Dutch Language requirements for the Bachelor Programme
Step 1. Proof of Language: Take a language test or provide the necessary language certificates
You do not have to take a Dutch language test if:
• You successfully completed at least one year of studies at a secondary school, taught in the Dutch language, or
• You successfully completed studies for at least 60 ECTS credits at an institute for higher education, taught in the Dutch language, or
• You have a certificate proving your competence in the Dutch language at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) obtained at a university language center, or
• You have a certificate of the Dutch Language Union: “Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal” (CnaVT) of the type PTHO (“profiel taalvaardigheid hoger onderwijs”) or PAT (“profiel academische taalvaardigheid”), or
• You have a certificate proving your knowledge of the Dutch language at an equivalent level, provided by one of the partners of our University Association AUHL (Associatie Universiteit-Hogescholen Limburg).
If you do not fulfil any of these conditions, you have to apply for a language test. These language tests are organised in the period between May and September. Please note that you can only participate once in the same period between June and September.
Participating in the test costs 75,00 €. You have to pay (bank transfer) when registrating (see below).
Registration link for the language test: https://uhintra3.uhasselt.be/inschrijvingactiviteiten/inschrijven.aspx?
Application requirements for the Bachelor Programme
Step 2. Application Documents
If you successfully pass your language test, or you fulfil one of the conditions stated under STEP 1, you can start the application procedure. You will have to provide all the following documents to prove previous education:
• A legalised* certificate of secondary education
• A translation of your certificate of secondary education in Dutch, German, French or English
• A statement of the Belgian embassy in the country of origin or embassy of the country of origin in Belgium, a university or other authority from the country where you obtained your diploma, stating that the submitted certificate grants access to university studies at home.
• A certificate or certified copy of the Dutch language course (Vantage B2 / level 4 / module 3.2) or Dutch language test certificate from AUHL
• For Chinese students: an APS-certificate in addition to the diploma of secondary education
• A copy of passport or identity card.
• A valid residence permit**
* The legalisation is done by the Belgian embassy in the country where the degree was awarded. There are some exceptions, listed in this document.
** Valid residence permit: If the student is not in possession of a student visa, they may submit an application for a declaration of intent. With this declaration of intent, the student can enrol for a year of intensive Dutch study. After that year, and if they fulfil the admission requirements, they can enrol at PXL University College.
For your application, complete this document.
For further information, please make an appointment with the ‘dienst studievoortgang’ at the following address http://afspraken.pxl.be (select “dienst studievoortgang”).
These conditions must be met before registration.
Step 3. Special admission requirements for the Bachelor Programme in Visual Arts
To enrol in the Visual Arts bachelor's programmes, the student is required by decree to pass an artistic entrance test. This test takes place at fixed intervals, communicated via the website
(www.pxl-mad.be). This test is specific for each specialisation. Switching to another specialisation during your studies requires you to pass the test for that specific specialisation again.