Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in studying at Hasselt University.

Below you will find information on the admission requirements and application process for our English Master Programmes. We encourage you to carefully read through the steps before submitting your application.

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Application Steps

Step 1: Choose a Programme 
Step 2: Check the Deadlines
Step 3: Determine Eligibility 
Step 4: Submit Application
Step 5: Pay the Tuition Fees
Step 6: Finalise your Registration

Application Checklist

The following documents need to be uploaded online and/or sent by postal mail:

  • ID/Passport
  • Passport photo (mandatory for scholarship candidates)
  • Secondary/High School Diploma
  • Curriculum Vitae (mandatory)
  • English language Proficiency (language requirements may differ per programme)
  • GRE certificate (only for Master of Statistics, mandatory for international degree holders)
  • Motivation Letter (mandatory)
  • Recommendation Letters (two letters are mandatory for scholarship candidates)
  • Higher Education Diplomas (must be delivered as a certified hard copies by postal mail)
  • Higher Education Transcript of Records (must be delivered as a certified hard copies by postal mail)
  • Official translations of Diplomas and Transcript of Records (must be delivered as a certified hard copies by postal mail)
  • Portfolio (max. 30Mb) (mandatory for Master of Interior Architecture)
  • VLIR-UOS scholarship Application form (mandatory for ICP scholarship candidates)
  • Master Mind Application Form (mandatory for Master Mind scholarship candidates)

Application Tips

Not sure where to begin?
We are here to help! 

  • Follow the step-by-step guide on how to apply
  • Be sure to submit a complete application
  • Complete your online pre-registration (before the deadline of determined by your study programme)
  • Do not forget to send certified hard copies of your document by postal mail (these must arrive at our office latest two weeks after the final deadline determined by your study programme)
  • Are you applying for a scholarship? Be sure to follow the correct procedure
  • Are you a citizen of China? Be sure to obtain a certificate of academic screening issued by the Academic Evaluation Centre (APS) of the German Embassy in Beijing - this is necessary in order to enrol at a higher education institution in Flanders and to apply for a visa. More information on APS can be found at their website www.aps.org.cn

Step 1: Choose a Programme

Hasselt University offers a variety of study programmes.
Moreover, there are scholarship opportunities available for international students.

Find below a list of our English Master programmes:

When applying for one of those programmes, you'll have to choose a type of study contract. Hasselt University has three types of study contracts: diploma contract, credit contract and exam contract. More info on the different study contract types can be found here.

Are you interested in our full list of undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and exchange programmes? Discover More

Step 2: Check the Deadlines

Each programme has a specific deadline, depending on where you are from.

  • International (non-EEA) students often have to go through lengthy visa procedures for which a proof of admission is required. The deadlines are thus set earlier keeping this in mind.
  • Students from the European Economic Area (EEA) have deadlines set a bit later as the process of relocation is much faster.

Are you an international student who is already living within the EEA? 
You may follow the EEA deadlines.

Master of Interior Architecture

Non-EEA Applicants - May 1

EEA Applicants - September 1

Master of Management

Non-EEA Applicants - April 1

EEA Applicants - July 1

Belgian Applicants - September 1

Master of Biomedical Sciences

Non-EEA Applicants - March 1

EEA Applicants - July 1

Master of Transportation Sciences

On Campus Programme

Non-EEA Applicants - May 1

EEA Applicants - September 1 


Distance Learning Programme

Non-EEA and EEA Applicants - September 1

Master of Statistics and Data Science

On Campus Programme 

Non-EEA Applicants - April 1

EEA Applicants - July 1

Belgian Citizens - September 1 (1) (2) 


Distance Learning Programme 

Non-EEA Applicants - June 1

EEA Applicants - August 1 

Belgian Citizens - September 1 (1) (2)


(1) When applying by September 2023, be aware that admittance to the programme by the start of the academic year 2023-24 cannot be guaranteed.
(2) Students with Belgian academic degrees allowing for direct admission (see admission requirements for more info on these degrees) can apply until September 15.

ICP Scholarship

Only for applicants that meet the criteria for VLIR UOS scholarship - February 1

Master Mind Scholarship

All Applicants - March 15*

*You need to already be admitted to the programme of your choice in order to apply for this scholarship. 

We therefore advice you to submit the application for the programme of your choice by February 1. 
This gives the Admission Committee enough time to make a final decision on your admission in order for you to proceed with the application for the Master Mind Scholarship.

Step 3: Determine Eligibility

Before submitting an application it is important that you determine whether you are eligible.
Keep in mind that meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee admission.
The Committee reserves the right to adjust the admission requirements and the selection criteria every year.

