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Have you taken the plunge and decided to come and study here as a degree-seeking student? Welcome to UC Leuven-Limburg! You can be sure that our courses will provide added value that will be of use to you later in life.

Find out here exactly how the admission process works. It may vary depending on the type of degree you wish to pursue and your educational background. Select your personal situation below.

Applications for next academic year will be processed as of  1 November.

I have a diploma issued outside the European Economic Area

  • Diploma/degree: We will accept your diploma if it grants access to a similar degree programme in higher education in the country where the diploma/degree was issued. We use several international databases for this screening.
     
  • APS  procedure for  Chinese students: 
    All mainland Chinese citizens who  have not obtained  a foreign diploma/degree, or have not completed any courses at a university in another country than China, must obtain a certificate of academic screening issued by the Academic Evaluation Centre (APS) of the German Embassy in Beijing (info@aps.org.cn) before being admitted. The APS certificate is also required for obtaining a student visa to Belgium. For further information about  APS,  please consult aps.org.cn/zh.
     
  • Additional requirements: We expect you to have a score/grading within the 'top 25%' of your peer group (e.g. a GCE Advanced Level with a minimum score of "C").
     
  • Language: IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 79 or equivalent test or diploma from UK, USA, New-Zealand, Australia, Canada (except Québec), Ireland and South-Africa.
     
  • Deadline: 1 May (or 15 August if you have a Belgian residence permit valid beyond 1 November).

Step 1. Email a scan of your diploma, application form and proof of language to international@ucll.be. We will screen your documents.

Step 2. Mail the original documents or duly certified copies to: International Office, campus Proximus, Geldenaaksebaan 335, B-3001 Heverlee.

Step 3. Pay the 50 euro application fee (see application form)

Step 4. Letter of Admission will be issued after which you can start the pre-registration process.

I have a diploma issued in the European Economic Area

  • Diploma: We will accept your diploma if it grants access to a similar degree programme in higher education in the country where the diploma was issued. We use several international databases for this screening.
  • Language: IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 79 or equivalent test
  • Deadline: 15 August

Step 1. Email a scan of your diploma, application form and proof of language to international@ucll.be. We will screen your documents.

Step 2. Mail the original documents or duly certified copies to: International Office, campus Proximus, Geldenaaksebaan 335, B-3001 Heverlee.

Step 3. Pay the 50 euro application fee (see application form.

Step 4. Letter of Admission will be issued after which you can start the pre-registration process.

I have a diploma issued by an International School

  • Diploma: We will accept the IB diploma without any further conditions. In all other cases, please contact us by email.
  • Language: no further requirements.
  • Deadline: 1 May (or 15 August if you have a Belgian residence permit valid beyond 1 November).

Step 1. Email a scan of your diploma and application form to international@ucll.be. We will screen your documents.

Step 2. Mail the original documents or duly certified copies to: International Office, campus Proximus, Geldenaaksebaan 335, B-3001 Heverlee.

Step 3. Letter of Admission will be issued after which you can start the pre-registration process.

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

  • Diploma: access to all UCLL bachelor programmes.
  • Language: no further requirements. 
  • Deadline: anytime

Step 1. You are required to plan an intake interview with the programme coordinators for these programmes BBM, BME, BABIM, PIEC, ICoNS .

I have diploma issued in the Netherlands

  • Diploma: access to all UCLL bachelor programmes with a VWO or MBO4 or diploma higher education. A HAVO diploma combined with a 'propedeuse' is equally accepted.
  • Language: no further requirements .
  • Deadline: anytime.

Step 1. Email a scan of your diploma to international@ucll.be. We will screen your documents. You will be required to present your original documents at time of registration on campus.

Step 2. Letter of Admission will be issued after which you can start the pre-registration process.

Step 3. If you wish to start any of our English-language programmes, you are required to request an intake interview with the programme coordinators of the programmes BBM, BME, BABIM, PIEC, ICoNS .

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

  • Diploma: access to all our bachelor programmes.
  • Language: IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 79 or equivalent test.
  • Deadline: anytime.

Step 1. Email a scan of your diploma to international@ucll.be. We will screen your documents. You will be required to present your original documents during the enrolment process at our campus.

Step 2. Letter of Admission will be issued after which you can start the pre-registration process.

Step 3. If you wish to start any of our English-language programmes, you are required to request a motivational interview with the programme coordinators of the programmes BME, BABIM, PIEC, ICoNS .

A programme in Dutch?

UC Leuven-Limburg offers a range of profession-oriented bachelor programmes. Most of our programmes are taught in Dutch.

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 requred at time of application. 
Please read the   Toelatingsprocedure (Admission procedure) in Dutch.

Your application file must contain this application form.

All students who do not hold a Flemish diploma, secondary school or higher education, are required to submit their application to international@ucll.be and by regular mail.

Additional information needed ?

You seek an answer to your questions even after reading these pages? Or perhaps you have a friend or colleague who might be interested in applying? And you wish to ask these questions directly to us?

Take a look at our Open Days, including visits and Skype sessions. Or mail all other questions to international@ucll.be.

You want to read all of the above in a simple brochure?

Your application file must contain this application form.

What about a visa for Belgium?

If you have a nationality from outside the European Economic Area you will have to apply for a student visa for Belgium.

You are only able to start your application after you receive a  Letter of Admission from UC Leuven-Limburg.

The visa procedure will include a check of your financial solvency. There are various ways in which you can prove it..
UC Leuven-Limburg is able to assist you with a 'proof of solvency'.  We offer a so-called  blocked account procedure.   As soon as you have been admitted, we will provide further details  about  this procedure .

A fair recognition and admission procedure

UC Leuven-Limburg guarantees  a fair screening of your application. Our guideline for the recognition of your diplomas is based on the Lisbon Recognition Convention. This European-wide convention states that students must be provided with access to higher education with the diplomas they present if they would be given access to higher education in the country where the diplomas were obtained. We mainly use  the EP-Nuffic database .

Should you wish to appeal the result of your admission procedure or of your request for the recognition of prior learning, you can send your complaint and completed application file to the Chair of the Committee for Appeals, francis.loyens@ucll.be while mentioning  'Appeal procedure + your name' in the subject line.  The Committee meets on a regular basis.