Entrance Exam for 1st Cycle Higher Education Studies

Because of the Covid-19 crisis, the first session of the examination is cancelled.


The Entrance Exam for 1st cycle higher education studies is designed for students who wish to embark on a Bachelor’s course but who do not possess a qualification which gives automatic access to studies. In order to be eligible, students must hold one of the qualifications necessary to access this level of study.

If they do not have one of the listed qualifications, and do not have a qualification equivalent to the Belgian CESS, it is possible to sit a general entrance exam in order to follow 1st cycle studies.

Specific Cases

  • In order to study first cycle engineering studies, students who do not possess the necessary qualification to access the course must take the full special admissions exam.
  • In order to study first cycle medical science studies, all students must sit a specific entrance exam.

Students who pass the general admissions exam do not need to take the French Language Proficiency Test.

Note: Non-EU students are only allowed to sit the entrance exam if they have been given authorisation. For this to be issued, students must submit an Admissions Application to the Registration Office by the set deadline and must respect the academic criteria for admission.


The Entrance Exam for 1st cycle higher education studies tests the following:

  • French
  • Mathematics (one of these subjects is tested more thoroughly)
  • a second language (Dutch, German or English).

Students must then choose three of the following:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Latin
  • Economic Sciences

Below you will find a link to the full programme for the University Admissions Exam:

University Entrance Exam – Programme

French Exam – Full Procedure


You will find below the link to the regulations for the University Admissions Exam:

University Entrance Exam – Regulations


The cost for registering for the Entrance Exam is 132 €.

Registrations, exam schedules and proclamations

Registration form for the entrance exam to undergraduate studies in higher education: available during the month of July

Horaire examen d’admission 2020 : will be communicated in the coming weeks