Refugees welcome at Thomas More

[for Dutch]

Can I study at Thomas More University of Applied Sciences as a refugee?

Everyone is welcome to study at Thomas More, if you meet a number of conditions, including refugees and candidates with a similar status. Thomas More has English taught courses.  The admission procedure is based on your educational background.
On this page you will find the basic information. If you have any questions: please contact

What admission requirements do I have to meet?

In brief there are 2 major requirements:

  • A secondary school diploma
  • Proficiency in English (at least level B2)

All the information can be found on our admission requirements website.
You need more information? Contact

What programme can I follow?

Thomas More offers several programmes in English:

How does the admission procedure work?

Your admission depends on which programme you want and what background you have:

How much does it cost?

If you have a refugee status (or similar), the rates and modalities are the same as for Belgians or EU citizens.

Tuition fee 22/23 for refugees 

Bachelor programmes (Dutch & English) : 60 credits programme

  • Non-bursary student: €979,6 
  • Near-bursary student: €535,6 
  • Bursary student: €115,8 

Tuition fee 23/24 for refugees

Bachelor programmes (Dutch & English) : 60 credits programme

  • Non-bursary student: €1092,1
  • Near-bursary student: €576,1
  • Bursary student: €128,8

If you want further information on social and financial support and opportunities: please contact 

How can I best prepare?

  • Ensure a good language level.
  • Compile a strong file (with diplomas with possible translation and/or recognition, work experience, etc.)
  • English speakers can participate in the (English language) summer school to get to know Thomas More and Flanders better.
  • Request a guest account so that you already have access to the campus, the library... so you can already feel part of the Thomas More community.

How can I apply?

You can send in an application here.

Any questions?