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What is an exchange programme?

An exchange programme is a three- to six-month study, which allows you to do a part of your studies or internship abroad. An exchange programme therefore can only be part of another programme or course of study (in either Belgium or another country). The European version of this is called ‘Erasmus’.

When you have obtained all necessary credits to graduate, you return to your home educational facility and obtain a degree of your original teaching institution rather than that of the one you stayed with abroad..


not what you were looking for?

  • For a short course after which you will obtain a certification rather than credits imbedded in another programme, check our short programmes.
  • If you are looking for year programmes, to obtain a (first or second) full bachelor’s degree, our Bachelor programmes await you.
  • If it is a one-year or one-semester programmes, to obtain an additional degree at UCLL after already having obtained your first bachelor’s degree that you seek, we can recommend our Continuing Education Programmes.

how to get started

You may contact the international coordinator of the study area you are interested in if you wish to receive more specific information about our exchange programmes. We hope to receive your application soon so we can welcome you to Leuven or Limburg soon!