After signing the Bologna Declaration the Flemish Minister of Education started a process to reform the Flemish higher education system. The Flemish Parliament adopted a new Higher Education Act on the 4 April 2003. The degree structure based on three main cycles constitutes the core of the Act, which introduced this new structure for all programmes.
The higher educational system consists of professional Bachelor’s Degrees, academic Bachelor and Master Degrees.
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