Apply for an English-taught bachelor’s degree

  • Read through our application deadlines and procedure before you start your application.
  • Our tuition fee is paid annually.
  • An application fee is required.

Admission requirements

To apply for one of our international bachelor’s degree programmes, you will need:

  • A secondary education diploma that gives you access to a comparable higher education degree programme in the country where your diploma was issued.
  • Language certificate CEFR level B2 English or higher (CRFR: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

IMPORTANT: You must read the language certificate section to ensure you can prove that you meet the criteria.

KdG offers students high quality, accessible education in an international classroom. Prior knowledge of the subject is not essential. All we ask for is your passion and eagerness to learn and we will help you to realise your potential and make a difference. We’re here to help you become a future KdG’er. Good to know:

  • No interview or additional tests are required for admission to KdG.
  • There is currently no restriction on the number of places.

Tuition fee

Our tuition fee for the 2023-2024 academic year is:

  • 7102,60 euro for non-EEA nationals
  • 1092,10 euro for EEA nationals

The tuition fee is to be paid annually. Supplementary educational materials such as coursebooks are not included. 

Read more: What will it cost you to study at KdG?

EEA or non-EEA?
  • European Economic Area: including all 27 EU-member states + Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway 
  • Belgian students are EEA students and follow this procedure. 


KdG offers no scholarships or grants.

As a public university, we spread our funding across the entire student body. It helps us keep our tuition fees fair and means our university remains accessible to as many students as possible.

Do you have a Belgian ID card? Check Study in Flanders’ website for scholarship opportunities. You may be eligible for a 'studiebeurs'.

Application and tuition fee payment deadlines

  • Academic year 2023-24

Admissions are open for EEA and local nationals. There is no application deadline. Classes start in September 2023.

New applications from non-EEA nationals who qualify for the higher tuition fee will no longer be accepted for the September 2023 intake and will not be processed.

Important! Ensure that you have read and understood which tuition fee applies to you. This affects your application and payment deadline.

Deadlines for EEA and local nationals

There is no application deadline.

Deadlines for non-EEA nationals

These strict deadlines are in place to help you arrange your visa in time to study in Belgium in September. 

Application deadline

The deadline for completed applications from non-EEA nationals who qualify for the higher tuition fee was 15th May 2023.

Any incomplete or new applications will now automatically be rejected.

The next guaranteed intake for applicants in this category is September 2024. Admissions will open in December 2023.

Are you a non-EEA national who meets the criteria to pay the standard tuition fee?

Subject to approval by KdG Admissions, there is no application deadline.

Payment deadline

You qualify to pay the higher tuition fee and did submit a completed application by 15th May 2023.

Your official tuition fee payment deadline is before 17.00 CET 30th June 2023.

  • Important! Because the visa application process can take three months, we strongly recommend applying for your visa upon acceptance and before 15th June 2023.
  • To apply for your visa, you will need to have paid your tuition fee and received your letter of enrolment from KdG.

Note: if you are a non-EEA national who qualifies for the higher tuition fee but already have temporary residence in Belgium, these deadlines for non-EEA nationals still apply.

    Application procedure

    Here’s the information we need to process your application.

    Application fee

    We require a non-refundable application fee payable during your online application.

    • Cost: 128,80 euro (excluding bank costs). This fee is deducted from your tuition fee if you are accepted onto the programme.
    • This fee is required for all students applying for a degree programme.
    • Have a regular Belgian or Dutch diploma? Then the fee is refundable if you are not accepted or enrolled in the programme.

    Supporting documents

    You need to upload the following supporting documents:

    Secondary education certificate

    • Upload certificates in English, Dutch, French or German only. Certificates in other languages need translating first by a SWORN translator before submission.
    • As a rule of thumb we accept certificates that grant access to a comparable higher education degree programme in the country it was awarded. Every admission file, however, is assessed on its own merit.
    • You can apply before you have received your secondary education certificate, provided that:
      • You are a student in the final year of secondary school, expecting to graduate by the end of June this year.
      • As part of your online application, you submit a statement of your expected qualifications, provided by your school.
      • You do send a copy of the final certificate before the start of the academic year. Without this you won’t be able to start.

      • If you do apply before you have received your final secondary education certificate, and your application is accepted, you will receive a conditional acceptance and an invitation to pay your first year’s tuition fee.

      • This will allow you to proceed without delay with your application and arrangements to join KdG on time.

