If you wish to enroll in an academic bachelor program, you must have a Belgian secondary school diploma or equivalent, meet the Dutch language requirements, and pass an artistic entrance examination (step 3).
admission examination if your diploma isn't right
What if you don't have the right diploma? You would like to register for a Bachelor's programme at KASK and Conservatorium, but you do not have a secondary school diploma or an equivalent recognized (foreign) diploma? Then you can still start one of our programmes, provided you pass an entrance examination.
The documents below must be uploaded with your online registration:
- Copy of diploma(s)
After registration, we will request confirmation of your diploma(s):
- Option 1: “Authenticated diploma”, a copy of your diploma certified as authentic by the educational institution where you obtained the diploma. Find out which certificate you need here. Send this physical copy with certificate to: Student’s office, KASK & Conservatorium, Louis Pasteurlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
- Option 2: Bring your authenticated diploma with you at your final registration. Make an appointment for this. Please note that we cannot send you an invitation without an original copy.
- Translation diploma(s)
If your documents are in a language other than Dutch, French, German or English, then you must provide a sworn translation that meets the same requirements as the copy of your diploma.
- Country specific diploma requirements
- Students with a Dutch diploma, need the following diploma;
Minimum diploma MBO level 4 for our professional bachelors. Havo diploma are not accepted.
- Students with a Chinese diploma, need an APS certificate. The certificate is required for the student visa.
- Students with an American (United States) diploma. Must prove that they have attained at least 4 "Advanced Placements". These must be clearly mentioned on the transcript of records.
- Students with a Dutch diploma, need the following diploma;
- Proof that you meet the Dutch language requirements.
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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. (Not Drama)
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.
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:
certification stamp required
Awarded by the school that issued the diploma.
- French Guyana
- French Polynesia
- Ivory Coast
- The Netherlands
- Norfolk Island
- Palestian Areas
apostille stamp required
Awarded by an authority such as HCCH
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Cape Verde
- China (SAR Hong Kong)
- China (SAR Macau)
- Cook Islands
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Marshall Islands
- New Caledonia
- New Zeeland
- Saint Kitts and Nevi
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- South Africa
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- Wallis and Futuna
legalisation stamp required
Awarded by the Belgian Embassy or Consulate
- Burkina Faso
- Central Africa Republic
- Congo (Brazzaville)
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Equatorial Guinea
- Nepal (Double Legalisation)
- North Korea
- Papua New Guinea
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates
sending your documents
KASK & Conservatorium
Louis Pasteurlaan 2
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.