Admission Exam

Entrance exam and exceptional measures related to the COVID epidemic-19, see the page in french

To register for undergraduate studies in the field of Engineering Sciences, you must pass the entrance examination. It is a legal requirement.

In addition to its regulatory aspect, the admission exam also allows candidates to know their level in the key subjects. This is an academic examination (note that this exam is NOT a competition).
Selection is based solely on the personal qualities of the candidates. There is no limitation to the number of students admitted.

Candidates wishing to register on the Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (general and architectural engineering). 

For students holding an upper secondary education certificate (CESS), the examinations cover mathematics subjects only. This is also the case for holders of a valid equivalence for engineering sciences in the French Community. (lien vers site web équivalence) 

Other candidates will also have non-mathematical tests (French, History, Geography, Science, and a second language [English, Dutch, German or Latin])

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Each year, the Faculty organises two sessions for the admissions examination

July session (dates are updated annually in late January/early February)

  • Mathematics subjects: 5 written exams spread over the first week of July 2020 in Mons (trigonometry and numerical calculation, analysis, algebra, analytical geometry and synthetic geometry).
    The test in trigonometry and numerical calculation is set for all the faculties of applied sciences on the same day, i.e. Wednesday 01 July 2020 at 9.00 am.
    The analysis test will also take place on 1 July.
    On 3 July at 9.00 am the tests of algebra, analytical geometry and synthetic geometry will be held.
  • Non-mathematical subjects: Due to the current health crisis, the non-mathematical tests will not be organised in July and their organisation has been postponed to August.
  • The proclamation will take place on Friday 10 July 2020 at 11.30 am.

Session de septembre (dates are updated annually in late January/early February)

  • Mathematics subjects: 3 tests spread over the first week of September 2020 in MonsThe written test of trigonometry is set for all faculties of applied sciences on the same day, i.e. Tuesday 01 September 2020 at 09h00.
    The analysis test will also take place on 01 September 2020.
    On 02 September 2020 at 09.00 am the tests of algebra, analytical geometry and synthetic geometry will be organised.
  • Non-mathematical subjects :
    Thursday 20 August 2020 History
    Monday 24 August 2020 English, Dutch, Latin
    Tuesday, 25 August 2020 (afternoon) German
    Wednesday, August 26, 2020 –
    Thursday 27 August 2020 English
    Monday 31 August 2020 (1/2 day) Sciences (Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Physics)
  • The proclamation will take place on Tuesday, September 08, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.

Maps :


The Polytech students and teachers offer final year secondary students a variety of activities throughout the year.

On Saturday morning, with Master students from Polytech Mons (Mons, Charleroi and Tournai)

These sessions are held on Saturday morning all year round, from 15th September, except during school holidays and exam periods. Sessions are independent of each other; it is not necessary to follow the entire cycle. The proposed schedule helps to shape your programme according to the subjects you would like to revise. You will be able to move at your own pace by solving exercises of different levels, from simple to more complicated, with the assistance of Polytech students. Full solutions are distributed at the end of the session. Each morning is dedicated to a specific subject to deepen your knowledge. The theoretical background and the friendly supervision provided by the students guarantee the interest of both FPMaths students and students who have 4 hours of Maths per week at secondary school and want to improve their level and refresh their knowledge.

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Presentation sessions by Polytech Mons teachers (in Mons, Charleroi or Tournai)

Each session is dedicated to one of the mathematics subjects on the admissions examination syllabus: algebra, analysis, synthetic geometry, analytical geometry, trigonometry and numerical computation. Sample questions are presented and discussed by Polytech Mons teachers.

The presentation session dates for the July exam are :

  • Wednesdays, April 22, 29, 2020 from 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, May 6, 13 and 20, 2020 from 2 to 5 p.m.

The presentation session dates for the september exam are :

  • The week of August 17, 2020 from 9h to 12h and from 13h30 to 16h30 (note only in Mons)

Lien vers inscription aux séances de préparation (see on this page in french)


Test questions from previous years…

You can also test your knowledge by using past papers from previous years. You can down load them here (see on this page in french).

Know that at the FPMs, you will be asked to solve exercises and won’t be tested on your knowledge of theory.


All tests, except for Numerical Computation and Trigonometry, are oral. However, you will have time to prepare your answer. If you do not answer a question, or if you are answer incorrectly, the examiner will try to point you in the right direction.

Never give up during a session! Even if you feel like you haven’t answered a question correctly, persevere and move onto the next one. Don’t judge yourself too harshly.

  • By completing an online application for registration onto the admissions examination (see on this page in french)

(Note that non-EU students must submit an admissions file at the university –  see on this page in french)

  • In person
    • At the Faculty Secretariat at 9 Rue de Houdain, Mons
    • Or at the UMONS site in Charleroi at 38-39 Boulevard Joseph II, Charleroi.

For any questions, feel free to contact us by phone or email (

When to Register (dates are updated annually in late January/early February)

  • for the 1st session: from 10 February 2020 until midday on 19 June 2020
  • for the 2nd session: from 10 February 2020 until noon on 21 August 2020


Required Documents

When you register, you must provide the following documents :

  • A photocopy of your ID card or passport.
  • An official document attesting to having obtained a certificate of upper secondary education, issued by your secondary school. This document must be submitted on or before the first day of the session;
  • Only for students with a foreign degree who wish to take only the mathematics part of the admissions exam: An equivalence certificate valid for the field of engineering sciences issued by the Service des Equivalences

All documents you provide to support your application become and remain the property of the University, except for any originals.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for the admissions exam is 50 Euros per session (to be paid either with the provided transfer form or by debit/credit card. NOTE: for security reasons, we do not accept cash.)

If you fail the exam in the first session, and would like to register for the exam in the second session, you must pay the registration fee a second time.

NOTE:  The registration fees cannot be refunded.

Success Criteria

To pass the admissions exam, you must obtain at least 50% overall and 50% in each component of the exam. However, the board may decide to admit a candidate whose results do not meet these criteria.

The Faculty organises two sessions to take the admissions exam. If you fail the first time, do not hesitate to register again for a second time! The two sessions are totally independent of each other. Failing the first session does not influence the decision of the exam board for the second session.

Students who failed in the first session do not have take subjects in which they obtained at least than 10/20.
NOTE! These results are only valid from the first to the second session of the same academic year; they are not valid the following year