Equivalences obligatoires


To continue higher education in the French Community

When should I submit my file ?

Your file must be submitted between 15 November 2021 and 15 July 2022 AT THE LATEST (postal stamp is proof).

If you cannot comply with the limit date of deposit, please refer to the section “Derogation possibilities”.

-    Submit your file as soon as possible and don’t wait until the last few days.
-    If you already hold a certificate, submit your file as from 15 November 2021 
-    Submit your file by registered letter

How should I forward my file ?

- First option: Send the file by post (the postal stamp is proof).
Service des équivalences de l'enseignement obligatoire
Rue A. Lavallée, 1
1080 Bruxelles

- Second option: Bring the complete file to the offices of the Equivalence department of secondary education, only by appointment.

You can make an appointment:

  • by telephone on 02/690.86.86

-    We strongly recommend to send all the documents together by registered mail.
-    We strongly recommend to check the file submission deadlines before making an appointment.

Which documents to supply ?

1) Your Baccalaureate certificate and the associate summary of marks.

These 2 documents must be submitted in original version.

2) An excerpt of the original birth certificate.

3) A covering letter or justification form

A letter signed with your names, first names, address that motivates the type and field of studies you wish to start.

4) An original proof of access to higher education

Access to higher education is not free in Morocco. If you hold a Baccalaureate degree, you effectively must pass a selection process. The same restrictions apply here in the French community.

It is therefore recommended to supply a document proving that you had access to higher education in Morocco (proof of enrolment, passing certificate...) to possibly open access to the course you studied in China in higher education.

5) The ORIGINAL proof of payment of the administrative fee.

The administrative fee for an equivalence application amounts to 150 €. This sum must be paid before 15 July 2022.

You can pay the administrative costs online. Please print the proof of transaction and enclose it with your letter for equivalence application.
If you don’t pay online click here.



How do I get my original documents back ?

Find out everything about the return of original documents.




To start Higher Education in the French-speaking community as from September 2022, the period for submitting the files runs from 15 November 2021 and 15 July 2022 at the latest.

If you deposit your file at our office after making a previous appointment, your file will only be accepted if it is complete. You will then receive a proof of deposit.

You can send us you file by post, the Equivalence Department. will give you:

  • if your file is complete: the result of the analysis of your file and your decision of equivalence will be sent to the address you indicated in your file;
  • if it is not complete: a request for additional information to complete your file.

The equivalences will be issued as from 1 March 2022.


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Decree 30%

From the academic year 2012-2013 the Decree limits the number of non-resident students to 30% in the courses leading to the following academic degrees:

  • In Universities:

- bachelor in physiotherapy and rehabilitation;
- bachelor in veterinary medicine;
- bachelor in psychological sciences and Education speech therapy orientation
- bachelor in medicine;
- bachelor in dentistry sciences

  • In Higher Schools

- bachelor in kinesiotherapy

Please read the circular non-residents (.pdf) for more information


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