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Application and requirements.

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Application and requirements.

 

A degree student enrols at HOGENT as a regular student in order to obtain a full degree or diploma.

 

How to apply?

The application process step by step:

  • Apply: applications for EER candidates are open from January 3rd 2022 till May 31st 2022. The application guidelines will be available as of the start of January 2022.
  • Assessment: all applications handed in and paid before the deadline will be assessed. If your application meets the requirements, you will be informed via mail by the end of June at the latest.
  • Official decision: in case your application is approved, you will receive an official letter of acceptance or a conditional admission in case you need to start a Dutch preparatory year. If your application has been declined, you will be informed by email.
  • Register for the Dutch language course: the Dutch language requirement for our Dutch taught programmes is level B2 (vantage). If you don't meet that requirement, you can apply for the preparatory course of Dutch based on our conditional admission. Do note that places are limited and deadlines might apply.
  • Prepare for your stay: A lot of information on what to do and prepare for your stay in Ghent is available online via the website of the city of Ghent. Those who need to apply for a student visa might find useful information via this website.It’s the student’s own responsibility to obtain a valid residence card for Belgium and have it at his or her disposal.

The application process step by step:

  • Apply: applications for EER candidates are open from January 3rd 2022 till May 31st 2022. The application guidelines will be available as of the start of January 2022.
  • Assessment: all applications handed in and paid before the deadline will be assessed. If your application meets the requirements, you will be informed via mail by the end of June at the latest.
  • Official decision: in case your application is approved, you will receive an official letter of acceptance or a conditional admission in case you need to start a Dutch preparatory year. If your application has been declined, you will be informed by email.
  • Register for the Dutch language course: the Dutch language requirement for our Dutch taught programmes is level B2 (vantage). If you don't meet that requirement, you can apply for the preparatory course of Dutch based on our conditional admission. Do note that places are limited and deadlines might apply.
  • Apply for your student visa: As a non-EER national, you will need to apply for a student visa. For more information about the visa application via the Belgian Embassy/Consulate, click here. The letter of acceptance and the inscription for the Dutch language year (if applicable) will be some of the documents to add to your visa application. he minimum waiting time for visa processing is approximately 4 weeks, but it could take up to 3 months. Therefore, submit your visa application on time. More useful information can be found on this website.
  • Prepare for your stay: A lot of information on what to do and prepare for your stay in Ghent is available online via the website of the city of Ghent.It’s the student’s own responsibility to obtain and a valid residence card for Belgium and have it at his or her disposal.

I have a Belgian residence card and a foreign degree:

  • Belgian citizens who have a foreign degree also need to apply for admission, as mentioned in the application guide.
  • Belgian citizens who have an equivalence of their foreign degree don't need to apply for admission and apply for direct subscription. Note: you do need to have a Dutch language certificate.

I have a Belgian diploma of secondary education, a bachelor/master degree or an equivalence via NARIC

If you do not have a (equivalent) degree or diploma to enrol in an Associate or Bachelor degree programme, you can pass an alternative admission procedure if you meet the requirements described below.

Dutch Associate degree programmes

Requirements : if you are 18 years old on 31/12 and you can prove you have the ERK B2 level of Dutch, you can participate in the alternative admission procedure for our Dutch associate degrees.

At HOGENT, there are test sessions on 9/6 and 16/6, at 13h15, campus Schoonmeersen (building B). You can find all details and registration for a test session here.

Dutch bachelor degree programmes

Requirements : In order to be eligible for the alternative admission procedures for bachelor degrees, you need to be at least 21 years old on 31/12. This requirement does not apply for refugees, stateless persons and virtuosos (for Bachelor degrees at School of Arts). You also have to prove the ERK B2 level of Dutch for our professional bachelor degrees. All details about the existing alternative admission procedures, you can read on the website of our association AUGent.

The next deadline for the admission procedure is November 2021 (in case of positive result, you can register afterwards for semester 2). If you are interested in this procedure, contact coordinator Pascal Van Geit via toelatingsonderzoek@hogent.beor 0032 9 243 33 89.

If you want to apply for a study programme at the School of Arts, other requirements may apply. Please visit the Student Affairs Office of the School of Arts.

For most of the study programmes at the School of Arts artistic entrance tests apply.

For Dutch-unaware candidates who are interested in an academic bachelor programme at the School of Arts, there is a special admission procedure. In this procedure, you can also read an alternative way of applying for virtuosos in the arts.

Practical guide.

Check the practical guide for information on finances, study and course guidance, the academic calendar, housing, your arrival in Ghent, Dutch language courses, insurances, visa and immigration and student life in Ghent.

check our practical guide

Practical guide.

Check the practical guide for information on finances, study and course guidance, the academic calendar, housing, your arrival in Ghent, Dutch language courses, insurances, visa and immigration and student life in Ghent.

check our practical guide