Access Requirements

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

Unless explicitly mentioned, the bachelor's, master's and licentiate degrees listed 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.

General access requirements

Secondary school teacher training (AESS) is open only to holders of a Master’s (second-cycle) degree awarded within the French Community of Belgium or a degree obtained abroad and deemed equivalent in accordance with this Decree, a European directive, an international convention or other legislation, subject to the same requirements.

Students in the final stages of a minimum 120-credit Master’s degree at an institution in the French Community may simultaneously enrol for teacher training. However, students admitted on these terms cannot be officially accepted until they have obtained the necessary Master’s degree.

Specific access requirements

Be the holder of one of the following second level university degree issued in the French Community of Belgium:

  • Licence en philosophie
  • Master [60] in Philosophy
  • Master [120] in Philosophy*
  • Master [120] in Ethics

(*) Students holding Master [120] in Philosophy with a professional or a research focus, who wish to obtain a teaching qualification, will enrol in the teaching focus of that Master’s degree (30-credit programme).

Candidates whose degree was not issued in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation must obtain a specific academic grade equivalence from the Ministry of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. Equivalences of level do not allow access to this Teacher Training Certificate.

Povide proof of French proficiency

Students wishing to enrol in the Teacher Training Certificate must hold a degree from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation; failing this, they must pass the French language proficiency examination in order to demonstrate that they have, in their oral and written communication, competences in the French language equivalent to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (for further details:

Candidates who do not meet the general access requirements to this Teacher Training Certificate are invited to consult the access requirements to the Master [120] in Philosophy with a teaching focus.

French language proficiency examination

Anyone not demonstrating sufficient proficiency in French will not be admitted to teacher training (AESS) examinations.

Reduced credit registration

The teaching degree programme is 30 credits. Exceptionally, the faculty may grant certain students a dispensation to organise their studies differently, such as registering for a programme which may have fewer than 30 credits during an academic year. This dispensation is the subject of an agreement between the student and the faculty, drawn up at the time of registration and reviewed annually. Such dispensations may only be granted for duly attested professional, academic, social or medical reasons. Reasoned applications for a reduced programme must be submitted at the time of registration. They must contain a reduced programme proposal in accordance with faculty guidelines.

Open to adults

On the Louvain-la-Neuve campus:
Some classes take place according to a staggered schedule. Cross-curricular classes and seminars are offered in sevreal series with different schedules; students choose the series whose schedule suits them best.

On the Mons campus:
All classes-but not internships- take place according to a staggeres schedule (weekday evenings and Saturdays)

Admission and Enrolment Procedures for registration

Requests for further information regarding admission to this Teacher Training Certificate should be addressed to Ms. Fiorella Flamini, Study Adviser ( 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:

Any request for authorisation or derogation from the faculty will be requested directly by the UCLouvain Enrolment Service to the Faculty for examination by the jury. The student will be informed of the jury's decision by the Enrolment Service.

Additional information

Attendance at the information sessions organised during the first week of the academic year and presence at the courses is strongly recommended for the proper conduct of the programme.

Registration after the 30th September is not permitted for this Teacher Training Certificate.

For more information about the Teacher Training Certificate in the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters:

For more information on the admission and registration procedures for the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters: