We require a Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs or Diploma van de Hogere Secundaire Technische School from the Flemish speaking community. We require a Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts from the German speaking community. We require a Diplôme d'Aptitude à Accéder à l'Enseignement Supérieur or Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur from the French speaking community when awarded after six years of study.
Since 1971, various marking schemes have been used. The most common are scales of 1 to 10 and 1 to 20. However, it should be noted that the new Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur, awarded from 1993/1994 in Wallonia, has no mark or grade written on it.
|A-level||Comparable offer (10 point)||Comparable offer (20 point)|
We require a Licence (French speaking) / Licentiaat (Dutch speaking) or a bachelor degree (post-2005).
|Belgian classification||Alternative name||English translation or equivalent|
|80 per cent
||Avec grande distinction/
met grootste onderscheiding
|With great distinction = 1st
|70 per cent
|With distinction = 2:1
|60 per cent
|With satisfaction = 2:2
English language requirements
We will not accept a Belgian English language qualification as meeting our minimum English language proficiency requirements. Find out more about our English language requirements.
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