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Hey future business innovators! Have a flair for engaging with individuals from every corner of the globe? Intrigued by a mix of diverse cultures and disciplines? If you’re the type who aims high and believes in making a significant impact, we’ve got something extra special for you. Ready to play a part in shaping the future? If your mind is as open as your ambitions and you view every challenge as an opportunity to excel, it’s time to get doubly excited.

Dive into our dynamic business exchange programme designed just for you, and uniquely organised in the autumn, in the cosy town of Geel! And here’s the twist: turn one semester into a full year of unparalleled experience by combining one semester of study with a semester-long internship. This exclusive autumn start allows you to immerse yourself in the academic and professional world, offering the perfect blend of theory and practice. 

Practical information

  • Where

    On campus

  • Conditions

    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

    B GEEL07

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

Come join our multi-disciplinary exchange semester in English. Team up with students with a different cultural and study backgrounds. This semester consists of a total of 30ECTS which combines 15ECTS professional skills in your field of expertise with 15 ECTS future proof skills of your choice.

More information


​​​Autumn semester: September - January | Spring semester: February - June

  • 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.

The academic year in a nutshell

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.
ECTS OPO Code Autumn Spring
Business Model Innovation 3 Z26426 x
English for Business 3 3 Z15031 x
Entrepreneurship 3 Z13709 x
Financial Analysis 3 Z13708 x
Financial Markets and Investments 3 Z13370 x
Graphic Design 4 Z25798 x
Human Resources Management 5 Z25535 x
Intercultural business 3 Z13080 x
International project 1 3 Z25098 x
Management Accounting 3 Z13078 x
Mediastrategy 3 Z25800 x
Sales & Marketing 5 Z25536 x
Spanish 4 4 Z15036 x
Work placement (7 weeks) 11 Z14056 x
Work placement (13 weeks) 20 Z25530 x
ECTS OPO Code Autumn Spring
Coaching Z14436 5 x
First Aid Z25930 3 x
Global Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care i Z26033 3 x
Intercultural Communication Z14469 5 x
Project Case i Z15589 5 x
Startup Bootcamp Social & Climate Impact Z25777 3 x
Summer School Z16184 3 x
Survival Dutch i Z13456 3 x
Survival Dutch i Z13455 3 x
Innovation Lab 2 Z26811 3 x
Summerschool: Heatlh & Chemistry Z26445 3 x
Tackling Global Challenges (COIL) i Z16183 3 x
VirCamp: Social & Impact Entrepreneurship in an international perspective Z25807 10 x
International Startup Bootcamp (Africa) Z15302 3 x x
This course does not start in February.

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 Office, the International Support Team, your 'buddy', your International Coordinator, 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.

International Coordinator

Kathleen Tielemans

For all your questions on the STAR track programme for BUSINESS students +32 497 66 89 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