Customised Programmes

Irish College Leuven, from its strategic location, draws on expertise from across Brussels, Benelux and wider Europe to research, design and deliver bespoke residential education and training programmes and events for higher education authorities, business organisations, public sector bodies and voluntary and community associations.

With a track record of thirty-seven years, Irish College Leuven has a proud history of meeting its clients’ academic, professional development and business enhancement needs.

Programmes developed by Irish College Leuven provide for the opportunity to investigate best practice and benchmarking; integrate education curriculums; enrich corporate training courses and explore new opportunities to access funding and develop new markets.

In arranging programmes, Irish College Leuven takes care of all programme content, ground transport, off site logistics, catering and accommodation. This provides clients with a seamless experience from start to finish.




Being located close to the administrative, financial and academic heart of Europe, gives Irish College Leuven a number of advantages. Since 1984 we have developed close relationships with individuals and organisations in Brussels’ EU Quarter, Benelux and across Europe, resulting in an unrivalled network and unique access to key decision makers, leading academics and top business leaders.

When planning programmes we draw on these resources, whether it’s our partnership with Europe’s number 1 university for innovation, KU Leuven, access to local Fortune 500 companies and indigenous SMEs, or engagement with EU institutions. This provides a wide range of classroom-based presentations and lectures, and opportunities for visits tailored to your group’s particular interests. This combination of on-site lectures and seminars and in-person experiences, ensures students and delegates get a full, memorable and stimulating learning experience.

“The overall quality of the programme was good and thank you, once again, for your help in organising everything. The trip to the ECJ was worth the early start. Also, I would just like to add that the students really enjoyed the visit to Business Europe and the speaker there was very interesting.”
Dr Connie Healy, NUI Galway, School of Law, January 2019
“Irish College Leuven initiated contact with various organisations, booking coaches, planning refreshment breaks, sorting out gifts for guest speakers, creating room plans etc., and responding promptly to requests for changes to the itinerary.  This service removed so many logistical headaches that allowed me to concentrate on planning assessments and the content of the trip rather than the day-to-day running.”
Dr Donal Mullan, Queen’s University Belfast, Geography Programme Director & Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography
“We all enjoyed our time in Leuven and the students found the trip very useful overall. In particular, the students were excited by the speakers, and the sessions at the External Action Service were great and well organised so that was a great addition to the programme. Some students also found it every useful to meet with some of the NGO and trade unions people because they were interested in their career trajectory.”
Dr Adina Preda, University of Limerick, School of Politics, February 2019
“I loved being able to find out more about the EU actually works and hear both sides of the Brexit debate from policy experts and decision makers who are on the ground.  It’s also been helpful for our forthcoming EU consultancy week– I’ve found out more about European investment as an alternative to UK investment and this will be useful when working with Irish businesses.”
Rhiannon Ludlow, MBA Student, Cass Business School, London, March 2019