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    To start your journey, have a look at the steps and destinations (below) and the ones specific to your study domain. For more information, don't hesitate to contact your exchange coordinator.

    The destinations below exist for all IR-students, but individual programmes have to be proposed by the student. To be discussed with your exchange coordinator and FACIR.

    When?

    Depending on the study domain, Engineering students can go on exchange during MA1/MA2 (1st/2nd semester or entire academic year) or do an internship. Have a look at the page specific for your study domain to find out when you can go.

    Application for the exchange happens during the first semester of the academic year prior to the intended exchange period. Contact your exchange coordinator for more details.

    Who?

    The following conditions must be met in order to be accepted for an international exchange:

    1. The student needs to have obtained his/her bachelor degree before leaving. When the student has to take an exam in second session, the definitive approval will be given after the deliberation in second session.
    2. The student has to have obtained a weighted average of at least 65% (on the moment of application, BA1 not taken into account). For exchanges outside of Europe, the minimum is 70%.
    3. The student need to have passed all registered courses

    How?

    • Contact your Exchange Coordinator by mid-February the academic year prior to the intended exchange period and indicate their favorite foreign destination (see list below + the list of destinations under your specific study domain)
    • Afterwards, the student and exchange coordinator will make a proposal for a Learning Agreement (LA) (study units VUB versus study units foreign host university) for exchanges for studies.
    • The student sends his/her final choice(s) and LA to the exchange coordinator before February 17th. The FACIR will meet on 23 February to evaluate the nominations and inform IRMO by 1 March 2020 the latest. Please note late applications will not be considered nor accepted.

    Important deadlines

    • First semester 2020-2021: Contact your Exchange Coordinator or Internationalisation Coordinator at the Faculty
    • 17 February 2021: Confirm final choice to exchange coordinator (please note the deadline is mid-December should your destination be outside of Europe)
    • 23 February 2021: FACIR meeting to evaluate nominations
    • 1 March 2021: final nomination sent to IRMO by Faculty
    • Second semester 2021: student should start their registration on SOP Mobility Online and follow procedure at partner university
    • Beginning of May: deadline to submit final draft of Learning Agreement to SOP Mobility Online
    • July 2021: FACIR (dis)approves nomination based on results second semester exams
    • September 2021: in case of second exam session, FACIR (dis)approves nomination based on results
    • 15 October 2021: deadline to register courses at VUB

    Faculty Conversion Guidelines

    Consult the guidelines below depending on your choice of destination

    Faculty of Engineering: conversion guidelines (2019-2020)

    The conversion of grades is based on the ECTS-scale conversion policy, whereby the grade of the partner institution is converted according to a table with values ranging from A to F. The ECTS-scale system allows institutions to interchange grades, regardless of the differences in grading scales between the partners.

    Each institution determines how to apply the ECTS grading scale to its system and provides ULB/VUB with an overview when sending the Transcript of Records at the end of the student’s exchange. In order to provide transparent and coherent information on the performance of the individual student, the institution should provide – in addition to their national/institutional grading scale and an explanation of the scale – a statistical distribution table of the passing grades awarded in the programme attended by the student. This grade distribution table will show how the grading scale is actually used in that programme.

    INTERESTED IN STUDYING Architectural Engineering ABROAD?

    Exchange coordinator Prof. dr. Lars De Laet

    Let's get started!

    To start your journey, have a look at the steps and destinations (below and under "Engineering all study domains") and more information on the programme regulations. In case you would still have any questions, don't hesitate to contact your exchange coordinator: Prof. dr. Lars De Laet.

    When?

    Architectural Engineering students can go on exchange during MA1 (2nd semester or entire academic year) or do an internship for 6 and 10 ECTS.

    Application for the exchange happens during the first semester of the academic year prior to the intended exchange period.

    Who?

    Following conditions must be met in order to be accepted for an international exchange:

    1. The student needs to have obtained his/her bachelor degree before leaving. When the student has to take an exam in second session, the definitive approval will be given after the deliberation in second session.
    2. The student has to have obtained a weighted average of at least 65% (on the moment of application, BA1 not taken into account).

    How?

    • Contact your Exchange Coordinator Prof. dr. Lars De Laet (+ TIME coordinator when necessary) before 1st semester of academic year prior to the intended exchange period and indicate favorite foreign destination (see list below + the list under "Engineering all study domains") + hand in first overview of study results.
    • Afterwards, the student and exchange coordinator will make a proposal for a Learning Agreement (LA) (study units VUB versus study units foreign host university).
    • The student sends his/her final choice(s) and LA to the exchange coordinator before February 18th.

    INTERESTED IN STUDYING Electrical Engineering ABROAD?

    Exchange coordinator Prof. dr. Adrian Munteanu

    Let's get started!

    To start your journey, have a look at the steps and destinations (below and under "Engineering all study domains") and more information on the programme regulations. In case you would still have any questions, don't hesitate to contact your exchange coordinator: Prof. dr. Adrian Munteanu.

    When?

    Electrical Engineering students can go on exchange during MA2 (1st semester or entire academic year).

