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Exchange Programme

Applied Architecture



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Applied Architecture

Project manager of architectural gems

You're fascinated by the world of Architecture & Construction. This boots on the ground course is specialised in making architectural ideas reality in the Flemish context. 

  • This exchange programme starts in the 3rd year and works across the 3 phases of the course. Therefore prior knowledge of Architecture & Construction is required. 
  • Admission to the programme will be based on your portfolio and an online interview. 
  • Assignments ranges from the scale of a single family house to a large public building and includes sustainability, architecture, construction, virtual building and the development of your professionals skills. 

Practical information

  • Where

    On campus

  • Conditons

    You must be studying at one of our partner institutions. You must be nominated by your home coordinator and accepted by the exchange programme at Thomas More (see admission procedure for exchange students). 

  • Language requirements

    English B2

  • Erasmus code



​​​Autumn semester: September - January 

  • Get nominated by your home institution before 1 May.
  • Apply by 15 May (application procedure will be sent by email only to nominated students).
  • Receive your acceptance letter and further information in June.
  • Welcome at Thomas More in September.

Below you can find an overview of the courses (under reservation of changes), with the number of credits per course. 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.  
  • The combination of courses can be restricted by planning issues and needs to be communicated beforehand.
  • Courses marked with a * are offered fully online. This means you don't have to physically come to Belgium to take these courses.
  • Would you like to know the detailed content of each subject? Check the programme guide.
Code ECTS Autumn Spring
Extra-Curricular Activities i YD0344 3 x
Survival Dutch i YV1847 3 x
Code ECTS Autumn Spring
Intercultural Communications i YR0129 3 x
Detail i YD0368 21 x
This course does not start in February.


Practice-oriented Scientific Research with a Real Impact  

We empower the designers of the future!  Rather than engaging in fundamental empirical research, our researchers develop design tools that arm designers in the fields of interior design, furniture design and architecture to meet the challenges of tomorrow. 
We do this in 3 themes : 

  1. Circular Design : when waste becomes a raw material
  2. Space and Service Design : when the user becomes a designer
  3. Inclusive Design : when specific needs prevail


Faydherbe Academie

Faydherbe Academy is the platform of the Interior, Design & Architecture unit of Thomas More in which students, teachers, alumni, and partner companies challenge each other to go on a discovery tour to find the designer and do-gooder in themselves. We organise courses, workshops, excursions and other events to guide them in this. Some activities are exclusively for students, but the majority is open to anyone interested in interior design or architecture. 

GIDE (Group for International Design Education)  

Every year, 3rd year students of the study programme ‘Interior Design’ are working on a large project together with students and teachers from our partner universities in Slovenia, Germany, Italy, Madeira, Scotland, Switzerland and China.  
The event takes place in a different partner university every year.  

Got questions?

International Coordinator

Piet Vandewalle

For all your questions regarding this exchange programme +32 15 36 92 40
International Coordinator

Carina Peeters

For all your questions regarding this exchange programme +32 15 36 92 40
International Office

Hannelore Vervoort

For all your questions on the application procedure & practical arrangements. +32 14 56 21 56
International Office

Inge Vervoort

Head of the International Office
Coordinator of the STAR-Track Programme +32 14 74 05 54