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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.



Students should hold at least a university diploma or degree certificate or a diploma of higher education equivalent to a bachelor degree (180 ECTS credit points).

Admission is given directly to holders of an academic bachelor, obtained from a Belgian university, in mathematics, physics, computer sciences, chemistry, biology, life sciences, bio-, business- or civil engineering.

Admission is given indirectly or even conditionally (= after successful finalization of a preparatory programme) to holders of an international bachelor degree in mathematics, physics, computer sciences, chemistry, biology, life sciences, bio-, business-, civil engineering, medicine, sociology, psychology, artificial intelligence, biotechnology with a basic but sufficiently strong background in mathematics and statistics. These applications will be evaluated individually by the Examination Board of the programme. Depending on the diploma the applicant has obtained previously, the applicant may have to do a preparatory programme.



Candidates who wish to register in an English language master’s programme have to demonstrate 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 System (IELTS) or any recognised proficiency test:

  • a TOEFL score report (paper-based: score 550 or more; computerbased: score 213 or more; internet-based: score 79-80).
  • an IELTS certificate (overall band score 6.5).

The English language test can be waived on the basis of an interview or if English language proficiency is proven otherwise (e.g. if education or part of it was in English or if English is a national language in your home country).