Study in Belgium

Explore Belgium with Truematics

Aside from its gorgeous historic monuments, castles, cobblestone architecture, beautiful art work, delectable food (including chocolate) and festivals, there are so many more draws to this European country.

Not only does Belgium have three native languages, but the people there are also quite fluent in English (making the transition easy for many people who speak English as a first or second language). Belgians are also known to be very friendly - which is always a huge plus when you are just arriving somewhere new! Fun facts set aside, Belgium is widely known as the heart of Europe and a hub for international networking.

Belgium operates under the Bologna System, which essentially improves the quality of education and creates an easier process for students when switching from European countries. (Note: ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer System).

Living expense in Belgium

As international students in Belgium, not only will you be surrounded by a multicultural community, but you may even pick up a few languages while living there. However, to really get the most out of your Belgian experience, it is important to have an idea of what the costs will be so you can prepare before arriving. Approximately student's monthly budget will be about 600 - 800 Euros - which includes books, health care, transportation, food, accommodations and leisure. Though this is one estimate, it is important to realize that your cost of living will depend on the specific program you are associated with, what your standard of living is, and where you choose to study as big cities can be more expensive than smaller towns.

Part time jobs in Belgium

Foreign students can work during their studies? if they follow a full time course in a higher establishment recognised by the Federation Wallonia-Brussels and if they have a valid residence permit.

If you are a national of a country outside the European Economic Area, a work permit may be necessary.

After study options in Belgium

After completing your studies in Belgium, if you are recruited by a Belgian company, you will need to find out about the legislation in force for nationals of the European Union or a State from outside the European Union (request for a working permit for foreign students from outside the EU, contracts, taxes, etc.)

Employment services are set up within most higher education institutions in order to help you to plan your professional career and to get your foot on the career ladder. These services will also offer you tools to help you draw up a CV, cover letters and recruitment interviews

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