Access Requirements

Master course admission requirements are defined by the French Community of Belgium Decree of 7 November 2013 defining the hiher education landscape and the academic organisation of courses.

General and specific admission requirements for this programme 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 access requirements

Student must hold a first level university degree.

Provide proof of level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference in French. Specific conditions for proficiency in the French language apply to double degree programmes.

To have developed the following skills in the context of their previous academic training:

  • knowledge of general and comparative linguistics and literatures;
  • knowledge of French literature (history of literature and literary analysis, notions, genres, trends, authors, reference theories, Belgian literature, etc.;
  • knowledge of French linguistics (history of the French language, historical and synchronic linguistics, grammar, etc.);
  • the production of a discourse that adequately and rigorously integrates the vocabulary, notions and concepts specific to each of these disciplines;
  • the mobilization of knowledge acquired in the various fields of the human sciences for the analysis of a literary text and a linguistic corpus;
  • mastery of the standard French language, both orally and in writing, and production of a university-level oral/written discourse in French.

The 30 credits of Minor in French Studies may 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 on the basis of the student's previous course of study.

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

University Bachelors

Diploma Special Requirements Access Remarks
UCLouvain Bachelors
Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General Direct access
Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures Direct access
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General (a Germanic language + French) Direct access If the UCLouvain Admissions Office considers the enrolment application sufficiently complete, it will submit the application to the faculty for a decision.
Any other bachelor of the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and LettersIf students have chosen the Minor in French Studies Access with additional training Maximum 60 credits of supplementary classes integrated into the master's programme

If the UCLouvain Admissions Office considers the enrolment application sufficiently complete, it will submit the application to the faculty for a decision.
Others Bachelors of the French speaking Community of Belgium
Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures: General Direct access
Other bachelor in languages and literatures Access with additional training Maximum 60 credits of supplementary classes integrated into the master's programme (consult Admission and Enrolment Procedures for general registration)
Bachelors of the Dutch speaking Community of Belgium
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literature (French + Italian/Latin/Spanish)Proficiency in French at level C1 (CEFR) Access with additional training 15 to 60 credits of supplementary classes integrated into the master's programme (consult Admission and Enrolment Procedures for general registration)
Any other bachelor in languages and lettersProficiency in French at level C1 (CEFR) Access with additional training Maximum 60 credits of supplementary classes integrated into the master's programme (consult Admission and Enrolment Procedures for general registration)
Foreign Bachelors
Bachelor in languages and literatures Access based on application In case of admission, additional training to be determined depending on the student's educational background (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
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 romanes Direct access Programme to be determined depending on the student's educational background (consult Admission and Enrolment Procedures for general registration)
Masters
Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language, second focus Direct access At the end of Master 120, each focus of the Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language can be obtained in a new programme of 30 credits.
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
Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General (a Germanic language + French)
Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General (a Germanic language + French)
Direct access Programme to be determined depending on the student's educational background (consult Admission and Enrolment Procedures for general registration)
Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General (a Germanic language + Italian/Spanish)
Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General (a Germanic language + Italian/Spanish)
Access with additional training Maximum 60 credits of supplementary classes integrated into the master's programme

Programme to be determined depending on the student's educational background (consult Admission and Enrolment Procedures for general registration)
Other master Access based on application In case of admission, maximum 60 credits of supplementary classes integrated into the master's programme

Programme to be determined depending on the student's educational background (consult Access on the file)

Holders of a non-University 2nd cycle degree

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

Access based on validation of professional experience

> It is possible, under certain conditions, to use one's personal and professional experience to enter a university course without having the required qualifications. However, validation of prior experience does not automatically apply to all courses. Find out more about Validation of priori experience.

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 based on application

Admission on the basis of a submitted dossier may be granted either directly or on the condition of completing additional coursework of a maximum of 60 ECTS credits, or refused.

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.