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2021-2022 applications now open

Have you decided to study at UCLL? Let’s get the paperwork out of the way so you can explore Leuven’s vibrant student life in no time.

Please submit your application before the deadline  below.  Processing time may vary ( from 1 to  3 weeks max).

Which requirements apply to your programme?

  • Bachelor in Business Management - Marketing (Belgium  and Europe track) requires (at least) a degree that provides  admission into higher education in the country where degree was issued.  
     
  • Continuing education programmes  require  (at least) a recognised bachelor's (undergraduate) degree issued by a nationally recognised higher education institution.
     
  •  Please check other Application Requirements below. 
     

Application Deadlines

  • non-EEA students requiring a study visa for Belgium :  1 May
  • all other students:  15 August  *

* For the  BME  programme, deadlines vary depending on the first-year  partner

      UAB  (Spain) : 30 June
       Laurea (Finland) and
BBS (Hungary):  1 May, or  later  if still spots available
     
    

International educating class 
SPECIAL APPLICATION DEADLINES

The  IEC programme consists of 2 separate modules, one in each semester.

 Fall semester 2021:
Closed for students requiring a study visa for Belgium
15 August 2021  for students not requiring a study visa for Belgium

Spring semester 2022:
30 September 2021  for students requiring a study visa for Belgium
15 December 2021 for students not requiring a study visa for Belgium

Application requirements

I HAVE A DIPLOMA ISSUED OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA

Diploma/degree

  • We will accept your diploma/degree/certificate if it grants access to a similar degree programme in higher education in the country where the diploma/degree was issued.
     
  • We use international  recognition databases, such as UK NARIC, Nuffic NL, to assess your diploma/degree.
     
  • We expect you to have a score/grading at the 75th percentile or higher (e.g. GCE Advanced Level with a minimum score of "C") or similar academic achievement.

Language requirements*:

  • IELTS or  IELTS Indicator  Academic 6.5  (no subscore below 5.5) or
  • TOEFL iBT or TOEFL iBT Home 79  (no subscore below 18) 
    (UC Leuven-Limburg TOEFL institution code: 5782) or
  • Cambridge Assessment English B2 First (minimum score 176) or
  • ITACE B2 (test centres in Belgium only)  or
  • diploma issued in UK, USA, New Zealand, Australia, English-speaking Canada, Ireland 

Tests should be taken 2 years ago or less.
*BME programme language requirements  

 

Deadline:

May  1st for students requiring a study visa for Belgium
August 15th  for all other students

Application fee:

50 euro

How to apply?

  1. Step 1: Go to  Online Application  and follow the instructions on this page.
     
  2. Step 2: Mail duly certified copies (by  issuing school/university or  embassy) of your diploma and transcripts to:

    UC Leuven-Limburg, Admissions Office,  Geldenaaksebaan 335,
    B-3001 Heverlee,
    BELGIUM

    or  have the principal's office or registrar confirm your degree+transcripts by email to admissions [at] ucll.be 

    or, if you live in the area, deliver the original to the reception desk at the above address.  The Admissions Office will let you know when you can come and collect it after verification.
     

  3. Step 3: Admissions office will assess your application.
     
  4. Step 4: Depending on the outcome of the assessment, a Letter of Admission  (including further instructions) will be issued  or a motivated notification of non-admission will be sent to the candidate's email address.

 

After successful application?

Register  on-campus to become a UCLL student!

When you have received a Letter of Admission,  read further instructions on the  Registration webpage .

I have a diploma issued in the European Economic Area (other than Flanders, Belgium or the Netherlands)

 

Diploma/DEGREE

We will accept your diploma/degree/certificate if it grants access to a similar degree programme in higher education in the country where the diploma/degree was issued.

  • We use international  recognition databases, such as UK NARIC, Nuffic NL, to assess your diploma/degree.

 

Language requirements*:

  • IELTS or  IELTS Indicator  Academic 6.5   (no subscore below 5.5)  or
  • TOEFL iBT or TOEFL iBT Home 79  (no subscore below 18)  
    (UC Leuven-Limburg TOEFL institution code: 5782) or
  • Cambridge Assessment English B2 First (minimum  score 176) or
  • ITACE for students  B2 (test centres in Belgium only)  or
  • diploma issued in UK, USA, New-Zealand, Australia, English-speaking Canada, Ireland 

Tests should be taken 2 years ago or less.
*BME programme  language requirements  

Deadline:

May  1st for students requiring a study visa for Belgium
August  for all other students

 

Application fee:

50 euro
 

How to apply?
 

