Exchange programme | Life Sciences & Chemistry

Exchange programme

Location: Geel - Campus Geel

The Life Sciences & Chemistry Exchange Programme at campus Geel is part of the STAR-Track Programme

A scientific mix of theory and practice

  • Do your research internship at one of our partner institutes: a (bio)chemical company, research institute, biotechnology institute, pharmaceutical company, university or university of applied sciences
  • Or do your clinical internship in a hospital or private lab at different departments: microbiology, clinical chemistry, haematology, pathology, molecular biology, etc.
  • Let us know your interest and we will look for an internship that suits you!
  • Possibility of writing a thesis depending on the offer.

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Dorien Keil
International Coordinator
For all your questions on the courses and Learning Agreements.
Sofie Mols
International Coordinator
International Coordinator STAR-Track Programme
For all your questions regarding the STAR-Track Programme
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
International Office
For all your questions on the application procedure & practical arrangements.
Inge Vervoort -IO
Inge Vervoort
Head International Office

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We train you to be a specialist!

You learn the tricks of the trade in well-equipped labs.

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Close contact with the working field

Our lecturers work closely with professionals from companies, research institutes and hospitals. This keeps you up-to-date in a rapidly evolving sector.

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Moving forward together!

Students are our priority! Thanks to our personal approach, you will feel right at home and the threshold between teacher and student is low. Our lecturers are real experts in their field and are ready to help bring out the best in you

Programme

  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Conditions
  • Exam regulations
  • Personal coaching
  • STAR-Track
  • Overview

    Join our STAR-Track exchange semester. STAR, Specialist Track for Ambitious Rookies, is a challenging exchange semester for students who want to achieve More. The unique educational concept focuses on interdisciplinary and intercultural learning to enhance students’ entrepreneurial skills and mindset and to develop them into globally aware citizens and future-proof professionals. STAR-Track unites international students from different disciplines (biomedical laboratory science, chemistry, nutrition and dietetics, technology, business, sports, social work and orthopedics) and offers them high-impact learning based on real life challenges in an international context.   


    The semester lasts from mid-September until the end of December and consists of a total of 30 ECTS: 20 ECTS professional skills in your field of expertise (placement) combined with 10 ECTS future-proof skills of your students’ choice.  Students can also do their placement in the spring (20 ECTS), but then there is no possibility to join the STAR-Track program.

    The academic year in a nutshell

  • Courses

    Below you can find an overview of the courses ( under reservation of changes), with the number of credits per phase. Credits express how many hours you need on average to process the subject matter (incl. lessons). Count about 25 to 30 hours for 1 study credit. 

    • We have explained the most important courses in a blue tooltip.  
    • Would you like to know the detailed content of each subject? Check the programme guide. 
    • Courses marked with a * are offered fully online. This means you don't have to physically come to Belgium to take these courses.
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    Placement
    Placement Biomedical Laboratory Science i Z13127 20 x
    Placement Biomedical Laboratory Science i Z13128 20 x
    FUTURE PROOF SKILLS
    Coaching Z14436 5 x
    Engineering for Society Z15946 3 x
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    Ethics Z15593 5 x
    Intercultural communication Z14469 5 x
    Project Case Z15589 5 x
    Startup Bootcamp: Climate Launchpad Z15947 3 x
    Survival Dutch i Z13456 3 x
    Survival Dutch i Z13455 3 x
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    Placement
    Placement Biomedical Laboratory Science i Z13127 20 x
    Placement Biomedical Laboratory Science i Z13128 20 x
    FUTURE PROOF SKILLS
    Coaching Z14436 5 x
    Engineering for Society Z15946 3 x
    Ethics Z15593 5 x
    Intercultural communication Z14469 5 x
    Project Case Z15589 5 x
    Startup Bootcamp: Climate Launchpad Z15947 3 x
    Survival Dutch i Z13456 3 x
    Survival Dutch i Z13455 3 x
  • Conditions

    You should have completed the 2 first years of your study programme in your home institution.

  • Exam regulations

    See the ECTS file of the different courses for specific information.

  • Personal coaching

    Yes, we care  

    During your exchange you can count on a whole support team to truly make you feel at home at Thomas More. The International Support Team, the International Office, your 'buddy', Student Services (STUVO), all of our lecturers and many more will personally guide you to ensure that you blend in from the beginning and prosper so that we help you to deploy and nurture your talents. You will never feel alone.  

  • STAR-Track

    Are you passionate about people and interested in different disciplines and cultures? Do you aim high and have what it takes to make a difference? Are you ready to shape the future? Do you have an open mind? Do opportunities and challenges trigger you to do more?

    Become a STAR @ Thomas More

    STAR-track is a multi-disciplinary exchange semester in English. Team up with students with a different cultural and study background. A STAR semester consists of a total of 30ECTS which combines 15ECTS professional skills in your field of expertise (business) with 15 ECTS future proof skills of your choice.
    More information in our webpage.

     

Need to know

  • Practical information
  • Practical information

    Become a STAR @ Thomas More
    • Do you have questions regarding...
      • the Star-Track Programme? Contact Sofie Mols
      • your courses or Learning Agreement? Contact your International Coordinator !
      • your nominations, application, visa or practical arrangements? Contact the International Office via incoming@thomasmore.be 
    • Application deadline
      • 15 May (to start in September - STAR-Track Programme)
      • 31st of October (to start in February)

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