Belgium - french 2015/16 - grants and loans

Country: Belgium
Date of publication: 2016
Grants - note: Approximately 20% of students receive a grant
Need-based grant (euro): min 394 - max 4821
Merit-based grant (euro): -

Student grants

Public grants in academic year 2015/16 are available for low income  students. However, students over 35 years of age registered in the first  year of higher education do not receive any public grant. Students must  apply for this financial benefit each year. The amount granted ranges  from EUR 394 to 4 821 per year depending on household income.


Loans are available for families with at least three dependent children. Very few (less than 0.01 %) take out a loan (2014/15).

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