Belgium - Application Process

When to Apply

Dates vary from university to university. Here are some examples:

  • KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven) - 1 June 2015 for September entry
  • Universiteit Antwerpen – before 1 September prior to the start of the academic year in September
  • Universiteit Gent - 1 June 2015 for September entry
  • Universiteit Hasselt - before 1 September prior to the start of the academic year in September
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel - 1 June 2015 for September entry
  • Université catholique de Louvain – 31st August 2015 for September entry
  • University of Saint-Louis in Brussels – 31st August 2015 for September entry
  • University of Namur – 31 July 2015 for September entry
  • Université libre de Bruxelles – TBC but different dates apply to some of their advanced masters and they suggest students contact the faculties.
  • University of Liège – 15 August 2015 for September entry

Entry Requirements

Students are required to hold Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study. A Bachelor’s with honours is usually sufficient, although you may be required to have the equivalent of 240 ECTS (4 years of university-level study). Each university is free to set its own admission criteria and make its own admission decisions based on the applicant's background and the demands of the programme. That freedom allows institutions to compose well-qualified and well-balanced student cohorts, while also protecting the integrity and the reputation of the education offered.

How to Apply

UK/EU applicants should apply directly to the institution. There is no central admissions system for Belgian universities at postgraduate level.