Admission

ling2m  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

General and specific admission requirements for this program must be satisfied at the time of enrolling at the university.

In the event of the divergence between the different linguistic versions of the present conditions, the French version shall prevail.



Specific Admission Requirements

Student must hold a first level university degree.

 Student applying for the Master's programme in Linguistics must provide proof that they have attained, in French and/or English (depending on the language(s) of the programme), a competence of level B2+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Student wishing to include other languages (German, Spanish, Italian or Dutch) in their programme must provide proof of a command of the languages referred to at level B2+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Proof of level B2+ can be provided by :

  • the certificate of attendance of language courses at the required level in the student's previous academic career, officially attested (diploma and transcripts) ;
  • an official certificate or an international certificate recognized by the admission jury (for example: DELF B2 for French, IELTS 6.5 for English).

 Student must have followed at least 30 credits of courses in linguistics and/or language sciences, including the following 2 courses (or their equivalent): LFIAL1530 Introduction to Language Science and LFIAL1560 General Linguistics: semantics and pragmatics. Through this training, student must have developed an understanding of how language works both internally (basic units and structures, contemporary theoretical trends) and externally (relations with other disciplines such as cognition, communication, sociology).

The 30 credits of Minor in Linguistics satisfy these requirements.

In the absence of sufficient training in one or more of these subjects, supplementary classes will be integrated into the master's programme (from 15 credits to a maximum of 60 credits). This preparatory module is established by the jury (small panel) on the basis of the student's educational background.

Course equivalences are submitted for approval to the jury (small panel).

University Bachelors

Diploma Special Requirements Access Remarks
UCLouvain Bachelors
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General
Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures
Direct Access
All BachelorWith the Minor in Linguistics Direct Access In some cases, the UCLouvain Enrolment Office, after reviewing their online enrolment or re-enrolment application, will ask the students concerned to provide an enrolment authorisation from the faculty.
Other Bachelor Access with additional training Maximum 60 credits of supplementary classes integrated into the Master's programme
Others Bachelors of the French speaking Community of Belgium
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures
Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures: General
Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures
Direct Access
Bachelor in translation and interpreting Access with additional training Maximum 30 credits of supplementary classes integrated into the Master's programme
Other Bachelor Access with additional training Maximum 60 credits of supplementary classes integrated into the Master's programme
Bachelors of the Dutch speaking Community of Belgium
Bachelor in de taal- en letterkunde Direct Access
Bachelor in de toegepaste taalkunde Access with additional training Maximum 30 credits of supplementary classes integrated into the Master's programme
Foreign Bachelors
Foreign Bachelor in Arts and LettersStudent must have followed at least 30 credits of courses in linguistics and/or language sciences. Based on application: accepted, conditional on further training, or refusal Maximum 60 credits of supplementary classes integrated into the Master's programme (consult Access on the file)

Non university Bachelors

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Only applicable to graduates of higher education institutions of the French Community of Belgium

Diploma Access Remarks
BA - AESI orientation Français et français langue étrangère - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA - AESI orientation Français et morale - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA - AESI orientation Français et religion - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA - AESI orientation Langues germaniques - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA - assistant(e) en psychologie - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA en logopédie - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
Les enseignements supplémentaires éventuels peuvent être consultés dans le module complémentaire. Type court

Holders of a 2nd cycle University degree

Diploma Special Requirements Access Remarks
"Licenciés"
 
Masters
Master [120] in Linguistics, second focus Direct Access At the end of Master 120, each focus of the Master [120] in Linguistics can be obtained in a new programme of 30 credits.

For the focus in Natural Language Processing, supplementary classes can be added to the student's program according to his educational background.
Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English
Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English
Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General
Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General
Master [60] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
Master [60] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures
Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures
Direct Access Programme established on the basis of the student's educational background (consult Admission and Enrolment Procedures for general registration)

Taking into account the student's educational background will allow a maximum of 60 credits to be exempted.
Master [120] in Computer Science and Engineering
Master [120] in Computer Science
Access with additional training Maximum 30 credits of supplementary classes integrated into the Master's programme

Programme established on the basis of the student's educational background (consult Admission and Enrolment Procedures for general registration)
Other Master Access with additional training Programme established on the basis of the student's educational background (consult Admission and Enrolment Procedures for general registration)

Holders of a non-University 2nd cycle degree

Only applicable to graduates of higher education institutions of the French Community of Belgium

Adults taking up their university training

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It is possible to gain admission to all masters courses via the validation of professional experience procedure.

Candidates who do not fulfil the abovementioned admission requirements, but who have duly attested significant experience relevant to the field of study in question, may apply for admission to the programme on the basis of an individualised admission procedure.

For more information on the procedure for admission by validation of learning from experience (VAE) in the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters: https://uclouvain.be/fr/facultes/fial/valorisation-des-acquis-de-l-experience-vae.html.

Access on the file

Reminder : all Masters (apart from Advanced Masters) are also accessible on file.

If the students' educational background is incomplete, supplementary classes may be integrated into their master's programme.

Students with a Belgian degree
Students whose previous educational background is not included in the above-mentioned admission requirements may apply for admission according to the procedure described below.

Students with an international degree (EU)
Students whose previous educational background is not included in the above-mentioned admission requirements may apply for admission according to the procedure described below.

Students with an international degree (outside the EU)
Students holding an undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree from a university outside Europe may apply for admission, provided they have obtained at least a 55% (or 11/20) general average for all successful academic years at their home university.
Applications that do not meet this minimum average requirement will be automatically rejected.
However, this may be waived provided that the applicant has duly attested significant professional experience (consult Validation of learning from experience).

Admission and Enrolment Procedures for general registration

Requests for further information regarding admission to this Master's programme should be addressed to Ms. Fiorella Flamini, Study Adviser (conseiller.etudes-fial@uclouvain.be) of the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters.

All applications for admission, enrolment or re-enrolment (from a Belgian or international candidate) must be submitted online to the UCLouvain Enrolment Service (SIC): https://uclouvain.be/en/study/inscriptions.

If a Faculty's authorisation or derogation is requested by the UCLouvain Enrolment Service (SIC), the request for authorisation must be submitted to the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters, in accordance with the procedure described on the page: https://uclouvain.be/fr/facultes/fial/admission-et-inscription.html.