Are you looking for a very stimulating multilingual environment and a unique added value in your student experience ?
Double Degree LSM-KU Leuven in a nutshell
Standard period of study : 4 semesters, full time
Start : Fall semester (mid-September at LSM)
Language : English or English and Dutch
Degrees awarded : Double degree student who has completed the required credits of each university will obtain two degrees, one from each university: the "Master en ingénieur de gestion, à finalité spécialisée" from the UCLouvain-Louvain School of Management (legally titled in French, the programme is entirely in English) and "Master handelsingenieur (in Dutch/English) OR the "Master of Business Engineering" (entirely in English) from KU Leuven.
Fees : Tuition fees are paid at the "home" university, for the entire duration of the studies. Administrative fees might be required at the "host" university
Gauthier Andrien, LSM/KU Leuven 2014-2016 : "I decided to study the last year of my master in Leuven in Dutch and English. Of course, in the end, you receive a double degree (one in French and one in Dutch) but the main motivations to attend such program should be: - the discovery of a new learning system as the Dutch one is not similar to ours; - the accelerated learning of the other languages (Dutch and English); and - the adaptability to a new environment. By attending such program, you are of course ahead of other candidates when applying for a job as employers only have now two words in their mind while recruiting: flexibility and languages. I won't lie to you by saying that the courses I attended in Dutch were already very complicated for the Flemish students. So what could it be for us, the French native speakers? But it was really a great journey that I will never forget..."
Double Degree Structure
DD students will spend 1 year at LSM and one year at KU Leuven. Although programmes are subject to change, you can check examples here below:
Students enrolled in a double degree are required to write one single Master's thesis. Therefore the students will have two professors: one at LSM and one at KU Leuven. One will act as the main supervisor (professor from the host university) and the other one the reader (professor from the home university).
Students contact the host university during the first year to get the information about finding the supervisor. The Master's thesis will be written in English (probably in Dutch in the Master handelsingenieur). A mandatory oral defense will take place, by videoconference, in front of at least the two professors.
Fall Semester : from mid-September to mid-end December (Official exam session of fall semester courses in January).
Spring Semester : from end January/beginning of February to mid-end May (incl. 2-week spring break) (Official exam session of spring semester courses in June).
Resit exam session from mid-August to beginnig of September.
@ KU Leuven
Fall Semester : from mid-end September to mid-end December (Official exam session from Mid-January to beginning of February)
Spring Semester : from mid-February to end of May (Official exam session from mid-June to end of June/beginning of July)
Resit exam session from mid-August to beginning of September
How to Apply
> Apply through LSM (if you are selected, LSM will be your home university; you will spend your first year at LSM and your second one at KU Leuven)
> Apply through KU Leuven (if you are selected, KU Leuven will be your home university; you will spend your first year at KU Leuven and your second one at LSM)