Application procedure Postgraduate Space & Service Design

  • Thomas More accepts admission applications year round. 
  • Next application assessments occur on 1/2, 20/3, 30/4, 29/6, 23/8 and 13/9 (just before the start of the academic year).
  • Non EEA-students are advised to apply asap in order to be able to apply for a visa in time.
  • The course will enrol maximum 20 motivated, creative students and aims at composing a diverse, multidisciplinary and international class group. As soon as the class, our design studio, is complete, there will be no further portfolio assessments untill the following year.

You have completed secondary education in Flanders | the Netherlands before you started higher education

All candidates who meet the general diploma requirements can apply.  

Apply for Fall 2022/23

Before filling in the online form

Prepare your documents! You will be asked to upload:  

  • a copy of your residence permit or identity card;
  • a scan of your diplomas/certificates. For documents that are not written with the Latin alphabet (e.g. Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Greek…) please add a certified translation into English or Dutch.
  • a digital portfolio;
  • a cv (resume);
  • a motivation letter (stating why you would like to apply for the postgraduate in Space and Service Design).

After submission of your online application

You will receive an e-mail confirming your application. We will check whether your application meets the conditions to be admitted to the postgraduate. This assesment may take a few weeks.

You are an EEA-national or you have a valid residence permit for Belgium

Apply for Fall 2022/23

Before filling in the form

Prepare your documents! You will be asked to upload:

  • a  copy of your residence permit or identity card;
  • a scan of your diplomas/certificates. For documents that are not written in Latin alphabet (e.g. Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Greek…) please add a certified translation into English or Dutch.
  • a digital portfolio;
  • a cv (resume);
  • a motivation letter (stating why you would like to apply for the postgraduate in Space and Service Design);

After submission of your online application

You will receive an e-mail confirming your application. We will check whether your application meets the conditions to be admitted to the postgraduate. This assesment may take a few weeks.

You are a non-EEA-national without a valid residence permit for Belgium

Deadline for September 2021 has passed.

Apply for Fall 2022/23

Before filling in the online form

Prepare your documents! You will be asked to upload:

  • a  copy of the bio page of your passport;
  • a  scan of your diplomas/certificates. For documents that are not written with the Latin alphabet (e.g. Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Greek…) please add a certified translation into English or Dutch.
  • a digital portfolio;
  • a  cv (resume);
  • a motivation letter (stating why you would like to apply for the postgraduate in Space and Service Design);

After submission of your online application

You will receive an e-mail confirming your application. We will check whether your application meets the conditions to be admitted to the postgraduate. This assessment may take a few weeks.

If your file has been approved

If you need to apply for a visa in order to study in Belgium, then you will have to provide proof of solvency, also known as ‘sufficient financial means’.
The Belgian authorities want to make sure that you can support yourself while studying in Belgium. There is only one way to do this: blocked account procedure. Don’t worry, our admissions team will sent you detailed information after your application has been approved.

Blocked account procedure

Thomas More requires a blocked account procedure to prove your financial solvency when applying for (the extension of) a student visa (sufficient means of subsistence). You make an advance payment of your monthly living expenses (13 months) into a blocked account managed by Thomas More. When you arrive in Belgium you open a Belgian bank account in your name into which you receive monthly payments during your studies. You will receive a double payment (1400€) the first month to cover all extra costs such as rent deposit etc.. At the end of the academic year you are fully reimbursed, apart from €100 administrative fee .The minimum amount to cover your living expenses is 700€ per month and is set by the Belgian government.
Blocked account Fall 2021: 700€ x 13 months +100€ administrative fee = 9 200€
You will receive detailed information on the procedure as soon as your application has been approved. Be aware that the monthly amount is set by the Belgian Government and is subject to change at any given time. If any changes should occur we will notify our students.
Sponsors are not accepted as proof of financial solvability.

If you fail to enrol (e.g. no visa, cancellation)

The tuition fee and the payment into the blocked account (minus €100 administrative fee) will be reimbursed.