Entrance Exam for 1st Cycle Higher Education Studies

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.


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 €.

As soon as you have validated the form, please send a scanned copy of your identity card (front and back) or your passport to: service.inscriptions@umons.ac.be, specifying in the subject line of your email “1st cycle exam registration” + your first and last names.
Without this document, the registration cannot be confirmed and no further action will be taken if your file is incomplete.
You will receive by email the transfer form to proceed to the payment of the registration fees for this exam once your registration is confirmed.

Registrations, exam schedules and proclamations

Registration form for the entrance exam to undergraduate studies in higher education:

  • registrations for the 1st session will be held from May 8 to June 2, 2023
  • registration for the 2nd session will be held from July 10 to August 4, 2023

Entrance exam schedule 2023