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.

Unless explicitly mentioned, the bachelor's, master's and licentiate degrees listed in this table or on this page are to be understood as those issued by an institution of the French, Flemish or German-speaking Community, or by the Royal Military Academy.

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

Specific access requirements

In addition to meeting the access conditions described below, candidates will have to provide proof of a sufficient command of the French language (level B1 of the CEFR, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Students wishing to access the didactic purpose must provide proof of a mastery of the French language at level C1 of the CEFR.

Students who wish to be admitted on the basis of a dossier (see tables below) are invited to consult the criteria for the evaluation of application.

Des précisions ont été apportées à ces critères en 2023-2024, vous pouvez y accéder ici.

University Bachelors

Diploma Special Requirements Access Remarks
UCLouvain Bachelors
Bachelor in Biology Direct access
Bachelor in ChemistryMineure en biologie Access with additional training 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/school.
Bachelor in Bioengineering Access with additional training
Others Bachelors of the French speaking Community of Belgium
Direct access
Bachelier en sciences de l'ingénieur - orientation bioingénieur Access based on application
Bachelors of the Dutch speaking Community of Belgium
Access with additional training
Foreign Bachelors
Access based on application

Non university Bachelors

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Holders of a 2nd cycle University degree

Diploma Special Requirements Access Remarks
Direct access
Direct access

Holders of a non-University 2nd cycle degree

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.

Access based on application

Access based on application : access may be granted either directly or on the condition of completing additional courses of a maximum of 60 ECTS credits, or refused.

The first step in the procedure is to submit a file online ( see

Students who wish to be admitted on the basis of a dossier are invited to consult the criteria for the evaluation of application.

Admission and Enrolment Procedures for general registration