Admission Exam


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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Reform of the compulsory education calendar and examination dates 2022-2023
In order to adapt to the changes in the school calendar for compulsory education while preserving the possibility for its staff to enjoy a well-deserved summer break, the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, the Faculty of Applied Sciences of the ULiège and the Polytechnic Schools of the UCLouvain and the ULB have jointly decided to schedule the various tests of the first session of the admission exam to undergraduate studies in the field of engineering sciences on 5 and 6 July 2023 and, if necessary, on the morning of Friday 7 July, i.e. during the usual white days at the end of the school year.
The planning of the second session tests is not affected by the reform of the compulsory education calendar. They are scheduled for 31 August and 1 and 2 September 2023.
The dean and the deans of the engineering schools thank the authorities of the secondary schools that accompany the candidates for admission for adjusting the schedule of their end-of-school-year activities to allow for the preparation and participation of their students in the various tests.

At the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, the first session of exams is scheduled for 5, 6 and July 2023. The second session will be organised on 31 August, 1 and 2 September 2023.


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

– Mathematics subjects : – 3 written tests in Mons and Charleroi
o Wednesday 05 July 2023 from 09.00 to 12.00 : Trigonometry
o Thursday 06 July 2023 from 09.00 to 12.00: Algebra/Analysis (to be confirmed)
o Friday 07 July 2023 from 09.00 to 12.00: Geometry (to be confirmed)
– Non-mathematics subjects: dates to be published later

The announcement will be made on Wednesday 12 July 2023

September session (dates are updated each year in late January/early February)

– Mathematics subjects: 3 written tests in Mons only
o Thursday 31 August 2023 from 09.00 to 12.00 : Geometry (to be confirmed)
o Friday 1 September 2023 from 09.00 to 12.00 : Trigonometry
o Saturday 02 September 2023 from 09.00 to 12.00 : Algebra/Analysis (to be confirmed)
– Non-mathematics subjects: dates to be published later

The date of the September proclamation will be published later.

Maps :



FPMaths…preparatory courses for civil engineering studies by students from Polytech Mons:
Mathematics courses, organised on Saturday mornings by Polytech Mons Master students and with the help of a mathematics teacher, cover all the basic mathematics required for civil engineering studies. You will be able to progress at your own pace by solving exercises at different levels, from the simplest to the most complicated.
Each morning is devoted to a specific subject, in order to allow you to deepen your knowledge. Theoretical reminders and friendly supervision by the students ensure that FPMaths is accessible to both 4h maths students who want to brush up on their skills and to those who have taken more advanced courses and want to refresh their knowledge. The sessions are independent of each other: it is not necessary to follow the whole cycle.
These sessions take place at the UMONS sites in Mons, Charleroi and Tournai
Mons, from 8.30 am to 12 noon
9 rue de Houdain
Charleroi, from 9am to 12.30pm
38-42, boulevard Joseph II
Tournai, from 8.30am to 12pm
Athénée Royal Robert Campin
18, Rue du Château
Several alternative media are also available on
More info:
Planning 2022-2023
Questions from previous years….
It is also possible to test your knowledge with the statements and/or solutions of the exercises from previous years. You can already download them:
Analysis-Algebra Geometry Trigonometry
Please note that at the Faculté Polytechnique, you will be asked to solve exercises and not to repeat theoretical demonstrations.
Never give up during a session! Even if you feel that you have failed a test, persevere and take part in the following ones. It appears that you sometimes judge yourself too harshly.
Preparation days for the entrance exam

Teachers, preparers or examiners for the entrance exam, are mobilising to prepare you for the entrance exam. Several sessions, intended for Rhetoric students, are organised, in person, on the following Wednesdays 19 and 26 April 2023, 17, 24 and 31 May 2023

Time: 14:00 – 17:00
– UMONS – Faculté Polytechnique – 9, rue de Houdain à 7000 MONS
– UMONS Charleroi – 28/42, Bd Joseph II in 6000 CHARLEROI
– Tournai – Athénée Royal Robert Campin – 18, rue du Château – 7500 TOURNAI

Contact: 065/37.40.33 –

Online registration form: available soon

By completing an online application form for the entrance exam ( – (please note that students from outside the European Union must submit an application form ( -) to the university)

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 20 February 2023 until 28 June 2023 at noon
  • for the 2nd session: from 20 February 2023 until 25 August 2023 at noon (note that the registration period is suspended between 28 June 2023 and 12 July 2023)

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