Admission and application

Check the entry requirements below to ensure that you are eligible to start the programme.

All candidates should apply for admission prior to the enrolment at the University of Antwerp. Only after approval by the organising institute IMDO, the registration procedure, at the registration’s office of the University of Antwerp can be started.

Entry Requirements

Are you eligible to start the programme?

Educational and professional prerequisites

Applicants must have a university or college bachelor or master degree of at least three years of full-time study. Proof has to be given of having successfully finalised the study. Other diplomas may be taken into account for admission provided applicants can proof relevant study areas or work experience. Motivation and career objectives are also taken into account.  

Language requirements

The working language of the postgraduate Energy & Climate is English. To assure active participation, a good command of English in all aspects (written, spoken, and comprehension) is a prerequisite.

Proof of proficiency in English has to be presented upon application. Applicants can prove their proficiency in English by:  

  • submitting proof you have studied at least one academic year (or 60 ECTS credits) in an English-language master programme;
  • submitting one of the following language certificates with a test validity of maximum 2 years:

- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language ): paper-based TOEFL level of minimum 550 or an internet-based TOEFL level of minimum 80 (More information on how to study for a TOEFL exam can be found here).

- IELTS (International English Language Testing System ): a minimum score of at least 6.5, and on each part minimum 6.0.

- or Knowledge level B2 of the Common European Framework.

Native English speakers and candidates holding a degree issued by a recognized educational institution in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg, are exempt from the English language test.

Application procedure

Applications are made directly  to the organising institution, IMDO.  The application process consists of two major parts.  

Part 1: screening on content and level

Part 2: screening of hard copy documents on authenticity (not applicable for candidates whose degree is issued by a recognised educational institution in Belgium or the Netherlands)

The combined results of the evaluation of part 1 and part 2 will determine if you will be admitted to the programme:

  • If your application is accepted, you will receive a Letter of Acceptance and more information about the enrolment.  
  • Unsuccessful applicants will also be informed about the reason of the rejection and will have the possibility to appeal.

The application procedure at the University of Antwerp is free of charge. However take into account the deadlines and the time needed for legalisation and translation of documents.

Only a limited number of students can register for the programme.

Part 1: Screening on content and level

The admission board will screen your educational history and your motivation to determine your access to the programme.  This process may take up to 4 weeks after you uploaded all required data and documents (Please note that no applications are handled in the period from July 16th till August 23rd). Successful applicants will be invited to proceed with part 2.

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 admission here. 

The following documents are required and should be uploaded in PDF format. It is advisable to prepare all documents before starting an application:  

  • ​a color copy of a valid passport or identity card,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a copy of your degree, if necessary with a translation in English, French or Dutch, 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.),
  • a copy of the original academic transcripts and course descriptions with a translation in Dutch, French, German or English if they are drawn up in another language,
  • an English language certificate indicating the level (exceptions: native English speakers, candidates with a degree from Belgian or Dutch universities or colleges). Check our language requirements.

Part 2: Screening of hard copy documents on authenticity 

(not applicable for candidates whose degree is issued by a recognised educational institution in Belgium or the Netherlands)

Upon positive academic assessment, you will be invited to submit authenticated photocopies of your academic documents. The admission office will screen the submitted hard copies of these documents and verify their authenticity. If needed, your previous educational institution(s) will be contacted. This process may take up to 4 weeks.

The admission office has to receive your hard copies before the deadline mentioned under "Application deadlines".

  1. Legalise the copy of your degree certificate which you previously uploaded; Use the proper legalisation method –as outlined in the pages 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. Academic transcripts do not need to be legalised but can be authenticated by the awarding institution. The original stamp and/or signature of the authorised person need to be visible.
  2. Send the legalised copies to the admission office by post or courier. Please note that submitted documents (originals or copies) are never returned.

Postal address: 

University of Antwerp, attn. Leen Herrijgers (room S.M.242), Sint-Jacobstraat 2, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium


As soon as the authenticity of your hard copy academic documents is confirmed, you will receive your admission letter via email. This admission letter will enable you to submit your visa application and start the enrolment procedure at the registrar’s office of the University of Antwerp.

Once your registration has been approved, you will receive a personal access code for SisA, Blackboard and Webmail and a student card by regular mail. You can then enrol for the course modules using the SisA selfservice module. This enrolment for the programme components, should be finalised before the start of the programme.

Application deadlines

You are a national of a country that is NOT a member state of the European Economic Area*
You are a national of a country that is a member state of the  European Economic Area* or you are already living in Belgium with a valid long term residence permit
Part 1: Screening on content and level
Complete upload of electronic documents before 1 March 2021
Complete upload of electronic documents before 1 September 2021
Part 2: Screening of hard copy documents
Hard copies received before 30 April 2021
Hard copies received before 10 September 2021

*European Economic Area member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Tuition fee

Enrolment for the full course costs 3 200 euro (VAT incl.).

Enrolment for only one course module costs 1 000 euro (VAT incl.)

Only applicable if you require a visa: Enrolment for the additional options (applied project + scientific paper), costs 1 500 euro (VAT incl.)

Fees include course materials and catering during lectures.

You will receive a debit note. Payment has to be made to IMDO, the organizing institution, within 30 days of receipt.

Can I get a scholarship?

We do not grant scholarships for this programme. We also do not act as go-between or intermediary with regard to scholarships of financial aid.

You should explore all sources of financial aid yourself. More information can be found here.

 KMO portefeuille

University of Antwerp (IMDO) is certified by the Flemish Government to provide education. Flemish companies can benefit from a 20% to 30% refund, provided by the 'KMO portefeuille'. Registration number University of Antwerp (IMDO): DV.O100327.


If you cancel your registration up to the start of the classes, the organisation charges 10% of the registration fee to cover cancellation costs. 
Once a course has started, no refunds can be made. Registrations cannot be transferred to a later course date.

In case of insufficient registrations, IMDO reserves the right to cancel the programme. In such an event and if paid, your registration fee in full will be refunded as soon as possible.