Each programme has its own admission requirements. 
Kindly find below the specific requirements for the programme of your choice.

Master of Interior Architecture

Master of Interior Architecture

For who?

The international master of Interior Architecture with focus on Adaptive Reuse focuses on bachelors or masters in Architecture and/or Interior Architecture with a strong interest in adaptive reuse and the cultural aspects of (interior) architecture in a broad sense.

Specific admission Requirements

    • Language: mandatory academic TOEFL minimum score report or academic IELTS-certificate with a minimum overall band score or a Cambridge CAE/CPE certificate. You can be exempted if your knowledge of the English language (academic level) can be proven otherwise.
    • Detailed portfolio showcasing a selection of your work, sent to architecture@uhasselt.be before the correct deadline date.
    • Motivation letter of max. 300 words, sent to architecture@uhasselt.be before the correct deadline date.

    Find out more about the specific admission requirements and the content details regarding the portfolio on the Master of Interior Architecture programme page.

Master of Management

Master of Management

For who?

The Master of Management is an international one-year master programme (in English) that prepares students for a career in dynamic, international business environments. The programme focuses on confronting students with challenging strategic business problems to familiarize them with all major aspects of a business.

Admission Requirements

  • Language: mandatory academic TOEFL-test with a minimum score report or academic IELTS-certificate with a minimum overall band score or a Cambridge CAE certificate
  • Motivation letter of max. 3 pages
  • Specific degree requirements for students with a Flemish or non-Flemish degree

Find out more about the specific admission requirements on the Master of Management programme page.

Master of Biomedical Sciences

Master of Biomedical Sciences 

For who?

The Master of Biomedical Sciences focuses on state-of-the-art methodology, knowledge, insight and academic skills, enabling graduates to unravel the molecular mechanisms of health and disease as independent researchers. The programme provides students with the knowledge and skills required for the proper design of a scientific research project.

Admission Requirements

  • Specific degree requirements, depending on the specialization of your choice
  • Language: mandatory academic TOEFL-test with a minimum score report or academic IELTS-certificate with a minimum overall band score. Exceptions apply for native speakers and holders of a degree obtained in the English language.
  • Test on basic knowledge of biomedical sciences
  • Test on practical lab skills

Find out more about the specific admission requirements on the master of Biomedical Sciences programme page.

Master of Transportation Sciences

Master of Transportation Sciences

For who?

Transportation is a dynamic field and career opportunities are on the rise worldwide in the private and public sector including government agencies, road and transport authorities, transport operators, and local and international consulting agencies. Our alumni are typically employed as senior transportation planning professionals, public transport managers, traffic safety consultants or to research new transportation systems and technology. Are you looking for an exciting job, offering many career opportunities, then a master’s degree in Transportation Sciences is the right choice for you!

Admission Requirements

  • Specific degree requirements
  • Language: mandatory academic TOEFL-test with a minimum score report or academic IELTS-certificate with a minimum overall band score. Exceptions apply for candidates with a Belgian, Dutch or German diploma of higher academic education, for native speakers and for holders of a degree obtained in the English language
  • Letter of motivation

Find out more about the specific admission requirements on the Master of Transportation Sciences programme page.

Master of Statistics and Data Science

Master of Statistics and Data Science

For who?

The English two-year programme "Master of Statistics and Data Science" at Hasselt University combines a solid study of principles of statistics and modern data science, with a focus on applications in the life sciences (e.g. clinical trials, epidemiology, public health, genomics, …).

Admission Requirements

  • Specific degree requirements for students with a Flemish or non-Flemish degree
  • Language: mandatory academic TOEFL-test with a minimum score report or academic IELTS-certificate with a minimum overall band score. Exceptions apply for candidates with a Belgian diploma of higher academic education, for native speakers and holders of a degree obtained in the English language.
  • Holders of an international academic degree also need to include the GRE general test result in their application; there are no minimum score requirements for the GRE general test. The institutional code of Hasselt University for the GRE test is 3112.
  • It is requested to provide for an English version (or translation) of the course description of the already followed statistical, mathematical and other quantitative courses, with for each course a brief description of the objectives, the main topics, the workload and the course materials used.

Find out more about the specific admission requirements on the Master of Statistics and Data Science programme page.

Step 4: Submit Application

Now that you have chosen a programme, checked the deadlines and determined whether you are eligible it is time to submit your application!

A complete application consists of the following two parts:

  1. Online pre-registration
  2. Certified Hard copies

Your application is only complete and processed once both your online pre-registration is complete and the certified hard copies of your documents have arrived at the admission’s office. 

