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PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

 

  • Our bachelor programmes of 180 ECTS credits thus normally take three years of study.
  • One year of study at UC Leuven-Limburg equals 60 ECTS credits.
  • Specific trajectories, many of those based on Recognition of Prior Learning, are available. Please contact us for more information.

 

higher education in flanders

Flanders organises  its education independently from Brussels and Wallonia. It follows the European standards and the European Qualification Framework. We use the European Credits Transfer System (or ECTS).

In higher education, we offer various types of programmes:

 

higher education in flanders

Short-cycle programmes

  • termed 'Associate degrees'

  • usually about 90 ECTS credits
     
  • very rarely offered in another language than Dutch
  • EQF 5 

 

Bachelor programmes

Overall information

  • split in profession-oriented and academic bachelors
     
  • usually 180 ECTS credits, or 240 ECTS credits for Nursing
     
  • EQF 6

 

2 types:

Profession-oriented bachelors

  • professional and practice-oriented
  • exclusively offered at university colleges (or 'universities of applied sciences') such as UC  Leuven-Limburg

Academic bachelors

  • Focusses on theory
  • only offered at universities.

Master programmes

  • post-bachelor programme
     
  • 60 to 120 ECTS credits
     
  • Access to a closely related:
    • profession-oriented bachelor degree + introduction year
    • academic bachelor degree only offered at universities

Advanced bachelor programme / continuing education programme

  • post-bachelor programme
     
  • 60 ECTS credits
     
  • profession-oriented and specializing programme
     
  • Offered at university-colleges, such as UC Leuven-Limburg

Programme structure

One year of study at UC Leuven-Limburg equals 60 ECTS credits. Our bachelor programmes of 180 ECTS credits thus normally take three years of study. Specific trajectories, many of those based on Recognition of Prior Learning, are available. Please contact us for more information.