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UC Leuven-Limburg is  a university college that takes  Internationalisation at heart by, among others,  attracting foreign students for our degree and exchange programmes.  

Over 500 UCLL degree students have an international background.  Almost the same number visits us annually for a short or long exchange programme.  The attraction of student cities such as Leuven or Hasselt is their relatively small size  and the safe, green surroundings.

Our campuses are situated at the heart of Europe just minutes away from Brussels or other European capitals.  With easy access to either the sea and hilly regions and an overwhelming offer of festivals, performances, cultural centres or museums, you will find it impossible to be bored.

If you are looking for a life-changing experience as an exchange student, UC Leuven-Limburg may be exactly what you are looking for.  We currently offer English-language exchange programmes in Business Management, Applied Information Technology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Nursing, Midwifery, Office Management, Social Work and Teacher Education, the majority of which are semester programmes.

We are already looking forward to welcoming you at our university college !

Semester-long exchange programmes

For most of our study areas we have developed a semester-long exchange programme in English. You are most welcome to participate in this programme as an Erasmus or exchange student or as free mover student.  Below you will mostly find information about the 2018-2019 exchange programmes. Please check back regularly for the most recent updates.  

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. 



Common International Programme (CIP) in Spring semester only

In addition to the specific study programmes, we provide common courses each Friday, grouped in our Common International Programme (CIP) which is open to all Erasmus or exchange students.  Each course is worth 3 ECTS credits.

  1. Social and Ethical Issues in IT    
  2. Cross-Cultural Communication   
  3. UN Sustainable Development Goals (NEW in Spring 2018)


Common module "Design thinking"

A multidisciplinary, varied and challenging programme! In a common course of 12 ECTS credits on Community Design Thinking, you will do real life projects for a company or organisation in multidisciplinary mixed teams.   
This course can be combined  with max 18 credits in subject specific courses of the 5 Faculties (below)



 Business Management 

Office Management


Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation



Applied Information Technology



Chemical Engineering (Project work or Research)*

Electrical, Electronical-ICT and Mechanical Engineering (Project work or Research)*

* Tailor-made programme!



Biomedical Laboratory Technology

Dental Hygiene

Nursing *

Midwifery *

Nutrition and Dietetics

* Required vaccinations for Midwifery/Nursing students:

  • Hepatitis B vaccine: at least the first two vaccinations before the start of the traineeship and preferably proof of antibody titre.  If insufficient antibody level, traineeship only allowed at low-risk ward.
  • tuberculosis:
    either proof of BCG vaccination (bacille Calmette-Guerin).  In certain countries, this vaccine is still given to children which is accepted,
    or a tuberculin test (e.g. Mantoux test) with proof of result.  Do not take the tuberculin test after BCG vaccination as it may cause a false positive result,
    or lung X-ray with proof of result.
  • Tetanus vaccination is no longer required.


Biomedical laboratory technology (Traineeships)**

Midwifery (Traineeships  at local hospitals)**

Nursing (Traineeships at local hospitals)*

** Tailor-made programme!

Social work


Social Work


Social work

Teacher Education


Teacher Education: International Educating Class


Teacher Education: CREOS programme