Financial information Space & Service Design

Tuition fees 2020-2021

Scholarships for EEA nationals

Thomas More offers a great number of  Thomas More scholarships to Belgian students and EEA nationals each year.
 
Tuition fee with scholarship (EEA nationals): €1900/60 credits
If you are a Belgian student interested in the Space & Service Design Programme but are not sure if you'll receive a Thomas More scholarship, reach out to Nansi Van Geetsom (nansi.vangeetsom@thomasmore.be) ASAP to confirm your tuition fee.
EEA nationals are also strongly encouraged to reach out regarding scholarship opportunities.
 
Tuition fee without scholarship (EEA nationals): €2900/60 credits

Scholarships for non-EEA nationals

The Interior, Design & Architecture department offers an ID&A assistant job of 20 days (8 hours)/year (=+- € 1900) to two postgraduate students in Space & Service Design. Only students who are residents of a VLIRUOS-country (met linkje achter zoals het er nu ook achter zit) are eligible for this offer.  Apply with a convincing motivation letter to guy.foulon@thomasmore.be.
Tuition fee without scholarship (non-EEA nationals): € 3.800/60 credits

Paying the tuition fee

EEA-students and students who applied with a valid residence permit for Belgium

You will receive an invoice for the total amount of the tuition fee. You don’t have to pay anything on the spot, you can transfer the amount later.

Non-EEA-students who applied without a valid residence permit for Belgium

After your application has been approved you will get detailed instructions on how to pay the total tuition fee. We would like to urge you to transfer the tuition fee as soon as possible. This postgraduate has a limited amount of students and we’d like to guarantee a spot for you as soon as possible.

Study and living costs

These estimates are based on research into the study and living costs by CEBUD (centre for budget advice and research), a research group linked to the Bachelor programme in social work of Thomas More. This information is provided to ensure that you are fully aware of the likely costs of your study and consider them very carefully. The likely living costs for 2019/20 published below are based on a single, full-time degree student.

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Proof of solvency (sufficient financial means)

If you need to apply for a visa in order to study in Belgium, then you will have to provide proof of solvency, also known as ‘sufficient financial means’.

The Belgian authorities want to make sure that you can support yourself while studying in Belgium. There are two ways to do this: (1) blocked account procedure or (2) sponsorship from a Belgian citizen. Don’t worry, our admissions team will sent you detailed information after your application has been approved.

Blocked account procedure

This is the procedure recommended by Thomas More. We offer a blocked account procedure to prove your financial solvency when applying for a student visa. You will need to make a prepayment of your living expenses for the whole academic year (contact admissions@thomasmore.be to determine the exact amount) on a blocked account managed by Thomas More. When you arrive in Belgium, you will then need to open a Belgian bank account in your name and receive monthly payments from the blocked account during your studies. At the end of the academic year the full amount deposited in the block account will have been reimbursed, apart from € 100 in administrative costs.

Once the money for the blocked account has been transferred, you will receive a financial confirmation document from us as proof of payment of the means of subsistence, which you will need during your visa application process.

For a smooth student visa application process, we strongly advice you to choose the blocked account procedure option.

Sponsored by a Belgian national

Another way to prove solvency is to have a Belgian Sponsor who can demonstrate that they have sufficient resources to take over your financial responsibilities, if necessary. You will be asked to provide our admissions team with contact details.