THE WORLD AT YOUR FEET
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
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.
We have strong collaborations with partner universities across Europe and worldwide.
Preferred Partner Universities
Ecole Centrale Marseille
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
St Andrews University
Technical University of Denmark
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Other Partner Universities
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Politecnico di Milano
Grenoble Institute of Technology
Ecole Centrale de Lille
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
National Technical University of Athens
Technical University of Berlin
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Warsaw University of Technology
Wroclaw University of Technology
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.