- Read through our application due dates and procedure before you start your application.
- There is no enrolment possible halfway through the academic year.
- Our tuition fee is paid annually.
- An application fee is required.
For more information about our master programme, check out the Sint Lucas Antwerpen website.
To apply for our international master’s programme, you will need:
- A bachelor degree (academic) in visual arts (with translation in Dutch, French, English or German) OR
A completed year of premaster: students with professional training in visual arts or academic bachelor’s degree in non-visual arts (with additional artistic qualifications) must first successfully complete a premaster programme
- Language certificate CEFR level B2 English or higher (CRFR: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
- An artistic portfolio for the intake interview
Go to supporting documents to check the full details.
Our tuition fee for a full-year programme (60 credits) in the 2023-2024 academic year for master is:
- 7102,60 euro for non-EEA nationals
- 1420,60 euro – fixed
- 94,70 euro – variable (per credit)
- 1092,10 euro for EEA nationals
- 282,10 euro – fixed
- 13,50 euro – variable (per credit)
The tuition fee is to be paid annually. Please note that the non-EEA tuition fee needs to be paid in full before 30/6/2023. Supplementary flat-rate and programme-related costs are not included.
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.
Check Study in Flanders’ website for scholarship opportunities. You may be eligible for a master mind scholarship.
Do you have a Belgian ID card? Check Study in Flanders’ website for scholarship opportunities. You may be eligible for a 'studiebeurs'.
Application Due dates
Academic year 2023-24: Admissions will open in January 2023. During your registration, you will choose between the five different contexts organised by the programme. You can take part in the interview once per academic year.
The last moment in September will be opened as organizationally feasible.
- Admission interview master
Candidate students from outside the EEA are strongly advised to take part in the admission interview in March or June 2023. Candidate students from outside the EEA must submit their application for a student visa as soon as possible after they have passed the artistic entrance exam. Only then they can obtain the necessary visa in time to attend classes from the start of the academic year 2023-2024.
- 9 March 2023 – For all students
- Due date for registration: 16 February
- Due date for handing in assignments: 1 March
- 8 June 2023 – For all students
- Due date for registration: 25 May
- Due date for handing in assignments: 1 June
- 28 June 2023 – Only students who do not require a visa
- Due date for registration: 15 June
- Due date for handing in assignments: 21 June
- 7 September 2023 - Only students who do not require a visa. Registrations will be opened July 1 if organizationally feasible.
Due date for registration: 25 August
Due date for handing in assignments: 31 August
Here’s the information we need to process your application.
- Enter your personal details, chosen programme, educational history in our online registration
- Upload supporting documents
- Pay application fee
- Language certificate and/or bachelor certificate pending?
You can still complete the rest of the application and upload these once available.
As soon as we have received all of the above, your application is complete and we will check whether you meet the admission requirements.
If you meet the admission requirements, you will be invited for the intake interview. We ask you to send us your artistic portfolio before the start of the interview.
After the interview you will receive feedback regarding your enrolment.
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.
- Have a regular Belgian or Dutch diploma? Then the fee is refundable if you are not accepted or enrolled in the programme.
Do you fulfil all the admission requirements and you’ve received a negative test result? Then the fee is also refundable.
You need to upload the following supporting documents:
- Identity card (front and back) or passport
- Education certificate
- Language certificate
If you have a Belgian residence card upload it too. It helps to determine your tuition fees.
An APS certificate if you are applying from China.
Upload bachelor certificates in visual arts in English, Dutch, French or German only. Certificates in other languages need translating first by a SWORN translator before submission.
As a rule we accept certificates that grant access to a comparable higher education degree programme in the country it was awarded.
If you are awaiting your bachelor certificate, please submit a statement of expected graduation from your educational institution. We will need your original certificate before you start your classes at KdG.
We require CEFR level B2 English or higher for our English-taught advanced master programme.
Do you hold a Belgian diploma? 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.
- 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
Minimum overall score: 6.0, minimum sub scores: 5.5
Minimum overall score: B2, minimum sub scores: B2
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.
- Duolingo English test
- 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: 15 and 29 March, 26 April, 10 and 31 May, 28 and 30 June.
- The sessions are available for all prospective students, but reservations are mandatory.
- We encourage you to book as early as possible. If you are unable to attend on the above dates, tests will also be scheduled in July and August. Check this page for updates.
- Make your reservation for a language screening test
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 email@example.com
- 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 bachelor degree certificate by the beginning of September.
Please note that the non-EEA tuition need to be paid in full before 30/6/2023.
The portfolio is reviewed after the diploma and language check and is also the starting point for the online admission interview.
Portfolio & points of attention:
- There are different kinds of portfolios, ranging from a website to a digital portfolio (in pdf format for example).
- Motivate your vision, make sure that your personal vision on what you do and want you want do in the future gets a place in your portfolio.
- Make the most of your strengths. If you focus on a niche or a very specific domain within your design or art practice, then this is definitely something to emphasise.
- It is always better to have five good projects in your portfolio than fifteen mediocre ones. So be critical about what you include in your portfolio.
- Make sure you develop a number of your projects in your portfolio into cases, where the whole process is explained. You go through the different phases of the process, from the challenge to the result. This can go from the first sketch, further elaborated proposals and a prototype to the finished product or work of art.
Study 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 programmeme’s modules on ects.kdg.be. Select ‘English’ to translate the text. This information is updated in mid-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. We examine whether you qualify, by comparing the content and credits of your previous course units with your KdG degree modules.
- A credit transfer is only awarded if there is a match, and we are satisfied that you have already obtained the relevant competences.
For more information about our master of Visual Arts programme, check out the Sint Lucas Antwerpen website.