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International students

Incoming international students

International students

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Living standards are quite high in Belgium. Therefore, all international students and guests of Hasselt University are advised to make sure that they have the financial means for a stay in Belgium, before they leave their home country.

The following are average costs. These amounts do not include travel expenses, nor expenses of (touristic) trips in Belgium and surrounding countries, leisure expenses, transport, tuition fees, etc.
Please note that the amounts may change yearly and may vary according to your personal needs. If your partner or family members will come along to Hasselt, the extra costs need to be calculated as well.


Cost Type Average cost in EURO
Accommodation (please note that the utilities costs such as water, electricity, internet, etc. are not always included in the rent) €265-€330/month
Catering (warm meal in the student restaurant at the campus) €3,65-€5,50/meal
Health insurance (compulsory) €40/month
Textbooks etc. €650