Université Catholique de Louvain
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: Catholic University of Louvain.
First degree/qualification: Candidature (2-3 years) followed by the licence/professional title (2-4 more years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Mention of "distinction."
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 4 year university degree.
Documents required: Official list of courses and grades; official certification of degree and date awarded. All documents in French and English.
Description: A private Catholic school instituted in 1425. Degree programs are divided into three cycles: the first requires completion of the candidature (2-3 years) and allows admission into the second (deuxième) cycle. The second (licence or professional title) requires an additional 2-4 years. The third (troisième) cycle requires a minimum of one more year. Usual admission requirement: secondary school certificate (12 years of education). The theology faculty awards baccalauréat and graduat degrees.
|90-100%||Plus grande distinction||Greatest distinction||18-20.00||A+|
|80-89%||Grande distinction||Great distinction||16-17.99||A|
Besides individual course grades, a final mention is given. This is a better indicator of quality than the overall examination average.
Language of instruction: French.
Advanced degrees (third cycle degrees):
- Licence, licence spéciale, diplôme, diplôme spéciale, maîtrise, master, ingénieur: 1-2 years after second cycle degree.
- Doctorat: 1 year minimum after second cycle degree (3-4 years or more usually required). Research and dissertation.
- Agrégation de l'enseignement supérieur/doctoral spéciale: 2 year minimum after doctorat.
Last updated: May 09, 2005