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Exchange Programme

Interior Design



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Interior Design

You’ve got a colourful personality with sustainable ideas and out-of-the-box concepts

  • You're fascinated by the world of interior design and furniture and would love to create and develop your own designs.
  • This exchange programme starts in the 3rd year. Therefore, prior knowledge of Interior Design and | or Architecture, Furniture Design and construction is required.
  • Admission to the programme will be based on your portfolio and an online interview.v
  • Assignments range from the scale of furniture design to the organisation & interior design of public buildings, and include planning in 2D, visualisations in 3D, models and hands-on activities in the workhouse.

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



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
Design 3 i YD0333 9 x
Research & Innovation i YD0332 6 x
Extra-Curricular Activities i YD0344 3 x
Code ECTS Autumn Spring
Survival Dutch i YV1847 3 x
Intercultural Communication i YR0129 3 x
AutoCAD i YD0268 3 x
Design & Research i YD0252 3 x
This course does not start in February.


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.

Faydherbe Academy

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.

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 :

Circular Design : when waste becomes a raw material | Space and Service Design : when the user becomes a designer | Inclusive Design : when specific needs prevail |

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.

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