The Quick Guide

The following guidelines and stepping stones should help you to find your way to studies in Flanders, Belgium.

Find the right programme and institution
Studying at one of the recognised institutions ensures that you get a degree that is recognised all over the world. 
The Higher Education Register only lists recognised institutions.

> Find a programme and/or an institution 

Budgetting part 1: Cost of living
How much does it cost to study a certain programme? And what about the costs of living and residence? Try to draft your own budget based on informed sources. And why not apply for a grant or scholarship?

> Cost of living

Budgetting part 2: Grants and scholarships
There are several scholarships provided by the Flemish, the Belgian and the European authorities.
If you know where you want to study, you can also contact the international office of the institution of your choice.

> Grant possibilities 

Entry requirements and admission procedures
This refers to the kind of degree, work experience and/or language proficiency you need. 
This is outlined on the website of the institution which can be found under the institutional details.

> Find the institution's website 

Visa and residence regulations
These regulations differ and depend on the country of origin and the country of study. Keep in mind that collecting the necessary documents and going through the procedures may take up to six months.

> Information about visa and residence 

In some cases the institution of your choice will be able to arrange accomodation for you. Check this when you contact the institution or look for this information on their website which can be found under the institutional details.

> Find the institution's website 

Health care and travel insurance
If you already have health care insurance you should check if this insurance still covers you when abroad. A general travel insurance may also be a good idea. Some of the European and national scholarships include both kind of insurances.