The small, cosmopolitan nation played an important role in shaping the Europe we know today, and its capital, Brussels, is the seat of the European Union government. With many study options available, Belgium is also an exciting destination for international students.
Average length of a full-time higher education programme in Belgium:
Tuition fee for non EU-students:
In general terms, higher education in Belgium can be classified into University, higher education institutions and Colleges of Arts. The universities provide long term courses for bachelor’s, master’s and postgraduate studies. The higher education institutions and Colleges of Arts provide long-term programmes for bachelor’s and Master’s studies.
The Kingdom of Belgium has a federal state structure, organised into three Communities:
Each Community has its own government and ministry of education. The capital city, Brussels, links to the communities.
Although the cost of living is relatively low in Belgium, it can vary from one town to another. Don’t forget to consider everything (food, transport, free time, health, etc.) when preparing your budget, to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
Total per month approx. 850 Euros
The average monthly living expenses for a student in Belgium are approximately 700-1000 euros
You may apply for the student visa at the competent representative authority at the earliest six months before your planned travel date. You should not apply later than 15 calendar days before your planned stay.
Contact your EUCAS advisor for more details.
All international students, even from non-EU countries, can work while studying. The only conditions are that they must be enrolled with a higher education institution and must have a valid residence permit.
Depending on the period you intend to work, the following options are open to you: