Exchange programme in Music
Campus Leuven / Lemmens

Central to this specialisation are lessons in the main instrument and in ensemble. To guarantee an optimal learning experience, these are linked as much as possible. All the skills acquired during instrument lessons are actively applied in various ensembles. Classic training techniques dovetail directly with this. We organise many concerts in the school, but also in the bars in the center of Leuven. 


During the master years, students can choose from a number of instrument or more theoretically oriented courses. In this way, they can continue their personal development. In addition, students are familiarized with processing information and the development of new ways of thinking.

This broad, multifaceted training offers many perspectives in different work environments. Tutors are prominent jazz musicians who are not only active on the jazz scene but also composing, arranging, producing.

For master students in Jazz, this comprises of a performance. For the reflective component, and under the guidance of a promoter, a thesis is written about one aspect of one of the compositions they perform in the artistic component.


Confinement Blues
Written and arranged by Peter Hertmans


Your personality and your ambitions are the starting point in our music training. Your teachers are not teachers who impose working methods, but coaches who help you devise your own solutions and tell your own story. For them, there is no better challenge than to support and inspire you. These tutors are prominent jazz musicians who are not only active on the jazz scene but also composing, arranging, producing… As a master student, you will take the lead but they will support you.

Teaching staff for main courses


Double Bass - Electric Bass Jos Machtel  
Drums Dré Pallemaerts  
Guitar Peter Hertmans  
Jazz Vocals Lynn Cassiers  Ariadne Van den Brande 
Piano Ron Van Rossum Bart Van Caenegem
Saxophone Frank Vaganée Bo Van der Werf
Trombone Dree Peremans  
Trumpet Jean-Paul Estiévenart  

"The entire team of lecturers at Lemmens has been extremely important in my musical development. Their dedication and motivation was contagious. They enjoyed studying and knowledge was shared among students. In such a spontaneous atmosphere, growing becomes effortless. When they started asking to play "real" concerts with them, I couldn't be happier.

A concrete example? During the holidays Frank and Ron enthusiastically decided to book a study trip to New York. I was allowed to join. We shared an apartment and listened to several concerts every day. Without realizing it, that turned out to be the stepping stone for my decision to move to New York to be able to grow musically. "

Facilities & campus life

What do you need?

A good command of English (level B2) is required to make the most of your stay with us. Campus Lemmens does not own student accommodation. Therefore, you will have to rent a room on the private housing market for the duration of your stay. To help you in your search, please visit the website of the KUL or contact our student support services

Application & entry requirements

All Erasmus+ Exchange Students need to apply via the exchange application procedure of LUCA School of Arts. During your application process, you can indicate the LUCA campus of your choice and the exchange programme you wish to apply for. Notice that not all programmes are open for incoming exchange students in both semesters. An overview can be found  here.

  • The deadline for the Autumn Semester / full year is April 30
  • The deadline for the Spring Semester is November 1

Outcome Exchange Application

The outcome of the application can be expected within 4-6 weeks after the application deadline. Both you and your international coordinator will be informed about the result of your application by e-mail. No need to inquire about the outcome yourself.

Contact us

If you need more information, don't hesitate to contact us:

International Coordinator Campus Lemmens
Emelie De Bruyne

Campus Lemmens
Lemmensberg 3
3000 Leuven
+32 2 447 15 00