Throughout the whole year, BEST Leuven organises different activities where students of technology from member universities get the chance to complement their fields of study, discuss educational matters, learn and take their first steps into an international career, increase their international experience, set up contacts, improve their English level and have fun. Each BEST event is attended by 20-30 engineering and technology students like you, who have something in common: they want to live a unique experience, different from day-to-day school life!

Sounds like something for you? Keep on reading!

What you can expect

BEST Courses take place all over Europe and are organised by a particular Local BEST Group in cooperation with their local university and last between one and two weeks.

Classes Learn about a topic of your choice through interactive lectures, workshops, company visits in cooperation with the local university.
City Discover your destination and the foreign culture under guidance of local students.
Fun Participate in lots of social activities. A weekend trip with hiking and canoeing, a visit to the beach, themed parties every evening…
Friendships Make friends all over Europe during one of the most intense weeks of your life.
Experience Enrich your CV with international experience in order to distinct yourself from other students and attract companies.
Cost-effective You will pay max €45 for the entire course, including meals, lodging and other social activities.

What are the requirements?

The only requirement for applying to a BEST course is that you are a legitimate student at the KULeuven during that year at one of the following faculties: Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Bioscience Engineering or Sciences.
Most courses are introductory and require only a little bit of knowledge of the topic of the course. There are some advanced courses as well, but the precise prerequisites for each course will always be mentioned during the application process.
In order to go on a course, you have to write a short motivation letter for the organising students. Increase your chances of getting accepted by sending us your motivation letter, so that we can give elaborate feedback. Furthermore, a few tips & tricks can be found here.

Thinking about applying?

BEST courses are organized during the entire year. The period and number of days of a BEST course, are chosen by the organizing local BEST group. The courses are grouped into four seasons:
Spring: March – June Summer: July – August Autumn: September – November Winter: December – February
Each season has a certain application period, usually one season beforehand. The whole application procedure takes place on our international website.
A couple of days before the application deadline, we usually organise a motivation letter workshop, to give you, even more, hints and feedback in a personal and interactive way.
You can see all available courses for this season here. Stay in touch with our facebook page for the details and updates!