Exchange programme in the BA or MA Music
30 - 60 ECTS / 1 semester - 1 year / Nederlands
Campus Leuven / Lemmens

Music Therapy in Leuven

Academische Master / Exchange Programme


Music therapists are first trained as professional musicians. Embedding this training in the music school guarantees that candidates can fully develop their musical skills under the guidance of excellent musicians so that they are in line with the high requirements of a ‘Master in Music’. The exchange program of Music Therapy is taught in Dutch. 


The therapeutic and scientific training runs at two levels: students follow a package of psychology and psychiatry courses at the university and a clinical internship takes place within the academic framework of the University Psychiatric Centre KU Leuven (UPC). The music therapy department at UPC guides candidates during the final year of their training and guarantees that the therapeutic training conforms to the criteria for psychotherapeutic training. At the same time, students are supported in the initiation and development of scientific research.

In this way, the training achieves a unique synthesis between artistic and therapeutic professionalism. Courses are assessed for relevance within the whole package in which music, psychotherapy and science are harmoniously intertwined.  

Masterclasses, symposia and intense practical experiences

Every year, the program organizes interesting masterclasses, workshops and clinics with external experts, renowned foreign instrumentalists, music therapists and pedagogues. Music practice is central to our campus. You not only make music during your practical lessons or self-study but also participate in our ensembles, choirs and orchestras and the prestigious artistic productions. These experiences transform you into a team player.

Cross overs

LUCA School of Arts is a biotope in which collaboration between students from different art disciplines is stimulated. This results in interesting crossovers and innovative artistic practices.

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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

  • The deadline for the Autumn Semester / full year is April 1
  • The deadline for the Spring Semester is October 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.

Where do you have class?

Facilities & campus life

  • Our very own campus, situated in a parc in one of Europe's oldest university towns
  • An artistic meeting space for theater maker and musicians 
  • A coworking space with rehearsal studio's concert halls and theater venues
  • An art centre with concerts, performances and theater shows, lectures and artist talks, book launches, graduation shows and showcases
  • An expertise centre for young perfomnce artists with an art library, production support and a lending service
  • An intricate network of cultural partners where students rehears and show the results of their projects


Lemmensberg 3
3000 Leuven
+32 2 447 15 00

How to get there


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

Interested in this course?