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Can't wait to start your BME journey? Then apply via the admission procedure below!

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Admission procedure

Step 1: Apply via UCLL

The first step of your admission for the BME programme will go through the centralised application at UCLL University of Applied Sciences. Via this central application, we'll check if you meet the requirements mentioned above. If you don't have your diploma yet, upload your latest report card.

Go to the correct application page: Follow the guidelines on the page. To process applications for students without a Dutch or Flemish high school degree, UCLL charges an administrative fee of €50. UCLL is part of the KU Leuven Association in Flanders so you are required to create a KU Leuven Association account via the UCLL application page. As mentioned on that page, you're not required to do this if you have ever applied as a prospective student at any of the following KU Leuven Association members: KU Leuven, LUCA School of Arts, UCLL, Vives, Odisee.

Step 2: Follow up on the application at UCLL (optional)

It is possible that the UCLL International Office contacts you if they require more information or if any documents are missing. Follow up on these emails to ensure that your application gets processed completely.

Step 3: We process your application at UCLL

Flemish and Dutch students who meet the requirements will be automatically accepted in the application system and do not require manual processing. Other students now wait in this step so the UCLL International Office can review their application. If they meet all admission requirements, they are accepted to the programme. Students who are accepted will receive an email that describes how to enroll at the first-year partner of their choice. By completing the enrolment at your first-year partner, you confirm that you are going to start the BME programme and that you'll pay your tuition fee to the partner.

Step 4: Apply via the first-year partner of your choice

Finish the application at the first-year partner of your choice (BBS Budapest, Laurea UAS Helsinki, or UAB Barcelona). This process differs from partner to partner. Attention: this is only possible once your application at UCLL has been approved (step 3).

Step 5: Welcome to the #BMEdegree!

​Once your application at your first-year partner has been reviewed and completed, you're registered as a BME student - congratulations and welcome to the #BMEdegree! Make sure to stay in contact with your first-year partner to arrange housing, get to know more about the city, etc. The earlier your application is approved, the more time you have to plan your BME journey!

Admission requirements

  • We will accept your diploma/degree/certificate if it grants access to a similar degree programme in higher education in the country where the diploma/degree was issued. We will also accept the English-language IB diploma (no other requirements). Other transnational degrees will be examined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Proof of English proficiency*
    • IELTS 6.0
    • TOEFL iBT 70
    • Tests which demonstrate an equivalent level

      * Or to have a diploma higher secondary education from Flanders, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States of America, New Zealand, Australia, Canada (except Québec), Ireland, Caribbean Islands or South Africa.


Attend our Open Days!

UCLL Open Days

If you are visiting Belgium or residing here, you are very welcome to our open days that will take place on the UCLL campus Proximus (Geldenaaksebaan 335, 3001 Heverlee). Both our first-year partners and BME students will be present to answer any questions you may have and give presentations.

The Open Days will take place on

  • 27 Feb 2021 10h-13h CET

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