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.
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.
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.
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).
- May we invite you to submit your application for a study grant on line.
- However, you can also choose to apply on paper. You can obtain the application form at your educational institution or order it by calling the free number 1700. You can also download the application form for a study grant from the website.
The amount of the study grant depends on different factors.