Application procedure for exchange students

If you want to become an exchange student at VIVES University of Applied Sciences, please read the following application procedure carefully. 

Step 1: Online application 2020-2021

Complete our online application form by clicking the red button below. Before starting the application procedure, please keep your identity documents, copy of diploma(s) and transcripts and a digital passport size photo at hand. Read carefully all instructions before proceeding. Make sure that all mandatory fields (with a red star) are filled in correctly.

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Please keep in mind that only applications submitted through the online application form can be taken into account.

Application deadlines 

  • autumn semester: EU/EEA-students 30/06/2020   |   Non-EU/EEA students 30/05/2020
  • spring semester: 20/11/2020


Autumn semester:

  • Welcome Day campus Kortrijk: 14/09/2020
  • Welcome Day campus Brugge: 15/09/2020
  • Brugge Welcomes International Student event (only for students from Brugge): 15/09/2020 (early evening)
  • Cultural Activities: 16/09/2020 and 17/09/2020 OR 02/11/2020 and 03/11/2020
  • Start courses: 21/09/2020
  • End courses/exams: 22/01/2021

Spring semester:

  • Welcome Day campus Brugge: 01/02/2021
  • Introduction Day S.P.A.C.E. and eSociety: 01/02/2021
  • Welcome Day campus Kortrijk: 02/02/2021
  • Start courses campus Brugge: 02/02/2021
  • Kortrijk Welcomes International Students event (only for students from Kortrijk): 03/02/2021 (late afternoon / early evening)
  • Start courses campus Kortrijk: 03/02/2021
  • Cultural Activities: 15/02/2021 and 16/02/2021
  • End courses/exams: 18/06/2021

Step 2: Learning agreement

To finalise your application, a valid learning agreement must reach us before the deadline. A template of the learning agreement can be provided by your home institution. Do not forget to check our programmes: 

Learning agreement deadlines

  • autumn semester: 30/06/2020
  • spring semester: 01/12/2020

Step 3: Housing

If you want to rent a room with mediation from us, please complete the housing application before the deadline. There is a separate application procedure. Please apply quickly, as the number of available rooms is limited. 

Housing deadlines

  • autumn semester: 30/06/2020
  • spring semester: 20/11/2020

Housing application

Step 4: Invitation letter 

After your online application and learning agreement have been checked, you will receive an invitation letter via email. 
Please keep in mind this can take some time.

You don't need to wait for the invitation letter to complete the housing application! 

If your learning agreement is signed by the VIVES coordinator it means that you are accepted!