STUDYING IN BELGIUM

NUMBER OF UNIVERSITIES AND STUDENTS 
  • 42 universities, "hautes écoles et écoles supérieures des Arts" in French-speaking Federation of Wallonia-Brussels. 

  • Belgium attracts francophone students in the arts, medicine and paramedicine. 

  • Approximately 95,600 students including 22,000 international students (figures provided by the Council of Rectors of the Universities in 2015/2016).

QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED
  • Bachelor's degree in 3 years. 

  • Master's degree in 1 or 2  years. 

ADMISSION PROCEDURES
  • Entrance into the first year is non-selective for most courses.

  • Some programmes have a limited number of places, with or without numerus clausus at the end of first year.

  • It should be noted that the average success rate at the end of the first year is approximately 40%.

ADMISSION CRITERIA
  • For programmes with unrestricted admission: French Baccalauréat minimum.

  • For programmes with limited places for “non-résidents”, there is a quota and lots are drawn. The subject areas concerned are: physiotherapy, dentistry, veterinary studies, speech therapy, audiology and medicine.  

  • For programmes with selective admission (engineering and arts courses): an entrance exam must be taken (check details with each institution). 

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
  • Registration procedures are carried out by each institution.

  • In parallel, official confirmation of French Baccalauréat equivalent must be sought from the "Service des équivalences" (fee payable). 

TUITION FEES
  • For most courses, tuition fees (“Le Minerval”)  are between €400 and €900 a year ( 2019 figures).

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