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Master in Transportation Sciences by distance learning


Master in Transportation Sciences by distance learning

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CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE

 

Before starting an application, check whether you meet the conditions of admission.

CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION

The Admission Board will consider all applications individually. The standard requirements set by Hasselt University are applicable to all applicants of the Master of Transportation Sciences.

GENERAL CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS
All applicants should hold at least a university degree or a diploma of higher education equivalent to a (academic) bachelor’s degree. Depending on the diploma you obtained previously, you may have to do a link or preparatory programme at the start of your master’s programme.

Students with an academic bachelor’s or master’s degree, other than Transportation Sciences, will have to do a preparatory programme of max. 18 ECTS. The preparatory programme can be combined with the master’s programme.
If you have a professional bachelor’s degree, you will have to do a link programme of max. 45 ECTS. The link programme is available for Dutch-speaking students only.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Sufficient knowledge of English is required and is to be certified by one of the below mentioned tests. Native speakers or holders of a degree, obtained in the English language are exempt from these tests:

a TOEFL-score report (paper based: score 550 or more, computer based: score 213 or more, internet base: score 79-80);
IELTS-certificate (min. overall band score 6.0);
For citizens of China: APS certificate.

 

Note that a letter of motivation is compulsory in the application file. Apart from previously obtained degrees and grades and the level of English proficiency, the motivation for choosing to study the master of transportation sciences by distance learning is also taken into consideration by the exam board when deciding on whether or not an applicant can be admitted to the programme. 

SPECIFIC CONDITION OF ADMISSION FOR THE MASTER OF TRANSPORTATION SCIENCES BY DISTANCE LEARNING

The target group of the master of Transportation Sciences programme by distance-learning are practitioners: people who wish to combine a job (in the field of traffic safety and/or transportation) with a master programme.

To obtain the statute of practitioner at Hasselt University, a student needs to submit one of the below during registration (before 15 October at the latest):
* provide proof of employment of min. 80 hours/month;
* provide proof of employment in a self-employed statute of min. 80 hours/month;
* provide proof of being a job-seeker who is entitled to benefits.

The statute of 'working student' is not applicable to students working their way through college (e.g. weekend work), students in postgraduate courses and Ph.D. students.

If you are not currently employed or seeking employment, we refer you to the regular on-campus master programme in Transportation Sciences. For more information on the regular master programme, please click on the following link: Master of Transportation Sciences


APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE

The application deadline for non-EEA citizens is 1st May. For EEA citizens, the deadline is 1st September.

STEP 1: complete the online pre-registration: https://uhintra03.uhasselt.be/webregistratie. Make sure all required fields have been filled in and all required documents have been uploaded. 

Remark:

  • page LEARNING ACCOUNT: if you have not yet obtained a degree in Belgium, the balance of your learning account is 140
  • page SUCCESS RATE: if you weren't enrolled at Hasselt University in the previous year, skip this page and proceed to the next page of the application form


STEP 2: send hard copies of your application by post:

  • printout of the Hasselt University online application form
  • legalised hard copies of degree certificates and academic transcripts.
    You can ask your university to issue a new set of original transcripts or you can ask the university who originally issued the documents to make a certified copy of your diploma/transcript/diploma supplement. They stamp the copy, thereby attesting that it is a true copy of the original document. 
    Photocopies or digital versions of certified copies cannot be accepted!
  • the diploma and its transcripts must also be translated by a sworn translator into either Dutch, French, German or English, if they were drafted up in any other language
    to this address:
  • send a originally signed and stamped attestation of your employer (or human resource dept.) written on company letterhead, confirming you meet the specific condition of admission for distance learning students and specifying the number of hours/month you work in the organisation, to:

Hasselt University
IMOB
attn. Ms. Nadine Smeyers
Wetenschapspark 5 bus 6
3590 Diepenbeek
BELGIUM

STEP 3: When your online application is complete (step 1) and we have received the hard copies sent by mail (step 2), your file will be evaluated by the Admission Board of the Master of Transportation Sciences. Applicants will automatically be notified of the decision by email. 

STEP 4: If you are admitted you will receive further instructions about payment of tuition fee, finalising your enrolment when you are on campus, etc.