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diploma

For this advanced bachelor, the course of enrolment depends on your previous degree.

registering with a specific belgian diploma

If you have one of these Belgian diplomas, you can register directly via webreg.hogent.be and do not have to go through an intake procedure. After registration, you can complete your registration online. You will receive the necessary information by e-mail.

  • Bachelor in agro and biotechnology (graduating option green management)
  • Bachelor of landscape and garden architecture
  • Bachelor of Applied Architecture
  • Bachelor of Science in architecture
  • Master of Science in architecture
  • Bachelor of Science in engineering architecture
  • Master of Science in engineering sciences in architecture
  • Bachelor of Science in geography and geomatics
  • Bachelor of Science in geography
  • Master of Science in geography
  • Master of Science in urban planning and spatial planning

intake procedure with other belgian diplomas

If you have a Belgian bachelor's degree other than those listed above, you will first follow the landscape development intake procedure.

  1. Complete the intake document as accurately as possible
  2. Make an appointment with the programme coordinator for the intake interview with the orientation committee. Send an e-mail to glenn.deliege@hogent.be.
  3. During an individual intake interview, they will examine your motivation. The data from your intake form form the basis for the interview. It is especially important that you can explain the elements in your file and clarify your choice of study and expectations. In addition, you will be probed for points of interest, general insights and thinking skills in the field of landscape development. Important qualities are: critical sense, commitment, drive, perseverance and self-discipline.
  4. Based on the intake form and the intake interview, the orientation committee makes a decision on whether or not to accept you for the programme. You will be informed of the decision immediately after the intake interview. If you are admitted to the programme, you can register and enroll as a student at KASK & Conservatorium.

admission examination with foreign diploma

If you have a foreign bachelor's degree, first contact HOGENT's central 'Foreign Student Admission' service. Email foreignstudentadmission@hogent.be stating your nationality and the country where you obtained your certificates/diplomas.

You will be sent a digital application form with all the information and guidelines on what documents (legalised copies and translations of your diplomas and supplements) you need to provide.

Foreign Student Admission is the central student affairs department that decides on your admission to HOGENT. Only when you are admitted to HOGENT can you apply to study at KASK & Conservatorium like other students with a Belgian bachelor's degree.

Please note: depending on your country of origin, this procedure may take several months, so be sure to apply before 1 June.

After this, you will follow the intake procedure and can register for landscape development at https://webreg.hogent.be.

language requirements

You must meet the Dutch language requirements to enroll in our professional and academic bachelor programmes. You can only follow the classes in Dutch.

The exception is the professional bachelor in digital design and development. You can follow this programme in English.

You automatically meet the Dutch requirements when; 

  • You have completed secondary studies in Flanders 
  • You have completed secondary education in one of the following countries, Kingdom of the Netherlands (Aruba, Curaçao, the Netherlands or St. Maarten) and Suriname. 

If you don’t meet the requirements above, we will accept on of the following Dutch language certificates; 

  • Proof that you have completed at least one year of learning in Dutch-language secondary education. 
  • Proof that you have passed either a program or one or more course unis, with a total study load of at least 60 credits in Dutch-language higher education. 

The certificates below must not be older than 2 years; 

  • Certificate of success of the course “Nederlands voor Anderstaligen 5” (NVA5) of the University Center for Language Education of UGent; 
  • Certificate level B2 for the Inter-university Language Test Dutch for Speakers of Other Languages (ITNA test) of the University Center for Language Education of UGent 
  • Any other certificate level B2 of a University Language Center (UCT, ILT, ACTO, Linguapolis) 
  • Any other level B2 certificate from a Center for Adult Education (CVO) 
  • Certificate Dutch as a Foreign Language (CNaVT) level B2 Educatief Startbekwaam (STRT) from the Taalunie 
  • Certificate Dutch as a Foreign Language (CNaVT) level B2 Business Professional (PROF) of the language union. 
  • Proof of success for the Dutch State Examination NT2 Program II 

Exceptions to the Dutch language requirements.  

These only apply for prospective students in the Academic Bachelor of Fine Arts, Audiovisual Arts or Music.   

If you do not currently meet the Dutch language requirements, you can still participate in our artistic admission tests and, if successful, enroll in the program. You need a certificate of enrollment from an official institute for Dutch language education. See above for which language certificates you can enroll.  

preparatory language year

Candidate-students for our professional bachelor programmes (interior design or landscape & garden architecture) that do not have the Vantage B2 language level (or equivalent) in Dutch can apply for the language preparation year.

The language preparation year can be followed in any officially recognized institute for Duch language instruction, provided the followed course can get you to the Vantage B2 level.

Prospective students who require a student visa to come to Belgium for the language preparation year, will only be able to receive the student visa when they have enrolled for a full language course at one of the University Language Centers.

Candidate students need to follow all steps of following procedure:

  1. Full application as required in our application procedure.
  2. Submission of correctly authenticated required documents
  3. Registration for the programme through Eventbrite and payment of the administration fee for the language preparation year.
  4. Registration at the University Language Center or Dutch language School.

When this procedure has been completed, a conditional acceptance letter will be issued and sent to the candidate. The Eventbrite fee is non-refundable, but will be deducted from the tuition fee at the time the candidate comes to enroll for our professional bachelor programme.

Applications will not be processed until confirmation of the Eventbrite fee payment.