Non-EU Students and Assimilation

In accordance with the Paysage Decree, non-EU students must pay additional tuition fees in order to study at Belgian universities.

The amounts are indicated in  this table. (These amounts are communicated for information purposes only and may be modified according to any new legislation on higher education in Belgium. Tuition fees may vary considerably from one academic year to another).

These fees can, however, be waived, if the foreign student meets one of the assimilation criteria determined by the legislation. Assimilated students are only required to pay the regular tuition fees, as they are considered to be ‘financeable’.

Students must provide certain documents as proof of assimilation: see the Assimilation Criteria. All documents provided must be originals, or legal copies dated 2018.

(These assimilation criteria are communicated for information purposes only and may be modified according to any new legislation on higher education in Belgium.)