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First-cycle programmes

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7.Higher education

7.2First-cycle programmes

Last update: 27 November 2023

Bachelor degree courses are provided in both long-type and short-type higher education.

As mentioned above, Short-type Higher Education in the French Community has a special meaning. It is an education comprising a single cycle of studies of a professional nature.  It cannot therefore be confused with the concept referred to in 7.2.2 : Short-Cycle Higher Education. For the moment, this type of education is only organized by Social Advancement Higher Education institutions. It has the particularity of offering 120 ECTS diploma courses, also part of the 1st cycle of studies. It is the "Brevet d'Enseignement supérieur" (BES), a certificate of higher education at ISCED 5. Later, these studies can be integrated or validated in a short-cycle bachelor degree course.