Following the introduction of the Bachelor-Master (Ba-Ma) structure in 2004, higher education institutions in Flanders began issuing Bachelor and Master degrees to students who successfully complete the following programmes:
- professional Bachelor programmes, offered by university colleges;
- academic Bachelor and Master programmes, offered by universities.
Students also receive a Master degree after completing an Advanced Master programme.
After publicly defending a doctoral thesis, you receive a PhD.
You receive a teacher's degree after completing the specific teacher training programme.
All the cycles, programmes and activities related to refresher courses and in-service training at university level are considered postgraduate programmes, and these often result in certificates.