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Exchange Programme

Exchange programme | Medical Laboratory Technology



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Medical Laboratory Technology

Unravelling samples, discovering diseases

  • 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.

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 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Would you like to know the detailed content of each subject? Check the programme guide.
ECTS Autumn Spring
Work placement pharmaceutical and biological laboratory technology i Z13127 20 x
Work placement medical laboratory technology i Z13129 20 x
Future Proof Courses
Summer School: Lowering barriers for minority groups in retail Z16184 3 x
Startup Bootcamp Social & Climate Impact Z25777 3 x
Project Case Z15589 5 x
Intercultural communication Z14469 5 x
Coaching Z14436 5 x
Survival Dutch i Z13456 3 x
ECTS Autumn Spring
First Aid i Z25930 3 x
Global Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care i Z26033 3 x
Startup Bootcamp International (Afrika) Disruptive Tour i Z15302 3 x
Innovation lab Z15304 6 x
Startup Bootcamp Business Z15365 3 x
Summer School Health & Chemistry Z26445 3 x
Tackling Global Challenges (COIL) Z16183 3 x
VirCamp: Social & Impact Entrepreneurship in an international perspective Z25807 10 x
Survival Dutch i Z13455 3 x
This course does not start in February.


We train you to be a specialist!

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

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.

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

Got questions?

Dorien Keil

For all your questions on the courses and Learning Agreements. +32 14 56 23 10
International Office

Hannelore Vervoort

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