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    Study grants for higher education

    The costs associated with education can be quite high. In order to ensure that everyone has access to higher education, the Flemish authorities provide study grants in certain cases.


    In order to obtain a study grant, certain conditions must be met:

    • Nationality
      You must be a Belgian national. If you are not a Belgian national, you or your parents must have lived in Belgium for some time and must be working, or have already worked in Belgium.
    • Income
      The decision to award you a study grant depends on, amongst other things, your family situation and your income. This includes your salary as well as, for example, any benefits and alimony payments you may be receiving.
    • Educational institution and study programme
      • ​​​​​​You must follow a recognised study programme at an institution that is recognised, financed or funded by the Flemish Community. Some study programmes are not eligible for a study grant. Specific conditions apply to studying abroad.
      • Your study programme must lead to a diploma.
      • You must still have sufficient study grant credit.


    If you think you are eligible for a study grant, please submit your application.

    • You can submit your application for a study grant online.
    • You can also choose to apply on paper. You can obtain the application form at your educational institution or order it by calling the free number 1700. You can also download the application form below.

    If you would like to have more information and guidance, please contact the student services of your educational institution.


    The amount of the study grant depends on different factors. These factors include, amongst others, your family situation, your study programme and wether you will stay in a dormitory or not. On the website of the Afdeling School- en Studietoelagen (School Allowances and Study Grants Division), you will find more information on the amounts of the study grants (available in Dutch only).

    More information


    Afdeling Studietoelagen (School Allowances and Study Grants Division)
    Koning Albert II-laan 15
    1210 Brussels
    Tel.: 1700