Application procedure

No applications are handled in the period from July 17 till August 17

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. ​

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 inability to obtain a visa on time will not lead to an extension of the enrolment deadline (1 September).
  • No submitted documents will be returned.
  • 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.  Detailed information about the selection procedure can be found here. 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 17 till August 17). 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.LN 55.015), 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, the student portal 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.