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Belgium (L)

General Provisions

Recognition of foreign upper secondary school-leaving certificates: general provisions for all countries

Recognised upper secondary school-leaving certificate

  • Certificat d'enseignement secondaire supérieur (CESS)
  • Diploma van secundair onderwijs
  • Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts

with the following general education subjects
(during the last 3 years)

  1. First language (native language)
  2. Second language
  3. Mathematics 
  4. Natural sciences (biology, chemistry or physics)
  5. Humanities and social sciences (geography, history or economics/law)
  6. Elective (one subject from category 2, 4 or 5)

Language skills and/or exams under reserve

Admission requirements of each university

valid for the academic year 2019/20

EPFLUpper secondary school-leaving certificate in a scientific stream including the subjects 1) mathematics, 2) physics, 3) language of the country of the diploma and 4) second modern language. The grade average must be 80% or more of the maximum grade. Three of the following additional subjects must also have been followed during the upper secondary school years and/or be part of the certificate: 1) applied mathematics or computer science, 2) general geography, 3) general history, 4) third modern language, 5) chemistry or biology. Otherwise: Entrance Examination EPFL
ETHZUpper secondary school-leaving certificate with proof of the following: tuition in the subjects 1. mathematics, 2. physics or chemistry or biology and 3. language of instruction or foreign language during the last two years before the upper secondary school-leaving certificate. These subjects must be part of the final exam and passed with a minimum grade average of 70% + four of the following subjects must have been part of the final three years of schooling: physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, another language, geography, history, economics. Otherwise: Reduced Entrance Examination ETHZ
BaselUpper secondary school-leaving certificate
BernUpper secondary school-leaving certificate
Fribourg

Upper secondary school-leaving certificate

GenèveUpper secondary school-leaving certificate
LausanneUpper secondary school-leaving certificate
LuzernUpper secondary school-leaving certificate
NeuchâtelUpper secondary school-leaving certificate
St. GallenUpper secondary school-leaving certificate + HSG admission test
ZürichUpper secondary school-leaving certificate
USIUpper secondary school-leaving certificate