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Study in Belgium

Belgium is a country that can offer you a fantastic study experience. Despite its size, the country has a big cultural history and has over 11 million residents. It’s also the home of the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), making it a political hub.

Why study in Belgium

Sitting right in the heart of Europe, Belgium is wonderfully multicultural and would be a fantastic choice for any international student. Known for its high quality of life, healthcare and education, the country ranks as one of the safest and most peaceful countries in the world.

There are many excellent higher education institutions throughout Belgium, offering high quality education at all levels. You will find 7 Belgian universities in the 2023 QS World University Ranking top 500, and 3 of these are in the top 200! The top ranked is KU Leuven, coming in at 76th place. Institutions in Belgium cater well for international students, and you would be in the perfect place to explore Europe throughout your studies.

Belgium has many cities that are welcoming to international students. These include Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent, among others.

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Highlighted courses in Belgium

Masterclass Basics of Web3 Certificate

Howest University of Applied Sciences Belgium

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Philosophy BA

KU Leuven Belgium

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Master Degree

Vlerick Business School Belgium

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Executive MBA MBA

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management Belgium

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Embedded Systems (ES) Master

EIT Digital Master School Belgium

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More information about Belgium

Capital City Brussels
Currency EUR, Euro
Language(s) Dutch, French, German
Universities on StudyLink 11 universities
Major Student Cities Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent

Language Requirements

Belgium has three official languages; Dutch (Flemish), French and German.

Whilst there are courses taught in all of these languages, but the majority are offered in French. You will no doubt be able to study programmes in the English language.

If you are applying for a course taught in any of the official languages of Belgium, you will need to have advanced language skills, and be able to pass language proficiency tests. If you are applying for a course taught in English, you will also need to pass an English language test. These tests will make sure that your language skills will meet the required standards for learning. It is common for institutions to offer courses to improve your language skills if you are not able to pass proficiency tests.

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