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.

A document of your university stating that the medium of instruction and examination for all academic programmes is English is not accepted.

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 (https://matlabacademy.mathworks.com), 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.


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.