Teacher education exchange Leuven | UCLL

As the largest faculty of teacher education in Flanders, with almost 4,000 students, the faculty is known for its  outstanding quality, practice orientation and personal guidance of each student.

More than 1000 young people with an international background already study with or visit us each year for a short or long exchange experience.

  • Gain valuable knowledge in new teaching methods, while developing  your language skills, but also the soft skills that you will need for personal growth and success in the future.  
  • Join a unique University of Applied Sciences that is focused on pushing the boundaries and moving towards a sustainable and just society. 
  • Our campuses are situated at the heart of Europe. You have fast and easy access to neighbouring countries, where you broaden both your horizons and cultural awareness!
  • The campus is located in the ancient student city of Leuven offers both safe and green surroundings. In non-COVID times, there are plenty of restaurants, bars, cafés, festivals, cultural performances, activities and museums on offer, so, you will always have something to do. 
  • You will build an international network of friends and connections for the future
  • An international experience in Leuven will prove to be invaluable  for your future (educational) career.

What's on offer

The Faculty of Teacher Education offers both Fall and Spring semester packages for our exchange students. You can opt for different packages that focus on inclusive or multilingual education. We offer courses where you can study with native Belgian (Dutch-speaking) students; you will also have the opportunity to engage in project-based learning experiences. Although the main language in the region of Flanders is Dutch, all courses are taught in English. 

Frequently asked questions

What is the content and duration of an internship?
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Can I also take courses from the regular (Dutch) programme?
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How many credits do I have to take from the common / elective programme?
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Can I combine courses from the various packages?
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What are the options when I am fluent in Dutch?
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Can I follow language courses (Dutch or French) in the exchange programme?
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