How to apply for the Bachelor of Business Management?

Bachelor of Business Management

How to apply for admission and register?

Welcome at Odisee University College

If you did not graduate from a secondary school in the Flemish Community, you first need to apply for admission before you can register. 

If you graduated from a secondary school in the Flemish Community, you can start your registration here.

Need help? Questions?


How to apply?


1st May 2019: non-EEA nationals
15th August 2019: EEA nationals and non-EEA nationals residing in Belgium, with a residence permit valid until Oct. 31st 2019 or longer.

Applying for academic year 2019-2020 is possible as of 1 February 2019.

  1. Fill out the online application form (Available from 1 February 2019)
  2. Print and sign your application form and send it by post together with the required documents.

    Please note: All non-EEA nationals without permanent residency in Belgium have to pay a 75 EUR application fee.

Can I submit my documents via e-mail?

No, we will only assess complete application files that reach us by postal mail or are handed in in person at our Student Administrative Services Centre in Brussels. Hard copies, certified where required, are necessary. 

What do you mean by a certified copy?

Certified copies are copies of the original documents that are certified with a stamp and signature to confirm that they are in line with the originals. You can have your diploma/transcripts certified by the educational institution that issued them or by a Belgian municipality. We also accept copies with an Apostille of the Hague attached. Photocopies (in colour) are not sufficient, you need to send us the actual certified documents.

I still need to complete my secondary school studies can I already apply?

Yes, if you are expected to graduate before the start of the 2018-2019 academic year but still need to complete your secondary school studies at the time of application you can already apply.
Please send us your intermediate transcripts, as well as a document issued by your secondary school that states that you are expected to graduate before the start of the 2018-2019 academic year.
Please note that your final transcripts and a certificate of graduation will need to be submitted upon enrolment.

Do I need to pay the 75 EUR application fee?

The application fee is one of the application requirements for non-EEA nationals without a long stay residency in Belgium (long stay = residency card of 5 years).  Applicants with an EEA-nationality do not have to pay the application fee.

Can I pay the application fee by credit or debit card/cash/cheque?

The application fee can only be paid by bank transfer. You cannot pay by credit or debit card, cheque or in cash.

Do I need to submit a certificate as proof of my English language proficiency?

Yes.  An exemption from this requirement is only possible for:

  • Applicants who obtained a secondary school diploma or university (college) degree in Australia, English speaking Canada, the Caribbean Islands, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the USA. (Your certified degree and transcripts suffice as proof, provided they confirm that the entire study was completed in English. )
  • Applicants who obtained a secondary school diploma or university (college) degree in Flanders or the Netherlands.
How long will the whole application process take?

From the moment we receive your application file by postal mail to the moment you receive the final outcome we estimate a total of 3 weeks. Please note that due to public holidays this estimated time may be longer. Also bear in mind that Odisee University college is closed from 11 July until 15 August 2018. No applications will be handled during this period. 

Do I need a visa to enter Belgium? What steps do I need to take?

More information can be found here.

How much tuition do I have to pay?

All non-scholarship students (EEA and non-EEA) that register for a full-time degree contract pay 922,30 EUR.
You can find an overview of the tuition fees below. 

When do I pay the tuition fee and can I pay by credit card?

Upon registration at our university college, you will receive an invoice from the Student Administrative Services Centre for the fixed part of the tuition fee. Payment must be made within a few weeks. Paying the fee is only possible by bank transfer. The Registrar’s Office does not accept payment by cash, cheques or credit/debit card. Once you have registered your individual study programme you will receive a second invoice by email for the variable part of the tuition fee. 

Can I transfer credits/ apply for exemptions based on my study background?

The transferring of credits is not possible. Exemptions can be granted when the content of the courses you obtained credits for matches with the content of the BBM courses. Before we can give you an indication of your exemptions we first however need to establish that you meet our admission requirements, and receive and assess your complete application file. (Please note: official exemptions can only be granted upon enrolment.)

Degree and credit contracts Student not entitled for a scholarship
Fixed fee € 238,30
Variable fee € 11,40/credit registered for
When registered for 60 credits € 922,30
Near-scholarship student *
Fixed fee € 238,30
Variable fee € 4,10/credit registered for
When registered for 60 credits € 484,30
Scholarship student *
Fixed fee € 108,80
Variable fee € 0/credit registered for
When registered for 60 credits € 108,80
Exam contract Fixed fee € 108,80
Variable fee € 4,10/credit registered for + € 50 for access to the digital learning environment
Increased tuition fee when insufficient balance of credits in learning account Not applicable for (near-) scholarship students € 11,40/credit for which no credit is  left in learning account

Tuition fee

For the academic year 2018-2019 the tuition fee is set at 922,30 EUR for both EEA and non-EEA students.

  • The tuition fee you need to pay depends on the type of contract you register for, your entitlement to a scholarship from the Flemish Community and the number of credits you register for in 2018-2019.
  • Whether or not you are entitled to a scholarship from the Flemish Community depends on your nationality, residence status in Belgium and your personal income, or the income of your parents or guardian.