Specific information regarding the impact of the war in Ukraine for students from Ukraine/Russia/Belarus


    Apply online


    We'll examine your application


    Payment of the applicable costs


    Start your visa application


    Check whether you are eligible for exemptions (if applicable)

Apply online before 1 May 2023

As of 1 November 2022 you can start your application for academic year 2023-2024.

The application deadline for academic year 2023-2024 is 1 May 2023. After this date it is no longer possible to apply. So make sure to apply in time, even if there are still documents missing to complete your application.

Make sure to add the following required documents to your application:

  • Diploma of secondary and/or higher education (make sure to include an official translation if your diploma(s) is/are not in English, French, Dutch or German);
  • Transcript of records (make sure to include an official translation if your diploma(s) is/are not in English, French, Dutch or German);
  • (National) entrance examination(s) - only applicable if this is also necessary to access higher education in your country;
  • Color copy of identity card/passport (front- and back);
  • Proof of English proficiency (you can see here which language certificates we accept);
  • Proof of Dutch proficiency (only applicable if you want to start in a programme taught in Dutch);
  • Pay the application fee of €75 (excluding additional bank charges). This application fee is non-refundable - not applicable for new students from Ukraine.
    You will receive a separate email after you completely filled out the online application form and added the above mentioned documents.

Apply online for AY 23-24

We'll examine your application

Once we have received the application fee we will further investigate your admission request.

Within three weeks, we will send you an email saying whether or not you meet the admission requirements.

If you meet the requirements, the educational institution itself must send a certified copy of your diploma of secondary and/or higher education + transcript of records to our university of applied sciences, in a sealed envelope.

Another option is that you ask your secondary/higher institution to send Admissions Office an official email (with stamp and signature) confirming that you have graduated + date of graduation + official name of your diploma. Make sure that the name of your school + complete address is mentioned as well in this email.

After we have received and verified these documents, you will receive an answer confirming the approval or rejection of your application.

Payment of the applicable costs

Processing cost

You will receive an email asking you to pay the processing cost. For academic year 2023-2024 the total amount is € 7,265. For more information about your application, please contact our Admissions Office.

Upon enrolment, this amount will be converted into the tuition fee.

Proof of sufficient means of subsistence

You will need to prove that you have the required necessary means to cover your healthcare, living expenses, and study and repatriation costs.

There are two possibilities to do so:

  • Option 1: You transfer the means of subsistence for the complete academic year to the blocked account of Artevelde University of Applied Sciences. The total amount for academic year 2023-2024 (14 months) is €10,500. The amount is transferred back to your Belgian bank account in instalments of €750 per month (including a double instalment in September).
  • Option 2: You have a sponsor who is able to demonstrate that he/she has sufficient resources to take over responsibility from you, for one academic year. You will need to fill out Annex 32 (Document of the Belgian Embassy) at the Belgian Embassy and deliver the signed and stamped document to us by email.

We advise you to choose the first option for a smooth student visa application process at the Belgian Embassy. You will receive a 'Certificate of Sufficient Means of Subsistence' from us as proof of the payment of the Means of Subsistence, which will facilitate your visa application process.

The payment deadline of the Processing Cost + Sufficient Means of Subsistence is 30 June 2023.

Start your visa application

After we have received the payments, we will send you and the Belgian Embassy/Consulate where you plan to apply for your student visa, the following documents by email:

  • Permission to Enrol
  • Certificate of Sufficient Means of Subsistence (if you have chosen option 1 in the step above).

These documents will allow you to apply for a student visa. We will reserve a place for you in the programme.

The 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 (The earliest to start you visa application is 3 months before the start of our programme).

Check whether you are eligible for exemptions

Do you wish to request exemptions if you have already obtained credits in similar higher education courses before? You can verify this by contacting the Study Track Manager of your study programme. You can find an overview of the Study Track Managers per study programme here. Together you determine your curriculum.