Long-term student visa to Belgium

International students must provide proof that they have sufficient finances to pay for all their needs for the duration of their studies.

Examples of proof:

  • A grant or scholarship;
  • An income of €666 or more per month;
  • A bank statement.
Visa application documents
  • Written confirmation of invitation/admission from the college or university of your choice.
  • A high school diploma, bachelor’s or master’s degree, and a transcript of grades;
  • Proof of scholarship eligibility or proof of independent financial support.
  • Health insurance for at least 1 year with a minimum coverage of 45,000 euros per illness.
  • A certificate of no criminal record issued no earlier than 3 months prior to your arrival (legalization or apostille).
  • Birth certificate.
  • Copy of ID.
  • Copy of passport.
  • Two 3,5 x 4.5 cm photographs.
  • A copy of your student housing lease (if you already have one) or proof of ability to pay rent.
  • Airline reservations, if applicable.

In Belgium, you must register with the local authorities in your place of residence within eight days of arrival in order to obtain a residence permit.

It requires:

  • passport and visa;
  • 2 photos;
  • certificate of enrollment in the university;
  • health insurance;
  • a copy of your student housing rental agreement (if you already have one) or proof of your ability to pay the rent.

Visit the Embassy’s website for up-to-date information on Belgian visas.