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 meet the assimilation criteria on October 31 of the academic year to which they relate. Proof of assimilation must be provided by means of the following documents: see the Assimilation Criteria file. The documents to be produced must be originals or certified true copies submitted no later than April 15 of the academic year to which they relate.

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