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Education in Belgium

April 9, 2019
By: Emile Bertrand | René Creemers | Katrin Uurman

The education system in Belgium, viewed according to the age of the young person, is broadly:

  • Pre-primary education 2.5 to 6 years
  • Primary school 6 to 12 years
  • Secondary school 12 to 18 years (possibly with extension to 19)
  • Higher education (professional bachelor or academic bachelor, master, doctorate degree) 18+


Source: Wikipedia
Source: Wikipedia


The educational competences are exercised in Belgium by the Flemish-speaking, the French-speaking and the German-speaking community. More specification about the differences between education in the communities can be found at:

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