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1 DISCOVER THE WORLD BEGIN BY YOURSELF Exchange Programs Faculty of Engineering Technology Campus Group T Leuven

2 Contents Why Conditions Your Expectations Exchange Programs Other Grant Programs Practical Aspects Insurance Application Procedures Testimonial

3 Why Enrich your academic background Learn new languages Work on your social skills Make international friends for life.

4 Conditions a) If you want to exchange in the 3 rd Bachelor program stage in , at the time of application (e.g. after exams in January 2015): You have to at least: have effectively acquired 70 credits over 3 semesters (excluding tolerances, but including exemptions) AND have the possibility to pass all course units ('OPOs') from the 1 st & 2 nd program stage after this academic year; b) If you want to exchange in the Master program in , at the time of application: You must have the possibility to graduate from Bachelor or Preparatory programs; Please note, even if you meet above conditions, this doesn't guarantee your participation in an exchange program. A selection will still be made among all candidates.

5 Your Expectations Ask yourself: Within or outside of Europe? Study or internship? Long or short? Discuss with Group T s International Office or Coordinators from your study track: EM: Dries Haeseldonckx EA: Koen Pelsmaekers CH: Stijn De Jonge BIO: Eric De Herdt

6 Exchange Programs (with credits) Erasmus+ o o Study Placement Erasmus Belgica USA Olin College

7 Erasmus+ New EU programme The classical Erasmus with some new possibilities o o Also placement grants for graduates (up to 1 year after graduation) Minimum length for placements is 2 months (other Erasmus is 3 months)

8 Erasmus+ Grants EU-programme Group 1 countries: 335 euro/month Group 2 countries: 285 euro/month Group 3 countries: 235 euro/month 100 euro/month extra for Erasmus placement 100 euro/month extra for students with Flemish study grant Group 1: FR, IT, UK, AT, FI, SE, DK, IE, NO, LI, CH Group 2: ES, DE, TR, NL, BE, CZ, PT, GR, SI, HR, LU, CY, IS Group 3: PL, RO, HU, LT, SK, BG, LV, EE, MT

9 New! International Innovation Projects Do you want to specialise further after or during your Master s studies? Or develop your skills in entrepreneurship, innovation or management? And do you want to gain relevant work experience while realising an innovative project in a company? Follow the postgraduate programme Innovation and Entrepreneurship in engineering Do an innovative project abroad (1 semester) Any grant programme described is allowed Visit

10 Erasmus+ Language preparation The EU requires level B1 as a starting level for the working language of the exchange Online tool for the 5 most widely used languages is available (French, English, Spanish, German, Italian) Other language preparation possible

11 Erasmus Belgica Study in French region of Belgium, a new experience! Exchanges for study or placement in Brussels or Wallonia Grants are small: 100 euro/month euro starting cost Conditions and organisation: see Erasmus+

12 Olin College #3 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, (2014 US News & World Report) Courses available for our Master students as well No grants available

13 Other Grant Programs (no credits involved) Projects in the South (VLIR-UOS) o Development cooperation globally Flemish grants out of EU o Worldwide TRANSITION o Turkey, Morocco, Brazil, South-Africa Erasmus Mundus INTACT & LEADERS o Bangkok University ASEM-DUO o Vietnam, China, India, Korea

14 Other Grant Programs (continued) China o o o o ASEM-DUO Chengdu or Daqing (Internship) Chengdu (Province Vlaams-Brabant) Huawei Telecom Seeds for the Future (Summer Internship)

15 Projects in the South (VLIR-UOS) Usually between Bachelor and Master or Thesis research Minimally 6 weeks Grant is 1000 euro / grant Destination: 54 countries in the South Info 12 grants for our faculty in 2015

16 Practical Aspects No tuition fee at partner universities Vlaamse studiebeurzen en toelagen remains Student receives only KU Leuven diploma ECTS credit system is used for the transfer of credits abroad Flight promotions for Erasmus student Useful information about studying abroad:

17 Insurance Check yourself before leaving! (Vaccinations ) KU Leuven insurance applies only to physical damage during the study activities that are part of your study abroad Extra travel insurance from KU Leuven (1,13 euro/dag) Ask for medical card from your insurance company Inform us about any accidents abroad as well!

18 Application Procedures Step 1: check the suitable destination List of Group T partners on My Group T» General Program Information» KU Group T» Exchange Programs List of partners from the faculty will be available soon Step 2: submit your application in KU Loket before 1 st March 2015

19 Application Procedures (continued) Step 3: Campus Group T s decision before 31 st March 2015 You will be informed by from T You may start preparing for the Learning Agreement Step 4: Faculty s decision before 21 st April 2015 You will receive offer/rejection via KU Loket Nonimation will be sent to parnter universities You can start to apply at the partner university Step 5: Pass your exams in June or September!

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29 Some Remarks Remember to update your info: account, address Begeleider thuisinstelling is Prof. Sabine Vercruysse In case of Erasmus+ or Erasmus Belgica, you can choose 3 destinations, with priority from high to low. Choose the right program of next year: now in 3rd Bachelor -> then choose the master year

30 Contact Group T Mr. Zhibin Sun Partner University Coordinator International GROUP T Tel

31 Questions?

32 Testimonial Yves Born Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 2012

33 Veel Succes!

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