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7 reasons why students love to study in Belgium:

Discover more below... or come and find out for yourself! 


Inspiring English-taught degree programmes

You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for a high-quality English-taught degree or exchange programme. With an ever-expanding range of English-taught programmes and courses, Belgium is becoming a go-to study destination for international students. Whether you're looking for a short or full programme... you will find it all!


High quality education at an affordable price

Belgium is not only an affordable place to live, work and play – but it’s an affordable place to study, too! Access to higher education is highly valued in the Flemish society and all initial bachelor's and master's programmes offered at public higher education institutions are subsidised by the Flemish government. That's why tuition fees are low and you get an excellent price/quality ratio. 


Multicultural and multilingual environment

In addition to being a country with three official languages (Dutch, German and French), Belgium is one of the most multicultural nations in the world with citizens and residents representing more than 180 different nationalities. English is widely spoken across the country.

"I have fascinating conversations with my classmates. That's another thing you learn in the programme: how to communicate in a group and work in a team. I’m proud of my language skills and my open mind, and thankful to my parents for both." - Tom, Belgian


Open-minded peers and a happy place to live

Belgians are known for being open-minded and are always excited to meet non-Belgians. You can feel at ease expressing yourself in English wherever you go, or if you’re feeling inspired, you can easily follow one of the many Dutch language courses to learn a bit of Flander’s local language. The country doesn’t just boast about being a happy place to live, it’s consistently ranked as one of the top 20 in the United Nation’s annual World Happiness Report.


Heart of Europe connectivity

Studying in Flanders means you’re choosing to discover the world. Who wouldn’t want to visit London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, or Madrid for a quick weekend trip? With heart of Europe connectivity, most European capital cities can be reached within about a two-hour train or plane ride.

"I don't know where I’ll end up, but I know it won't be Belgium. I'm eager to get a taste of the international internships on offer in my journalism programme."  - Mikaela, Peru


A home for all food lovers

Who doesn’t love chocolate, fries, and waffles? Belgium is rightly famous for its delicious delights with its capital city of Brussels priding itself as the world capital of chocolate. Belgium’s beer culture is also world famous and was recently added to UNESCO’s list of Intangible Culture Heritage of Humanity.


Rich culture and vibrant cities

It’s hard not to fall in love with Belgium’s incredible architectural masterpieces and safeguarded heritage. Who wouldn’t be awe-struck by scenic Bruges (known as Brugge in Flemish) or the port city of Antwerp? And with the capital city of Brussels serving as the dual capital of Belgium and Europe, you’ll see why Europe itself is at the heart of Belgian’s everyday lives. Mechelen, home base of our business and media programmes, feels like the small Berlin.


Meet our students

Curious about students adventures in Belgium or at Thomas More? Who better to show you, than our current students! Vinícius, Giedre and Stella are here to welcome you.

Check out some more portraits of international students at Thomas More, made by our International Journalism students!