Equivalences obligatoires

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To continue higher education in the French Community

When should I submit my file ?

Your file must be submitted between 15 November 2018 and 15 July 2019 AT THE LATEST (postal stamp is proof).

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

Advice
-    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 2018
-    Submit your file by registered letter


How should I forward my file ?

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

- Second option: Bring the complete file to the offices of the Equivalence department of secondary education, only by appointment. Only the complete files (both in content and format) will be accepted at the counter during an appointment.

You can make an appointment:

  • on our website: Online form
  • by telephone on 02/690.86.86

Advice
-    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 State certificate and the school reports of the 5th and 6th year of secondary education.

These 3 documents must be supplied in original version.

2) An excerpt of the original birth certificate.

3) A covering letter or justification form

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

4) A proof of access to 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 2019.

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.

 

 

Procedure

To start studying in Higher education in the French community from September 2019, the period for submitting the files runs from 15 November 2018 and 15 July 2019 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.

If you send us your file by post, the Equivalence department will issue:

  • if your file is complete: a favourable or negative decision for granting you equivalence that will allow you, in certain cases, to enrol in various Universities or High Schools of the French community.
  • if it is not complete: a request for additional information to complete your file.

The equivalences will be issued as from 1 March 2019.

 

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

  • In the Higher Schools:

- bachelor in kinesiotherapy

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

 

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