Primary and secondary education
For primary and secondary education, you must have a certificate of professional competence equivalent to that attested by a diploma:
- want to follow secondary education in Belgium
- want to pursue higher education
- want to follow a training course
- wish to work or to establish themselves as a self-employed person
Equivalence is not required for diplomas issued by a school offering a Belgian program abroad.
Diplomas obtained in the Flemish, French or German-speaking Community are automatically mutually recognized as equivalent.
For more information or to apply for equivalence:
In the French Community:
Contact Service Equivalences In French only
In the German-speaking Community:
Contact the Ministry of the German-speaking Community In German only