University colleges

The university colleges offer a quality education in close partnership with applied research, universities, and socio-professional environments. The pedagogy focuses on the needs of the learner and the world of work. Theoretical and conceptual elements are also part of the programme.

The university colleges offer:

  • Short courses of study organised in a single cycle and leading to a “Professional” Bachelor’s degree (1st cycle - 180 to 240 credits). Some university colleges also offer a year of specialisation (60 credits) at the end of this unique cycle: Specialised Bachelor.
  • Longer courses of study split into two cycles leading to a “Transitional” Bachelor’s degree (1st cycle - 180 credits) and a Master’s degree (2nd cycle - 60 to 120 credits).

The university colleges offer courses in 13 areas of study:

Human and Social sciences

  • Information and communication
  • Political and social sciences
  • Law
  • Economics and Management
  • Psychology and Education


  • Biomedicine and pharmacy
  • Public health sciences
  • Motor sciences

Science and technology

  • Sciences
  • Agriculture and Bioloengineering
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Architecture and urban planning


  • Plastic, visual and spatial arts

The 19 university colleges recognised and subsidised by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation: