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what is a professionally oriented bachelor?

UC Leuven-Limburg is – in a way – ‘bilingual’; we speak both the academic and the professional language, and are a key player in the process of a better understanding between higher education and its practical application in the workplace.

what does a bachelor programme entail?

  • 3-year programme
  • profession-oriented
  • to obtain a (first or second) full bachelor’s degree
  • Pre-enrolment is obligatory
  • At UC Leuven-Limburg: Business Management-centred programme

job market

UC Leuven-Limburg offers profession-oriented degree programmes on a professional bachelor level.  Our programmes guarantee a successful start on the job market.

  • 93% of our alumni has found a job or continues to study within 6 months of graduation
  • International oriented professionals are in increasing demand in the wider regions of Leuven and Limburg.


Our programmes are invariably situated at the bachelor level, or at EQF 6 in official European standards and they are profession-oriented.

Professional higher education (PHE) plays an important role as an intermediary between secondary education, and the job market.

quality labels

UC Leuven-Limburg has been awarded for its efforts and its quality:

  • The European Commission has granted us the 2011-2014 ECTS Label.
  • We have received an ESF-label as recognition for our project work.

Our Business programmes all received an accreditation by the NIBS network.

our English-spoken bachelor programme

Bachelor programmes are usually 180 ECTS credits and take three years of study. UC Leuven-Limburg currently offers two full-time study tracks in English for the bachelor programme "Business Management - Marketing", both created in close cooperation with its international partners: