Symbol PF S.P.A.C.E. International Program – VIVES University of Applied Sciences – Kortrijk – Belgium

For the 11th year in a row VIVES University of Applied Sciences is organizing the English conducted international program S.P.A.C.E. (Social Pedagogical Art & Creativity Exploration). We would be very pleased to welcome your students for the spring term 2020 at our Department of Applied Social Sciences in Kortrijk, Belgium.

The S.P.A.C.E.-program covers one semester of 30 ECTS (from the beginning of February till the end of June 2020). S.P.A.C.E. explores how art and creativity are applied in social/pedagogical settings and how the arts sector focusses on (special) target groups: artistic ateliers with people with a disability, creative projects in prisons or refugee camps, social-artistic work in neighbourhoods, creative youth work, outsider art,… An interesting program for students in Social Work, Social Pedagogy, Psychology, Social Services, (Special) Education, Art Studies, Culture & Media Education,… Theoretical lessons, practical creative workshops, guest lectures, study visits and project work are a part of the program.



Deadline for application is 1st of November 2019, but the sooner we receive the application, the sooner we can accept your students. We’d like to receive a motivation letter and CV from students who’d like to apply. Please send these documents to (Program co-ordinator S.P.A.C.E.) and (International Co-ordinator).

On our website you can find more information for incoming students on the procedure, housing facilities,…:


One last thing

If necessary in the Credit Exchange of the student, we can also design a Study Program of 20 ECTS. In this case, the Group Project (12 ects) will be replaced by an Individual Paper (2 ects). Students then can stay till end of April – middle of May. If there is no Partner Agreement yet, our International Office can arrange this. Contact us for more information.