Equivalences non obligatoires


You are a refugee

Refugees and beneficiaries of the subsidy protection are exempted from the procedure fees whatever the type of elected recognition procedure (recognition to a specific degree or study level). 

There are 2 types of recognition: 


  • Recognition of study level establishing legally that the foreign degree is a higher education one in indicating its level compared with the degrees issued in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (associate degree, Bachelor, Master). It can be required by employer or public bodies (ACTIRIS, FOREM, SELOR, etc.).
  • Academic recognition to a specific academic degree (e.g.: Master in economic sciences) that certifies that the studies carried out abroad correspond to studies leading to one of the academic degrees delivered in our higher education system. It can be required by a public employer for a job involving a specific profile.  


If you are not able to provide the necessary documentation for a regular application to specific degree or level recognition, you can benefit from an alternative procedure aiming to assess the level of your qualification. To this respect you can consult the dedicated section on our website.  

Do not hesitate to contact us for further information on our procedures.  

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