Study in Belgium

Studying in the capital of Europe

Belgium, and its capital Brussels, are at the crossroads of Europe making this small yet rather influential kingdom into a hub for international affairs, business and law. While Brussels may not always be the first city that comes to mind as a study destination, we are here to give you some reasons why Brussels can offer an enriching experience like no other.

1. Location, location, location.

Situated right in the heart of Europe, Brussels boasts a strategic and accessible location. You will have the chance to easily explore other cosmopolitan cities just a short train ride away. Have breakfast at home, take a stroll in Paris in the afternoon, and back for bedtime. Sounds like a good weekend plan!

2. Political power.

Only Washington D.C. can compare. By studying in the “Capital of Europe”, you will be at the doorstep of international organisations shaping our world, such as the European Union, and NATO. Next to them, you will have the largest concentration of diplomatic missions, non-profit organisations and business headquarters operating in the European market. What does this mean to you? You will study from high-profile faculty members, participate in high-profile internships, and be involved in high-profile projects. Did we mention networking opportunities?

3. Open to embracing diversity.

Brussels is an incredibly diverse city with a rich tapestry of cultures where no one stands out. Immersing yourself and engaging with a multicultural community during your studies will broaden your perspectives and help you develop a deeper understanding of global affairs. While you will study in English at the Brussels School of Governance, you will also have the opportunity to learn or dust off your skills in French and Dutch.

4. Easy on the wallet.

Compared to Paris, Amsterdam and London, Brussels wins also for being affordable. Starting with health insurance, to transport pass, and dining out means reasonable budgeting. Also important to know that there is no major student housing crisis; of course, the longer you wait, the more complicated it may get.

5. Comfort food? Check!

With cultural diversity also comes food. Beyond indulging in world-famous Belgian chocolates, waffles, fries, and beers, the city offers a diverse array of cuisines from around the globe. From street food to exquisite Michelin-star restaurants, Brussels caters to every palate, making it an ideal destination for curious foodies and wannabe sommeliers.

Enough reasons to consider Brussels? Check out the Brussels School of Governance and our academic programmes!