Application & Selection

Louvain-La-Neuve, Mons

Admission Requirements

1) Entry requirements (conditions to be met at the time to application>> February 2020)

  • Be enrolled in a Master 120 at the LSM (Master in Management Science or Business Engineering)

  • Bachelor's degree completed or all courses of the add-on module completed

  • Successful completion of all Master level courses of the annual bloc 1 first semester

  • Have failed no more than one course  (5ects) of his/her programme. If the failed course belongs to the bachelor programme or the add-on module, then the participation to the exchange programme is conditionnal on the candidate acquiring the corresponding credits at the end of June exam session; 

  • Official certificate of English (for ALL destination), 1 of these 3 tests with the required score:

           6.5 IELTS

           89 TOEFL (iBT)

           FCE grade B & A, CAE grade C, BEC Vantage. Cambridge

For dates and place of these tests, please visit the links.

  • Respect of administrative process and deadline 

 - Registration via the online form:  before December 16th, 2019

          - Complete application file with English certificate: February 10th, 2020 at 6.00 pm  at the latest.

2) Specific conditions for certain destinations:

  •     English: Some partner universities require a higher level of English, it is up to you to check the requested level.

  •     Other languages: for some destinations, the knowledge of an additional language is required:

Spain, South America (except Brazil): level B1 in Spanish

          German: level B1 in German

          Genova  in Italy

To pretend to these destinations, you have to passed the test(s) on Tuesday December 05th 12.45 pm @DOY31 and register to it via the form:

Notes: Some partner universities require a higher level of Spanish, it is up to you to check the requested level.

Other conditions: Some partner universities have specific access conditions (professional experience, academic average, ...). It is your responsibility to inquire about these conditions.

3) Final condition (in June 2020, before departure)


Bachelor's degree or add-on module completed (all credit acquired)

          Regarding the English Certificate

You may trainee yourself via  the MOOCS on Moodle

(Suscribtion key: "IELTSCoaching2018" ) . Press enter to save changes

Regarding the other languages

The level B1 is required for some destination in Spanish & German and Genova in Italy.

What is level B1 ?

In order to prove this level B1 required, the LSM organizes free written tests (30 minutes) in December 5th, 2019 for each of these languages.


September 20th 2019 Info session about International programs 12h45-14h DOY32
Before December 16th  2019 Registration via online form  to show your interest to be in the ranking for destination assigment.
Décember 05th 2019  Languages tests (specifics conditions to certain destinations) Spanish & German, Italian. Registration via :
Febuary 04th, 2020 Communication of the rankinf based on at least 25ECTS successfully credited of Master level courses.
February 10th  2020 at 6.00 pm at the latest Complete application file and English Certificate
Mid of February 2020  Communication of the allocations of destination
May 1st 2020  Enrolment in Mobi system
 End June 2020  Completed Bachelor Degree or add-on module if applicable
 July/October 2020  Departure in exchange

First step : Registration REQUIRED via the online form

To express your intention to participate at an academic exchange, it is MANDATORY to fill in the online form, by December 16th 2019, at the latest. This registration will enable us to establish the list of potential candidates for the exchanges and the ranking to assign them destinations.

Application file to spend an exchange semester in 2020-2021 (incl. selected students for IB programm)

Your file will include :

  • Your application form containing your personnal data (form available in December)

  • Your official English certificate (only a copy)

  • An Excell table containing selected destinations and sorted by your order of preferences.

Your complete application file should arrive by February 10th 2020 at the latest in paper version at the International office of the LSM.

The final list  of available destinations and the number of available places for each of them for an exchange in 2020-2021 will be communicated in end of November 2019. Nevertheless, we advice you to already inform you on each of the destinations you want to put in your list.

Allocation of destination

The allocation of destination is based on the academic average obtained over the first semester of your Master's Bloc annual 1.You must have succeeded at least 25 ECTS of Master level at the end of January 2020 to access the selection.  We allocate to everyone (beginning by the first ranked) his/her first, second, third... choice based on the number of places available in each destination.

The way you rank the destination has to reflect your real expectations and it's your responsability to get informations about your wished destinations. The result of allocation of the destinations will be announced mid of February.

Usefull tips

Students who have left before you have completed stays reports concerning their exchange period and their host university. These forms provide a wealth of useful information about courses, the organization of the stay, the cost of living, etc.

You will receive regularly emails containing some useful and important information, be careful not to miss a deadline or important instructions.