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2019-2020 applications now closed*

* We still accept applications for the IEC programme
     (Postgaduate Certificate in International Educating Class)   Spring Semester 2020 
     
    For whom ?  EEA students  and  students holding a Belgian residence permit (2 years and up).
    Exceptional application deadline: 1 December, 2019

 

2020-2021 applications NOW OPEN !
 

Ready to join us?

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.
 

Which requirements apply to your programme?

  • Track across Europe (BME) of bachelor Business Management - Marketing: please visit the BME website to learn more about this extraordinary study track and how to apply.
     
  • All other programmes/tracks: Please check our Application Requirements below. They are based on the area where you obtained your degree/diploma.
     

Applications Deadlines

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

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 6.5 or
  • TOEFL 79  (UC Leuven-Limburg TOEFL institution code: 5782) or
  • Cambridge Assessment English B2 First (grade B or  score 173-179) or
  • ITACE (link is external) 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.

Deadline:

1 May (or 15 August if you have a long term Belgian residence permit valid beyond 1 November).

 

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 originals or duly certified copies of your diploma and transcripts to:

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

     

  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 6.5 or
  • TOEFL 79  (UC Leuven-Limburg TOEFL institution code: 5782) or
  • Cambridge Assessment English B2 First (grade B or  score 173-179) or
  • ITACE (link is external) 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.

Deadline:

15 August

 

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 originals or duly certified copies of your diploma and transcripts to:

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

     

  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 and the EB diploma without any further conditions  for admission into  our  bachelor degree programmes.
  • Other transnational degrees will  be assessed on a  case-by-case basis
     

Language requirements:

no  further requirements (IB  and EB)
 

Deadline:

1 May (or 15 August if you have a long term Belgian residence permit valid beyond 1 November)

 

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 originals or duly certified copies of your diploma and transcripts to:

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

     

  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 all UCLL bachelor programmes.
 

Language requirements:

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?
 

You must request an intake interview with a programme coordinator if you want to enrol in any of these programmes:

  • BBM (Bachelor in Business Management-Marketing)
     
  • ABM (Advanced Bachelor in International Management or in Design Thinking & Innovation)
     
  • PIEC (Postgraduate Certificate in International Educating Class)
     
  • ICoNS (Advanced Bachelor in International Cooperation North-South
     

After the intake interview

Register online to become a UCLL student!

I have diploma issued in the Netherlands

Diploma/DEGREE:

access to all UCLL bachelor programmes with

  • a VWO diploma or
  • a MBO4 diploma or
  • a diploma higher education
  • a HAVO diploma combined with a 'propedeuse' 

Language requirements:

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

You must request an intake interview with a programme coordinator if you want to enrol in any of these programmes:

  • BBM (Bachelor in Business Management-Marketing)
     
  • ABM (Advanced Bachelor in International Management or in Design Thinking & Innovation)
     
  • PIEC (Postgraduate Certificate in International Educating Class)
     
  • ICoNS (Advanced Bachelor in International Cooperation North-South) 

     

after the intake interview

Register online to become a UCLL student!

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

Diploma/Degree:

The 'diplôme d'enseignement supérieur' grants access to all UCLL bachelor programmes.

 

Language requirements*:

  • IELTS 6.5 or
  • TOEFL 79  (UC Leuven-Limburg TOEFL institution code: 5782) or
  • Cambridge Assessment English B2 First  (grade B or  score 173-179) or
  • ITACE  for students  B2 (test centres in Belgium only)  

*Tests should be taken 2 years ago or less.

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.
Please read the   Toelatingsvoorwaarden (Application requirements) 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.

Please read the   Toelatingsvoorwaarden (Application requirements) in Dutch.
 

Deadline:

1 May (or 15 August if you have a  long-term Belgian residence permit valid beyond 1 November)
 

Application fee:

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

How to apply?
 

  1. Step 1:  Go to  Diplomavoorwaarden  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 proces

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

Screening process

Our guideline for the recognition of your diplomas is based on the Lisbon Recognition ConventionThis European convention states that students must :

  • have access to higher education based on the diploma that they obtained
  • and which grants access to higher education in the country where the diploma was obtained.
     

In addition, we mainly use  UK NARIC and NUFFIC databases to screen candidates' applications.


Appeal

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

The Committee meets on a regular basis.

                                                  admissions@ucll.be