HEC Liège applies the European system of transfer and accumulation of credits for the recognition of courses (ECTS). For a description of this system, please visit the website of the European Commission.

In Belgium, and especially at the University of Liege, the academic year is divided into 3 major periods at the end of which an examination session is organized:


Exam period: January


Exam period: May-June


Exam period: August-September.


Exchange students at HEC Liege must comply with this academic organization.

Students are assessed according to the methods established for each course. The assessment methods may vary greatly from one course to another: participation, individual work, written or oral examination, written and oral examination, or continuous assessment. Each lecturer will explain during the first class the assessment methods that will be applied to their course. In principle, these methods are listed in the course description.

Students must ensure that:

  • they are present at the first class when the lecturer explains his teaching and assessment methods;
  • they remain at HEC Liège until the end of the term in order to sit all their exams.

At the University of Liège and at HEC in particular, the examinations are graded between 0/20 and 20/20, with 10/20 being the minimum passing grade. The grading distribution of the university is detailed here: ULiege Grade Distribution Table

At the end of the exchange period, the International Relations Office will send the student's transcript to the sending university. The sending university is responsible for transferring the credits into the student's curriculum.


Exam information

The videos below explain the way exams are organized at HEC.


Tips and tricks about the exam at HEC-ULg

Understanding multiple choice forms at HEC-ULg

Last update :25/06/2021