    Application for the exchange happens during the first semester of the academic year prior to the intended exchange period.

    Who?

    Following conditions must be met in order to be accepted for an international exchange:

    1. The student needs to have obtained his/her bachelor degree before leaving. When the student has to take an exam in second session, the definitive approval will be given after the deliberation in second session.
    2. The student has to have obtained a weighted average of at least 65% (on the moment of application, BA1 not taken into account).

    How?

    • Contact your Exchange Coordinator Prof. dr. Adrian Munteanu (+ TIME coordinator when necessary) before 1st semester of academic year prior to the intended exchange period and indicate favorite foreign destination (see list below + the list under "Engineering all study domains") + hand in first overview of study results.
    • Afterwards, the student and exchange coordinator will make a proposal for a Learning Agreement (LA) (study units VUB versus study units foreign host university).
    • The student sends his/her final choice(s) and LA to the exchange coordinator before February 18th.

    INTERESTED IN STUDYING Biomedical Engineering ABROAD?

    Exchange coordinator Prof. Jef Vandemeulebroucke

    Let's get started!

    To start your journey, have a look at the steps and destinations (below and under "Engineering all study domains") and more information on the programme regulations. In case you would still have any questions, don't hesitate to contact your exchange coordinator: Prof. Jef Vandemeulebroucke.

    When?

    Biomedical Engineering students can go on exchange during MA2 (1st semester or entire academic year) or do an internship for 6 ECTS.

    Application for the exchange happens during the first semester of the academic year prior to the intended exchange period.

    Who?

    Following conditions must be met in order to be accepted for an international exchange:

    1. The student needs to have obtained his/her bachelor degree before leaving. When the student has to take an exam in second session, the definitive approval will be given after the deliberation in second session.
    2. The student has to have obtained a weighted average of at least 65% (on the moment of application, BA1 not taken into account).

    How?

    • Contact your Exchange Coordinator Prof. Jef Vandemeulebroucke (+ TIME coordinator when necessary) before 1st semester of academic year prior to the intended exchange period and indicate favorite foreign destination (see list below + the list under "Engineering all study domains") + hand in first overview of study results.
    • Afterwards, the student and exchange coordinator will make a proposal for a Learning Agreement (LA) (study units VUB versus study units foreign host university).
    • The student sends his/her final choice(s) and LA to the exchange coordinator before February 18th.

    Destination

    INTERESTED IN STUDYING Physical Land Resources or Water Resources Engineering ABROAD?

    Exchange coordinator Prof. dr. Marijke Huysmans

    Let's get started!

    To start your journey, have a look at the steps and destinations (below and under "Engineering all study domains") and more information on the programme regulations for Physical Land Resources or Water Resources Engineering. In case you would still have any questions, don't hesitate to contact your exchange coordinator: Prof. dr. Marijke Huysmans.

    When?

    Physical Land Resources and Water Resources Engineering students can go on exchange during MA2 (1st semester or entire academic year) or do an internship for 6 and 10 ECTS.

    Application for the exchange happens during the first semester of the academic year prior to the intended exchange period.

    How?

    • Contact your Exchange Coordinator Prof. dr. Marijke Huysmans (+ TIME coordinator when necessary) before 1st semester of academic year prior to the intended exchange period and indicate favorite foreign destination (see list below and the list under “Engineering all study domains”) + hand in first overview of study results.
    • Afterwards, the student and exchange coordinator will make a proposal for a Learning Agreement (LA) (study units VUB versus study units foreign host university).
    • The student sends his/her final choice(s) and LA to the exchange coordinator before February 18th.

    INTERESTED IN STUDYING Applied Computer Science ABROAD?

    Exchange coordinator: Prof. dr. Kris Steenhaut

    Let's get started!

    To start your journey, have a look at the steps and destinations (below and under "Engineering all study domains") and more information on the programme regulations. In case you would still have any questions, don't hesitate to contact your exchange coordinator: Prof. dr. Kris Steenhaut.

    When?

    Applied Computer Science students can go on exchange during MA2 (1st semester and/or entire academic year) and go on exchange for master thesis (data collection).

    Application for the exchange happens during the first semester of the academic year prior to the intended exchange period.

    Who?

    Following conditions must be met in order to be accepted for an international exchange:

    1. The student needs to have obtained his/her bachelor degree before leaving. When the student has to take an exam in second session, the definitive approval will be given after the deliberation in second session.
    2. The student has to have obtained a weighted average of at least 65% (on the moment of application, BA1 not taken into account).

    How?

    • Contact your Exchange Coordinator Prof. dr. Kris Steenhaut (+ TIME coordinator when necessary) before 1st semester of academic year prior to the intended exchange period and indicate favorite foreign destination (see list below + the list under "Engineering all study domains") + hand in first overview of study results.
    • Afterwards, the student and exchange coordinator will make a proposal for a Learning Agreement (LA) (study units VUB versus study units foreign host university).
    • The student sends his/her final choice(s) and LA to the exchange coordinator before February 18th.