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Welcome to UC Leuven-Limburg! 

Have you made up your mind and decided to come and study here to obtain a degree ?  Excellent choice !  Our courses will provide added value that will be of use to you all through your future 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.

We welcome applications for the 2019-2020 academic year as of  November, 2018.  Please check back later  as the application tool will change.

Applications deadline
non-EEA students : 1 May, 2019
EEA students                : 15 August, 2019

 

At the moment, we are only accepting applications for the IEC programme, Spring 2019, until 15 November, 2018.

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

  • 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") or similar academic achievement.
     
  • Language: 
    IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 79 or diploma issued in UK, USA, New-Zealand, Australia, Canada (except Québec), Ireland and South-Africa
    UC Leuven-Limburg TOEFL institution code: 5782

    ITACE for students  B2 (test centres in Belgium only)

  • 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 admissions@ucll.be. We will screen your documents.

Step 2. Mail the 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 international  recognition databases, such as UK NARIC, Nuffic NL, to assess your diploma/degree.
     
  • Language: 
    IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 79 or diploma issued in UK, USA, New-Zealand, Australia, Canada (except Québec), Ireland and South-Africa
    UC Leuven-Limburg TOEFL institution code: 5782

    ITACE for students  B2 (test centres in Belgium only)

  • Deadline: 15 August

Step 1. Email a scan of your diploma, application form and proof of language to admissions@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  English-language 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 admissions@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 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 admissions@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.

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 diploma issued in UK, USA, New-Zealand, Australia, Canada (except Québec), Ireland and South-Africa
    UC Leuven-Limburg TOEFL institution code: 5782

    ITACE for students  B2 (test centres in Flanders only).

  • Deadline: anytime.

Step 1. Email a scan of your diploma to admissions@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.

A programme in Dutch?

UC Leuven-Limburg offers a range of profession-oriented bachelor programmes. The majority 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 required 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 admissions@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 admissions@ucll.be.

 

If you want to apply, start by filling out the  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  (courtesy of KULeuven, our umbrella university) for Belgium.

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 .

Asylum and studying in Belgium

Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen, an organisation supporting asylum seekers in Belgium, provides useful information about studying in Belgium while being a refugee or asylum seeker.

https://www.asyluminfo.be/en/continued-studies/ (the site is available in several languages)

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  UK NARIC and NUFFIC databases.

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  Committee for Appeals, interne.beroepscommissie@ucll.be ,  while mentioning  'Appeal procedure + your name' in the subject line.  The Committee meets on a regular basis.