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STUDY IN THE POLITICAL CAPITAL OF EUROPE IN LOWEST TUITION FEES WITH PART TIME JOB OPTION: STUDY IN BELGIUM

QUICK FACTS ABOUT BELGIUM

POPULATION

11.43 Million +

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

56000 +

 

AVG. WAGES FOR STUDENTS 

10 Euro  / HOUR 

 

PakStudyAbroad RATING 

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STUDY AND PART TIME JOB IN POLITICAL CAPITAL OF EUROPE: STUDY IN BELGIUM FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS

study in Belgium for Pakistani students

INTRODUCTION TO BELGIUM

The heart of Europe, Belgium has most beautiful sceneries of Europe. It is situated in Western Europe with North Sea. Belgium is proud neighbour of Germany, Netherlands, France and Luxembourg. Most of its area consists of flat coastal plains. Rugged mountains of the Ardennes Forest are one of the beautiful woodlands in Europe. The parliamentary system is running under world’s best democracy. King is head of state in Belgium, people of Belgium loves their king as Britain loves the royal family of United Kingdom. Government is run by Prime Minister which is elected by parliament.

The land of diamonds, Belgium has good economy. Its economic system consists of private enterprise. This system is regulated by government of Belgium. Per capita income of Belgians is US $ 44,100 (2015). Belgium’s population was 11.43 Million in 2016. Due to its strong economy it is ideal country for business. The proud member of European Union is also member of Euro Zone. Euro is using as currency in Belgium. There are three official languages in Belgium, 60% of Belgians speak Dutch language, 39% of Belgians speak French language and less than 1% Belgians speaks German language. Most of its population is Christian, 75% are Roman Catholic and 25% are Protestant.

WHY PAKISTANI STUDENT SHOULD CHOOSE BELGIUM FOR STUDY?

Belgium is an ideal place for students. World’s most highly ranked universities are situated in Belgium. Students can experience the flavour of different cultures and languages in Belgium. Belgian’s food is popular throughout the world, especially Belgians waffles needs no introduction.  Beautiful scenes of nature always attract you towards them. Belgium is an ideal place to live due to its very less crime rate. Belgium is the centre of international politics. Its capital Brussels can be truly called land of ambassadors and journalists. Brussels is hosting the head quarters of several international businesses and organizations. Due to its popularity among foreigners, huge number of foreigners migrated to Belgium. From its 11 million population, almost 25% people are new Belgians which migrated from other countries and settled in Belgium as permanent citizens.

TOP UNIVERSITIES IN BELGIUM

Following is the top list of universities in Belgium for international students.

  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) 79th
  • University of Ghent. 131st
  • Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL) 154th
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) 182nd
  • Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) 216th

 

Admission and enrollment / admission requirements for Pakistani students

Pakistani / international students who want to take admission in Belgium’s higher education institution are required documents according to the level of studies. General requirements for study programs are as follows:

Bachelor’s Degree Program: (First Cycle Studies)

Admission for bachelor’s degree program in Belgium’s higher education institutions you need to provide following documents:

  • Higher secondary school leaving certificate/Intermediate + 1 year university education.
  • Entrance exam (required in most universities).
  • Internationally recognized English language proficiency certificate. E.g. IELTS (international English Language Testing System), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Etc.
  • Previous exams should be passed according to minimum grade required by university.
  • Diploma should be passed with good GPA.
  • University admission test and interview should be passed.

 

Master’s Degree Program: (Second Cycle Studies)

Admission for Master’s degree program in Belgium’s higher education institutions you need to provide following documents:

  • 16 year education from Pakistan or equivalent degree.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from internationally recognized university with required grades. (B.S)
  • Internationally recognized English language proficiency certificate. E.g. IELTS (international English Language Testing System), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Etc.
  • Professional experience in same subject for which admission is required is counted but not compulsory.
Doctoral (PhD) admission requirements:
  • 18 year education from internationally recognized university.
  • or M.Phil. with required grades.
  • An impressive thesis written under supervision of qualified professional.

 

Tuition Fees in Belgium for Pakistani students

Tuition fee for Pakistani / international students is five times more than tuition fees for locals or EU students. Tuition fee is varying from on university to other university. Maximum tuition fee for international students is 4175 Euros which is five time of fees of local students which is 835 Euros. Students should check the university’s website for exact amount of fees.

Student Accommodation in Belgium

Universities of Belgium normally provide accommodation to international students. Hostels and dorms are available for students. If you don’t wish to live in university’s accommodation then you can rent flat or apartment by sharing with other students, the rent of a normal flat or apartment may be US $ 200 to US $ 540 per month. If you want to live in city centre then you may have to pay US $ 740 per month for on bed apartment. You can live as paying guest with some Belgian family which is good choice in Belgium, because Belgians are very nice to foreigners. Living with Belgian family is also good experience, with this you can observe Belgian people, culture, traditions and family values closely, and especially you will have chance to learn their language in easy way. You can take help to find proper accommodation from university’s student support service or international student department.

PART TIME JOBS FOR STUDENTS

Students are allowed to work part time jobs or students jobs during their studies. Students are allowed to work 20 hours per week and average wage rate for students is 10 Euro per hour, which is sufficient to cover the living expense but not enough to pay your tuition and living completely. But student can cover some part of their routine expenses like accommodation, travelling in city, food, outing, nightlife, books etc.  Students can search a job after completion of studies after meeting some necessary rules set by government of Belgium. To check these rules you should go to website of federal public service employment, labour and social dialogue. Working in Belgium after graduation or master is possible if you are hired by Belgian company, for this you need to keep in touch with labour market of Belgium.

Belgium student visa requirements for Pakistan:

Pakistani students are required to take visa to enter in Belgium. Visa can be obtained from Belgium Embassy Islamabad. For applying  visa you need to provide following documents:

  • Admission confirmation letter from university.
  • Fee payment proof of university (minimum one semester fee should be paid).
  • Pictures and other proof of identity. (i.d card of students or guardian)
  • Bank statement with sufficient fund to cover university fees and daily living expense.

For further detail you must visit the website of Belgian embassy (visa section), there you will find Belgium student visa requirements in detail. Above are only the general idea for the student visa requirements.

PakStudyAbroad REVIEWS ABOUT STUDY IN BELGIUM FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS

permanent resident PR for pakistani studentsBelgium is a very peaceful and international country. Its Capital Brussels holds the most political activities after Washington DC. That is why Belgian people are very open to international students. You may enjoy the high quality of life from food to education. Fees are in Belgian Universities are very affordable as compare to their standard of education and research. Pakistani students have bright chances for their permanent settlement if they get permanent job after studies. As a member of Schengen state, you may visit to other European countries during holidays.

 

We rate it 4 out of 5. We encourage you to choose the Belgium for your higher education.

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