Access Requirements

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.

 Students wishing to include German, English, Dutch and/or French in their master's programme must provide proof of having achieved passive communicative skills (listening and reading comprehension) and active communicative skills (oral expression) at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Level B2 can be proved through:

  • an official attestation (diploma and transcripts) of completion of language courses at the level required in the student's previous academic course of study;
  • an official attestation or an international certificate recognised by the admission board
    Examples:
    - for English: IELTS 6-6.5 / TOEFL 87-109 / PTE Academic 59-79 / Cambridge English: First Grade B
    - for French (non-French-speaking student*): DELF B2 / TCF B2 (4) / TEF 4 / ALTE 3

In the absence of the above level proof, students will be required to pass an admission test focusing on communicative, receptive and productive skills. This test is organised by the admission board as detailed on the following page: https://uclouvain.be/fr/facultes/fial/communication-multilingue-tests-de-langues.html.

(*) All non-French-speaking students who do not hold an official diploma in French attesting to a level at least equivalent to B2 and who wish to choose French in their master's programme must pass an admission test organised by the admission board.

In the absence of sufficient skills in one of the two chosen languages (including French), supplementary classes will be integrated into the Master's programme. The programme of this preparatory module will be established by the jury (small panel) on the basis of the student's educational background and the results obtained in the admission test.

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

General remark concerning the choice of languages:

Admission to the Master [120] in Multilingual Communication involves continuing with the two languages studied in the undergraduate programme (two Germanic languages or one Germanic language and French), whether these languages were studied as part of the major or as part of a minor in Germanic language.

Students whishing to change their language choice must provide proof of the required level in that language or pass the admission test in that language.

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 (a Germanic language + French)
Direct Access Students must choose the two languages sudied in their bachelor's programme.

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.
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General (a Germanic language + French)
If students have chosen one of the following minors:

Minor in German Studies

Minor in Dutch Studies

Minor in English Studies
Direct Access The choice of the two languages studied in the master's programme is left to the student's discretion.

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.
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General (a Germanic language + Spanish/Italian)If students have chosen one of the following minors:

Minor in German Studies

Minor in Dutch Studies

Minor in English Studies
Direct Access Students include in their master's programme the two Germanic languages studied in their bachelor's programme.

In some cases, the UCLouvain Enrolment Office, after reviewing their online enrolment or re-enrolment application, will ask students to provide an enrolment authorisation from the faculty.
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General
Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures
If students have chosen one of the following minors:

Minor in German Studies

Minor in Dutch Studies

Minor in English Studies
Direct Access Students include in their master's programme French and the Germanic language studied in their minor's programme.

In some cases, the UCLouvain Enrolment Office, after reviewing their online enrolment or re-enrolment application, will ask students to provide an enrolment authorisation from the faculty.
Other Bachelor Based on application: accepted, conditional on further training, or refusal In case of admission, possible additional training to be determined depending on the student's educational background
Others Bachelors of the French speaking Community of Belgium
Bachelier en traduction et interprétationIf students have studied two Germanic languages Direct Access Students include in their Master's programme the two Germanic languages studied in their Bachelor's programme.
Other Bachelor Based on application: accepted, conditional on further training, or refusal In case of admission, additional training to be determined depending on the student's educational background
Bachelors of the Dutch speaking Community of Belgium
All Bachelor Based on application: accepted, conditional on further training, or refusal In case of admission, additional training to be determined depending on the student's educational background
Foreign Bachelors
All Bachelor Based on application: accepted, conditional on further training, or refusal In case of admission, additional training to be determined depending on the student's educational background

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 Langues germaniques - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA - assistant(e) de direction - EPS - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA - assistant(e) de direction - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA en commerce extérieur - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA en commerce extérieur - EPS - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA en communication - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA en coopération internationale - EPS - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA en coopération internationale - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA en gestion des ressources humaines - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA en gestion des ressources humaines - EPS - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA en marketing - EPS - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA en marketing - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA en relations publiques - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA en relations publiques - EPS - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA en sciences administratives et gestion publique - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA en sciences administratives et gestion publique - EPS - 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"
Licence en langues et littératures germaniques Direct Access Programme to be determined depending on the student's educational background
Masters
All masters Based on application: accepted, conditional on further training, or refusal In case of admission, programme to be determined depending on the student's educational background

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

> See the website Valorisation des acquis de l'expérience

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 (multilingual business communication), 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.