Settling in Belgium
For PhD students, as applications for admission can be submitted at any time during the year, there are no enrolment deadlines.
Registration with the commune is compulsory for stays of more than three months.
As mentioned in ‘Bank accounts’ in the ‘Practical Information’ chapter above, before you leave your home country check with your bank to see if it has a partner in Belgium.
Students who are not EU citizens are required to register with a health insurance agency (‘mutuelle’), which partially covers the cost of care, drugs and hospitalisation. To find a nearby...