Online pre-registration

Your online pre-registration must be complete before the deadline of the programme you are applying to. 

Each section of the online pre-registration needs to be fully and correctly completed in order for the system to give you access to the next. We have created a detailed application manual (pdf, 792 KB) which will guide you through the online pre-registration section-by-section.

Keep in mind that we do not look at online pre-registrations before the arrival of the certified hard copy documents at our office.

Certified Hard Copies

Your documents must arrive at our office latest two weeks after the deadline. 

All applicants are required to send certified hard copies of higher education (Bachelor, Master, PhD, etc.) diploma certificates as well as transcripts of records thereof by postal mail to Hasselt University. If your documents are in a language other than English, French, Dutch or German you need to send certified hard copies of the officially translated documents as well.

What are certified hard copies?

  • The copies of your original documents need to be certified by an official institution. This can be the university, the notary, the embassy, etc
  • The official institution stamps and signs (in real ink) the copies again on each page to attest that they are true copies of the original documents
  • Photocopies and digital versions of certified documents will not be accepted
  • Certified / legalised / original hard copies cannot be returned to the candidate

Address to send the documents to:

Universiteit Hasselt
Leen Jorissen
Martelarenlaan 42
3500 Hasselt
Belgium

Due to the volume of applications we cannot confirm the receipt of your documents. We strongly recommend sending your certified hard copies via express service, so you can track them. Their arrival at our university can then be acknowledged. 


What happens once your application has been received?

Once your documents arrive at our office we begin processing your application. 
You will receive updates on the status of your application via e-mail. 
If you have not heard from us this means we have not yet received your documents at our office.

Status Updates

A member of the Admission’s Office looks into whether your application is complete and updates you on the status of your application via e-mail:

  • Under Consideration - you have submitted a complete application which will be forwarded to the Admission Committee for evaluation
  • Further Information Requested - your application is incomplete. You will receive an email with the steps you need to take in order to complete your application

Admission Committee Evaluation

Each programme has its own respective Admission Committee.
The applications are reviewed individually based on a number of different characteristics:

  • The domain and level of the previously obtained degree
  • Obtained grades
  • Level of English proficiency
  • Motivation
  • Work Experience

The Committee bases its decision of admission on the overall assessment of these.
Their decision is taken very carefully, weighing all elements and is therefore final.

There is no set time limit for the Admission Committee to send back their final decision on your application. We advise that you apply at the earliest opportunity - in case of a positive outcome you will have plenty of time to apply for a visa (if applicable) and prepare your stay.

Application Outcome

Once the Admission Committee has reviewed your application they send their final decision back to the Admission’s Office. You will receive another status update depending on the outcome:

  • Admission
  • Conditional admission
  • No admission

Have you been admitted?
Congratulations!

You will receive a status update along with an e-mail with your letter of admission and extra important information.
The stamped version of the letter will be sent to you by postal mail.
Make sure that the address you have provided in your online pre-registration is correct as this is where the letter will be sent to.

You may now begin preparing your stay

  • Begin the visa process as soon as possible (if applicable)
  • Register for health insurance (if you are a non-EEA student)
  • Think of accommodation
  • Arrange your travel to Belgium

Step 5: Pay the Tuition Fees

You will receive payment instructions by e-mail.
Kindly pay the tuition fees at the latest one month before your arrival in Belgium.
Keep in mind you cannot proceed to the final step and enrol at Hasselt University before the payment has been received.

It is important that you use the structured communication (reference) provided in the payment instructions.
Otherwise the payment cannot be allocated to your application until you provide us with the proof of payment.  

Have you paid the tuition fees? 
You will receive a status update with a confirmation by e-mail. 
Once you receive this you may proceed to the final step and enrol as a student at Hasselt University.

Step 6: Finalise your Registration

Nice to see you here! 

Have you been admitted? 
Have you paid your tuition fees?

Final registrations open each year towards the end of June. 
You may then book an appointment to finalise your registration.

Finalise your registration before the start of the academic year.

International students have to finalise their registration on campus. However, distance learning students can book an online appointment here.

Once you complete your final registration you are officially enrolled as a student at Hasselt University.

Congratulations! 
It is time for you to finalise your registration and officially enrol as a student at Hasselt University.

Officially registered? What's next?

Once you have finalised your registration you will have access to your student account. 
Then you'll need to compile your study pathway
It is very important to do that as soon as possible.

Hasselt University has to send each student's registration data to the Higher Education Database.
The information in this database is the basis for any potential payment of child support and/or scholarships.

Do you have questions about your application and/or admission? 

Contact us: admissionformaster@uhasselt.be