A tuition fee, textbooks, accommodation costs, a rail pass,… Studying costs money. When signing up for higher education, you pay a yearly tuition fee. This tuition fee is determined by Flemish law and indexed on an annual basis. It applies to all universities and university of applied sciences in Flanders.
Tuition fees for students from the European Economic Area
The tuition fees for students of the European Economic Area (EEA) consist of a fixed registration fee and a variable fee based on the number of credit points included in the curriculum. The countries this fee applies to are all countries of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK) and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
The tuition fee depends on the student’s income, study programme and on whether the student is eligible for a scholarship. At the beginning of the academic year, the fixed registration fee is charged. When your study programme is approved, you will receive an invoice for the payment of the remaining variable fee, taking your number of credit points into account. This settlement applies both to students who take courses on the campus, as to students who take correspondence courses.