Educational institutions and study programmes
Educational institutions and study programmes in the French Community
Below, we explain what types of educational institutions and study programmes there are in the French Community of Belgium. We also explain how we check whether these are recognised. We check the to make sure that the quality is sufficient. We give the necessary information per educational sector.
The government of a country grants an official status to an educational institution and/or study programme. Usually, if the government recognises an educational institution, all its study programmes are also recognised. However recognition may also be arranged at the programme level. This means that the government must recognise not only the educational institution, but also its study programmes. We only evaluate diplomas from recognised institutions and recognised study programmes. Read more about recognition in the EAR manual.
Secondary education | diplomas
Students conclude secondary education with exams for one of the following diplomas:
On the government’s website (the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles) you can find more information about secondary education (in French).
Higher education | educational institutions
In the French Community, there are 4 types of (funded) higher education institutions that are allowed to award nationally-recognised degrees:
- hautes écoles;
- écoles supérieures des arts;
- établissements d’enseignement de promotion sociale (adult education).
Only recognised higher education institutions are permitted to award recognised degrees. These can be both academic titles and professional qualifications.
Checking the recognition of higher education institutions
On the government’s website (the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles), you can find an overview of recognised higher education institutions.