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.

Secondary education | 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:

  • universités;
  • 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.