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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.

I have a diploma from outside the European Economic Area

  • Diploma: We will accept your diploma if it provides 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.
  • 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. You can mail a scan of your diploma, application form and proof of language to international@ucll.be. We will screen your documents.

Step 2. We will ask you to mail the original documents or duly certified copies to: International Office, campus Proximus, Geldenaaksebaan 335, B-3001 Heverlee.

Step 3. Admission will be given after which you can start the pre-registration.

I have a diploma from within the European Economic Area

  • Diploma: We will accept your diploma if it provides 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. You can mail a scan of your diploma, application form and proof of language to international@ucll.be. We will screen your documents.

Step 2. We will ask you to mail the original documents or duly certified copies to: International Office, campus Proximus, Geldenaaksebaan 335, B-3001 Heverlee.

Step 3. Admission will be given after which you can start the pre-registration.

I have a diploma from an International School

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

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

Step 2. We will ask you to mail the original documents or duly certified copies to: International Office, campus Proximus, Geldenaaksebaan 335, B-3001 Heverlee.

Step 3. Admission will be given after which you can start the pre-registration.

I have a diploma from the Flemish Community

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

Go to our pre-registration.

I have diploma from the Netherlands

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

You can mail a scan of your diploma to international@ucll.be. We will screen your documents. Admission will be given after which you can start the pre-registration.

You must present your original documents during the enrolment process at our campus.

I have a diploma from the French Community

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

You can mail a scan of your diploma, application form and proof of language to international@ucll.be. We will screen your documents. Admission will be given after which you can start the pre-registration.

You must present your original documents during the enrolment process at our campus.

A programme in Dutch?

UC Leuven-Limburg offers a range of profession-oriented bachelor programmes. Most of our programmes are taught in Dutch. In case you hold a non-Flemish diploma and you wish to apply for a Dutch-speaking programme you must note that fluency in Dutch is required at the moment you apply for a Dutch-spoken degree. Your application package will need to 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 via regular mail.

I like more personal information

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 pose these questions directly to us?

You can participate in our Skype session at Thursday 16 February 2017 from 17.00h until 18.00h (pm) (Brussels time). Staff members from the International Office and the various English-spoken programmes will be present to answer your questions.

You can visit us at our Open Days. The first ones coming up are on 18 February, 11 March and 22 April from 10.00 till 13.00h.

You can mail your remaining questions to international@ucll.be.

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

Your application package will also contain this application form.

What about a visum to Belgium?

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

You are only able to start your application after you do receive your letter of admission from UC Leuven-Limburg.

The visum procedure will include a check of your financial solvency. There are various ways in which you can provide proof of this. UC Leuven-Limburg is able to assist you with a 'proof of solvency'. This may happen via a 'blocked account procedure'. We will inform you on this procedure once you receive our letter of admission.

A fair recognition and admission procedure

UC Leuven-Limburg guarantees you 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 make use of 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 Appeal, francis.loyens@ucll.be with the topic 'Appeal procedure + your name'. The Committee holds regular meetings.