants are required to pay the fee before May 31, 2020. For period two applicants, tuition fee deadline is June 30, 2020. In case of scholarships, the tuition will be prorated for the received amount.

EIT Digital Master School scholarship program invests over €1.6 million per year per cohort to attract the best talent worldwide. Merit based scholarships are provided for 2 years and are offered to top applicants in each program/entry point. During the electronic application, candidates will be asked to confirm their choice for EIT Digital Master School scholarship.


There are two application periods, open to EU/EEA and Non-EU citizens:

Period one: (Nov. 15, 2019 to Feb. 3 2020). For period one, Admission and scholarship letters will be delivered on April 1, 2020, the deadline to accept the study offer is April 8, 2020.

Periods two: (Feb. 17, 2020 to Apr. 17, 2020). For period two the letters of acceptance and scholarships will be handed out between June 1 to 3, 2020. The deadline to accept the study offer for is June 10, 2020.

For student visa applicants it is recommended that they apply in period one. Applicants in the period one can apply to a maximum of two programs. For applicants applying in period two only one program selection is available. Interested candidates can apply via the official website.

Further Information

Post-Master positions are available to EIT Digital School graduates which offers a 1 year contract. The graduates work in a EIT Digital co-location center in a multinational environment. These opportunities are available for motivated candidates, committed to digitization and eager to learn under high profile experts. Post-master positions are aimed at software developers, scientists, data analysts, technical architects, venture developers and other IT savvy young professionals.

More information regarding the career for students after graduating from EIT Digital school is available here. Information on EIT Digital school students is available here.

Applicants can contact the EIT Digital School via email ( OR by filling a form at the official website.


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