International students

Incoming international students

International students

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Hasselt University will assess students individually on the basis of their previous academic record and qualifications. General requirements imply diploma requirements and language requirements. The Examination Board of the programme evaluates each application individually with regard to the applicant’s academic record. Depending on previous qualifications, you may have to complete a preparatory or bridging programme.


Admitted directly:

  • Holders of (at least) an academic bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics, Business Economics, or Business Engineering of an EU university.

Admitted conditionally:

  • Holders of a foreign degree that is equivalent to one of the Flemish degrees mentioned above and that has been awarded after at least 180 ECTS credits (or three years of full-time study) at a university or institute of higher education. 

Admitted conditionally via a preparatory programme:

Applicants holding a non-economic or non-management/ business academic degree will have to complete a preparatory programme that is tailored to their specific background before they can be admitted to the master programme. 


English language skills (both written and spoken) need to be confirmed by a recent score on the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL paper-based: score 550 or more, computer based: score 213 or more, internet-based: score 79-80) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS overall band score 6.5) or any recognized proficiency test.