Need support?

Having trouble paying your tuition fees? Looking for help paying for your studies? Need help navigating the administrative processes?

ULB helps its students throughout the year, offering various types of aid: financial interventions, reduction in tuition fees, information on your rights...


As part of its policy against student precariousness, the ULB offers Smart and vegetarian dishes at a social rate of 2 € to support students in difficulty. 

Who can benefit from 2€ meals and how?    

The Student Social Service also wishes to relay, outside ULB, the student rate in the Cafet1070! Enjoy a healthy and hot meal in one of the 5 cafés in Brussels for 4€. 

The 2023-2024 financial aid application form is now available on the monULB portal.

Services and support

Registration fee reduction

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Financial aid

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Various scholarship, granted by entities outside ULB, are available to help students pay for their studies.

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The ULB Student Social Service also manages various endowed funds. Each fund is dedicated to a purpose set out by the donors who have bequeathed their money to the ULB. The amount of aid will be determined according to the needs of the student and the funds available.

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Transgender students

The Student Welfare Office gives transgender students the possibility to have their preferred names officially recognized at ULB.

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Welcome Desk for Refugees

The Welcome Desk for Refugees helps refugee students in all their administrative procedures before, during, and after their enrolment at ULB.

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ULB Sports card discount

The ULB Sports card grants access, for the entire year, to all activities listed in the sports programme, whether on the Solbosch, Erasme, or Charleroi campuses or at the Forêt de Soignes Sports centre (each location has its specific calendar). For the 2023-2024 academic year, students receiving financial aid from the Student Welfare Office may purchase the ULB Sports card at a discount. 
If you have not yet been in contact with the Student Welfare Office, follow the application procedure for financial aid; if you have, please contact your case worker.

Priority access to ULB housing

The ULB offers accommodation for a limited number of students; if you are known to the Student Social Service, know that you can be classified as a priority.

For further information, the procedure is reproduced in this document.

Prep courses

All students will receive a certificate allowing them to benefit from the student rate for meals taken at lunchtime in the university restaurants during the preparatory courses.

Students living outside the Brussels-Capital Region can apply, under certain financial conditions, for a financial contribution to their expenses: Transport (SNCB, STIB, TEC, De Lijn) Rent reduction if ULB accommodation.

All applications must be made via the address

Other services

Other services are offered to ULB students: social grocery, medical service, psychological support, family planning, Repair Café, and external partners.

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Student Welfare Office

The Student Welfare Office (SWO) is there for you during the entire academic year. It will lend you an ear and provide information about your rights, pointing you to the appropriate contacts and supporting you through your interactions with entities outside ULB.

It is open to all students and can provide support:

  • throughout their studies, to help them organize their student life
  • for one-time requests (at any point in the student’s university career), if they encounter temporary difficulties or an unplanned situation.


The Student Welfare Office has a wide variety of specific information that students may leverage to best organize their life during their studies. The SWO has a number of missions:


Solbosch Campus

Building M, level 4
Avenue Paul Héger, 28 – 1050 Brussels
Mailing address: ULB, CP 185, avenue F. D. Roosevelt 50, B-1050 Brussels
Please note, these offices are difficult to access for PRMs. Do not hesitate to let us know your specific needs so that we can offer you an appointment in a suitable location.

Erasme Campus

Building GE – Room E2.2.110 (door E2 – 1st floor – room 110)
+32 (0)2 650 20 14

Hours of the hotline
Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday : 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm. 
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679 (EU) of 27 April 2016, this text informs you of the processing of your data and your rights concerning them.

Updated on April 9, 2024