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admission masters

Your admission to masters or specialized masters

IEE-ULB, in coordination with its partner faculties, offers 6 training programmes open to university graduates and professionals. What are the admission requirements for these courses?


In coordination with IEE-ULB, the faculties of Law and Criminology, Philosophy and Social Sciences and the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management offer 3 masters and 2 specialized masters in European Studies as well as an Executive Master in European Union Studies. 

How to be accepted ?

Master in European Studies

The Master in European studies is unconditionally open to those who have been successfully awarded a certificate of completion for the preparatory year for the Master in European studies at ULB. It is managed by the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences with the IEE-ULB label.

For everyone else, the following conditions have to be met:

  • Be the holder of an academic bachelor’s degree (formerly a diploma) from a Belgian University
  • Be the holder of a degree from a foreign university awarding the 1st cycle of studies and adding up to at least 180 credits.

A jury panel will then evaluate your academic background, your degrees and the results obtained. It may also take your professional career into account. The jury will evaluate your profile, your language skills and your project.

Do you have any other questions? The Student Affairs Office can help. Please contact Marie-Thérèse Teixeira au marie-therese.teixeira@ulb.ac.be from Monday to Friday (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.). More information here. 

Master in Economics

The 2 Master programmes in Economics are unconditionally open to holders of a bachelor’s degree in economics or in economics and management. Both masters are managed by the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management with the IEE-ULB label.

Bachelors in Management Engineering and Management Sciences will need to have their application assessed on an individual basis by a jury panel.

For more details on the admission process for the Master in Economics – Business Economics and the Master in Economics – Economic Analysis and European Policy, visit the dedicated page

Admission to a Specialized Master

For both Specialized Masters, admission can only be achieved after a jury panel evaluation.

Specialized Master in Interdisciplinary EU Studies

This programme is organised by the Institute for European Studies of the ULB (IEE-ULB).

  • Full right to admission for holders of a degree obtained in the French-speaking Community of Belgium

– Remark concerning admission to a university Master’s degree.  There is no full admission rights for this program.

– Remark concerning admission to a Master’s degree from a Non-University Higher Education Institution (long course) -HE or ESA-. There is no full admission rights for this program.

  • Admission granted to the holder of a degree obtained abroad which is recognised as equivalent to master degrees mentioned previously in application of the Decree of 7 November 2013, of a European directive, of an international agreement or other legislation, under the same conditions.
  • Admission granted following submission of a dossier and decision by the jury

Under general conditions set by the jury, have access:

– students who meet the entry requirements of Art. 111 of the Decree of November 7, 2013 and hold a university degree (Master or equivalent) awarded in or outside the French-speaking Community (by an institution in the Flemish Community, German-speaking Community, by the Royal Military Academy or by a foreign institution).

– If the jury specifies any additional conditions, supplementary courses will be included in the study programme.

– students who meet the entry requirements of Art. 111 of the Decree of November 7, 2013 and hold a degree (master or license in 5 years), grade or certificate of second university cycle studies in one of the following fields: history, information and communication, law, criminology, sociology, economics, political sciences, management and management engineering, European studies, translation, interpretation, languages and modern literature, linguistics or otherwise include additional training considered satisfactory by the jury.

– If applicable, supplementary courses of a maximum of 60 credits will be included in the student’s programme.

– students who meet the entry requirements of Art. 111 of the Decree of 7 November 2013, and have acquired competences validated by the jury for at least 300 credits under additional conditions set by the jury.

– If the jury specifies any additional conditions, supplementary courses will be included in the study programme.

Criteria established by the jury:

Applications are accepted on the basis of academic criteria, in particular through an evaluation of:

  • the quality of the academic record of the candidate (results obtained during previous studies, but also the relevance of the previously completed studies to prepare the student to follow this specialized Master, in particular the chosen module).
  • of the student’s motivation and project
  • of his/her international profile.
  • A sufficient command of English is necessary to follow the courses, to carry out the required works, to present the exams and to be able to aim for success in this specialized Master.

Do you have any other questions? The Student Affairs Office can help. Please contact Françoise Vanden Broeck at +32 (0)2 650.30.93 or francoise.vanden.broeck@ulb.ac.be  from Monday to Friday (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

Specialized Master in European Law

This programme is managed by the Faculty of Law and Criminology with the IEE-ULB label.

Candidates are accepted on the basis of academic criteria, in particular through an evaluation by a jury panel of:

  • Of the quality of the academic record of the candidate (results obtained during previous studies, but also relevance of previous studies completed- studies in law or law training or including a law training estimated satisfying by the jury)
  • Of the student’s motivation and project and
  • Of his/her international profile (including language skills).

Do you have any other questions? The Student Affairs Office can help. Please contact Françoise Vanden Broeck at +32 (0)2 650.30.93 or francoise.vanden.broeck@ulb.ac.be  from Monday to Friday (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

Find on the ULB’s website the online application form

Executive education

Executive Master in European Union Studies

This programme is organised by the Institute for European Studies of the ULB (IEE-ULB). Based upon a decision by the Academic Council, the Executive Master is open to candidates:

  • Who have 300 ECTS credits in social sciences, economics, political science, law, communications or language studies.
  • Or 180 ECTS credits and at least 5 years professional experience in a relevant field, recognised by VAE (Validation of Acquired Experience).

Registration for the Executive Master, its modules or particular courses is completed via an online form.

Do you have any other questions? The Student Affairs Office can help. Please contact Olga Minampala at +32 (0)2 650.4052 or meus.iee@ulb.ac.be for information regarding our Executive programmes. 

 

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