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Admission requirements for a bachelor programme

What admission and language requirements do you have to meet to enrol in a professional or academic bachelor programme at AP?

    General admission requirements

    If you want to enrol in a professional or academic bachelor programme, you must have:

    • a secondary education diploma from the Flemish Community
    • a higher education diploma short cycle with complete curriculum
    • a diploma from social promotion higher education from the Flemish Community, except certificates of Pedagogical Aptitude;
    • a Higher Vocational Education diploma or certificate from the Flemish Community
    • any study certificate recognised as equivalent to one of the abovementioned diplomas, pursuant to any legal norm, European guideline or any other international agreement.


    Additional requirements for the artistic bachelor programmes

    To enrol in an artistic bachelor programme, you also have to pass the  artistic entrance examination.  You can find more information about the artistic entrance examination via www.ap-arts.be.

    Not sure if your diploma grants you access? Please send an e-mail with a copy of your diploma to admission@ap.be and we will let you know as soon as possible.
     

    Foreign study certificates

    You can start a professional or academic bachelor programme if you have one of the following certificates:

    Germany

    • Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hochschulreife 

    Finland

    • Ylioppilastutkintotodistus / Studentexamenbevis 

    France

    • Diplôme du baccalauréat général 

    Hungary

    • Gimnáziumi Érettségi Bizonyítvány 

    Italy

    • Diploma di superamento dell’esame di stato conclusive (awarded by a liceo classico/scientifico/linguistico/scienzo umane)

    Israel

    • Te’udat Bagrut  

    Latvia

    • Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību 

    Luxemburg

    • Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires classiques/techniques 
    • Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires (awarded up to 2017) 

    Netherlands

    • VWO (Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs) 
    • MBO niveau 4 (Middelbaar Beroepsonderwijs)
    • HBO-Propedeuse (Hoger Beroepsonderwijs) 

    Ukraine

    • Svidotstvo pro zdobuttja povnoj zagalnoj serednjoj osviti (from 2019) 
    • Atestat pro povnu zagalnu serednju osvitu (old title up until 2019) 

    Austria

    • Reife(prüfungs)zeugnis 

    Poland

    • Świadectwo dojrzałości 

    Portugal

    • Diploma / Certificado / Certidão do Ensino Secundário 

    Romania

    • Diploma de Bacalaureat 

    Russia

    • Attestat o srednem obsjtsjem obrazovanii 

    Spain

    • Título de Bachiller (Bachillerato) 

    Turkey

    • Lise Diploması 

    United States of America

    • High school diploma with a record of transcript that contains at least 4 Aps (advanced placements)

    United Kingdom

    • GCE (General Certificate of Education) with 3 A-levels
    • SQC (Scottish Qualifications Certificate) with 4 Highers + 2 Advanced Highers

    Switzerland

    • Maturitätszeugnis / Maturitätsausweis / Certificat de Maturité 

     

     

    Not sure if your diploma grants you access? Please send an e-mail with a copy of your diploma to admission@ap.be.

     

    If you have obtained a diploma outside the EU, which is not included in the above list, you can submit an application to the admissions committee. With this application you have to add the following documents:

    • a completed form Application for admission with foreign diploma (download in Dutch or English);
    • a legalised copy of your diploma
    • if your diploma has been drawn up in a language other than Dutch, French, English or German, add a sworn Dutch translation;
    • a declaration from the embassy or consulate of the candidate’s country stating that with this diploma, they are admitted to a bachelor programme in the country where they obtained the diploma, unless the diploma itself contains such declaration.

    For a bachelor programme organised by a department (Business and Law, Health and Science, People and Society, Education and Training, Industry and Environment or Media, Design and IT), you must submit all documents to the Student Centre via admission@ap.be by September 1st at the latest, or by December 1st  at the latest for an enrolment for course units of the second semester only.

    For a programme organised by a School of Arts (Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp Royal Conservatoire), you must submit all documents to the Student Centre by October 15th  at the latest via admission@ap.be.

    After the admissions committee has examined your application, it will let you know whether you can enrol.

    Additional condition for the artistic bachelor programmes

    If you want to enrol in an artistic bachelor programme, you also have to pass an artistic entrance examination. You can find more information about the artistic entrance exams on the page of your chosen programme.
     

    Language requirements

    In order to be able to enrol for a professional or academic bachelor programme at AP, you must meet the general admission requirements and have sufficient knowledge of Dutch. The required level is B2 (CEFR). You will meet this requirement if you:

     

    • have successfully completed at least one year of secondary education in Dutch, or
    • you have successfully completed a programme or one or more programme components with a total study load of at least 60 credits in Dutch-language higher education, or
    • can produce one of the following language certificates:
      • ITNA-certificaat (Interuniversitaire Taaltest Nederlands voor Anderstaligen)
      • Attest richtgraad 3 van een CVO (Centrum voor Volwassenenonderwijs): ofwel 2 deelattesten van richtgraad 3 van elk 120 lestijden (3.1 mondeling en 3.2 schriftelijk) ofwel één opleidingsattest van de volledige richtgraad 3 van 240 lestijden.
      • Atlas - Civiele test Nederlands B2 / Certificerende taaltest Nederlands B2
      • Attest B2 van CNaVT
      • Nederlands Staatsexamen NT2 II  

    Online language tests, such as ELAO, are not sufficient.


    Please note:

    This language requirement does not apply to the academic bachelor programme Music and the professional bachelor programme Dance.
    To enrol for the English-language academic Bachelor of Fine Arts, you must have sufficient knowledge of English. More information about this can be found on the website of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Programme register (ap-arts.be).