  1. Step 1: Go to  Online Application and follow the instructions on this page.
     
  2. Step 2: Mail duly certified copies (by  issuing school/university or  embassy) of your diploma and transcripts to:

    UC Leuven-Limburg, Admissions Office,  Geldenaaksebaan 335,
    B-3001 Heverlee,
    BELGIUM

    or  have the principal's office or registrar confirm your degree+transcripts by email to admissions [at] ucll.be 

    or, if you live in the area, deliver the original to the reception desk at the above address.  The Admissions Office will let you know when you can come and collect it after verification.
     

  3. Step 3: Admissions office will assess your application.
     
  4. Step 4: Depending on the outcome of the assessment, a Letter of Admission  (including further instructions) will be issued or a motivated notification of non-admission will be sent to the candidate's email address.

 

After successful application?

Register  (on-campus) to become a UCLL student!

When you have received a Letter of Admission,  read further instructions on the  Registration webpage .

 

 

I have a diploma issued by an International School

Diploma/Degree

  • We will accept the English-language IB diploma  (no further requirements) and the EB diploma  (language requirements may apply)  for admission into  our  bachelor degree programmes.
  • Other transnational degrees will  be assessed on a  case-by-case basis
     

Language requirements:

no  further requirements for IB diploma holders. 
For all other transnational degrees language requirements may apply, see  above under 'I have a diploma issued outside the European Economic Area'.
 

Deadline:

May  1st for students requiring a study visa for Belgium
August  15th  for all other students

 

Application fee:

50 euro

 

How to apply?
 

  1. Step 1: Go to  Online Application  and follow the instructions on this page.
     
  2. Step 2: Mail duly certified copies (by  issuing school/university or  embassy) of your diploma and transcripts to:

    UC Leuven-Limburg, Admissions Office,  Geldenaaksebaan 335,
    B-3001 Heverlee,
    BELGIUM

    or  have the principal's office or registrar confirm your degree+transcripts by email to admissions [at] ucll.be 

    or, if you live in the area, deliver the original to the reception desk at the above address.  The Admissions Office will let you know when you can come and collect it after verification.
     

  3. Step 3: Admissions office will assess your application.
     
  4. Step 4: Depending on the outcome of the assessment, a Letter of Admission (including further instructions) will be issued or a motivated notification of non-admission will be sent to the candidate's email address.

 

After successful application?

Register ( on-campus) to become a UCLL student!

When you have received a Letter of Admission,  read further instructions on the  Registration webpage .

I have a diploma issued in the Flemish Community (Belgium)

Diploma/Degree:

The Flemish diploma of secondary education grants access to UCLL bachelor programmes.
Flemish bachelor's , master's  degrees grant access to UCLL continuing education programmes.
 

Language requirements:

If the language of your previous degree and the degree that you want to pursue at UCLL are the same,  there  are no further requirements, unless specified otherwise on the programme’s webpage
 

Deadline:

anytime (subject to approval by programme  after start of academic year or semester)

Application fee:  

does not apply

 

request an intake interview?

Only when you apply for the following programmes

Send an email with 'I would like to request an intake interview' to :

  • lieve.mulier [at] ucll.be ( ABM: Advanced Bachelor in International Management  )
  • christel.lammens [at] ucll.be (ABM)christel.lammens [at] ucll.be ()christel.lammens [at] ucll.be (Design Thinking & Innovation)

 

Check the instructions on the following page if you're interested in:

 

After positive interview or no intake interview needed

Please proceed  to  Online Registration  (click English) in order  to become a UCLL student!    Registrations will be processed from early July onwards.

I have diploma issued in the Netherlands

Diploma/DEGREE:

access to all UCLL bachelor programmes with

  • VWO diploma or
  •  MBO4 diploma or
  •  diploma issued by a Dutch accredited higher education institution
  •  HAVO diploma combined with a 'propedeuse' 

access to  UCLL continuing education programmes with

  • bachelor's or master's degree issued by a Dutch accredited  higher education institution 

Language requirements:

If the language of your previous degree and the degree that you want to pursue at UCLL are the same,  there  are no further requirements, unless specified otherwise on the programme’s webpage

 

Deadline:

anytime (subject to approval by programme  after start of academic year or semester)

 

Application fee:

does not apply

 

Send an email with 'I would like to request an intake interview' to :

  •  ABM: lieve.mulier [at] ucll.be (Advanced Bachelor in International Management  )
  • ABMchristel.lammens [at] ucll.be ()christel.lammens [at] ucll.be (Design Thinking & Innovation)

 

Check the instructions on the following page if you're interested in:

after positive interview or no intake interview needed

Proceed  to  Online Registration (click English) in order  to become a UCLL student!  Registrations will be processed from early July onwards.

