What Belgium Offers International Students!

What Belgium Offers International Students

What Belgium Offers International Students

When looking at international destinations to study abroad, most students who are looking to Europe tend to opt for England, Spain, Italy or maybe even Germany. But, a country that is often overlooked is Belgium – and we are here to tell you why you should consider it as a study destination as Belgium has so much to offer.

So what does Belgium offer to International Students?


Without a doubt, you cannot get more centrally located in Europe than Belgium. The country borders France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, all within a few hours drive or train, and you have access to the EuroStar which takes you directly into London, and of course air connections to all of Europe. Without a doubt, you cannot get a better location if you are looking for a starting point to explore all parts of Europe when you have time.


Most schools in Belgium teach in English, so for a lot of students this is an added benefit – but the level of multiculturalism is unrivaled. For example, there is not just one official language, not even two – but they have in fact 3 official languages; French, German and Dutch. You could not pick a better country if you are looking to really dive into languages and immerse yourself!


With prices across Europe generally increasing, with the UK now costing up to £38,000 in some places, international students in Belgium are typically going to be able to save more money. The cost of living is generally low, especially if you are also permitted to work during your studies, and you still have access to some of the world’s leading universities.

Quality of Life

Like other parts of mainland Europe, the quality of life in Belgium is very high. Not only do you have a vast array of architecturally rich cities like Bruge or Ghent, but you also have the benefit from being in one of the safest parts of Europe and access to an internationally renown healthcare system. All these things come together to offer students a very high quality of life, that perhaps other parts of Europe could not.

To learn more about the various options for international students, including health insurance and visa requirements, please visit our Belgium International Student center for more information.

Posted by Ross Mason

Ross is the Vice President of International Student Insurance, with over 15 years experience in the international education arena. A graduate from the Nottingham Trent University in the UK with a First in BSc (Hons) Business and Technology, Ross has lived all around the world including LA, New York, Boston, London, Hong Kong, Florida and Germany.

8 thoughts on “What Belgium Offers International Students!”

Sandeep Tiwari says:

I am searching for fashion design undergraduate course for my daughter during August 2015 admissions. Could you help in selecting the university in Belgium which should be affordable and reputed.
Sandeep Tiwari
Associate Professor

Bryanna Davis says:

Hi Sandeep,

Thanks for visiting. Unfortunately we can only help you find an international student insurance plan for her time in Belgium, not a school. Once she finds a school and has been accepted please feel free to contact us with further information on her trip and we will help you find the perfect health insurance plan for her needs!

Spandan Das says:

Hello Brynna,

i am Spandan Das, an architect graduate from INDIA, and i have got the opportunity to study at the KU Leuven, Belgium, which i believe is a very reputed establishment and has a very good profile too.

I went through your reply posted above and was seeking a lil more brief up about the insurance cover that you have mentioned about..



I’m a 23 years aged man currently living in Dar es salaam,a region found in Tanzania. I completed my Advanced level secondary education(high school) in 2013 as per our country and got better results,in Physics,Biology and Chemistry and am now look for the Belgium medical University which will help me financially atleast to my ability to pay the remaining $ 1900 per year which I’m able to pay. Help me please!

Bryanna Davis says:

Hi Japhet,

Thank you for visiting. Unfortunately we can only help you with questions on insurance. If you have a need for international student insurance in the future please let us know. Additionally, in the mean time you can find more on financial aid here.

Good luck!

sarumi kabir says:

i am a nigeriann, i finished my high school year 2006 with good grades in physics, chemistry,, biology and mathatics and wish to study information technology or general engineering as an ubdergraduate in germany. please how do i apply to any institution in germany during the august admission.. reply please

Nadege says:

I’m planning to do my Masters in International Public Health. Are you able to help with Univeristies that offer the programme?

Bryanna Davis says:

Thank you all for visiting. While we are not able to assist you with finding a school or applying for international studies, we are able to assist you with finding an international health insurance plan. If you would like help finding the best plan option for you, please let us know.

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