Secondary education certificates for professional Bachelor’s programmes

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You need to hold a certificate of secondary education (or higher) that grants access to a comparable higher education degree programme in the country that it was awarded. 
Note: if your certificate is not in English, Dutch, French, or German, it needs translating into one of these four languages by a SWORN translator.

Listed below are some examples of certificates that are typically accepted when applying for one of our professional bachelor’s programmes. It does not guarantee you a place. This decision is based on your grades, which need to meet or exceed our admission requirements.

Certificates recognised by NARIC that give direct access to a professional bachelor’s programme in Flanders are accepted.

Examples of accepted certificates

Below is a list of diplomas that we accept subject to grades. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.

  • Afghanistan – 12° grade certificate
  • Belgium (French community) – Certificat d’Enseigement Secondaire Supérieur
  • Bulgaria – Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie (academic stream)
  • Cameroon – Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire/GCE
  • Colombia – Bachiller Académico
  • El Salvador – Bachiller
  • France ­­– Baccalauréat
  • Germany – Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur)
  • India – All India Senior School Certificate/Standard XII diploma/Higher Secondary School Certificate
  • Nigeria – West Africa Senior School Certificate
  • Poland – Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego (General lyceum)
  • Portugal – Diploma/Certificado do Ensino Secundário
  • Romania – Diplomă de Bacalaureat
  • Russia – Attestat o Srednem Obshchem Obrazovanii
  • Serbia – Diploma o stecenom sredem obrazovanju
  • Spain – Título de Bachiller 
  • Syria – General Secondary Education Certificate
  • The Netherlands – VWO, MBO4, propedeuse
  • Tunisia – Baccalauréat
  • Turkey – Lise Diplomasi (+ Temel Yeterlilik Testi/Yükseköğretim Kurumları Sınavı)
  • Ukraine – Svidotstvo pro zdobuttia povnoi zagalnoi serednoi osvity
  • USA – High School Diploma
  • Vietnam ­­– Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung obtained at a high school for the gifted
  • European Baccalaureate Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • A bachelor’s diploma or equivalent
  • A master’s diploma or equivalent