(1) First, there is a pre-admission process. 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. You can start the pre-admission process by clickin on 'start your application'. The pre-admission platfrom is open all year for interested candidates.
(2) Secondly, once your pre-admission has been proven successful, you will be asked to advance to a full admission. Your documents will receive a final check before your application can be approved. If any documents are missing at this stage, you will be notified to give you a chance to upload them.
Finally, if your application proves to be successful, you will be sent an electronic conditional letter of acceptance. With this letter, you can request a visa at your embassy. Please note to start this process in time, we recommend at least four months before the start of the academic year in September. 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 of 50 EUR.
If you are a non EEA-student, you will be asked to enroll at VUB, if you are an EEA-student, you will be asked to enroll at ULB. However, all students will be mixed and receive the same education and diploma.
Next intake: academic year of 2021-2022 (start of classes: mid-September 2021)
For non-EEA students: 1 April 2021 (applications possible as of 1 June 2020)
For EEA students: 1 September 2021 (applications possible as of 15 October 2020)
Please note late applications will not be accepted.
Admission to the Bruface Masters requires graduation, either in an Engineering Sciences Bachelor Program issued by a recognized Belgian University, either in a similar study program from a recognized institution (minimum 3 years full-time study or 180 ECTS credits).
Prospective students can provide proof of sufficient knowledge of English as language of instruction by meeting one of the following criteria:
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 an email as soon as possible in order to make the necessary appointments and this before applying for a visa.
Students who are currently enrolled at one of our partner universities are exempted from the admission process. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire whether your university classifies as one of our partners.
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EEA is short for the European Economic Area, which unites the EU Member States and the three EEA EFTA States. Countries include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, , Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom