In most cases, the tuition fees you will actually have to pay depend on the size of your study programme, which is expressed in study credits. The amount also depends on whether you are a scholarship student, an almost-scholarship student or a non-scholarship student.
A scholarship student is a student who is eligible for a scholarship from the Flemish Community. If you receive a scholarship, you are eligible for a reduced tuition fee and you can receive a partial refund of your tuition fee (scholarship tariff is €108.80). The reimbursement takes place after the payment of the scholarship. However, if your study allowance application is still being processed, you will need to pay the full tuition fee applicable to non-scholarship students. If the Social Services Office believes you have the right to a study allowance, they can give permission for you to start with a lower advance payment (= €108.80) upon enrolment. If your application for a scholarship has not been processed by February, then the Registrar's Office will ask you to pay the balance of your tuition fees. If this option is not possible in your case, the Social Services Office may allow staggered payments of the tuition fee.
An almost-scholarship student is a student who is not eligible for a scholarship because their household income is too high, but whose income exceeds the maximum amount allowed by no more than €3102. This status also applies to students who fulfil all of the financial conditions for a scholarship but who are not entitled to one because their cadastral income is too high.
As an almost-scholarship student you will pay an intermediary tariff. The amount depends on the size of your study programme, which is expressed in study credits. If you are following a full-time study programme of 60 study credits then you will pay €484,3
A non-scholarship student will also pay tuition fees based on the size of their study programme. You will pay €922,3 if you follow a study programme of 60 credits
- Reduced tuition fees (the almost-scholarship tariff and the scholarship tariff) apply only to Bachelor and initial Master programmes, the special teacher training programme and bridging and preparatory programmes, which are enrolled on using a degree or credit contract.
- The scholarship tariff does not apply to Advanced Master programmes and other advanced programmes. The student is required to pay the non-scholarship tariff for these enrolments. Some programmes also have special tuition fees. For these programmes you will also be required to pay the full tariff.
- Check the website for a complete overview of all tuition fees.
- If you are not entitled to a scholarship then in some cases you may be eligible for reduced tuition fees. See also Reduced tuition fees.