What is the cost of education & living in Belgium ?


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There are various universities in Belgium to provide you a degree at an affordable cost like the universities situated in Wallonia offers many courses to students from non-European countries and European countries as well. But students who are from non-European nations have to pay particular tuition fees fixed by the Academy of Research and Higher Education (ARES). 

However, these tuition charges cannot be more than five times the amount paid by the students from a European nation. There is a Flemish Region where a student from EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA countries have to pay different tuition charges, but they all have to start at a price of around 900 EUR for an academic year. Although there are limited education expenses for aspirants from EU/EEA nations and students from non-EU/EEA nations, the education charges grow depending on every university.

Education Charges in Belgium:

But there is no need to worry because Belgian colleges are fair when they determine the tuition fee. If the tuition fee is slightly higher, it might be because of the income of the student, and the type of chosen study courses, or the possible grants or scholarships.

Here are some of the tuition fees offered by some Belgian universities.

KU Leuven asks for the tuition fee between 835 EUR to 9,000 EUR for a year, and the University of Namur charges a tuition fee between 835 EUR to 4,175 EUR for a year. Whereas, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) charge a tuition fee ranging between 835 EUR to 4,500 EUR for a year, and the University of Liege ask an average tuition fee of 835 EUR for a year.

There is both a fixed enrollment fee and a variable fee per type of course selected by an international student at Flemish public institutions. For the previous academic years, the enrollment charge was around 61.90 EUR, while each credit of study was worth 0.70 to 9.30 EUR for aspirants from the European Union. The study credit for the aspirants from a country other than the non-European Union was around 0.70 to 25 EUR. The study credit depends on the factors like the financial report of the applicant, the selected degree program, and eligibility of the applicant for a scholarship as well.

Fee Structure of Belgium:

There are some facts about the fee structure and education charges paid by the international student.

  • In the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the yearly cost of higher education programs ranges between 8,000 euros and 12,000 euros. The government pays almost all of them, and the student will need to pay the enrollment fees.

  • Students need to pay a maximum amount of 835 euros for a year as the tuition fee from Wallonia-Brussels Federation or European Union Member State nationals.

  • Students need to pay specific registration fees and the maximum annual amount of 4,175 euros as the yearly tuition fee from non-European nations.

  • For students of Wallonia-Brussels or European Union Member State, nationals have to pay 175.01 euros per year for a short-term course and €227.24 for graduation and 350.03 euros per year for a long-term program, and €454.47 for graduation year.

  • For non-European Union nationals, tuition fees will have to pay in two cycles, for single-cycle higher education: €992 per year, 1st cycle 1,487 euros for a year of study, 2nd cycle 1,984 euros for a year of study.


Belgium provides ample opportunities for education and growth to foreign students with their globally acclaimed universities to make them efficient in meeting market requirements. Thus, it would certainly be a good beneficial option for students to opt-in any of the universities to make their career and become a professional maverick.

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