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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 toelating@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

    ‘Abitur’ diploma (‘Allgemeine Hochschulreife/Abitur’);

    France

    Baccalaureate diploma with a minimum grade of 10/20

    Luxembourg

    - Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Diplôme de Fin d’Etudes secondaires)

    - Technical Secondary School Diploma (Diplôme de Fin d’Etudes secondaires techniques)

    Netherlands

    - VWO diploma (Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs)

    -  vocational education final diploma with complete curriculum  (MBO4) (Please note that the Dutch degrees MBO4 and HAVO are not sufficient to enrol in an academic bachelor Schools of Arts)

    - Propaedeutic diploma (Getuigschrift van met goed gevolg afgelegd propedeutisch examen)

    - Einddiploma van het hoger beroepsonderwijs met volledig leerplan

    - Post-secondary vocational education diploma with full curriculum (Einddiploma van het hoger beroepsonderwijs met volledig leerplan)

     

    Spain

    Titulo de Bachiller

     

    USA

    High School Diploma with a record of transcript  (list op points) which states at least 4 advanced placements (APs);

    UK

     “General Certificate of Education” indicating 3 A-levels with grade A*, A, B or C

    European schools in Belgium or abroad

    European ‘Baccalaureate diploma’ 

    International Baccalaureate School

    International Baccalaureate Diploma from the International Baccalaureate Office in Geneva, Switzerland

    SHAPE-school

    Diploma issued by NATO’s SHAPE School

    accredited institution from the ENIC-NARIC network

    • Bachelor diploma
    • Master diploma

    Lisbon Recognition Convention (LRC)

    a diploma with a certificate that declares that, with this diploma, the student is admitted to academic studies in the country in which this diploma was issued, if this country has ratified the Lisbon Recognition Convention (LRC)

     

     

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