French is one of the two working languages of the College. A good working knowledge of French is an essential condition for admission to most departments. The College generally requires students to have a minimum level of B1/B2 on the Council of Europe language scales.
All applicants should evaluate their language skills in the online application and, if possible, supply internationally recognised certificates or letters from professors indicating the level of French in terms of the Common European Framework for Reference (CEFR).
Please note that there are specific language requirements for the different study programmes.
Improving French before coming to the College
Those with weak levels of French are encouraged to apply if they are able to make sufficient progress before the start of the academic year.
To obtain advice on French courses, please contact your local Alliance Française or Institut Français.
The Alliance Française de Bruxelles-Europe organises a specialised French course for Master students.
For more information, please visit the page "Summer Courses".
Improving French during the introductory courses
There are French courses as part of the College introductory weeks in September for specially selected Politics students.