The application occurs in two steps:
(1) a pre-admission . The pre-admission is a quick check to judge if your academic background meets the prerequisites required for the Master of your choice. You will be asked to upload a number of documents (such as your Transcript of Records and a language certificate), and asked a few questions (for instance, a self-assessment of your skills in mathematics). At this point, you will also be asked to pay an application fee of 50 EUR. Once we have received your file, our academic staff will evaluate your application. A motivated pre-admission response will be given within 14 calendar days.
(2) a full admission. The full admission is open from March to September for students with permanent residence in EU countries, and December to March for all other students.
Finally, if your application proves to be successful, you will be sent a letter of acceptance. With this letter, you can request a visa at your embassy. Please note to take at least 4 months into account to receive all documents on time. Once you have received your visa, you can travel to Belgium and enroll at the university. Once enrolled, you will be reimbursed the full application fee.
1. Having successfully completed one of the following language proficiency tests:
Certificates and other proof of language tests may not pre-date the first enrolment by more than five years.
2. Having successfully completed at least one year of secondary education with English as language of instruction, or having successfully completed secondary school in a Belgian institution;
3. Having successfully completed programme units in higher education with a minimum of 54 ECTS-credits where English was the language of instruction.
The right of residence is granted to all students who are EU citizens when they are admitted to study in another member state, as long as they have the necessary resources, are enrolled at an authorised institution where they will follow a programme of study, and are covered by health insurance.
These formalities are necessary only for periods of residence longer than three consecutive months. The right of residence in Belgium is granted if the following three conditions are met:
Students who wish to spend more than three months in Belgium must go to the Belgian Embassy in their country of origin to request a provisional residence permit (PRP) for the length of their stay in Belgium. It takes six to eight weeks to obtain. Without a PRP, which is impossible to obtain in Belgium, you will not be able to register with the register of foreign nationals of the Belgian district where you intend to stay, and therefore will be staying illegally in Belgium and will be subject to deportation. To obtain a PRP, you must provide the embassy with:
You must meet the same conditions for obtaining the right of residence as those required of students who are citizens of the EU and other eligible countries.
From the academic year 2007-2008 onwards all students from the P.R. China will have to obtain a certificate of academic screening issued by the Academic Evaluation Centre (APS) of the German Embassy in Beijing before being allowed to enrol at any higher education institution, language course or other preparatory course.
The APS certificate is also required for obtaining a student visa to Belgium. Students planning to study in Belgium are advised to contact the Academic Evaluation Centre in Beijing. Send a mail as soon as possible in order to make the necessary appointments and this before applying for a visa.
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Students who are currently enrolled at one of our partner universities are exempted from the admission process. Please contact email@example.com to inquire whether your university classifies as one of our partners.
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