Admission requirements

As a general rule, every study programme comes with its own set of conditions. You will find all the requirements for your chosen programme by clicking 'admission requirements' under the 'programme' tab.

Which degree is required?

If you don't have a Flemish degree you will need to submit an online application for permission to study. For bachelor's degrees in science, applied science and life sciences, we will evaluate your admission based on academic records and skills. To be accepted, you'll require the equivalent of at least an upper second-class honours degree (overall score of more than 70%) and will need to have written a bachelor’s dissertation (worth at least 6% of the degree credits).


  • Chemical Theory, (Bio-)Molecular Design and Synthesis: applicants are required to have a solid background in organic and quantum chemistry.
  • Analytical and Environmental Chemistry: a solid background in analytical/inorganic and organic chemistry is required. We also encourage applications if you have a background in environmental chemistry, geochemistry, environmental science and technology.
Will I need to sit an entrance exam?

You will not need to sit an entrance exam to begin the programme.

Are there any language requirements?

Prospective students can provide proof of sufficient knowledge of English as language of instruction by meeting one of the following criteria:

  • having successfully completed one of the following language proficiency tests:
    • TOEFL: minimum level 79 for the internet-based test (IBT)
    • IELTS: minimum level academic module 6.5
    • ITACE: minimum level B2
    • Cambridge English Qualification Scale: minimum level 170
  • having a diploma of secondary or higher education where English was the language of instruction;
  • having successfully completed secondary education in a Belgian educational establishment.


Are there any other conditions?

If you hold a foreign diploma (non-Belgian degree), you have to consider specific administration. Let us guide you through these steps:

Check the most important steps to consider

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