If you meet all conditions, and have followed the necessary procedures where necessary, you can start your full enrolment at the Academy.
You need to make sure the following things are in order.
You need to send a copy of the following documents to email@example.com or bring them as soon as possible to the student office.
- ID card/passport
- copy of the diploma needed to subscribe for the bachelor programme or master programme. If the original is in a language other than English, French, German or Dutch, it must be accompanied by a legalized translation. Transcripts must include a complete description of the institutional grading system or other standards of evaluation with maximum grades and minimum marks indicated.
- a document which grants you access to a university/university college (example) or a certificate of registration from a university (only for students with a diploma outside the EU)
- d-visum for non EU students
- only for Chinese students: an APS certificate
- if applicable: career after secondary school (copies of diplomas obtained, attestations of employment and/or declaration of honour from the student with description of his career path)
Students from outside the European Union need to apply for a certificate from their Embassy that states that the said secondary/high school diploma grants access to a University in the country where it was obtained.
For more information concerning conditions of admission, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual programme & transfer of credits
An individual programme is each programme that is different from the standard programme of 60 credits and that is composed each academic year.
A transfer of credits can be obtained by proving that you obtained a credit in a previous study that corresponds with the content of the specific course in your new study field.
You should officially request for a transfer of credits as soon as possible and the latest before October 15. Therefore you must complete the appropriate form below and hand in the signed document at the student administration office. For the transfer of credits you need to deliver a proof of your study results, information from the study guide and information regarding the course. If necessary you can make an appointment with:
- Dani Magnus (email@example.com), for Fashion, Costume design, Jewellery Design and Gold- & Silversmithing
- Sofie Hiels (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Graphic Design
- Ria Lauwers (email@example.com) for Photography and Fine Arts (Sculpture, Painting, In Situ, Printmaking)
Please note: Before asking for transfer of credits, you should first enroll online (for students that did not yet study at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp) or re-enroll via iBamaflex (for students that already studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp last year).
The latest tuition fees can be found here as soon as they are known. You'll find a complete summary at the bottom of this document (Dutch).
Once your programme has been confirmed, please transfer the required amount as soon as possible to the bank account below.
Name: AP Hogeschool
Adress: Lange Nieuwstraat 101, 2000 Antwerpen
IBAN: BE62 7350 2845 7461
Mention: Name and first name of the student + chosen study field
Tuition fees 2018-2019
For students from the European Higher Education Area (Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus,
Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy,
Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands,
Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, Spain, Czech
Republic, United Kingdom, Sweden) for a diploma or credit contract:
€238,3 fixed + €11,4 per credit
For students from other countries:
€748 fixed + €102,2 per credit
Course related fees 2018-2019
All bachelor and master students Visual Arts, who enrolled with a diploma- and/or credit contract, pay a course related fee according to the following principle:
26 credits or less: €35
27 credits or more: €180
Fashion and Graphic Design students pay a deposit of €25 for the badge that grants them access to their campus.
Fashion students pay €200 for participation in the fashion show in June.
Once your programme has been approved, you will have to sign the study contract that will be available in your iBaMaFlex. You have to confirm the contract there, and new students should come to the administration office to sign it manually as well.
Required for ALL foreign students
All foreign students that reside in Belgium during their studies will need a valid Belgian residence card for the duration of the academic year.
Once you are in Antwerp, you will have to register officially for the Belgian government. Please contact Faby Van Grimberge (firstname.lastname@example.org +32 3 213 71 07) as soon as possible to start the procedure.
In this document you can find the details about the documents and information you need to provide.
If you commute from your country every day and don't have a residence in Belgium, a statement saying you will commute every day is sufficient.
Required for non-EU students only
Before the entrance exam: Short term visa
You apply for the bachelor artistic entrance examination or you apply for the master application procedure. You will receive a confirmation form via e-mail. You take this confirmation form to the Belgian Embassy in your country to apply for your short term visa (tourist visa).
After the entrance exam: Long term visa
The student administration can deliver on demand an official letter which confirms that you have passed the artistic entrance examination. You can take this official letter, to the Belgian Embassy in your country to apply for your long term student Visa. If this document is not sufficient for the embassy in your country, you can receive an official document of full enrolment only after payment of your tuition fee.
Before you come and study in Antwerp you can try to apply for a scholarship through this website: http://www.studyinflanders.be/en/scholarship-programmes/.
If you encounter financial problems to pay your studies and want to apply for a diminished tuition fee or a study loan you can contact the social services of AP.
You need to make an appointment via the reception of Stuvo (T +32 3 220 59 00). Do this as soon as possible after registration and don't wait until the deadline for payment of your tuition fees. Someone from the social services is also present on the art campus on specific days. Ask the student administration office for more information or check on Digitap. If you meet all the requirements, you receive a scholarship. In that case, you are also eligible for a reduction of the tuition fee. More information can be found on: www.centenvoorstudenten.be/english/.
However, if you are temporarily staying in Belgium because of your studies, your nationality might be an obstacle and you will not be eligible to request a scholarship from the Flemish Community. If you do not meet the requirements, you will have to fund your studies yourself and (if possible) apply for financial assistance and/or study aid in your home country or through the possibilities on the website http://www.studyinflanders.be/en/scholarship-programmes/.