- Antwerp University – https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/
- Artesis Plantijn (AP) University College Antwerp – https://www.ap.be/en/homepage
- Karel de Grote University College – https://www.kdg.be/en
- Institute of Tropical Medicine – https://www.itg.be/E
- Thomas More University College – https://www.thomasmore.be/
- Antwerp Management School – https://www.antwerpmanagementschool.be/en/
- Antwerp Maritime Academy – https://www.hzs.be/en/
- A student card;
- Your account information. (will be sent to you by e-mail);
- As soon as your account has been activated you have to print your own certificate of enrolment.
- at the Registrar’s Office with a credit card or bank card (cash will not be accepted); or
- by bank transfer.
- Insurance registration as a “student”. This option is mainly designed for students who will be studying in Belgium for a short period of time. You need to obtain a certificate from your institution which states that you have enrolled in a programme.
- Insurance registration as a “resident in Belgium”. Most students can register as a resident. Condition: you need to have a temporary Belgian foreigner’s card.
- The rental fees are lower than the ones on the private market;
- The use of electricity, water, internet etc. is included in the rental fee;
- Furniture is provided;
- Facilities: a common room, a study hall, a bicycle park and a laundry room.
To rent a bike you need to bring along:
- student card
- your passport or identity card
- a € 60 deposit and the rental price in cash
- Single journey: in the city centre a ticket is valid for 1 hour including changes of bus/tram without restriction, price: € 3. If you buy a ticket by SMS, you pay € 2,15 (send ‘DL’ to 4884).
- Lijnkaart: in case you will be using city buses or trams more regularly you are better off buying a ‘Lijnkaart’ (€ 15 in presale for 10 rides). Do not forget to stamp each time you make a trip. Valid in all Flemish cities.
- Day Ticket: allows you to travel through the city on any tram or bus for the whole day; it costs € 8.
- If you are younger than 26, and planning to travel frequently by train you may buy a GO Pass (valid for 1 year – 10 rides (2nd class single) between two Belgian stations; € 52); so one single journey only costs € 5,2. It’s possible to use the Go Pass with several people at the same time. The Go Pass is particularly advantageous for longer journeys.
- If you’re 26 or older, you can use the RAIL Pass. This card gives the same benefits as the GO Pass, but it costs € 83 euros for 10 single, 2nd class journeys throughout the Belgian rail network and it is transferable (several people can use it). You can upgrade it to the 1st class for 128 euros.
- Complete the enclosed “change of domicile” document and sign it.
- Send a scanned copy to the International Students Desk of the Immigration Office with email address: [email protected]
After processing, a document Model 8, proof of deregistration (in Dutch) will be sent to your email address. If you send the document on a later date than the date of departure (“from” date on the application document), the official date of deregistration will be the date of receipt, not the date of departure.
If you need the proof of deregistration immediately, in order to close your bank account, for example, it is recommended to go to the Immigration Office in Deurne in person and deregister on the spot. A passport picture is required. Document Model 8 will be handed to you immediately. It is important to deregister, otherwise, you will continue to be a Belgian resident according to the Belgian authorities (tax offices, etc.).
- ACTIRIS, responsible for the Brussels-Capital Region. Official language: Dutch and French;
- Le FOREM, responsible for the Walloon Region. Official language: French;
- ADG, responsible for the German Community. Official language: German.
Do you want to apply for the unemployment benefit in Belgium? If you are unemployed and meet the conditions, then you are entitled to unemployment benefits. It is the RVA who decides whether you will receive benefits. In order to apply for the unemployment benefit, you need to register as a job seeker at the employment service in your region. if you live in Flanders, have a national number and you understand Dutch, you can register online at the VDAB. If this is not the case, contact a VDAB consultant.
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