English language proficiency

A good command of English, both spoken and written, is necessary.

All applicants should have achieved the minimum score specified in one of the following language proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (academic version): 6.5 overall, with no sub-test less than 5.5.
  • Internet-based TOEFL: 94 overall, with minimum scores of Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 17.
  • PTE-A (Pearson Test of English-Academic): 60 overall, with no sub-test less than 51.
  • UCLES First Certificate in English (FCE ),CEFR level B2.

Important information regarding knowledge of Matlab

Basic Matlab knowledge is an added value to follow the Joint Master’s programme, but not a strict admission requirement. Especially as a perfect online course is available in the form of Matlab Onramp (, which students can take at their own pace (average processing time is approx. 2 hours). These online learning materials contain all Matlab knowledge required to participate in the Joint Master’s lessons and labs conveniently. This interactive course does not require the student to have his own Matlab license and can, therefore, be completed before the start of the Joint Master. However, there is time to complete this course after your arrival in Antwerp. After the course, which automatically adapts to the student’s prior knowledge, a certificate can be downloaded. The lecturers within the Joint Master will require that all students who want feedback on their projects and during the lectures can submit this certificate.

Supporting documents

Your application must be supported by appropriate documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language proficiency, academic transcripts and references.

A decision about your application cannot be made until your supporting documents have been received.

In addition to the completed online application form, hardcopies of the documents specified below should be sent after approval of your application by the Academic Board. Please note that any translations must have been made by an officially recognised translator and be signed and stamped clearly.

  • Original degree certificate or legalised photocopy of the certificate.
  • Academic Transcript with detailed description of all courses attended and grades obtained (a legalised photocopy by the university Registrar is sufficient).
  • Authorised photocopy of passport or identity card (identity card only for EU-citizens).
  • Certificate of English proficiency.
  • Detailed CV (Europass-format).
  • Letter of motivation.
  • Two letters of recommendation.


Candidates who are not citizens of the European Union may be subject to further prerequisites regarding the issue of visas. These are subject to change and prospective students should contact the relevant authorities themselves to ensure they comply with the most up-to-date requirements.