Study in Belgium

Why Belgium?

Situated in the heart of Europe, Belgium welcomes over 30, 000 international students every year. In a vibrant multicultural environment, Belgium is an ideal destination for higher education, with a rich culture, excellent universities, and a high quality of life. Belgian capital Brussels hosts the main European and institutions providing students with excellent opportunities for working directly with European and global leaders.

Belgium is an ideal destination for higher education, with a rich culture, excellent universities, and a high quality of life.

  • World-class education: Belgium has some of the best universities in the world, ranking high in international rankings and offering a wide range of programs in various disciplines. Belgian universities are known for their innovation, research excellence, and academic rigour.
  • International career opportunities: Belgium is a hub for international organizations and businesses, such as the EU, NATO, WTO, OECD, and many others. Studying in Belgium will give you the chance to network with influential people and open doors to an international career.
  • Quality of life: Belgium offers a high standard of living, with beautiful and amazing countryside, a variety of regional cuisines, and a warm and welcoming population.
  • Multicultural society: Belgium is famously multilingual and multicultural, with three official languages (French, Dutch, and German) and many other languages spoken by its diverse inhabitants. Studying in Belgium will expose you to different cultures and perspectives.

Key Facts

Key Attractions

  • Grand Palace (Brussels)
  • Gravensteen (Ghent)
  • Belfry of Bruges (Bruges)
  • Basilica of the Holy Blood (Bruges)


  • Pain aux raisins
  • Flemish Stew
  • Fish Waterzooi
  • Belgian Waffles

Leisure Activities

  • Café du Sablon (Brussels)
  • Jardin du Petit Sablon (Brussels)
  • Kayaking, Hiking

Tuition costs

  • Compared to other European countries, Belgium offers affordable tuition fees, making it an attractive destination for students who want to study abroad without breaking the bank. On average annual tuition costs around €1,000-€10,000 depending on the choice of programme and university

Living costs

  • Monthly rent ranges from €400 – €700 depending on the city and your choice of accommodation. It is usual for students to arrange shared accommodations to save money.
  • All other costs for food, travel, leisure etc range from €350 – €600 depending on how you are spending. It is good to mention that university cafeterias do offer discounted meals for students which are really helpful for students with budget constraints.

Job Prospects

  • Students with valid study permits are allowed to work 20hr/week during the academic year and unlimited during the semester breaks (summer vacations)
  • After graduation, students can obtain a job search visa that allows them to stay in Belgium for not more than 1 year. Upon a successful job hunt a work permit can obtained if you are able to find a sponsor


  • Belgium has a temperate maritime climate. The average temperatures range from 0°C in the winter to 30°C in the summer.
  • Due to frequent rains, and possible snowfalls, it’s good to pack jackets, scarfs, raincoats, waterproof boots, and an umbrella and additionally some light breathable clothes for warmer summer day.