Belgium, a country in Western Europe, is known for medieval towns, Renaissance architecture and as headquarters of the European Union and NATO. The country has distinctive regions including Dutch-speaking Flanders to the north, French-speaking Wallonia to the south and a German-speaking community to the east. The bilingual capital, Brussels, has ornate guildhalls at Grand-Place and elegant art-nouveau buildings.

Most student bodies in Belgian universities have a strong international contingent. Some may be students on exchange from their home universities through programmes like Erasmus, but others may be taking a further degree independently. While most Bachelor level courses in Belgian universities are taught in Dutch or French, there are plenty of courses, particularly at Master’s level and above, that are entirely taught in English. Universities often offer cheap (or free) courses in Dutch or French as well.

There are many reasons to study in Belgium: world-renowned universities, excellent opportunities for international networking, famously multicultural and multilingual cities, a host of regional cuisines and specialties, beautiful countryside, overall high quality of life, and, of course, those fantastic Belgian waffles.

However, chances are high you might be surprised by the informal atmosphere on campus. Teachers are easily approachable, tuition often takes place in small groups and as a student you are encouraged to develop a critical mind. We believe this is the best way to prepare you for the future.