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International students

Incoming international students

International students

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Diploma requirements

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.

Hasselt University will assess students individually on the basis of their portfolio and 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 portfolio and academic record, with specific attention to projects dealing with a complex and historical context.

! All applicants should send a portfolio (max. 30Mb) together with their application file and a short motivation letter (max. 300 words) (see: "HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY?" further on this page)

Language requirements

Candidates have to demonstrate a good command of English, both written and spoken. English language skills need to be confirmed, by a recent score on the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) or any recognized proficiency test. 

You can be exempted if your knowledge of the English language (academic level) can be proved otherwise (e.g. native speaker or if you have already successfully completed (a part of) a programme taught in English). 

  • a TOEFL-score report (paper based: score 550 or more, computer based: score 213 or more, internet base: score 79-80). For more information about the TOEFL, go to www.toefl.org. Students who take in the test are required to indicate institution code 9005, so that the results are transmitted to Hasselt University directly. 
  • IELTS-certificate (min. overall band score 6.0). For more information, go to www.ielts.org. On the day of the test, Hasselt University can be selected as the institution to which the test result should be sent, with reference to the contact person of the programme for which you wish to apply. 


  1. In order to receive formal permission from the examination board, you have to be registered online at Hasselt University and have submitted some documents to our student administration (administrator= Katia Moretti).

  2. Admission deadlines:

    - Non-EEA citizens: 1 May 2020
    - EEA citizens: 1 September 2020 (*however, it cannot be guaranteed that applications which are submitted after 15 August will be processed before the start of the academic year)

    - Master Mind candidates: 1 March 2020 (*cf. 'Scholarships', Master Mind, Step 1. Contact = Els Hannes)

  3. We also require a portfolio (max. 30Mb), which can be sent in pdf by email (or WeTransfer) to architectuur@uhasselt.be, together with a short motivation letter (max. 300 words). In your portfolio we want to see a selection of your work that shows:

    - your experience in the field of (interior) architecture, urban design and/or landscape design
    - your interest in cultural heritage and adaptive reuse
    - your architectural drawing skills (floor plans, sections, facades, axonometric views, …)
    - your presentation skills (hand drawings, sketches, models, montages)
    - your knowledge of materials and architectural detailing
    - your personal understanding of the conceptual complexity of spatial design in the context of an existing building or site
    - the aesthetic quality of your portfolio and its content
    - other interests that can be relevant (artistic experience, literature, history of art and architecture, …)

When this information has reached us in time and your registration was completed successfully before May 1st 2020/September 1st 2020, the admission board will evaluate your application and inform you about the outcome.

Information about the tuition fee, study costs and scholarships can be found here: www.uhasselt.be/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.

! The Master of Interior Architecture with focus on Adaptive Reuse is a one-year programme. Enrollment in January is not possible, as you would miss the entire first semester.