The applicaton process consists of three major parts. Each part will trigger a specific evaluation.
- part 1: screening on content and level
- part 2: screening of Dutch language proficiency
- part 3: screening of hard copy documents on authenticity
The combined results of the evaluation of all parts will determine if your application will be accepted.
- If your application is accepted, you will receive a Letter of Acceptance and more information about the enrolment..
- If your application is rejected, you will be informed about the reason of the rejection.
The application procedure at the University of Antwerp is free of charge (please do not deposit any money because it cannot be returned). However, take into account the deadlines and that the legalisation and translation of documents for part 3 takes time and can be expensive.
The applicant agrees with the following conditions by using the application procedure:
- It’s not allowed to apply for several programmes simultaneously. You can only have one running application. Multiple simultaneously applications will be rejected.
- Students are required to submit and follow up the application themselves. Interference of third parties is not allowed. Applications can be rejected for this reason..
- In case admission is granted and letters of acceptance are available, it’s strongly advised to start up the visa application as soon as possible. The visa procedure can take more than three months. The unability to obtain a visa on time will not lead to an extension of the enrolment deadline (15 October).
- No submitted documents will be returned.
Part 1 Screening on content and level
The admission board of the programme you selected will screen your educational history and your motivation to determine your access to the programme. This process may take up to 6 weeks after you uploaded all required data and documents (holidays and closing days are not included in the 6 week-period). If the admission board gives a positive recommendation, you can proceed with part 2 of the application.
You need to provide all necessary data and electronic documents for this part of your application before the deadlines mentioned under "Application deadlines".
Start your request for bachelor admission in the electronic application Mobility-Online (applications have closed for 2020-2021, applications for 2021-2022 will start on 1 December 2020). Need help with the application? A user guide (PDF, 500kb) is available.
- Enter your personal details and select the programme in which you wish to enrol in the academic year 2020-2021 (or 2021-2022 if you still have to attend preparatory courses (e.g. language courses))
- Generate a user account to access the application in a secure way
- Upload electronic documents to support your application. No legalisation is necessary at this point. The following minimum documents are required:
- a color copy of a valid passport or identity card
- a curriculum vitae
- a motivation letter
- a color copy of an original degree certificate with a translation in Dutch, French, German or English if the degree is drawn up in another language (applicants that are enrolled in their final year should, instead of the degree, submit a copy of an original and signed letter from their college or university confirming that they are expected to complete the programme at the end of the current academic year)
Part 2 Screening of Dutch language proficiency
During this step your Dutch language proficiency will be checked. If you already master Dutch, the submitted proof of your proficiency will be evaluated to see if it meets the requirements. In case you would like to take the one-year preparatory language programme, an additional screening will be done by Linguapolis. In order to start this screening you’ll first need to deposit 2000 euro in advance (as a prepayment of the tuition fee for the language course). Once the amount has been received a skype interview will be planned to test your language abilities.
Part 3 Screening of hard copy documents on authenticity
The registrar's office will screen the submitted hard copies of your documents and verify the authenticity of the degree. If needed, your previous educational institution(s) will be contacted. This process may take up to 4 weeks.
The registrar's office has to receive your hard copies before the deadline mentioned under "Application deadlines".
- Legalise the copy or copies of your degree(s) and transcripts which you previously uploaded. Use the proper legalisation method as outlined in the document about legalisation. Also note that if a translation is required, it has to be done by a sworn translator and the translation also has to be legalised.
- Send the legalised copies to the registrar's office by post or courrier. Please note that submitted documents (originals or copies) are never returned.
We cannot stress enough the importance of submitting a complete file well before the deadline. Incomplete hard copies (e.g. without legalisation and/or translation) that arrive close to the deadline will make it impossible to offer the applicant a possibility to furnish new documents and therefore lead to the rejection of the application.
Please be aware that the visa procedure can take more than three months, especially during the busy summer period. This also stresses the importance of submitting a complete file well before the deadline. It can't be guaranteed that visa applications that have been submitted late will be processed on time.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 the possibilities to have documents legalised or sent by post might be limited.
Candidates that are experiencing such problems can therefore, as an alternative to legalisation, ask their home university to send us a direct confirmation of the issuance of the degree certificate and corresponding transcripts. Please use this webpage for all the details about the alternative.