I have a diploma issued in the French-speaking Community (Belgium)

Diploma/Degree:

The 'Certificat d'enseignement secondaire supérieur' (CESS) grants access to UCLL bachelor programmes.
Bachelor's , master's  degrees issued by a recognised higher education institution grant access to UCLL continuining education programmes.

 

Language requirements*:

  • IELTS or  IELTS Indicator  Academic 6.5  (no subscore below 5.5)  or
  • TOEFL iBT or TOEFL iBT Home 79  (no subscore below 18) 
    (UC Leuven-Limburg TOEFL institution code: 5782)  or
  • Cambridge Assessment English B2 First (minimum  score 176)  or
  • ITACE  for students  B2 (test centres in Belgium only)  

Tests should be taken 2 years ago or less.
*BME programme  language requirements  

Deadline:

anytime (subject to approval by programme  after start of academic year or semester)

 

Application fee:

does not apply

 

how to apply?

 

1)     Step 1:  Go to  Online Application  and follow instructions  on this page.
 

2)     Step 2: Admissions office will assess your application.
 

3)     Step 3:  Depending on the outcome of the assessment:

  •    a Letter of Admission (including further instructions) will be issued if your application was accepted

      or
     

  • motivated notification of non-admission will be sent to the candidate's email address if the application has not been accepted
     

4)     Step  4: You will be required to present your original diploma at time of registration on campus.

 

after successful application?

Register ( on-campus) to become a UCLL student!

When you have received a Letter of Admission,  read further instructions on the  Registration webpage .

I have a diploma issued outside Flanders, Belgium or The Netherlands yet wish to enrol in a Dutch language programme

Diploma/Degree:

UC Leuven-Limburg offers a wide range of associate degree programmes and professional bachelor programmes.  All associate degree programmes and the vast majority of the bachelor programmes are taught in Dutch.
 

Language requirements:

If you hold a non-Flemish diploma and you wish to apply for a Dutch language programme,  a  minimum Dutch proficiency level of B2  (CEFRL) or equivalent is required at time of application*. 

*Tests should be taken 2 years ago or less.

 

Deadline:

May 1st  for students requiring a study visa for Belgium *
August 15th  for all other students

*UCLL does not issue any  conditional admission letters in order to start a Dutch language prep year
 

Application fee:

50 euro   (does not apply if you are a citizen/long-term resident (2 years and more)  in Belgium or  a Dutch citizen)
 

How to apply?
 

  1. Step 1:  Go to Geen Vlaams of Nederlands diploma  and follow instructions  on this page.
     
  2. Step 2: Admissions office will assess your application.
     
  3. Step 3:  Depending on the outcome of the assessment:
  •  a Letter of Admission (including further instructions) will be issued if your application is accepted

      or
     

  • motivated notification of non-admission will be sent to the candidate's email address if the application has not been accepted

     

after successful application?

When you have received a Letter of Admission,  read further instructions on the  Registration webpage .

A fair recognition and admission process

UC Leuven-Limburg guarantees  a fair screening of your application.
 

Screening process

  • Our guidelines for the recognition of your credentials is governed by the  Lisbon Recognition Convention  if the country where the degree/diploma/certificate was issued, has ratified the Convention. 
  • Students must hold a diploma/degree/certificate that  provides access  to a level of higher education in the country where it was issued, similar to  the level applied for  at UCLL.

In addition, we mainly use  UK ENIC and NUFFIC databases to assess candidates' diplomas/degrees.


Appeal

Should you wish to appeal the result of your admission procedure or of your request for the recognition of prior learning:

  •   send your complaint and completed application file to the  Committee for Appeals at   interne.beroepscommissie [at] ucll.be 
     
  • mention 'Appeal procedure + your name' in the subject line

The Committee meets on a regular basis.

                                                  admissions [at] ucll.be