Why choose Hasselt University?

High quality education

  • In Flanders we have one of the most highly ranked education systems in the world and deliver world wide highly valued degrees. (Belgium operates under the Bologna System, which essentially improves the quality of education and creates an easier process for students when switching from European countries. All institutions offer higher education according to the principles of the European Higher Education Area. Their degree programmes are accredited (i.e. officially recognised) by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).The Flemish Higher Education system is part of the European Higher Education Area, where we use the ECTS credit system.) 

  • Hasselt University is an innovative university which has a pronounced international orientation. It stands for excellence in education, top research in spearhead fields and active commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship. This is reflected by its ranking amongst the best 3% universities worldwide in U-Multirank 2020. The overall objective is to combine academic excellence with economic and social relevance.

  • We use innovative teaching and learning methods, with research-led courses. We have excellent staff consisting of leading authorities. Hasselt University offers 5 high quality English masters programmes, of which two are also offered in distance learning. We encourage our students to develop academic and employability skills and offer them academic guidance and counselling (incl. flexible study programmes).

  • After obtaining a master’s degree, there is a possibility to pursue the degree of doctor at Hasselt University by doing a PhD in different disciplines.

Affordable education

  • Access to higher education is highly valued in the Flemish society and all initial bachelor's and master's programmes offered at public higher education institutions are subsidised by the Flemish government. That's why tuition fees are low and you get an excellent price/quality ratio.

Tuition fees:
annual tuition fees ranging from €1116 to €2530 for a full academic year of 60 ECTS credits


Cost of living: www/uhasselt.be/other-costs

Study in the heart of Europe

  • Belgium is located in the heart of Europe. It’s a nice starting point for discovering Brussels, London, Paris, Rotterdam, Berlin and the rest of Europe. Students find it easy to travel around the country or reach other European cities.
  • You will stay in an economically strong region, boasting a high quality of life.
  • Hasselt University has one campus in the middle of Hasselt center and one very green campus, surrounded by nature with a beautiful countryside.

Stay in a multilingual, open-minded society

  • You will study at a University with more than 6500 students, of which 15% international students. You will be surrounded by a multilingual society where English is widely spoken. Belgians are known for being open-minded and are always excited to meet new people.
  • At Hasselt University you are not a number. We highly value the personal contact between students and staff. Our classes are taught in small groups in order to provide personal feedback and interact with our students.
  • You can meet all our international and national students at our orientation days and lots of exciting events.
  • Belgian cities provide many cultural attractions, as well as places of entertainment and a vibrant nightlife.
  • Belgium is a host of regional cuisines and you can try our delicious specialties such as chocolates, fries and waffles :-).