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 and curriculum vitae

This document contains maximum 1500 words. You explain what your motivation is for entering the postgraduate programme in curatorial studies and describe how your own experiences and ideas are connected to this. You’ll need to allude to what your current background is (studies, professional occupation …) and how these can possibly be an added value to your choice. In your motivation you may use theoretical references and references from the practical (arts) field.

curriculum vitae

Your curriculum contains at least a detailed overview of your studies, the title of your master thesis (if applicable) and possible additional education programmes or schooling you followed. If applicable, please also mention relevant professional experience.

proposal curatorial project

In the postgraduate programme for Curatorial Studies, the student’s interests and ideas are the starting point. The programme also offers room for the conception and elaboration of the student’s own curatorial projects. It is therefore important that the candidate submit a relatively detailed curatorial project proposal, between 1500 and 2000 words in length, containing the following items: 

  • A working title 
  • A clear hypothesis 
  • Explain how you would like to elaborate on the hypothesis in a practical, technical and theoretical way and state what possible problems might arise in carrying out this project. 
  • Give a detailed statement of your personal interest towards this hypothesis and if possible state your ambitions towards this project and/or your long term ambitions with the education programme itself.