Language Requirements

You can be exempt from the language requirement if you:

  • Have a diploma of secondary education awarded by an (recognised) institution in the Flemish Community.
  • Have a diploma of higher education awarded by an (recognised) institution of higher education in the Flemish Community.
  • Have successfully completed a minimum of 1 year (60 credits), be it secondary or higher education, where the medium of instruction was English (an official certificate must be submitted).
  • Have successfully completed a predoctoral training programme at Ghent University, provided that the majority of the programme were course units in English.

If not one of the above-mentioned, you must submit one of the following:

  • A TOEFL-TEST, maximum two years old, with a score of 580 (paper-based), or 92 (internet-based) or higher. Test takers should mention the “institution code” 2643, so that the score can be sent to Ghent University directly.
  • An original ‘test report form’ (TRF) from IELTS, maximum two years old, with a minimum overall band score of 6.5.