How to obtain a student visa for Belgium

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Belgium will never grant a student visa for a language course, so you have two options:

  • Enrol for a 3 month course on a tourist visa.

  • Enrol for a preparatory language year + university/college degree.

Please let us guide you trough the process of applying for a student visa for Belgium.

1. GREAT TO HEAR THAT YOU'D LIKE TO JOIN US

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  • You will have to prove you enrolled and got accepted by a university/college.

  • You will have to prove that you enrolled, got accepted by the institution where you would study the language and that the entire amount has been paid.

  • You will have to prove that you have sufficient means of subsistence

  • You will have to prove that you are not carrying any of the diseases which might endanger public health.

  • If aged over 21, you will have to produce a document stating that you have no convictions for crimes or offences under common law.

Here is a short overview but click on this link for more specific information.

2. CHECK WHAT EXACTLY YOU WILL NEED FOR YOUR APPLICATION

These are links to the pages for foreign students from universities/colleges in Antwerp. If your degrees from your home country would allow you to start studying in Antwerp, you can get a provisional enrolment or acceptance letter from the university/college. You will need it for your visa application.

Please keep in mind that you will need to choose a degree where classes are taught in Dutch if you want a visa for your language course.

3. FIND A DEGREE AND A UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE

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After your booking has been confirmed and paid, LABS will  send you a letter of acceptance (by mail, you'll need the original) stating that you got accepted and that the entire amount of the invoice has been paid. 

Contact our international partners and ask for a price quote. Keep in mind that the embassy might need 3 tot 6 weeks to decide on your application so book your course at least 3 months in advance. 

4. ENROL AT LABS LANGUAGE SCHOOL

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Here is your checklist.

We wish you all the best and hope to welcome you soon in Belgium.

Triple check if your application is complete!

5. TIME TO LODGE YOUR APPLICATION

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