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Jonas and Brian tell about their exchange experience with EPFL (Lausanne)

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Going abroad may be a life-changing experience. The chance to spend time in different European cities, brings students in touch with different cultures, languages and and a wide variety of workplace experiences.

International experience is becoming more and more important in our current global society. It helps you stand out from the crowd when introducing yourself to the job market, both in industry and in academia. Employers explicitly emphasize the importance of implementing such workplace training in the programmes and as an ambitious university, it is our responsibility to respond to this call!

The Master of Science in Photonics Engineering gives students the opportunity to implement an international component in their curriculum through an Erasmus+ Exchange or Traineeship/Internship in a photonics company or research institute.

  • Erasmus+ Exchange: spend 1 sem or a full year abroad
  • Erasmus+ Traineeship: spend min 2 months in a company or research institute outside of Belgium
Both the semester/year exchange and the traineeship can be funded by the Erasmus+ Exchange programme from the European Union.

International exchangE

for incoming students from partner universities

We also welcome international students with a background in Photonics who are looking for exchange opportunities. As part of a master programme, students can join our Master of Science Photonics Engineering to follow courses or do a master thesis project at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Universiteit Gent or both universities.

This exchange can be part of an Erasmus programme or separate exchange collaboration agreement with their home institution.

EXCHANGE PARTNERS

We have strong collaborations with partner universities across Europe and worldwide.

Preferred Partner Universities

Country
University
UGENT
VUB

France

Aix-Marseille Université

France

Ecole Centrale Marseille

Switzerland

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Russia

ITMO University

Germany

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

Sweden

Lund University

UK

St Andrews University

Denmark

Technical University of Denmark

Spain

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Other Partner Universities

Country
University
UGENT
VUB

Switzerland

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Italy

Politecnico di Milano

France

Grenoble Institute of Technology

France

Telecom ParisTech

France

Ecole Centrale de Lille

Sweden

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Greece

National Technical University of Athens

Germany

Technical University of Berlin

Spain

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

Belgium

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Poland

Warsaw University of Technology

Poland

Wroclaw University of Technology

ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME

Go on exchange during master year two

The widely appreciated Erasmus+ Exchange programme supports education, training, youth and sport in Europe.

You can also take part in this fully funded exchange programma when joining the Master of Science in Photonics Engineering at VUB or UGent. Together with our partner universities we can offer high-level exchange in the field of optics and photonics through course studies or traineeships.

A BALANCED PROGRAMME