All candidates must submit a complete application and pay the advance fee of 2000 euro before acceptance can be granted.
Students accepted to the programme can start the procedure for obtaining a student visa. However, please be aware that you will need two letters of acceptance in order to apply for a student visa:
- a letter of acceptance from Linguapolis
- a letter of acceptance from a Flemish college or university for the subsequent academic year.
The application procedure for the Preparatory One-Year Dutch Programme will differ depending on which Flemish college or university you choose to continue your studies in academic year 2025-2026: the application procedure consists of six steps.
Step 1: Application + advance payment
First fill out the online application form, which can be found on our website: www.linguapolis.eu/prepyear.
Step 2: Interview
Students whose application file is accepted will receive an invitation for an interview via Skype, the purpose of which is to evaluate the applicant’s familiarity with the programme and their level of English, which at least needs to be at an intermediate level (CEFR B1).
Step 3: Providing legalised documents
The applicant provides documents that allow us to verify the authenticity of the degree(s), transcripts and translations.
Step 4: Letter of Acceptance
A personalised letter of acceptance will be issued.
Step 5: Payment enrolment fee
After arriving in Belgium, and before the programme starts, students must make an appointment with Mr Andy Vermeulen, student administration officer at Linguapolis, for administrative follow-up and payment of the remaining enrolment fee.
Step 6: Admission letter
After successfully completing all the previous steps, students will be issued with a personalised Letter of Admission, which can be used for registration with the municipality.
Deadlines for application
The deadline for students in need of a student visa has passed for academic year 2023-2024. Applications for 2024-2025 can be submitted as soon as November 2023.
Academic year 2024-2025
- application for students who need a visa: deadline 1 March 2024
- application for students who don't need a visa: deadline 31 August 2024
Academic year 2025-2026
- Application form will be available from November 2024 onward.
The enrolment fee for the Preparatory One-Year Programme: Dutch as a Foreign Language in an Academic Context is 4795 euro for EEA students* and 6495 euro for non-EEA students* (including all teaching materials), 2000 euro of which must be paid in advance when the application is submitted. Until the advance fee has been paid, the application will not be considered. The balance, i.e. 2795 euro for EEA students or 4495 euro for non-EEA students, must be paid to Linguapolis before the start of the welcome week, which starts on 16 September 2024.
Until the fee has been received in full by Linguapolis, admission to the programme is not complete and the Letter of Admission and student card will not be issued.
Please note that all bank charges must be paid by the applicant.
EEA students* and non-EEA students*: see brochure.
During the application procedure, the advance fee of 2000 euro minus 300 euro cancellation costs will be refunded in the following situations: see brochure.
If any misleading, incorrect, misrepresented or fraudulent information is included in the application, the advance fee of 2000 euro will not be refunded.