Welcome to the information page for applicants who have completed studies in Belgium, with information about meeting the English requirement, what previous studies meet the basic entry requirements, and any special documentation instructions. 

Start with Step 1 - Finding out what I need to submit

There are general instructions for all applicants; it is important that you start with Step 1 and then work your way through the remaining steps in order to submit the right documents in the right way.

Meeting the English requirement - bachelor's and master's level studies

Applicants with a completed upper secondary degree from Belgium may meet the English language requirement if they've studied English according to the ASO / Enseignement general / Allgemeinbildende Sekundarunterricht and the TSO/Enseignement technique / Technische Sekundarunterricht curricula. This requirement can be met through an assessment of the year of graduation and the number of English courses taken.

If you’re documenting your English based on your upper secondary studies, you must provide upper secondary documents in order to demonstrate you meet the requirement. Please submit your upper secondary documents as indicated below under ’For bachelor’s level studies’.

You can also demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain university studies, or an internationally approved English test. Find out more at the following link:

English language requirements

Previous studies that meet the general entry requirements and any special documentation instructions

For bachelor's level studies:

Flemish Speaking Community: Getuigschrift/Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs + Transcript (“Resultaatenlijst” or corresponding document) with subjects and grades from years 4-6

French Speaking Community: Certificate de l’Enseignement Secondaire + Transcript (“Bulletin” or corresponding document) with subjects and grades from years 4-6

German Speaking Community: Abslusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts + Transcript (“Jahreszeugnis” or corresponding document) with subjects and grades from years 4-6

 

To document your eligibity for studies, please submit the following documents according to your language of study:

Flemish Community:

Algemeen Secundair Onderwijs (ASO)
Technisch Secundair Onderwijs(TSO)
Kunstsecundair Onderwijs(KSO)
Beroepssecunair onderwijs (BSO)

French Speaking community:

Enseignement general
Enseignement technique
Enseignement artistique
Enseignement professionnel

German Speaking Community:

Allgemeinbildende Sekundarunterricht
Technische Sekundarunterricht
Berufliche Bildung, if concluded with an Abschlusszeugnis.

Please note that you must submit your diploma AND your transcript with subject and grades from the last three years of study. 

For master's level studies:

For entry into a Master's programme, the minimum requirement is a 180 ECTS Bachelor's degree.

Translation requirements

If you submit your diploma and transcript/Diploma Supplement in Flemish, you must also provide an official translation of your documents. Official means that your translation must be completed by a translation company or a person who works as a translator. Accepted languages for translations are Swedish or English.

If you submit your diploma in German or French, no translation is required.

If you submit your transcript/Diploma Supplement in German or French, you must also provide an official translation of your documents. Official means that your translation must be completed by a translation company or a person who works as a translator. Accepted languages for translations are Swedish or English.

Last updated: 05 February 2020