    Check examples of certificates that we typically accept. This list is not a guarantee nor exhaustive in any way. It is merely provided to help you gauge if the level of your diploma is acceptable or not. Diplomas not listed will be assessed individually.

    Language certificate

    We require CEFR level B2 English or higher for our English-taught bachelor’s degrees. Note that you can submit an application if your language certificate is pending.

    Do you hold a Belgian diploma (BSO, TSO or ASO)? Note that these diplomas are not considered as sufficient proof of English proficiency. You will need to provide additional certification of your level of English.

    You need to meet one of the following language requirements:

    • Native English speaker
      Provide official confirmation from your secondary school or university that you have:
      • Studied in the USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or one of Canada’s English-speaking provinces and obtained (or will obtain) a secondary school diploma with at least two years’ schooling there.
      • Or completed two years and passed 50% of your courses at a higher education institute there.
    • Semi-native English speaker
      Provide official confirmation from your secondary school or university that you have:
      • Studied at a secondary school or university where English is the language of instruction.
      • And completed two years or more of full-time secondary education there.
      • Or completed two years and passed 50% of your courses at a higher education institute.
      • You need to register for a Skype language test during your application. The test includes a written task. Please note that the language test can only be arranged during the period January – July, and with limited availability.
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma
      Achieved a score of six or higher in your International Baccalaureate Diploma for English A or English B
    • English-language certificate holder
      Achieved the required scores in one of the language tests listed below within the last two years:
      • Duolingo English test
        • Intake for academic year 2023-24: minimum overall score: 115, minimum sub scores: 100
        • Select KdG when prompted
      • Cambridge English Qualifications
        Minimum overall score: 168, minimum sub scores: 161
      • IELTS (& IELTS Online)
        Minimum overall score: 6.0, minimum sub scores: 5.5
      • ITACE
        Minimum overall score: B2, minimum sub scores: B2
      • TOEFL-iBT
        Minimum overall score: 78, minimum sub scores: 18
        Use our code B712 to speed up the process
      • KdG proof of course credit
        You previously earned a KdG proof of course credit for English B2 or higher.
    • KdG language screening session

      KdG offers free on-campus language screening sessions to check your level of English. These consist of a test on reading comprehension, listening comprehension and vocabulary, and a speaking and writing assessment with an examiner.

      • You must obtain a CEFR level of B2 or higher for all parts (reading, listening, vocabulary and speaking test) to be eligible for a place on our English-taught degree programmes.
      • These tests will take place in Antwerp (Campus Groenplaats) on the following dates: 
        • 10 and 31 May 2023

        • 28 and 30 June 2023

        • 25 August 2023

        • 1, 6, 7, 8, 11 and 12 September 2023

      • These sessions are only applicable to prospective students who can commit to being in Antwerp on one of the dates provided.  

      • Reservations are mandatory.

      • We are unable to provide visa support for attendance of these language screening sessions. Should you require a student visa, you are advised to take one of the alternative language tests listed above.

      • You may only attend one on-campus screening session. If you do not obtain the required grade, you will need to take one of the alternative language tests referred to above.
      • All tests are fully booked.

    Applying from China?

    • All students with a Chinese degree are obliged to obtain an APS certificate of academic screening.
    • An APS certificate is also a condition for obtaining a student visa to study in Belgium.
    • Chinese applicants should add the APS certificate to their application. Start the process yourself before applying to KdG by contacting
    • The APS screening is not an academic selection procedure but is to avoid document fraud and to guarantee a sufficient language knowledge.

    Acceptance & Payment Instructions

    We will contact you by email to confirm the outcome of your application.

    Some students may receive a conditional acceptance – subject to them submitting their high school diploma certificate by the beginning of September.

    Credit transfers

    If you have already obtained study credits at another higher education institution, you could qualify for a credit transfer.

    • Get an idea of which credit transfers you are eligible for by comparing your previously earned credits with our programme’s course units on Select ‘English’ for the English version. This information is updated at the end of June for the upcoming academic year.
    • During your registration you will be able to indicate that you wish to request credit transfers. This will give you access to a module allowing you to request the credit transfers and upload the necessary documents, as soon as the course catalogue for your degree programme is finalised. We examine whether you qualify, by comparing the content and credits of your previous course units with your KdG degree modules.
    • Whilst waiting for the publication of next academic year's course catalogue, and access to the module, you can already prepare your requests based on the current course catalogue on Typically, 90% of the curricula remains unchanged.
    • A credit transfer is only awarded if there is a match in content and number of credits, and we are satisfied that you have already obtained the relevant competences.