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Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Admission Bachelor

IMPORTANT NOTICE: during the academic year 2017-2018 the English Bachelor programme will only run in the BA1 year. That means that if for 2017-2018 you want to enroll in the BA2 or BA3 year, then you are enrolling in the Dutch-thaught bachelor programme and you will still have to meet the language requirements as presented below. Starting from the academic year 2018-2019 however the entire Bachelor programme - BA1, but also BA2 and BA3 - will be available in English.

Requirement 1: you are in the possession of the required diploma

  • a degree Secondary Education awarded by the Flemish Government,
  • a degree Higher Education or
  • a degree or certificate that is being acknowledged as equal by law, degree, European guideline or any other international agreement.

You can see here the list with study accreditations.

Requirement 2: you need to pass the artistic entrance examination

The programme ‘Visual arts’ is only accessible once you have passed the artistic entrance examination

Requirement 3: you need to have sufficient knowledge of the English language

Language requirement for enrolment in the English-taught bachelor programme

 To enroll in the English-taught bachelor and master programme in Visual Arts, under any type of contract whatsoever, you need to prove having sufficient knowledge of the English language. This can be done in different ways:

  • by submitting proof of having an ASO-degree (Flemish prospective students) or a VWO diploma (Dutch prospective students);
  • or by submitting proof of having successfully completed at least one year of English-taught secondary education;
  • or by submitting proof of having successfully completed a study programme or one or more course units with a total study load of at least 60 ECTS credits in English-language higher education;
  • or by providing a language certificate.

 The required level of English proficiency is determined according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference). Your language certificate must demonstrate that you possess the B1 level.

English language tests can be taken at Linguapolis (Interuniversity Test of Academic English (ITACE), but they can also be taken in other language centres in Flanders or in your home country.

Language requirement for enrolment in the Dutch-taught bachelor programme

To enroll in the Dutch-taught bachelor and master programme in Visual Arts, under any type of contract whatsoever, you need to prove having sufficient knowledge of the Dutch language. This can be done in different ways:

  • by submitting proof of having successfully completed  at least one year of Dutch-taught secondary education;
  • or by submitting proof of having successfully completed a study programme or one or more course units with a total study load of at least 60 ECTS credits in Dutch-taught higher education;
  • or by submitting proof of having passed the Interuniversity Language Test Dutch for Foreigners (ITNA) or another proof from an adult education center or recognized language center. 

The Interuniversity Language Test Dutch for Foreigners (ITNA) was developed by the language centers of four Flemish universities, and can be taken at Linguapolis:

https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/centres/linguapolis/.

 The required level of Dutch proficiency is determined according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference). Your language certificate must demonstrate that you possess the B2 level.


Requirement 4: as a foreign student you need a residence card for Belgium

All foreign students that reside in Belgium during their studies will need a valid Belgian residence card for the duration of the academic year.

Only when you have passed the artistic entrance exam and meet all other conditions stipulated above, by 31 October of that academic year at the latest, you can finalize your registration.

You can read here the detailed roadmap for your full enrolment.
For other questions contact the student administration office.