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

The boards of examiners for the Civil Engineering Entrance Examination are well aware of the major disruptions that have affected and still affect the organisation of secondary education and, in particular, the acquisition of mathematical skills by students wishing to sit the Civil Engineering Entrance Examination in the summer of 2021.

In this context, without changing the list of mathematical subjects covered by the admission examination, the examiners undertake to implement assessment methods appropriate to these circumstances, taking into account the varying levels of preparation of candidates in these different subjects. The universities reaffirm that the aim of the admission examination for civil engineering studies is to verify that the capacity for reasoning and mastery of mathematical language are acquired so that each and everyone can begin their studies in good conditions.


July session (dates are updated annually in late January/early February) These dates may be subject to slight modifications (health crisis).

  • Mathematics subjects: 5 written exams spread over the first week of July 2021 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. Friday 02 July 2021 at 9:00 am.
    On Monday 05 July 2021 in the morning, the algebra and analysis tests will take place.
    The geometry tests will take place on Wednesday 07 July 2021 in the morning.
  • Non-mathematical subjects:
    Monday 21 June 2021 German
    Tuesday 22 June 2021 History
    Wednesday 23 June 2021 English, Dutch, Latin
    Thursday 24 June 2021 French
    Half-day during the week of 28 June 2021 Sciences (Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Physics)
  • The proclamation will take place on Saturday 10 July 2021

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

  • Mathematics subjects: 3 tests spread over the first week of September 2021 in MonsThe written test of trigonometry is set for all faculties of applied sciences on the same day, i.e. Wednesday 01 September 2021 at 09h00.
    The schedule of the other tests will be communicated at a later date.
  • Non-mathematical subjects :
    Monday 23 August 2021 English, Dutch, Latin
    Tuesday 24 August 2021 German
    Wednesday 25 August 2021 History
    Thursday 26 August 2021 French
    Half-day week 30 August 2021 Sciences (Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Physics)
  • The proclamation will take place on Wednesday 08 September 2021

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.

For more information, send an email to or consult

Questions from previous years….

It is also possible to test your knowledge from the answers to the exercises asked in previous years. You can already download them (Analysis-Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry).(see on this page in french).

Please note that at the Polytechnic Faculty you will be asked to solve exercises and not to redo theoretical demonstrations. All the tests are written.

Never give up during the session! Even if you feel that you have failed a test, persevere in spite of everything and take part in the following ones. It appears that you sometimes 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)

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 2021 until midday on 19 June 2021
  • for the 2nd session: from 10 February 2021 until noon on 21 August 2021


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