International projects

For many years now, Hasselt University has participated in international projects relating to both education and research.

The past few years, Hasselt University has actively promoted and supported participation of staff in international projects. That way, it has been involved either as coordinator or as partner in many education and research projects, as well as in projects relating to development cooperation, including:

Hasselt University aims to remain an active participant in international projects and encourages its researchers and professors to submit project proposals. The International Office organises information sessions when new calls are launched and acts as a link between the applicant and the financing institution if there are any questions. In addition, the International Office is available for:
- advice about the various financing channels
- call-specific information and templates / administrative forms
- general information on Hasselt University
- revision and signature of a Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Understanding and other agreements
- (support for) submission of project proposals
- support for the establishment of consortia and new educational initiatives with international partners
- registration of submitted project proposals in the contract database

Staff members who intend to submit a project proposal are requested to inform the International Office at an early stage, so that it can offer optimal support (contact person: Liesbeth Oeyen).


Financing channel


European Commission

Summer Schools

Flemish government

Joint Programmes

Flemish government

International Office Incentive Fund

Hasselt University




Erasmus+ is the successor of the European Lifelong Learning Programme (for education and training), and unites the European funding programmes for education and training, youth and sports. Erasmus+ has a budget of approximately €15 billion for the period 2014 - 2021. The programme consists of three key actions:

Key Action 1: learning mobility for individuals
Key Action 2: cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Key Action 3: support for policy reform

Erasmus+ funds:

  • study and internship mobility for students within and outside of Europe
  • mobility of teachers or administrative personnel for teaching assignments and professional development within and outside of Europe
  • strategic partnerships and knowledge alliances for educational innovation
  • capacity building projects between knowledge institutions, small businesses, NGOs, multinationals, governments and / or interest groups
  • reform in the education and youth employment sectors by cooperating with local and national governments

More details about the diverse activities and deadlines can be found in the programme guide (pdf, 3.4 MB).

UHasselt is involved in several Erasmus projects, including:

The Erasmus+ Charter and Erasmus+ Policy Statement of UHasselt can be consulted here.

Please contact Liesbeth Oeyen for more information.

Summer Schools

The Flemish government (Department of Education and Training) awards financing to summer schools, organised at the Flemish higher education institutions. The Flemish government has reserved up to € 15.000 of financing per summer school per year. This programme aims to promote collaboration between Flemish higher education institutions and those inside and outside the European Higher Education Area. The programme focuses on Flemish and foreign students and, in its design and organisation, is intended to initiatives in the context of internationalisation @home and the acquisition of international and intercultural competencies.

Do not hesitate to contact Liesbeth Oeyen from the International Office if you have any further questions.

Joint programmes

The Flemish government awards seed funding for bachelor's and / or master's programmes which are offered in collaboration with one or more foreign institutions from the EEA and beyond, providing student mobility and, possibly, teacher mobility too. The maximum amount of this funding is € 5.000 per year per joint programme and can be extended by three years. Three new programmes are accepted per year, for a maximum of three years each.

Do not hesitate to contact Liesbeth Oeyen from the International Office if you have any further questions.

International Office Incentive Fund

The International Office (DIOS) offers funding for initiatives that contribute to the goals of the internationalisation policy plan and/or the Global Minds programme via three different calls:

1. DIOS Incentive fund & Global Minds call for projects: deadlines in fall and spring

2. DIOS Mobility programme: deadlines in October, February and May

3. Global Minds predoctoral visits: deadlines in October, February and May

The calls can be found on this specific webpage.