Applied Computer Science

Professional bachelor of Applied Computer Science

  • Get the whole package – a programme offering the technical scope, solution-oriented training and soft skills sought by the IT sector
  • Immerse yourself in future technologies and artificial intelligence techniques like machine learning and neural networks – must-haves for developers across all sectors
  • Benefit from practice-based learning, working on real projects for international companies and organisations
  • Keep your finger on the pulse with the latest technological advances brought to you by our expert coaches
  • Get business savvy with our international company simulation – work your way up to the board of directors
  • Boost your industry credentials with an eight-week internship working for an international company – in Belgium or abroad
  • You can also follow this programme in Dutch.

Applied Information Technology will have a new name from the 2021-2022 academic year, approved by the Flemish government: Applied Computer Science.

What does this course contain?

Course in brief

Welcome to the rapidly-evolving world of computer science, where we always look to the future. We help you to develop the specialist technical knowledge, ideas and the business savvy needed by today's programmers.

Your first two years combine a thorough grounding in programming, artificial intelligence, data science, networks, systems and hardware.

From day one, you learn to apply this knowledge in our integration projects, under the guidance of expert mentors. Typically, these focus on socially-relevant themes giving you the chance to innovate while delivering sustainable solutions. 

Our company simulation equips you in leadership, critical thinking and intercultural communication skills. You start out as a junior professional, working your way up to the board of directors by your final year.

A focus on future technologies in the third year gives you an insight into the latest IT developments. You are now fully prepared for your internship. Step out with confidence. You will spend the next eight weeks working for an international company – either in Belgium or abroad.

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What do you need?

Your own laptop that meets the specifications below. If you need to replace your old laptop, we recommend that you wait until you start the programme. That way, you will have a clearer idea of what you require.

Laptop specifications

  • Screen diagonal: no preference
  • Processor: minimum Intel Core i5, preferably i7
  • Internal RAM: minimum 16GB
  • Hard disk storage capacity: minimum 512 GB
  • Graphics card: no specifications
  • VGA port: desirable but not strictly necessary
  • Operating system: free (Windows, Linux or Mac), but certain programs are only available for Windows
  • Possibility of booting (‘starting’)  from a CD or USB stick; It must be possible to install Linux natively (UEFI needs to be able to turn off 'Secure boot')
  • Wi-Fi specifications: it is best to choose a device with an 'A' (for example ‘Wi-Fi A’, ‘Wireless A’, ‘Wi-Fi AC’, ‘Wireless AC’). These network cards can handle both 2.4 and 5GHz.

For whom?

Your profile

Logic puzzles intrigue you. A strong spatial reasoning and an eye for discerning patterns, mean you can rattle off a sudoku or game of Tetris with ease. You remain unfazed when it comes to problem-solving – it is a chance for critical and creative thought and conveying complex ideas, simply.


  • The course is taught in English, so a good level of language proficiency is required.
  • You hold a secondary education certificate that grants access to a comparable higher education degree programme in the country it was granted.
  • An open mind, strong motivation and a goal-oriented approach.
  • Curiosity, with a readiness to explore, a desire to use your talents as well as perform as part of an international team.
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Your campus

You will study at our Groenplaats campus in the heart of historic Antwerp, overlooking the main square and cathedral and a short stroll to the shopping precinct on the Meir.

Your lectures will mostly take place here within the faculty of Management & Information Technology. Drop into the library for some quiet study time, get together for group work in The View, or relax in the cafeteria and catch-up with course mates.

The campus enjoys excellent bus and tram links, so getting around the city is straightforward. And with Antwerpen-Centraal station just a short ride away, it means Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris and London are all within easy reach.  

Campus Groenplaats
Nationalestraat 5

+32 3 613 16 00

Study in Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp, in the heart of Europe

  • Vibrant city of learning with more than 44,000 students
  • Home to the second-largest port in Europe
  • Diamond capital of the world

  • Thriving fashion industry 

  • Cultural heritage of world renown 

  • Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris and London all within easy reach

Atypical Antwerp, the movie

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Welcome in Antwerp!

Antwerp, city for students

Antwerp has over 44,000 students. A total of 511,000 inhabitants, that's a lot! 

STAN (Student in Antwerp) works hard for a student-friendly city: sufficient and high-quality housing, a clean and safe student district, cheap rental bikes, cultural offers with great discounts,  affordable and safe party areas, clear policies with respect to mounting posters and ragging, and much more.

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Antwerp, city for students. An Introduction

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This is Antwerp

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What do other students say about Antwerp?

After graduation

Work or study?

This new programme is modelled on our existing Dutch-language bachelor’s degree which has an impressive employment record among graduates. Experience has taught us that our graduate profile is actively sought after by recruiters.

Our programme is designed to get you ready for work. We help to train you as a full stack developer who can take on projects in artificial intelligence, data management, front end and back end. This skillset is sought by a wide range of sectors.

Or perhaps you want to continue your studies with a master’s degree in computer science? Check back for future study option updates.

Practical information

  • Pre-arrival guide (visa, proof of solvency, accommodation, cost of living, insurance…)
  • Arrival guide (city registration, welcoming days, student services…)
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Want to know more?

Open Days

  • Join us to find out what our degrees are all about
  • Our lecturers will be on hand to talk through the programme and help with any questions
  • Come and get a feel for life at KdG

Visit our next Open Day

Join us at open day
Sat 12 Mar
Open Day 12 March 2022

Saturday 12 March 2022 from 10:00 till 17:00

Sat 23 Apr
Open Day 23 April 2022

Saturday 23 April 2022 from 10:00 till 14:00

Sat 25 Jun
Open Day 25 June 2022

Saturday 25 June 2022 from 10:00 till 14:00


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How to apply

The current academic year started on September 20th and admissions are now closed.

Note: Under certain conditions, EEA students or holders of an EEA residence permit may still be able to join a current programme. This is subject to meeting the admission criteria explained below, and cannot be guaranteed. For further information, please contact

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