All You Need To Know About Studying In Belgium

Studying In Belgium
Because of some of the challenges students pass through in school, many Nigerian parents now prefer taking there wards outside the shores of the country to complete there university educations.
If you go to many countries of the world like China, India, Ukraine and Cyprus you'll see many Nigerian students. However, due to some reasons, many students also prefer to study in countries that they can be making some money themselves in order to settle some of their financial obligations.

One of the reasons studying abroad is advisable is because there are variety of courses available for both the foreign students and the host countries' local students. Many of the challenges faced by African students like strikes, lack of qualified tutors, lack of basic amenities and the rest of them are not experienced in this developed countries.

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Today, we'll be discussing the country Belgium. Follow us to the end of the article to discover interesting and fascinating facts about this country 'Belgium'.

Interesting Facts About Belgium

Belgium, a country popular for medieval towns, Renaissance architecture, and also the headquarters of NATO and the European Union. and located in the Western Europe.
Medieval towns were towns in the European Middle Ages that had sworn allegiances of mutual defense, these include both traditional freedoms and physical defense among the citizens of the town.
Belgium as a country has three national languages, which are:
German - spoken by the German-speaking communities in the east
French - spoken by the French-speaking Wallonia in the south, and
Dutch - which is spoken by the Dutch-speaking Flanders in the north.
Apart from these, foreign English students are also accommodated and will be tutored in English Language. 

Universities In Belgium and Their Fees

There are many universities in Belgium for international students and we have outlined some of them and the amount they pay for their fees:

KU Leuven

KU Leuven, Belgium

These is one of the largest and highest-ranked university in Belgium. It also offers a wide variety of English programmes for foreign students. The tuition fee ranges from 900 to 4,000 Euros per year.

Vlerick Business School

Vlerick Business School

It is one of the  top European management schools, with campuses located in Ghent, Brussels and Leuven, Belgium, and also a campus in Russia (St-Petersburg). The tuition fee on some courses is around 15,200 Euros per year;

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This is one of the largest Dutch-speaking employer in the Brussels Region of Belgium. It's average tuition fees are between 750-1800 Euros for under-graduates post graduate students.

Hasselt University

Hasselt University school fees

With campuses located in Hasselt and Diepenbeek, Belgium.  Hasselt University is a great choice for aspiring foreign science students. It offers courses ranging from Sciences to Medicine and Dentistry. It's average tuition fees are between 750-1800 Euros for under-graduates and 1800-3700 Euros for Post Graduate students.

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Cost Of Studying In Belgium

Cost of living in Belgium varies from one city to another, we have outlined the cost of living in some of the cities. However, they are all based on estimates and sometimes, might vary from what is shown here. 
Antwerp: The cost of living Antwerp in ranges from 800 to 1,400 Euros per year.
Brussels: The cost of living Antwerp in ranges from 800 to 1,400 Euros per year
Gent: The cost of living Antwerp in ranges from 700 to 1,300 Euros per year
Leuven: The cost of living Antwerp in ranges from 800 to 1,400 Euros per year
Liege: The cost of living Antwerp in ranges from 600 to 1,200 Euros per year
Also note that you'll spend the highest amount of your budget on accommodation which can range from 200-400 Euros per month in the university halls of residence and around 500 Euros per month in the private sector. 
Just like every other country, eating in restaurants in Belgium can be quite expensive, you can consider surviving on noodles and coffee, that's how average students do. 
Lest we forget, the utility bills which include the internet, electricity, and water would also cost another 150 Euros month.
Apart from the above stated expenses, there are a few other ones you need to budget for as a foreign student. For example, as an average student, your books can cost around 35 - 50 Euros per month. You can also spend around 50 Euros a month on entertainment (depending on your lifestyle). As a human being, there is a possibility of you getting sick, so you should also budget around  20-30 Euros per month for this. However, it doesn't happen often.

Scholarship Opportunities Available For Students In Belgium

There are many scholarship opportunities available for students aspiring to study in Belgium. Some are sponsored by the governments while some are sponsored by private organizations. You can check out the links provided below to know the ones you are qualified for and submit your application forms on time.
Belgian Development Agency (BTC) Scholarships
VLIR-UOS Training and Masters Scholarship
CIUF-CUD Scholarships
Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Programs in Belgium
Science@Leuven Scholarships for International Students
The IRO Doctoral Scholarship Programme at K.U. Leuven
Liege University Scholarships for International Students
Belgian American Education Foundation Fellowships
Ghent University Masters Grants for Students from Developing Countries
University of Ghent Doctoral Special Research Fund

Fulbright Scholarship

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