This competition, which will only allow a predetermined number of successful candidates to enter medical faculties, will replace the entrance exam in place since 2017, which allowed all candidates who passed it to enter.
The victim, 21-year-old Axel Leroy from Spa, died on the night of 30 to 31 October 2018. He collapsed after drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short time, in the presence of the five other students, and choking on his vomit.
Last year, the 12-year-old child prodigy received his bachelor's degree in physics with distinction from the University of Antwerp. It came after the Ostend-born boy had graduated from high school when he was eight years old.