Irish College Leuven offers up to thirty scholarships each year to students and young people interested in developing their hospitality career in an international setting.

Scholarships, to the value of €10,000 per annum, are offered for 6 month periods, twice a year. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a unique environment supporting the work of clients at their conferences, meetings and events and delivering a quality hospitality experience for guests from all over the world.

Those selected to take part in the programme will benefit from staying in an international hall of residence as part of the KU Leuven student community. Certain meals are provided when working and participants receive a weekly stipend of €125.00 paid into their home bank account. Additional supports may be requested through the EU funding channels of Erasmus+ and EURES.

“It’s a really nice work environment here, Leuven is a beautiful city and I’m glad that I pushed myself out of my comfort zone”

Lisa Diviney, University of Limerick, Receptionist

“Irish College Leuven has given me the chance to experience so much in the hospitality sector and I’ve gotten to work with the best group of people that I know will be friends for life.”

Sarah Jane Doyle, Institute of Technology Tallaght, Housekeeping

Coming to the Irish college has definitely been an unforgettable experience. I’ve learned new skills, and improved on skills I already had, I’ve met some great people along the way, and learned how to adapt to different situations professionally and personally. Due to how amazing the experience was, I’ve decided to stay on longer as I want to push myself to achieve more and continue to improve on my hospitality skills.”

Kayleigh Dullaghan, EURES programme, Dining
“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

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To apply for the next round of Scholarships, interested individuals should submit a message of motivation and their Curriculum Vitae.

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