Belgium - german 2013/14 - grants and loans

Country: Belgium
Date of publication: 2014
Grants - note: In 2012/13, 27 % of students received a need-based scholarship
Need-based grant (euro): min 362 - max 2469
Merit-based grant (euro): -

Student grants

Student grants are need-based. Parental income determines eligibility. They are provided through the national social security system for students who return to higher education. Annual grant amounts are between EUR 362 and 2 469.


The possibility exists to take out loans of EUR 1 000 for the first cycle and EUR 1 500 for the second cycle. Interest is between 0 and 3 %, depending on the income of the student, and the loan needs to be repaid at the latest three years after graduation. The Management Committee of student loans can decide about an additional loan of EUR 1 000 on a case-by-case basis.

Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017

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