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Entry requirements

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can read, write, speak and understand English to a satisfactory level.

English language requirements, for the majority of our Bachelors and taught Masters courses, are normally a minimum of:

For some courses where communication is especially important the grades required may be higher and a minimum score in individual components may be requested.

Academic entry requirements

If you followed the Belgian system of education, below is our guideline for the normal academic entry requirements for the different levels of qualifications at BU. Your application will be studied by an admissions tutor so it is important that you take the time to include information about your academic background and you as a person!

BU International College Foundation Certificates

If you have completed 12 years of schooling in your own country and have achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0*, you now have the option of undertaking a Foundation Certificate before entering a Bachelors (undergraduate) course.

* For some courses the IELTS requirement will be higher.

Undergraduate courses

  • Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Superieur
  • Diploma von Hoger Secondaire Onderwijs

How to apply for an undergraduate course at BU.

Top-up courses

  • Kandidaat
  • Gegradueerde
  • Candidat
  • Graduat

How to apply for a top-up course at BU.

Postgraduate courses

  • Bachelor

How to apply for a postgraduate course at BU.

Research programmes

  • A postgraduate degree

How to apply for a research programme at BU.