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Do you offer English Master Programmes?

We offer the following English master programmes for international students: http://www.uhasselt.be/en#_studiekiezer 


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Do you offer English Bachelor Programmes?

All Bachelor programmes are taught in Dutch. Hasselt University offers study programmes in its 6 faculties: Faculty of Business Economics, Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Life Science, Faculty of Law, faculty of Architecture and Arts, Faculty of Engineering Technology and the school of Transportation Sciences: http://www.uhasselt.be/en#_studiekiezer 

Candidates who wish to register in a Dutch-language Bachelor programme will need to demonstrate good command of Dutch, both written and spoken.

Please click on the next link for more information about the admission: http://www.uhasselt.be/Admission-requirements 


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Could you provide me with information concerning scholarships?

http://www.uhasselt.be/Scholarships 


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What is the difference between a professional programme and an academic programme?

Professional bachelor's programmes are only offered by university colleges. Programmes offered by the university are academic programmes.

Starting in 2013-2014, academic master's programmes which were previously organised by university colleges, have been transferred to universities (not including art programmes). Hasselt University has expanded its range of study programmes with the programmes for Architecture and Interior Architecture, Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy and Engineering Technology (Industrial Science). As a result, 5,400 students now attend Hasselt University.

A professional bachelor's programme focuses on direct employability on the labour market. After completion of a three-year professional bachelor's programme, you are ready to work independently. If you would like to switch to academic higher education later and pursue a master's degree, you will not be admitted directly. You will first have to complete a bridging programme (one to two years) in which you will have to acquire the missing general scientific competences and scientific basic knowledge. This is not self-evident and reserved only for students with an inquisitive and critical attitude and sufficient analytical skills. You should not underestimate the time and effort which are needed to complete a bridging programme. Therefore, students who want to pursue a master's degree should start with an academic bachelor's programme.

An academic programme consists of a bachelor's programme followed by a master's programme. These bachelor's programmes build a broad scientific basis and prepare students for the master's programme. The academic bachelor's programme provides direct access to a master's programme, which in turn prepares people for professions in which they are expected to independently apply scientific knowledge. After completion of a master's programme, you can also choose to prepare for a PhD thesis, with which you will contribute to scientific research and which can also be the starting point for an academic career


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Programmes are structured in ECTS credits? What does that mean?

The value or size of a programme (component) is expressed in ECTS credits.
An ECTS credit is a measure of the study time needed to reach the necessary study results / final competencies for a programme component. On average, one credit equals 27 hours of study activity, including tuition and exams included.

Each bachelor's programme has a value of at least 180 ECTS credits. The value of a master's programme depends on the programme: 60, 120 or more credits.

In both the bachelor's and the master's programmes, you can choose a specialisation. This means you can choose a domain to specialise in. A specialisation has a value of at least 30 ECTS credits. 

Each programme is built up of programme components of at least 3 ECTS credits each.
In the study programme, you can find the number of credits which is attributed to each programme component. There are programme components of 3, 4, 5, 6 or more credits. For a full-time study, you'll use roughly 60 study points per academic year. This equals an average study activity of 1620 hours per year.


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What is a study guide?

In the study guide, you'll find information about the programmes and programme components. The study guide is available exclusively online: www.uhasselt.be/studyguide .
A search per programme will show the following information: the study load in ECTS credits, possible specialisations, the language of instruction, a description of the programme, the admission requirements and the course programme (standard programme pathways).
A search per programme component will show information about the study load in ECTS credits, the language of instruction, the prerequisites and learning outcomes, the evaluation methods, etc.


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