Although many countries claim to be the “heart of Europe”, Belgium comes closest to the truth. In addition to fried foods, waffles, fine chocolates, and a wide range of quality beers, Belgium also boasts several elite universities that teach in various national languages.
As of September 2013, 610,000 95,000 graduates were studying in Belgium. Of these, XNUMX students were from foreign countries. This number is growing every year. So if you’re thinking of a place where you won’t feel lonely, Belgium might be the place for you.
Universities in Belgium
Students wishing to study abroad should note that Belgium is home to world-renowned universities. Many universities in Belgium have a strong international feel and composition. Eight universities were included in the 2018 QS World University Rankings. However, it is impossible to talk about Belgian universities without mentioning the difference between the Flemish (Flanders) and French-speaking (Wallonia) regions of the country. While this does not affect an international student, it does mean that where you choose to study determines the language you speak.
- Catholic University of Leuven
- University of Saint-Louis in Brussels
- University of Namur
- University of Libre de Brussels
- Université de Mons
- University of Liege
- KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven)
- University of Antwerp
- university of Ghent
- University of Hasselt
- Free University of Brussels
Business schools in Belgium
- Antwerp School of Management
- Boston University Brussels
- Hogeskul Fiscal School
- ICHEC Brussels School of Management
- Free University of Brussels
- Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
Study in Belgium in English
The multicultural aspect of Belgium is due to the presence of three national languages, namely Dutch, French, and German. Many universities offer you the opportunity to study these languages as a foreign language to understand them better. There is also a wide selection of European and international schools in Brussels, Flanders, and Wallonia to choose from.
Tuition fees in Belgium
Tuition fees in Belgium may also vary depending on the region in which your institution is located. Institutions from the Flemish region may differ from those in the German- or French-speaking region. Belgian or EU students can pay a maximum of €835 per year. For other international students, the price can range from €835 to €4,175 per year.
Scholarships to study in Belgium
Some scholarships are for international students, others are for students from specific countries. To find out what you may qualify for, you can check the scholarships listed on StudyInBelgium.be.You can contact your offices to find out what they offer.
Cost of living in Belgium
Belgium’s currency is the euro, a currency currently used in 19 other European countries. In addition to tuition fees, the cost of living is greatly influenced by where you study in Belgium, the accommodation you choose, and your lifestyle.
University accommodation, which is always cheaper, is available to international students. For those who prefer to live off campus, rent can range from €150 to €540 per month depending on the type of house and the city in which you live. According to the recommendations, students will need a minimum of 850 euros per month excluding registration fees.
Internships and company placements in Belgium
The right placement in a company will help you land your dream job in a few months or years. Belgium is one of the best countries for an internship for history buffs and those who prefer to live in recent times.
Student internship vacancies in Belgium can be found on Internships in Europe. Please note that some internships are unpaid, so do some research before making your decision.