application form

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After your first registration via you will receive an e-mail with a link to the application form of KASK & Conservatorium. Here you have to upload a number of documents. You can also indicate whether you are eligible for a scholarship. This step must be completed before the application deadline expires!

necessary documents

After submitting your application form, the admissions officer will check whether all requested documents have been submitted and whether you meet the admission requirements. If all conditions are met, your file will be sent to the orientation committee of your chosen programme. If documents are missing or if you do not meet the admission requirements, we will notify you.

Documents needed

  • Identification: ID, passport, residence permit, etc.
    We need to be able to read your name clearly on the scan or photo.
  • Original diploma and supplements
    Be sure to check out the info on authenticating your diploma below.
  • Translation of your diploma and supplements if they are not in Dutch, French, English or German. This must be an official translation into one of these four languages (preferred: English), made by a sworn translator.
  • Master proposal or motivation and portfolio

document authentication

KASK & Conservatorium only accepts true and authentic diploma documents to avoid document fraude. Therefore, depending on the country your diploma and transcripts were issued, you will need either a certification stamp, an apostille stamp or a legalisation stamp. Without having submitted a physical copy containing the original of this stamp, we cannot issue a formal invitation to enroll or enroll you.

To put things clear: you do not need this stamp on your documents to apply and do an interview/audition, but you will need to submit it before you enroll or wish to receive an invitation to enroll. Obtaining these authentications can take up quite a bit of time, so take care of this as soon as you can.

no stamp required

no stamp required for documents from:

  • Belgium
  • Ukraine

certification stamp required

Awarded by the school that issued the diploma.

  • Danmark 
  • Estonia
  • France
  • French Guyana
  • French Polynesia
  • Germany
  • Guadeloupe
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kiribati
  • Latvia
  • Martinique
  • The Netherlands
  • Norfolk Island
  • Palestian Areas
  • Réunion

apostille stamp required

Awarded by an authority such as HCCH WWW

Documents from: 

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrein
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • China (SAR Hong Kong)
  • China (SAR Macau)
  • Columbia
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Eswatini
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Georgia
  • Granada
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Kazachstan
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malawi
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zeeland
  • Nicaragua
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevi
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Wallis and Futuna

legalisation stamp required

Awarded by the Belgian Embassy or Consulate

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodja
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Central Africa Republic
  • China
  • Comoros
  • Congo (Brazzaville)
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • East-Timor
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Greenland
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Maledives
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal (Double Legalisation)
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Senegal
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • Tadjikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Tchad
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

sending your documents


KASK & Conservatorium
Dienst studentenaangelegenheden
Louis Pasteurlaan 2
9000 Gent

If you passed an orientation test, you may still need to submit physical documents to the admissions officer. Depending on the country where the documents were issued, those documents must have certain stamps. Only on the basis of these authenticated documents can we issue a formal invitation to enrol.

translation of diplomas

You are required to upload your diploma and transcripts in original language. However, we can only read Dutch, French, English and German documents. If your diploma in original language is not issued in of these 4 languages, you will also be required to upload an official translation into one of these 4 languages (English is preferred) by a sworn translator.

motivation letter

Briefly explain (maximum 1 page) what your motivations are to come and study at our faculty and in the program you would like to study in. Also explain what you hope to achieve/learn from your master program.


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Belgian students can apply for a scholarship with the Belgian government. Foreign students cannot apply for a scholarship with the Belgian government. If your country has a bilateral agreement with Belgium, a scholarship under this agreement is a possibility, but it must be applied for in your country of origin through the competent authorities.

school of arts scholarship for non-EU students

Every academic year, KASK & Conservatorium awards a maximum of 6 new scholarships. The scholarship is awarded as a remission of tuition fees.

The core requirement is that you have a nationality that does not belong to the European Economic Area and that you do not belong to categories 1-7 of students exempt from the higher tuition fee (cf. exempt categories).

The scholarship is not awarded on the basis of artistic merit during the orientation test, but on the basis of a motivation letter and additional certificates illustrating your personal or socio-economic situation.

You apply for a scholarship during your application for the master's programme (or switch or preparatory programme) and before the deadline of the first session. Candidates applying for sessions other than Session 1 (April) cannot be considered for the scholarship.

Applications for scholarship are kept confidential and members of the orientation committee have no access to or knowledge of these scholarship applications.

In the month of June, the scholarship committee reviews all scholarship applications submitted. You will hear no later than the beginning of July whether you will receive the scholarship.

mastermind scholarship

The Flemish Ministry of Education and Training awards scholarships to very talented international students who want to follow a master's programme at a Flemish university, an art school or the Antwerp Maritime Academy.

other scholarships

If the above scholarships do not apply to you, you might find some interesting information about scholarships here.