Frequently Asked Questions

We recognize you may still have questions regarding the application process.  Below are some of the questions we typically receive. Never hesitate to contact one of our admissions officers if you cannot find the answer you are looking for.



  • How do I make the payment for the application fee?

To complete your application you must pay a non-refundable application fee of €50. You can choose to do this either by bank transfer or online by credit card. You can pay online here.

  • How do I prepare for the VBAT?

You can find some tips & tricks in our VBAT preparation document.

  • If I take the GMAT or GRE, what kind of scores are you looking for?

GMAT : You’ll need a GMAT score of 600 or more and balanced results for the verbal and quantitative parts. When you sign up for the GMAT, make sure you select Vlerick Business School in the list. More info & registration.

GRE: You’ll need a GRE scaled score of 157 or more for the verbal part and 158 or more for the quantitative part. When you sign up, make sure you submit our school code 7176. More info & registration.

If your score is lower, you’ll need to demonstrate other strengths such as excellent study results or other achievements.

  • What are your minimum scores for the various English language assessment exams? 
    • TOEFL (minimum 100 internet-based; use our code 7176)
    • TOEIC (minimum 720)
    • IELTS (minimum band 7)
    • PTE (minimum 68)
    • CAE (minimum 180)
  •  What should I expect in the interview?

The interview is conducted in person, via Skype, or over the phone. If you take the VBAT, it will always take place face to face on one of our campuses. It typically lasts no more than 30 minutes.  In the interview we’ll want to know why you want to do the programme, how it fits into your future career plans, and what will be your added value to the group. We’ll look at your resume for activities or experiences showing your interest in business, and will ask you questions about the current business environment.

  • What is the application deadline?
    •  If you apply via the VBAT, you can sign up for any test date if you are a citizen of the EU. You must apply for the April test at the latest if you are not a citizen of the EU.
    • If you apply via the GMAT/GRE, the application deadline is  June 30th if you are a citizen of the EU and April 30th if you are not a citizen of the EU.
  • What is the impact of Covid-19 / Corona on our Masters programmes and the application process?

To ensure the health and safety of all of our stakeholders, our Business School has established a Corona Emergency Taskforce, which continuously monitors the situation with everyone’s well-being in mind (find more information here).

Following the strict measures of the Belgian government, we've moved all of our educational activities, so also our Masters programmes, online. Although the public areas on campus are currently closed, we feel confident we can offer for many of our activities a digital equivalent with equal impact.   online-classes To do this, we can count on our expertise which has been built in the course of several years by offering different formats of digital learning journeys (Online MBA, Online Management Programmes, Take The Lead series). Nevertheless, we are very grateful for our current participants' flexibility and positive reactions towards our online shift e.g. within one day after closing our campuses we successfully made a digital transition for our Masters bootcamps.

We've bundled some of the most frequently asked questions we've been receiving from our students to help you out; discover our FAQ here. In case you have any further questions, don't hesitate to reach out. Just like our programmes, your Masters Team has moved online and will be digitally available for you.


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