Tailor-made guidance

Studying is a challenging undertaking. It’s a road with success and great achievements, but here and there you will encounter a bump in the road or you will find yourself at a difficult crossroads. Artevelde University College will support you to achieve your goals but will also provide you a shoulder to lean on. We offer a tailor-made guidance for everyone's taste.

Choice of study programme and reorientation

No idea what to choose? You’ve almost made a decision but are there still some programmes in the running? You want to switch to a programme that suits you better? The service study advice is the place to be for you! They will help you sort things out.

Special status

Pursuing higher education isn’t that obvious for you because of an impairment or because your combining it with a family, top sport, a job or your own company? Your care coach can help you apply for education- and exam facilities. This way pursuing a higher education is feasible. Do you need a special status (education and examination facilities for disorders or learning disabilities, individual circumstances or a work, entrepreneur or top-class sports status)? Schedule an appointment by sending an email to your care and diversity coach.

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Admission requirements

A secondary education diploma is an admission ticket to the university college. If you don’t have the required diploma and you are 21 or older you can sit an entrance exam. More information? See the service study advice. Are you already enrolled at Artevelde University College but would you like to apply for an exemption? Contact your study track manager.  

Study finance

The Office of Student Support will inform you about money for students, an advanced payment on your scholarship, registration fee and financial support.

Second-Hand Purchase of Study Materials

ATTENTION!

You cannot buy study materials second-hand or exchange study materials in the Artevelde shops.

Do you intend to buy books second-hand? Always check if the ISBN number and edition of the second-hand book correspond with the information on your unique study materials list. If these are not the same, then the book is probably an outdated version that might be useless to you.

In addition, do not purchase any second-hand books that come with an internet code. This code gives access to additional learning materials and/or exercises, but can only be activated once. If you buy such a book second-hand, you will not be able to use this code.

Study methods

Train your brain! The learning coach of your programme will help you find an efficient and effective way to study. You will receive tips about summarizing, structuring and making a realistic plan. In case of fear of failing or procrastination behavior you are also in the right place. For more information contact the learning coach of your programme.

Spotlight on assessment is a website which students can use to find tips on the most popular types of assessment in higher education. The website describes 11 types of assessment. It explains the procedure of each type of assessment, the best way for students to prepare for this, and the most common difficulties, if applicable, etc.

Social-legal guidance

A cobweb of laws and rules surround your student life. The office of Student Support will give you legal information and advice about your social security (taxes, student job, living wage, studying as an employee,..)

A study programme tailor-made for you

Together with your track manager you outline a pathway for your programme. Do you want to choose for a diploma-, a credit- or an exam contract? How much credit would be best for you to take? Do you have any exemptions? As a result you get a tailor-made track!

Study progress

A personal track coach evaluates your study results, advises you after your exams and motivates you. At the beginning of your track the focus is on study progress. Later on, other track choices will be addressed like choosing a suitable internship or bachelor’s thesis.

Language

Every bachelor programme has a language coach (find your language coach here). The language coach can help you with language issues that hinder you during your studies. 

The university college offers a range of activities to boost your language proficiency (and hopefully improve your academic success). Feel free to use the flyers with the core rules of netiquette, academic writing and note taking. You can register for a workshop Survival English (to improve your daily language proficiency) or writing clinics (look for the slots that mention 'Engels'). During the writing clinics you work on a text together with three other students. Exchange students can also enroll in Dutch language courses. Consult Dinar for more info and tools. 

Psychological guidance

In trouble? Need a chat? The Office of Student Support offers you a discrete and attentive ear of support. You can drop by for one or more conversations. If you need a more intensive guidance or therapy we can refer you to our own professional network.

Training sessions

Train your talent! We have a colorful variety: entry courses, training sessions concerning fear of failure, assertiveness, procrastionation or how to apply for a job. The sessions are always scheduled after lessons. Interested? Contact the student services or study advice service.

Negotiation

Our ombudsperson is there for all your questions concerning education and exam regulations, the fair proceedings of exams or what to do when you missed an exam. When you have a disagreement with your teacher, you can also knock on their door.

Recognition of previously acquired competencies

Flemish Higher Education has become more flexible over the last decades. Students are able to plan their study trajectory more individually and make use of their relevant experiences, the Previously Acquired Competencies (PAC), to optimise that trajectory. University colleges and universities can take into consideration skills and knowledge which were learned or developed at the workplace, during social activities, or through volunteer work.

A procedure was designed for the recognition of these competencies (RPAC). If you consider yourself eligible for a recognition of your skills, then this guide will provide you with the necessary information. 

Continuing your studies / applying for a job

You have your diploma and you want to specialise? The study advice service helps you to look for the right next step.
Start to work? We’d love to read your cv and give you some job interview tips.

Information skills

Do you have trouble finding, judging and using useful information? A course on information skills in the library teaches you to formulate a subject, to distinguish different information sources, to look things up in the library, on the internet and to correctly refer to your sources.

Studying and engaging in a business

An Idea Factory-coach helps you to combine studying and your own business. We guide you from idea to concrete company and give you support where needed. On the one hand with personal advice and on the other hand with interesting information and inspiration sessions about various topics.

Would you like to make use of these guidance services? You can find more information within your own programme or contact studieadvies@arteveldehs.be.