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Language conditions

  • Language conditions

    To enrol in a bachelor or master programme at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, you need to prove having sufficient knowledge of the language in which the programme is taught.

    Language requirement for enrolment in the English-taught bachelor and master programme

    To enrol in the English-taught bachelor and master programmes in Visual Arts, under whichever contract type, you need to prove having sufficient knowledge of the English language. You can prove your language proficiency by submitting one of the following documents:

    • a certificate of graduation ASO (Flemish candidate-students) or VWO (Dutch candidate-students), or
    • a certificate of at least one successfully completed year in full time English-language tought secondary education, or
    • a pass certificate in a or in one or more courses in English language higher education, with a total study load of at least 60 credits, or
    • a language certificate (CEFR level B2, see below).

    CEFR B2 English

    The English language level required is determined in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and is level B2.

    English Language Test

    English language tests can be taken at Linguapolis (Interuniversity Test of Academic English (ITACE).
    Taking a test is possible by appointment at a generally scheduled test moment or during an individual test moment
    You can always contact them directly via www.uantwerpen.be/en/centres/linguapolis/language-tests/english-language-tests/itace/itace-students-dates/
    But they can also be taken in other language centres in Flanders or in your home country.

    ! Attention
    A valid proof of language is a necessary and mandatory document that you need to start your enrolment.
    So be sure to check in advance whether you already meet the conditions.  
    If this is not the case, we advise you make reservations for the test in time and also take into account the costs.

    Language requirement for enrolment in the Dutch-taught bachelor and master programme

    To enrol in the Dutch-taught bachelor and master programmes in Visual Arts, under whichever contract type, you need to prove having sufficient knowledge of the Dutch language. You can prove your language proficiency by submitting one of the following documents:

    • a certificate of at least one successfully completed year in Dutch-language secondary education, or;
    • a pass certificate in a programme or in one or more courses in Dutch-language higher education, with a total study load of at least 60 credits, or;
    • a pass certificate for:
      • the Interuniversity Dutch Language Test for Foreign Language Speakers (‘Interuniversitaire Taaltest Nederlands voor Anderstaligen – ITNA’) or
      • the Dutch state examination NT2 II, or
      • a Dutch language test from a centre for adult education or a recognised language centre. 

    CEFR B2 Dutch

    The Dutch language level required is determined in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and is level B2.

    Dutch Language Test

    The Interuniversity Dutch Language Test for Foreign Language Speakers was developed by the language centres of four Flemish universities. The language test is conducted by Linguapolis, among others: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/centres/linguapolis/.