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educational master

If you obtained your bachelor's degree at KASK & Conservatorium, you can skip steps 3 and 4.

application form

After your first registration via webreg.hogent.be 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

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

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.

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

Postadres

KASK & Conservatorium
Dienst studentenaangelegenheden
Louis Pasteurlaan 2
9000 Gent
België

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.

master proposal

You provide us with a master proposal or motivation in combination with a portfolio. Based on this, you will receive an invitation for an interview and/or an audition.  

The proposal contains the starting point and outline of your artistic research for the master's programme. It is a motivation written from your personal history as an artist or art student.  

Applications without a master proposal will not be admissible.  

The document should be between 1,500 and 2,000 words (750 words for graphic design) and should contain the following elements:

part 1

A working title and a personal statement as to why you are a suitable candidate for the programme. What do you hope to achieve during your studies at KASK & Conservatorium and how does this relate to your career aspirations? Give details of your subject interests, relevant experiences and abilities in the arts.

part 2

Discuss the research question(s) you want to develop in your artistic master's project. Describe what interests, ideas and media you want to explore through the master's programme and how your master's project would contribute to achieving your long-term goals. Mention artistic and/or theoretical references. Illustrate how you would initiate this master project, both practically and technically and in terms of content. Identify a possible theme for your master's thesis and explain how this thesis could support you in your artistic process.

The master's proposal describes in general terms what you hope to achieve through artistic research and will often already form the (general) basis for the student's master's projects and thesis. (This does not mean, however, that your master's proposal pins you down to an immutable position or basis for your master's studies, as any artistic process is and should be open to change and evolution).

part 3

Include all relevant info that can support your motivation and research project. The master proposal is a central part of your application and will also be a central part of the interview or audition with the orientation committee.

portfolio

You must submit a portfolio at two stages of the application procedure:

  1. A digital portfolio when submitting the online application. You must upload links to an online portfolio or upload a PDF portfolio in the application form. We do not accept portfolios in physical format (usb, DVD, paper ...).
  2. A physical portfolio at the time of the interview (not for classical music, composition, jazz & pop, music production). This may be combined with the digital portfolio you have already submitted. Portable digital portfolios are allowed here. During the interview, you may give a short presentation of your portfolio. Please note that each interview lasts about 25 minutes.

The artistic portfolio is a presentation of artistic evolution during previous studies or in the past 5 years. It can include documentation of artistic work as well as reproductions of artistic work. You limit yourself to relevant work (artistic work relevant to your artistic process, your artistic goals and master proposal). 

Applications without a portfolio are inadmissible.

scholarships

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.