Belgium is a federal state located in Western Europe, bordering the North Sea. Belgium shares borders with France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Belgium comprises the regions of Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels.          

       Belgium is widely known as the heart of Europe and a hub for international networking. International students in Belgium will certainly be enriched with a well-rounded and cultured educational experience.

       Aside from its gorgeous historic monuments, castles, cobblestone architecture, beautiful art work, delectable food and festivals, there are so many more draws to this European country. Students in Belgium are expected to spend a monthly budget of about 850 Euros – which includes books, health care, transportation, food, accommodations and leisure.          

       Belgium has a wide range of Universities and colleges, with various courses and disciplines. Many schools in Belgium have registration fees. European students pay about 800 Euros a year and other higher fees, depending on the program, level and institution. Additionally, the minimum accommodation costs range from 200 to 300 Euros each month. One of the great things about education in Belgium, however, is that the government contributes a generous amount financially.          

       The Capital and largest city‎ is ‎Brussels‎. The Official languages‎ include ‎Dutch, French and German. The Currency‎ is Euro.

 Examples of low cost Higher education institutions include:

  1. BRUSSEL UNIVERSITY
  2. CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN
  3. LIMBURGS UNIVERSITAIRE CENTRUM
  4. ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY
  5. UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

And many other higher education institutions

       PROCEDURES

  • October: Autumn semester starts;
  • Mid-February: Spring semester starts;
  • Mid-June – late-June: 2nd semester exams;
  • July – September: Summer Holiday

       TUITION

  • Most  Public universities are tuition free just the payment of Application fees ranging from 37-105euro
  • 1500 – 4000euro per year for private universities

COST OF LIVING

  •  About 800euro per month including health, accommodation, transportation, telephone etc…

INTAKE

  • Most universities in Belgium have one intake which is February for public institutions while private might have 2 intakes (February and September)