To enter Belgium, non-European students must be in possession of a visa. The visa application has to be made to the Belgian diplomatic or consulate post of the country in which you reside or to the municipal administration if you reside in Belgium.

You will need the letter of admission for the visa request.

You will find more information about the student visa on the website of the Immigration Office.

On your arrival in Belgium, you must go to the municipal administration in the place where you are staying within 8 days of your arrival in Belgium to ask to be registered on the aliens register and issued with a residence permit (A card).

Wait for the visa before validating the registration

If you do not obtain your visa and have already confirmed your registration by paying the registration fees, you must abandon of your registration (before November 30, 2020) under penalty of being liable for the total balance of your registration fees.

We advise you to wait until you obtain your visa before validating your registration.


Recommendation for arrival in Belgium - Health situation

Depending on your home zone, you may need to quarantine yourself for a fortnight. Should it be your case, please follow the recommendations issued by Sciensano
  • Students must stay at a unique address.
  • The address of this accommodation must be communicated to the students in advance so that they can duly fill in the passenger location form.
  • Any contact with other people should be avoided, including people who stay in the same house/location (keep a distance of 1.5 m remains the general rule).
  • Towels, bed linen and kitchen utensils must not be shared with other roommates. If possible, the person in quarantine should use a separate toilet and bathroom.
  • Students must be reachable at all times by the health authorities, and if necessary, cooperate by listing their close contacts (social bubble).
  • Visits by "external" people are not allowed. Physical participation in social and academic activities is not permitted during this 14-day period.
  • Classes can only be taken online, not on campus.
  • The quarantine cannot be carried out with people at risk (for example, people over 65 years of age, people with an underlying medical condition such as heart, lung or kidney problems, or people with weakened immunity).
  • Students may leave their residence - if wearing a face mask - for basic needs such as purchasing food or medical supplies, arranging urgent financial matters, etc.
  • The use of public transport should be avoided as much as possible.;
For students who could not carry out their quarantine in a university residence, ULB has struck flat-rate deals with the following Appart Hotels:
  • Appart Hotel les Citadines Toison d'or: (260 EUR for 14 nights + tourist tax 4.24 EUR/night - 59,36 EUR) = 319,36 EUR in total.
  • Appart Hotel Adagio Delta (opening 15/09): (375 EUR for 14 nights + tourist tax 4.24 EUR/night - 59.36 EUR) = 434.36 EUR in total
  • Hotel Ibis Erasmus: Same rates as the Adagio above.
  • Contact the ULB Housing Office for any question at + 32 (0)2 650 49 23 or by email: You can also make an appointment on the ULB Accommodation page.
Updated on September 8, 2020