From the academic year 2007-2008 onwards all students from the P.R. China will have to obtain a certificate of academic screening issued by the Academic Evaluation Centre (APS) of the German Embassy in Beijing before being allowed to enrol at any higher education institution, language course or other preparatory course in Flanders - Belgium. The APS certificate is also required for obtaining a student visa to Belgium.
However, Chinese students who already successfully did studies (minimum 30 ECTS) in Belgium or another EU-country, are exempted from the APS - procedure.
Chinese applicants are advised to contact the Academic Evaluation Centre in Beijing, e-mail :
as soon as possible in order to make the necessary appointments and this before applying for a visa.
More information on APS can be found at their website www.aps.org.cn