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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 609 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Belgium.

Academic year: September – June

Major school holidays/breaks:

  • End of October – beginning of November
  • End of December – beginning of January
  • First week of March
  • Summer break: July - August

4-6 years of English language classes are required for all Belgian high school students.

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 3 years

The language of instruction in universities: French / Dutch / English (depending on the university, English is mainly only offered at graduate and doctorate levels)

Degrees offered: Associate, Bachelor, Masters, and Doctorate