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General Information

Capital: Brussels
Languages: English, Dutch, French, German
Population : 10,364,400 
Currency is Euro

Information about Belgium

Located in western Europe, Belgium has about 40 mi of seacoast on the North Sea, at the Strait of Dover, and is approximately the size of Maryland. The Meuse and the Schelde, Belgium's principal rivers, are important commercial arteries. 

Studying in Belgium

Belgium is situated in Europe. It is a lively and cosmopolitan society with a multicultural and multi lingual environment. International students choosing Belgium as a study abroad destination have an opportunity to enjoy a very pleasant and environment, friendly people and fine cuisine. 

Belgium is located at a significant place in Europe - politically, culturally and economically. Many students go to Belgium for PH.D. programs. There are many research laboratories especially for fields such as life sciences, nanotechnologies, information technologies, etc. Moreover, the international surveys confirm the quality of their work at world-wide level. 

The majority of higher education establishments are located in urban centres that are easily accessible by public transport (train, tram, bus, underground). Students benefit from a whole range of infrastructures like shops, swimming pools, sports centres, cinemas and theatres.

Belgian universities offer basic academic courses, advanced academic training courses, doctoral programmes, post-academic training and various international study programmes (Masters’) in the fields of theology, philosophy, law, economics and applied economics, political and social sciences, medico-social health sciences, dentistry, pharmaceutical sciences, physical education and physiotherapy, sciences, language and literature / history, archeology and art science, psychology and educational sciences, medical sciences, engineering and applied biological sciences.

Reasons to Study in Belgium
  • No IELTS
  • 10+2 Pass Eligible
  • Schengen Visa
  • Low Tuition Fees
  • Very Low Funds to Show
  • 99.95 % Visa Success Rate
  • Processing Time: 48 Hours to 8 weeks, depending on Nationality 
  • No Visa No Fee
  • Easy Embassy Interview 
Cost of Living

Living costs depends a lot on your lifestyle and on the city you live in. As goes for most places, big cities will be more expensive than rural areas. The living cost in Belgium is approximately 550 - 650 €/month. This includes accommodation, food, utility bills and travel.

Intakes

There are two main Intakes ie September & February.

Working in Belgium

Foreign students can do up to 20 hours of part-time jobs while studying in Belgium.

Application Requirements 
  • Passport, valid for 18 months. 
  • Three recent passport pictures, signed on the back. 
  • For students over 15 years : a criminal history record check covering the last five years, obtained through your local police department, dated within six months of your date of application for the visa. 
  • A medical certificate according to the model enclosed, on the doctor’s letterhead. The medical document should be less than 3 months old from the date of your application. 
  • A duly notarized financial support declaration (Dutch /French form signed by the applicant’s parents or sponsor, guaranteeing payment of travel, living, educational, medical and repatriation expenses. Scholars should submit original proof of scholarship or grant. The sponsor may also sign the document in person at the Embassy. Proof of solvency of parents or sponsor (attestation from bank : letter of employment, pay slips covering a period of 12 months). 
  • An attestation from a fully accredited academic institution, certifying that the applicant is accepted and/or registered as a regular, full-time student. 
  • A written pledge to register with the local authorities in the municipality of his/her choice, within 8 days upon arrival in Belgium, and to leave Belgium upon termination of the studies and/or validity of the Belgian identity card. The student may also sign the document in person at the Embassy. 
  • Visa application fee: 90 EURO

 


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