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    Study grants in higher education

    The costs associated with education can be quite high. In order to ensure that everyone has access to higher education, the Flemish authorities provide a study grant in some cases.

    Conditions

    In order to obtain a study grant, certain conditions must be met. These conditions relate to:

    • your nationality
    • your income
    • the educational institution and the course of study you choose.

    Nationality

    You must be a Belgian national. If you are not a Belgian national, you or your parents must live or work, or have worked in Belgium for some time.

    Income

    The decision to award you a study grant depends on, among other things, your family situation and your income. This includes your salary as well as, for example, any benefits and alimony payments you may have received. The ‘kadastraal inkomen’ or cadastral income (estimated net rental value of your immovable property on an annual basis) of your residence will also be a factor in the calculation in certain cases.

    Educational institution and course of study

    • You must follow a recognised course of study at an institution that is recognised, financed or funded by the Flemish Community. You can consult the Higher Education Register (Hogeronderwijsregister) to this end.
    • Your course of study must lead to a diploma.
    • You must still have sufficient study grant credit.

    Specific conditions apply to studying abroad.

    More information is available at the website of the ‘Afdeling Studietoelagen’ (Study Grants Division).

    Procedure

    Amount

    The amount of the study grant depends on different factors.

    Publications

    Aanvraag van een school- of studietoelage voor 2016-2017. Formulier

    Met dit aanvraagformulier kunnen ouders van leerlingen in het basisonderwijs en het secundair onderwijs en studenten in het hoger onderwijs van hetzelfde gezin een school- of studietoelage aanvragen voor het school- en academiejaar 2016-2017. Hulp nodig bij je aanvraag? Kijk op www.studietoelagen.be, bel gratis 1700 of ga naar het schoolsecretariaat of de studentenvoorzieningen.

    School- en studietoelagen 2016-2017. Folder

    De folder licht toe aan welke voorwaarden (ouders van) leerlingen in het basis- en secundair onderwijs en studenten in het hoger onderwijs moeten voldoen om voor een school- of studietoelage in aanmerking te komen. De folder vermeldt ook hoe de toelage kan worden aangevraagd.

    Contact

    Afdeling Studietoelagen (Study Grants Division)
    Koning Albert II-laan 15
    Consciencegebouw
    1210 Brussels
    Tel.: 1700
    Contact form Afdeling Studietoelagen