Student and Staff Mobility Agreed for 2018/19

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Course Information

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VIVES Welcome Information

VIVES Course List

VIVES Grading System

Language of delivery:  Dutch or English. While VIVES is not allowed to offer full Bachelor programmes in English - it does offer a wide range of semester courses in English.

Language Requirements:
In order to be accepted, students need to prove at least level B1 in English or Dutch.

Address, Codes & Departments

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VIVES University College
Doorniksesteenweg 145
B-8500 Kortrijk

Institution Code: B  KORTRIJ01

EUC No. 28179

Faculties: (Faculties with which we have links are in bold)

  • Applied Social Studies
  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Engineering, Technology and Informatics
  • Commercial Sciences and Business Management
  • Education

President: Joris Hindryckx

Application Deadlines

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Application Procedure

Students interested in studying at VIVES will be nominated by RGU. Nominated students will then be able to apply for a place at VIVES through the online application form. 

Students will then need to print out the completed online application form and sign it, as well as have it signed and stamped by the International Office at RGU. 

Once signed additional documentation will need to be attached to the application form, specifically; A fully completed and signed Learning Agreement, A certificate of registration at RGU, A passport photo, and if required, a proof of language qualification. These documents will then need to be sent to VIVES by mail to; VIVES - International Office, Evy Vansieleghem, Doorniksesteenweg 145, B-8500 Kortrijk, Belgium.

If the student's application is successful, they will receive an acceptance letter from VIVES confirming their place.

Upon arrival at VIVES, students will have to register with the Foreigners' Registration Office. For this, students will require; An identity card or passport, Three photos, A proof of Erasmus Grant, A proof of medical insurance (private or non-private). These documents are to be handed in at the international office of VIVES upon arrival.

VIVES Application Information

Application Deadlines

Semester 1

  • Deadline for application for studies and accommodation is 31 May

Semester 2

  • Deadline for application for studies and accommodation is 20 November
Accommodation Information

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Accommodation provided

Accommodation is provided by VIVES, however space is limited.

Average cost of rent per month

Between € 230,- and € 420,- (There are both single and double rooms available).

Items provided in University accommodation

Fully equipped kitchen.

Laundry facilities in the residences

Not in the residence, but there are private laundry facilities close by. 

Cooking facilities or meals provided

Cooking facilities provided.

Number of students sharing bathroom

Every room has it's own bathroom, with a shower, toilet, and sink.

Mixed gender bathrooms

Bathrooms are private.

Cleaning service and how frequent

Daily cleaning service for the common areas, but no cleaning service for the rooms.

Other Relevant Information

For more information contact Steve Vangroenweghe, the University's Housing Officer.


VIVES Accommodation Information