There are two main speaking communities in Belgium, each with their own stance on university fees. The cost of higher education for EU students in the Flemish-speaking part of the country is approximately €610 (US$660) a year for full-time study, while the French-speaking part offers fees of €830 (US$900).
And while it’s just EU students who get the major benefits of being able to study in Europe for free, fees are still very affordable for international students, ranging from €1,900 to €3,850 (US$2,050-$4,170) a year. You can live in Belgium with a budget of around €600-800 (US$650-$860) a month. Brussels, the capital city, was ranked 47th in this year’s QS Best Student Cities.
Below are some scholarships available in Belgium for international students
CIUF-CUD Scholarships in Belgium for Developing Countries – opportunities to gain funding to study in Belgium for training or research at master’s level. Open to students internationally.
VLIR-UOS Scholarships for Developing Countries – offering scholarships for students from developing countries in parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America to undertake training, research or study in Belgium at selected institutions.
Ghent University Master Grants – offering scholarships for students from developing countries to undertake a scientific master’s degree at Ghent University in Belgium.
KU Leuven Science Scholarships for International Students – the [email protected] scholarship is aimed at international students interested in undertaking study in Belgium at master’s level within the faculty of science at KU Leuven.
KU Leuven IRO PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries – open to prospective PhD students from developing countries to study in Belgium within the Interfaculty Council for Development Cooperation at KU Leuven.