There are many ways you can study at VIVES University of Applied Sciences. You can for example enroll as an exchange student and follow one of our semesters or full-year programmes, or you can enroll for one our (advanced) bachelor degree programmes as a degree student.

You can find more information about the admission requirements for English- and Dutch-language (advanced) bachelor programmes on this webpage.

English-language (advanced) bachelor programmes

Diploma requirement

Candidates with a Flemish diploma

For students with a Flemish diploma, the admission requirements for a Dutch-language (advanced) bachelor programme apply (click here for more information).

Candidates with a non-Flemish diploma

The equivalence of the obtained diploma will be first checked by our Admissions Office. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Language requirement

VIVES University of Applied Sciences requires one of these certificates as proof of English proficiency (B2):

- IELTS (min. 6.0)

- IELTS Indicator (min 6.0)

- TOEFL iBT (institution code: C314) (min. 79)

- TOEFL iBT Home Edition (min. 79)

- TOEFL CBT (institution code: C314) (min 213)

- TOEFL PBT (institution code: C314) (min. 550)

- TOIC Listening 490 + Reading 455 + Speaking 200 + Writing 200

- Duolingo English Test (min. 105)

- ACT English 20 + Reading 20

- SAT Reasoning Test Critical Reading 500 + Writing 500

- C1 Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English, CAE) Grade A, B or C

- C2 Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English, CPE) Grade A, B or C

Exemptions:

  • Students who have obtained a Flemish or Dutch diploma of secondary education.
  • Students who have obtained an International Baccalaureate diploma.
  • Students who have obtained a European Baccalaureate diploma, provided that at least half of the classes were taught in English.
  • Candidate-students with a university degree or high school or college degree earned in the "Inner Circle" (the United Kingdom, the United States of America, New Zealand, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, the Caribbean Islands and South Africa). The certified degree and transcripts suffice, provided they confirm that the entire study was completed in English.

English-language (advanced) bachelor programmes

Application procedure

More information about the application procedure can be found here.

Dutch-language (advanced) bachelor programmes

Diploma requirement

The equivalence of the obtained diploma will be first checked by our Admissions Office. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Language requirement

VIVES University of Applied Sciences requires one of these certificates as proof of Dutch proficiency (B2):

- Interuniversitaire Taaltest Nederlands voor Anderstaligen (ITNA)

- Centrum voor Volwassenenonderwijs, module 3.1 en 3.2 (Vantage Level, richtgraad 3)

- Staatsexamen Nederlands als Tweede Taal, Programma II

- Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal, Educatief Startbekwaam (STRT)

VIVES University of Applied Sciences

International Offices:

VIVES Bruges: +32 50 30 52 33

VIVES Kortrijk: +32 56 26 41 64