WHY CHOOSE BELGIUM – FROM A STUDENT PERSPECTIVE
As international students in Belgium, not only will you be surrounded by a multicultural community, but you may even pick up a few languages while living there. However, to really get the most out of your Belgian experience, it is important to have an idea of what the costs will be so you can prepare before arriving.
September & February
• Fall semester: 1 February – 31 March
• Spring semester: 1 July – 30 September
PASSPORT VALIDITY REQUIREMENT
A passport valid for 3 months beyond your departure date from Belgium
According to StudyInBelgium.be, a student's monthly budget will be about 850 Euros - which includes books, health care, transportation, food, accommodations and leisure. Though this is one estimate, it is important to realize that your cost of living will depend on the specific program you are associated with, what your standard of living is, and where you choose to study as big cities can be more expensive than smaller towns.
AFTER STUDIES – SETTLEMENT OPTIONS
If you have lived in Belgium for 4 years you can apply for a permanent residence permit.