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Is it possible for me to study at Artevelde University of Applied Sciences?

You have to fulfil several requirements to enrol in higher education: diploma requirements and language requirements. Learn more about the requirements for English programmes here. Learn more about the requirements for our Dutch programmes here.

In principle, a secondary school diploma is a basic requirement (see diploma requirements). However, if you don't have this diploma, you may be able to start via an admission procedure.

Send an email to should you have any questions concerning admission. Naric is responsible for accreditation of foreign diplomas.

Many departments offer exemptions to students with a previously acquired study certificate (PAQ-procedure). Relevant non-school knowledge or ‘Previously Acquired Competences’ can be accredited in Flemish higher education (PAC-procedure). Read more about the possibilities here (in Dutch).

What can I study?

Artevelde University of Applied Sciences offers bachelor programmes in 5 fields of interest.

Or check out the general survey via our search tool.

How much will my studies cost?

Would you like to know more about the study costs,  student grants, the combination of studies and work, living wages or taxes? You are always welcome at the Office of  Student Support with these kinds of questions. Every campus has a Student Support staff member to offer support.

Learn more about a possible scholarship of the Flemish community here.

Where can I stay?

Artevelde University of Applied Sciences has student dorms, but you can also check out the private market. Maybe you qualify for an accommodation grant? Read details here, or contact our housing department.

How should I prepare?

If you had your prior education abroad, then it may prove difficult to study in Dutch. Check out the offer of the University Language Centre (UCT) if you are interested in language courses.

In-Gent is another organisation that offers courses in Dutch. They also organise a preparatory track for higher education, to have a smooth start. The preparatory track focusses on Dutch, but academic language and study skills and other preparatory modules are treated as well, and you get some help to decide which study programme is best suited for you.

Artevelde University of Applied Sciences also offers language support. Your language coach is always ready for you.

Can I receive coaching/support?

Each talent needs coaching. Do you need a tailored track, reasonable accommodations, social-legal support or help on study methods? Artevelde University of Applied Sciences has a broad counselling offer that is tailored to the student's needs. The diversity coach of your study programme, the Student Support staff member, the language coach and several other coaches will help you.

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