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How can international support help you?
Questions or concerns?
We will always do what we can to assist you or put you in contact with the right team/person within Thomas More who can help you further. During your studies at Thomas More, the International Support Team stands responible for e.g.
Giving you the warmest welcome by organising a Welcome Week for international students
Helping new students register at the town hall after their arrival, explaining how to set up their bankaccounts, and help with other administrative tasks regarding arriving and living in Belgium
Providing news and information on topics that are relevant to international students through the student portal, email, social media... and the FAQ list below.
FAQ for international students
At Thomas More the academic year runs from September until September. You can start either in September (fall semester) or in February (spring semester).
Curious to find out when your class weeks are and (of course) when you have holidays? Check it out here:
Academic Calendar 22/23
Academic Calendar 23/24
With your individual study programme (ISP) you determine the courses and exams you will take in the coming academic year. Your ISP has to meet the requirements of the (exchange) programme you're registered for. No worries we will explain everyting in detail during the Welcome Days.
Looking for help?
Degree student? Your programme has a student counsellor to assist you in filling out your ISP. Contact information can be found on the page of your programme on our website. Exchange student? You don't need to worry, your ISP will be made during the Welcome Days with support from the international office and your international coordinator. So easy!
With your student number (r-number written as: r0123456) you can log in on school computers, check your email, consult online applications and so on. If a username is requested, your student number will do.
Don't mix it up with your email address. Once registered, you will also receive a Thomas More email address, written as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org (e.g. email@example.com).
About 3 hours after you have activated your Thomas More account and chosen your password. you have access to your Thomas More mail.
A track determines which compulsory units (= courses) you must take an from which course units you may choose to obtain a diploma. The choices may be limited to a small set of course units (E.g. you may choose from a foreign language French or English or German), but it can also be a specialization/major that you have to choose. A track is therefore e.g. the full 180 credits of a bachelor degree or 60 credits for a postgraduate certificate.
Don't mix it up with a 'phase'. A bachelor programme is spread over 'programme phases', with about 60 credits per phase. A programme phase is normally the package of course units that you standard take within one academic year.
A programme is spread over 'programme phases' with about 60 credits. A programme phase is normally the package of course units that you take within one academic year. A Bachelor's programme consist normally out of 3 phases.
New student? A starting student must always take the course units from the first programme phase.
If you succesfully complete all course units, you will move to the next programme phase in the next academic year. However, if you are unsuccessful in a number of course unit, you must combine two course phases in the next academic year. Need more information? Contact your study councelor (contact details can be found on your programme on the website).
What is KU Loket?
KU Loket is your digital student file. Use KU Loket to:
Verify your legal home address. Note you can only verify your legal home address, if you want to change it please contact the student administration of your campus.
Verify and adjust your dorm address (if applicable)
Customize your private e-mail address
Check your exam grades after each exam period
Edit your ISP (Individual Study Programme) at the start of the academic year and forward it to your study counselor
Upload your Belgian account number. if you are entitled to a refund of (part of) your tuition fee, our financial department can provide a quick refund.
How to log into the KU Loket?
You can reach your KU Loket via this link. Use your r-number (30123456) and the corresponding password.
What is Canvas?
Canvas is our digital learning environment for lessons, tests, exams, ... Each professor has a corresponding Canvas course for his/her subject. In this course on Canvas learning material such as slides, extra excercises, info about the exam, ... will be posted. Check it regulary!
Once you have entered an ISP (Individual Study Programme), the corresponding courses will be available in Canvas for you.
Important! Once your ISP is approved, you can no longer unsuscribe from the Canvas courses that are part of your ISP in Canvas. You can always freely enroll for additional Canvas courses, but these are not part of your ISP and therefore you have no right to take an exam of these courses. Your approved ISP is your real contract for the current academic year.
KU Loket and Canvas are two seperate applications, don't mix them up.
After activating your account, it may take one to two days before your data is uploaded into the Thomas More digital learning environment.
With your registration you will receive a first invoice for the fixed cost(*) of your tuition fee and, depending on your programme, additional costs such as Academic Software, third liability insurance, sports card, ...
(*) Non-EEA students who already paid the fixed cost in order to get admission, have to pay the first invoice with deduction of the amount of the fixed cost.
As soon as your ISP (Individual Study Programme) is approved, you might receive an additional invoice for the variable cost, linked to the actual number of credits you suscribed for. Any change in your ISP may result in a credite note or an additional invoice.
We offer all our students the possibility to pay the second invoice in installments. You can easily request this via our website. If a standard installment plan is not a solution for you, please contact the Student Services (STUVO) as soon as possible.
Students who don't pay their invoices before the due date and not respond to 2 reminders sent to their Thomas More email adress, will be blocked. This means that they are excluded from the exams and that they also will have no longer access to our learning environment Canvas, to Ku Loket and thus to their results.
Need help? Contact our International Support Team!