LUCA School of Arts offers 5 professional bachelor degree programmes and 8 academic bachelor degrees with 29 different specialisations. Dutch is the official language of instruction. Consequently, all of our bachelor's programmes are completely organized in Dutch. The required level of Dutch is level B2.
Application Information Bachelor's Degree Programme
Your application starts with the submission of an online application form and a set of documents required for the admissions check.
After having uploaded and submitted your admission documents you will receive a confirmation that you have completed step 1 of the application procedure. Step 2 continues with the registration for the artistic aptitude test: students who would like to enter a study programmes in the field of Visual Arts, Audio-Visual Arts, Music, Drama and Visual Communication have to mandatory pass the artistic aptitude test, for which you register additionally by using the registration link mentioned in the confirmation mail that you will receive once you have completed the upload of your admission documents.
The following documents for the admissions check are mandatory to be submitted through the e-registration:
- Certified diploma / degree certificates of your secondary school issued in the national language and mandatory translation of the diploma in case the original diploma is not yet issued in English, French, German or Dutch.
- Certified transcripts of records with grades issued in the national language and mandatory translation of the diploma in case the original transcripts were not yet issued in English, French, German or Dutch
- Certificate of equivalence (not required for diplomas issued in France or the Netherlands) of a foreign secondary education degree. Download the default document here.
- Proof of Dutch language proficiency
- Copy of your ID card or passport.
- APS certificate (only for Chinese students)
Interested in a bachelor's degree or a master's degree at LUCA? Fill out the form below to apply for a study at LUCA School of Arts for the academic year 2020-2021. The application form will guide you through every step of the way.
When in doubt about your registration, please contact email@example.com
(Please mention the campus in which you're interested in the title).
- Non-EEA-students, especially those who are not holding a valid residence permit for Belgium/Schengen countries: March 1 2020
- Non-EEA-students with or without a valid residence permit for Belgium/Schengen countries and EEA-students: May 1 2020
- EEA-students, Belgian students with international diplomas, students with a diploma from the French Community and only non-EEA-students with a valid residence permit for Belgium/Schengen countries: September 1 2020
If an international or Belgian student's secondary-school diploma is obtained outside Flanders, LUCA School of Arts may still grant admission to a bachelor's programme if the diploma grants access to similar university studies in one’s home country.
- Students with a diploma obtained in a country that signed the Lisbon Recognition Convention are admitted if the obtained diploma provides access to higher education in the country in question.
- Students with a diploma obtained in a country that did not sign the Lisbon Recognition Convention can be admitted if the obtained diploma provides access to equivalent higher education in the country in question. The permission in this case depends on an additional test of the programme’s competences.
To prove this, a candidate may provide either type of valid proof:
- Certificate of Equivalence.
- Certificate of registration at or admission to a university in one’s home country
Certified or legalized copies: what does it mean?
Before a public document (like a diploma) can be used in a country other than the one where it was issued, the origin of the document must be authenticated.
The legalisation is done in the country where the document was issued. There are different procedures to authenticate a document. The procedure to follow depends on the country where the document was issued. Please always check the website of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/services/legalisation_of_documents/
There are several ways to authenticate your documents, but core element is always that the certification or legalisation is being done in the country where the diploma or documents were issued.
- You can have documents certified by the educational institution that issued the original documents. You can ask your university to issue a new set of original transcripts and either send these to us yourself (preferably in a closed university envelope) or have the university send them to our Admissions Office
- You can ask the university who originally issued the documents to make a certified copy of your diploma/transcript/diploma supplement. A ‘certified’ copy is a copy made by an individual or institution authorised to do so, in this case, the academic institution or university that granted your transcripts/diploma/supplements. They stamp the copy, thereby attesting that it is a true copy of the original document;
- If the country where the diploma was issued has signed "The Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents" (1961), in that case the copy of your diploma or transcripts has to bear the "Apostille". For more information on this convention, to see whether the country where your diploma was issued has signed the convention and to find out who can put an apostille on the copy of your diploma, go to the official website:https://www.hcch.net/en/instruments/conventions/status-table/?cid=41 .
- Legalisation by the Belgian Embassy: http://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/services/legalisation_of_documents
Admission office LUCA School of Arts
LUCA School of Arts
Prospective students who aim to enrol for the professional bachelor's degree programme in Visual Communication (PBA Beeldende Vormgeving) or the academic bachelor's degree programmes in Audio-Visual Arts, Visual Arts, Product Design, Music and Theatre have to register for and pass the artistic aptitude test first (called 'ATPr').
Registration for this 'ATPr'-test is mandatory. An overview with the dates and campus location of each aptitude test can be found in the downloadable document at the bottom of this page called "Data Artistieke Toelatingsproeven 2019".
If you pass the 'ATPr' -test you may enrol for the study programme under condition of fulfilling the other entree requirements (language requirements, sufficient learning account and diploma requirements). The content and programme of the ' ATPr'-test will be e-mailed to you if you have subscribed online.
Language requirements Dutch is the official language of instruction. Consequently, all of our bachelor's programmes are completely organized in Dutch.
The required level of Dutch to study at LUCA School of Arts is level B2. The following ways to prove your Dutch language proficiency are accepted by LUCA:
- A proof that the applicant has successfully finished one year of full-time secondary education or higher education (or the equivalent of 60 credits) in Dutch.
- A certificate which demonstrates that the applicant has at least a B2 proficiency level in Dutch corresponding to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Examples of recognized certificates are:
- ITNA language test: The 'Interuniversitaire Taaltest Nederlands voor Anderstaligen' is developed and administered by all members of the Interuniversity Testing Consortium (IUTC): Ghent University, KU Leuven, University of Antwerp and Vrije Universiteit Brussel. An overview of test dates are published here: www.itna.be/testdata
- A certificate of the Staatsexamen NT2 programme II
- A certificate issued by an Adult Learning Centre (in Dutch: CVO or 'Centrum voor Volwassenenonderwijs'), minimum level 3 (richtgraad 3)
- A certificate CNaVT (Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal), either type 'Educatief Startbekwaam' (level B2, formerly PTHO) or type 'Educatief Professioneel' (level C1, formerly PAT)