The motto knowledge in action is truly one that epitomise the institutional environment of the Hasselt University. Hasselt university was formerly called Limburg University centre(LUC) until it changed its name in 2005 to its present name was created in 1971, although it officially began in 1973.Despite its relative young age, the university has achieved tremendous growth and is currently ranked as one of the best institutions not just in its native Belgium but globally as well. Hasselt University has a long existing relationship with outstanding universities all across the globe. The university’s two campuses are within a short distance of each other and they are located in Diepenbeek and Hasselt in Belgium.
Hasselt is a tidy, aesthetic city with good climatic conditions that enhance learning. It is located in Flanders; a peaceful and growing part of Belgium. The inhabitants are very friendly and welcoming to non indigenous students and they have a strong zeal for innovation and growth.
The university prides itself with six faculties; Engineering Technology, Architecture and arts, Business economics,Medicine and life science, law, sciences and school of transportation.
The university is also home to six research institutes and it prides itself on its research in life sciences, visual computing, biostatistics, Environmental Technology, new materials and road safety and mobility
The University provides an array of courses in its graduate and undergraduate schools, including; Bachelor’s programme, Masters Programme, and Doctoral Programmes.
To apply for a bachelor’s degree programme, the students must have acquireda diploma/certificates of secondary education or a diploma/certificate awarded in higher education.
For candidates who acquired diplomas outside of Belgium, would have their credentials reviewed by the admission committee of the Limburg association of higher education.
The same policy is applicable to both international and Belgium students though there exist slight variations in requirements. Students will be assessed on the based on the criteria of their pastqualifications and academic record individually.
Students must acquirea minimum of a university diploma certificate or Universitydegree certificate equivalent to a bachelor’s degree. Each individual application will be examined by the programmes examinations board.
Admission for international students
To apply for studies under the full time programme, the applicant would apply for an authorisation provisional sojourn for stay longer than 3 months’ visa or Visa D at the Belgian consulate or embassy in their respective country. After applying online at the school’s official website, candidates must ensure that their transcript is sent to the school from their institution showing academic standing and awarded degree.
The university’s language of teaching is primarily Dutch. Other languages apart fromDutch may be used in the various programmes in which; some areas of the programme has a foreign language as their subject and some areas of the programme are taught by a visiting professor.
As a perquisite for programmes offered in any other language apart from Dutch, the students must pass a proficiency test for the language in which the study programme is taught. As it stands five masters programmes are instructed in English language.
Additional Basic requirement
• Undergraduate degrees from only approved universities and colleges
• Applications made very early through the application window online with a non- refundable fee of €230 for non-scholarship students and €105 for (probable) scholarship students
• The application must then be validated by the intended department of the proposed program.
• The applicants must also show proof that language requirements have been met.
• the verdict by the faculty committee would determine if an applicant may have to take a set of examinations.
• Other requirements are course specific.
|English master’s programme||Dutch Bachelor’s programme||Dutch master’s programme||Exchange programme|
|1st February for non-EEA citizens (master of statistics)||15th July for full academic year|
|1st march for ICP
|1st December for second semester alone|
|1st May for non-EEA citizens||1st May for non-EEA citizens||1st May for non-EEA citizens|
|1st September for EEA citizens||1st September for EEA citizens||1st September for EEA citizens|
|Cost type||Cost in euros (€)|
(utility cost is not included)
|On average €265/month|
|Course materials||On average €650/year|
|Hot meals in the students’ restaurants at the campus||On average between €3.65-€5.50|
Living cost in the residential area
|FOOD||PRICE (in Euros €)|
|Basic lunch time menu (including drink)||€16|
|12 eggs (large)||€2.70|
|1kg of tomatoes||€1.78|
|500kg of chicken breast||€4.15|
|1 litre of milk||€0.97|
|1kg of apples||€2.56|
|1 kg of potatoes||€1.50|
|1 loaf of bread||€1.38|
|2 litres ofCoca-Cola||€2.12|
|Housing/accommodation||Price(in euros €)|
|Monthly rent for 85m2 furnished accommodation||€640-€818|
|Utilities monthly (heating, electricity, gas) 85m2||€135|
|Monthly rent for 45m2 furnished accommodation||€461-€534|
|Utilities monthly (heating, electricity, gas) 45m2||€87|
|Internet 8mbps monthly||€43|
|Transportation/miscellaneous||Price (in euros €)|
|Monthly ticket public transport||€78|
|1 litre of gas||€1.40|
|4 rolls of toilet paper||€2.13|
There are a total of 6 faculties split into the two campuses with each faculty paying similar tuition fees with slight variation in the university.
|Hasselt university||Fixed components (€)||Variable components (€)||Tuition Fee for one year (€)|
|Grant rate student||106.90||0.00||106.90|
Opportunities for funding
Various grants and scholarships for international students, depending on the country they originated from, study programmes, etc. scholarships and grants are available for bachelors, masters and PhD students.
University of Hasselt is an innovative university which has a reputable international orientation. The university stands for excellence in education, research in diverse fields and active commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship. Its approach in its educational programmehas helped lots of students to be trained not only in course related expertise but also in working within a multinational environment.