Decree of 7 November 2013 defining the landscape of higher education and the academic organization of studies.
The admission requirements must be met prior to enrolment in the University.
Subject to the general requirements laid down by the academic authorities, admission to the specialized Master’s degree programme will be granted to students who fulfil the entry requirements for studies leading to the award of a Master’s (second-cycle) degree and who hold a second-cycle diploma, degree, certificate or other qualification issued within or outside the French Community of Belgium, or whose prior learning or experience has been accredited by the Examination Board as being equivalent to at least 300 credits.
The number of enrolments is limited to 25 per academic year.
Selection is made by the degree committee on the basis of the quality of the candidate’s application. The candidate’s interest in the program and its importance in his/her career, as clearly set out in a letter of motivation, are one of the main criteria in the selection of candidates. Selection is made as the applications arrive at two periods in the year: a maximum of 12 enrolments will be accepted between 1 April and 30 June of the academic year ending; the second selection period will begin on 1 July and will end on the Friday preceding the first day of the academic year. The committee reserves the right to reject candidacies beyond that date.
In function of the origin of the degrees, the degree committe may require certain candidates to follow a supplementary upgrading program. If this supplementary program exceeds 15 ECTS, the student’s program will entail a supplementary year of studies prior to enrolment in the advanced master’s.
Among the degrees accepted without a supplementary program are: architecture, civil engineering, agronomy (bio-engineering), industrial engineering, holders of a « licence » or master’s in science, economics, sociology, politics, law, tourism, history, art history and archeology ...
Accessible to adults
The advanced master’s is a one year full time daytime program organised in two blocks of 15 weeks, of 2 to 3 days of activities per week, in order to allow students to carry on working at the same time as their training. It can even be spread over two academic years.
In the same spirit, candidates with a job in the field can have this work recognised as their placement, with the approval of the degree committee. Finally it should be noted that the lecture cycle organised in the framework of the interdisciplinary seminar URBA/ISURU/AULNE takes place in the evening and is also seen as an activity of continuing education.