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  • Classes will take place on a weekly basis between September and April. Weekly, 1 full day of 8 hours is divided in a morning session (08:30am – 12:30pm) and an afternoon session (01:30pm – 05:30pm).
  • 3 hands-on sessions, a ten-day workshop in Uganda and 1 preparation day (Saturday) for field study abroad are included.
  • The four-week internship abroad will be planned within the months May – June – July – August.
  • Final evaluation, closing down and dissemination (presentation and exhibition) will be done early September
  • As international travel will be uncertain in the following months and social distancing will be difficult during our hands-on activities with regenerative construction materials, we are forced to postpone the start of the new edition of the postgraduate programme to September 2021.
    Detailed schedule 2021-2022 > To be announced/uploaded

Study load

  • Study load per ECTS is 27 hours, meaning that the whole of Modules 1, 2 & 3 has a study load of 810 hours (27 x 30 ECTS).
  • The programme consists of weekly class sessions and workshop weeks, both with required attendance. In addition, an important part of the postgraduate is spent on self-study on predefined topics framed within specific assignments, and the dissemination of outcomes after the field study and the internship. Occasional excursions may be organized. The timing of these excursions is fixed in dialogue.

Registration fee

  • Registration fee is in total 3,500 EUR (excl. VAT), with a fixed component of 1,250 EUR (excl. VAT) and a variable component of 2,250 EUR (excl. VAT). A limited number of scholarships for (a part of) the variable component of the registration fee is available, based on your financial situation and portfolio. There is no scholarship for the fixed component, course & design materials, catering, travel and accommodation costs. ​​For more information on the availability and conditions for the scholarship, please contact us: buildingbeyondborders@uhasselt.be
  • The registration fee needs to be paid before the start of the programme. Catering costs during the workshop are not included in the registration fee. For the travel and accommodation (incl. meals) costs for the field study abroad in Module B1 and the internship abroad of 4 weeks in Module B3, participants need to take into account an (indicative) expense of (to be confirmed): 1,000 EUR (excl. VAT) for the field study (Module B1); and 1.250 EUR (excl. VAT) for the internship (Module B3).

For this postgraduate certificate, financial support by means of the Flemish KMO-portefeuillecan be obtained (only for Flemish SMEs).


Participants who succeeded the entire programme are awarded an official postgraduate certificate ‘Building Beyond Borders’.

In case the participant does not hold a master degree, a certificate permanent education ‘Building Beyond Borders’ is awarded.

Application and entry requirements

Each application is assessed on a case by case basis, which includes the candidate’s diploma, CV, portfolio, and personal motivation (all in English). In case of doubt, the performance on an interview is decisive on the applicant’s suitability.

Commonly accepted degrees are shown below. The list is not exhaustive and candidates are encouraged to contact us for advice about the suitability of degrees, qualifications, performances and/or experiences. The programme is primarily accessible to candidates holding:

  • a Belgian master or bachelor degree in disciplines related to designing and/or building of spaces on different scales, and/or designing and/or manufacturing products,
  • a foreign master or bachelor degree in disciplines related to designing and/or building of spaces on different scales, and/or designing and/or manufacturing products.

All applicants must be fluent in both spoken and written English.

Maximum number of participants: 25


Classes will take place at:


Living in Belgium


More information?

Please contact us for further information: buildingbeyondborders@uhasselt.be.