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1 International student exchanges Faculty of Engineering Technology

2 Contents Why (not)? Overview of possibilities Conditions Different types of grants Registration Recognition Further information

3 Why (not)?

4 Why (not)?

5 There is a world out there waiting for you! LEAVE YOUR COMFORT ZONE Learn new languages Enrich your academic background Work on your social skills Make international friends for life.

6 Start: find your way around.

7 Possibilities for a study abroad experience Faculty of Engineering Technology 3rd Bachelor: course semester abroad Master: course semester or Master s thesis Postgraduate internships up to 12 months Postgraduate programme in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in engineering Short or long international projects in bachelor or master e.g. Group T campus to priority regions

8 Entry requirements Mobility in bachelor o o Minimally 70 credits completed Have the possibility to finish your bachelor in the year of the mobility Mobility in master : possibility to graduate in the year of the mobility Short term mobilities specific requirements 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

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10 Programmes and grants (1) Erasmus+ o o Study Placement Erasmus Belgica Projects in the South o Development cooperation globally USA OLIN COLLEGE

11 Programmes and grants (2) TRANSITION o o Turkey, Morocco, Brazil, South-Africa 3 grants ASEM DUO o o Vietnam, China, India, Korea competitive Flemish grants out EU o o Worldwide 3 grants

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 Erasmus+ 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)

14 Erasmus+ Mobility between 3 and 12 months as part of study programme (with credits allocated) Not in first 60 credits Erasmus grants for bachelor, master, PhD level No tuition fee at guest institution KU Leuven insurance continues Recognition via ECTS system List of international partners of FIIW is available (also contact your campus responsible)

15 Erasmus+ grants Erasmus+-programme grants 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, 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

16 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

17 Erasmus Belgica in Belgium Study in French, 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+

18 Projects in the South Development cooperation Also for students of the Faculty of Engineering Technology! Provide water supply with the vzw Water4Ghana project in Ghana Design and build a solar boiler with HUMASOL in Peru Design and install a solar panel system in a hospital in Uganda

19 Humasol project in Peru

20 Water supply installation

21 What? Usually between Bachelor and Master or Thesis research Minimally 6 weeks Grant is 1000 euro Destination: 54 countries in the South Info 8 grants for FET in 2016

22 Compulsory preparation (in Dutch!) Practical preparation (documents, safety, health) organised on different campuses and in Leuven Intercultural preparation (1 day) for students who will be travelling to a developing country Please choose one day and make sure to register in advance: Date Place Time Tuesday, 8 December Leuven 10 am till 5 pm Saturday, 12 March Leuven 10 am till 5 pm Saturday, 16 April Leuven 10 am till 5 pm Students who cannot take part in Leuven, may be able to take part in a different location in Flanders, provided there are free spaces.

23 Programme (general information) What Where Grants For whom Faculties Required documents (pay attention to the language requirements) Faculty deadline Faculty contact person Erasmus+ in Europe study period, thesis research, internship partner institution in Europe 285 to 435 euro per month Ba or Ma all Registration in KUloket 1 st March 2016 Generic Grants study period, thesis research, internship partner institution outside Europe 650 or 850 euro per month + travel allowance Ba or Ma All Cv Motivation letter Transcripts of results Learning agreement 31 st March 2016 Transition study period, internship Brazil, Morocco, South Africa, Turkey 650 euro per month + travel allowance Ba or Ma all application form learning agreement motivation letter letter of recommendation transcript of records 14 th March 2016 ASEM-DUO study period China, India, Vietnam, South Korea 650 euro per month + travel allowance Ba or Ma all application form learning agreement motivation letter transcript of records 14 th March 2016 Travel Grants for the South thesis research or intership 54 developing countries 1,000 euro Ba or Ma all online application motivation letter invitation letter letter of recommendation 31st March 2016 Central Bilateral Agreements study period China 200 euro per month + travel allowance Ba or Ma all learning agreement CV motivation letter transcript of records 14 th March th March 2016 Central Bilateral Agreements summer school China fee of 500 euro for a plane ticket Ba or Ma all CV motivation letter transcript of records 14 th March China Scholarship Council (CSC Grants) one-year study period in China China 10-month grant + accommodation Ba or Ma all CV motivation letter 2 letters of recommendation transcript of records Yenching Academy one-year study period in Peking Peking University 12-month grant + plane ticket + accommodation Ba or Ma all CV motivation letter 2 letters of recommendation transcript of records 7th January 2016

24 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!

25 Register for your study abroad All mobility abroad via KU Loket by 1st March 2016 Deadlines for exchanges in : 1 st March 14 th March 31 st March 2016 PLEASE consult the correct deadline for your exchange programme at: www. iiw.kuleuven.be/studenten/buitenland/buitenland

26 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 2016

27 Application Procedures (continued) Step 3: Campus Group T s decision before 31 st March 2016 You will be informed by from T You may start preparing for the Learning Agreement Step 4: Faculty s decision before 20 th April 2016 You will receive offer/rejection via KU Loket Nomination will be sent to partner universities You can start applying at the partner university Step 5: Pass your exams in June or September!

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37 Recognition of your results ECTS credit system is used for the transfer of credits abroad: 1. For courses F FX E D C B A For Master s thesis F FX E D C B A

38 Further information nhetbuitenland/ And Now at information market in Naamsestraat 22 at 8 PM ( with a free drink!)

39 Contact us Campus Group T Leuven Faculty international liaisons or

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