Ukrainian pupils can take higher education entrance exam in Flanders

Ukrainian high school graduates will be able to take entrance exams for higher education in their home country at the Flemish ministry of Education in June. Taking the test in Flanders will allow them to resume their lives at a Ukrainian college or university as soon as they are able to.

In Ukraine, all high school graduates who want to continue their studies in higher education must take a national test. These take place each year in Ukraine and have three components: mathematics, Ukrainian language and Ukrainian history.

From 7 to 20 June, Ukrainian youngsters can visit a temporary test centre set up by the Flemish ministry of Education in the Conscience building, in the Brussels municipality of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode. Almost 500 pupils are set to participate in this year's test.

"The Ukrainian government has asked for help organising these entrance exams, and we are happy to answer that call"

Flanders is the only Belgian region working with the Ukrainian embassy for this purpose, as it did last year, so Ukrainians living in French-speaking Belgium can also take the exams at the Flemish ministry. The Ukrainian Education ministry will provide exam supervisors.

"These entrance exams provide prospects of a better future for young people from Ukraine," said Education minister Ben Weyts. "Of course, most Ukrainians would like to return to their homes as soon as possible, and we want to maximise their chances of doing so. The Ukrainian government has asked for help organising these entrance exams, and we are happy to answer that call."





Related news

Website preview
More than 12,500 Ukrainian children enrolled in Belgian education system
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, more than 12,500 Ukrainian children have been enrolled in Belgium's compulsory education system. Flanders takes the crown with 7,766 new pupils, followed by Wallonia and the Brussels Capital Region with 2,656 and 2,138 children enrolled respectively. So according to figures distributed by the National Crisis Centre on Thursday.
Website preview
Flanders wants to offer Ukrainian children holidays in Flemish towns
Flemish minister for Living Together Bart Somers wants to give children from Ukraine the opportunity to come and spend a holiday in Flanders during the summer months. In doing so, Somers is responding to a call from the Ukranian Association of Towns and Municipalities. "It is about giving young people between 6 and 17 a carefree holiday", said minister Somers on Tuesday during an exchange in the Flemish Parliament.

Get updates in your mailbox

By clicking "Subscribe" I confirm I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy.


Belga News Agency delivers dependable, rapid and high-quality information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from Belgium and abroad to all Belgian media. The information covers all sectors, from politics, economics and finance to social affairs, sports and culture, not to mention entertainment and lifestyle.

Every day, our journalists and press photographers produce hundreds of photos and news stories, dozens of online information items, plus audio and video bulletins, all in both national languages. Since the end of March 2022 English has been added as a language.

For public institutions, businesses and various organisations that need reliable information, Belga News Agency also offers a comprehensive range of corporate services to meet all their communication needs.


Arduinkaai 29 1000 Brussels