Selection for promotion to level-A

The selection process for promotion to level A consists of 3 series of tests. Once you have passed the Selor test series you can proceed to series 2. This consists of 4 tests to evaluate your knowledge acquisition. Prior to sitting these tests you have to take 4 subjects (worth at least 4 ECTS study points) on a master’s programme at a university or college. 1 subject must be in the area of law, economics or government finance and 3 can be freely chosen in consultation with the P&O Director. If you pass series 2, you can go on to series 3.

Learn more about the selection (only in Dutch or French)

If you enrol at VUB as a statutory federal civil servant in the framework of promotion to level A, you enter into a credit contract. Make sure to keep the deadlines in mind if you want to apply for a credit contract. If you pass your 4 subjects, you receive a credit certificate (and not a diploma). 

Enrolment for master's courses under a credit contract needs to be checked against the enrolment requirements (in terms of diploma and prior knowledge requirements). The VUB has decided to open up access to master's courses for federal public servants (and thus to take little or no account of the registration requirements). Nevertheless, the lecturer of the course in question may well assume some (and specific) prior knowledge. You can check this in the course outline.

Admission criteria and procedure

The admission requirements and the application procedure may differ from one faculty to another. You will find them below per faculty. For some faculties, it is best to contact the study pathway supervisor of the programme.

Attention! If you want to take subjects in different faculties, you will need to submit an application to each faculty.

Do you want to know when the lessons of certain courses take place? Be sure to check the class schedule.

Class schedules

MILO / Teacher Training

Contact the study path counselor

Psychology and Educational Sciences

Possible courses 2022-2023 (Dutch only)
Contact the study path counselor

Sciences and Bioengineering Sciences

Contact the study path counselor

Law and Criminology

You can take these courses at this faculty. Please note: the number of registrations is limited to a maximum of 5 public servants per course. We work according to the first come, first served principle. 
Available courses (only in Dutch)

Consult the various course units and fill in your chosen subjects on the request form 'enrolment with a credit contract' when enrolling under the credit contract.

Social Sciences & Solvay Business School

Possible courses 2022 - 2023

Physical Education and Physiotherapy

We limit the number of students we admit who do not meet the enrolment requirements to a maximum of 10. We apply the 'first come, first served' principle here.

First semester (only available in Dutch)

Course number Course Credits
4018348DNR Micro- en macro-economische aspecten van gezondheid en fitheid


Second semester (only available in Dutch)

Course number Course Credits
4018699ENR Competenties in sportmanagement

After choosing a course, you send an email to the faculty's study path counselors, including the course(s) you want to take. Add following documents:  

  • proof of having passed the first set of selection tests
  • a copy of your highest obtained diploma

After your e-mail has been processed and approved, you will receive a signed form 'authorisation for credit contract' which gives you permission to follow the chosen course(s). Enrol via a credit contract. 

How much does it cost?

If you enrol for 4 subjects with your employer's consent as part of a promotion selection process, the employer will pay the enrolment costs. Approximately 2 weeks after enrolment, we will send you a tuition fees invoice, stating the amount for you/your employer to pay.

Discover how your tuition fee is calculated