ULB DESK REFUGEES

The main concerns of young refugee students looking to pursue academic studies in Belgium are related to administrative support (for degree equivalencies and admission tests), learning French — and, for certain students, English —, help with enrolment, understanding Belgium's academic system, tuition fees, and finding accommodation. As a result, ULB has decided to create a structure offering a first line of support to these refugee students.

The Desk for Refugees is at your service to :

  • guide you through enrolment at ULB, whether as an ordinary student or as an auditor;

  • help you apply for a degree equivalency;

  • enroll you in French classes so that you may pass the French language test.

Fees may be waived for:

  • registration to the admission exam for academic studies;

  • registration to the French proficiency exam (students may sit this exam twice in a single academic year);

  • tuition as an auditor, depending on the number of courses determined by the host university, including French as a foreign language courses.

Who is eligible ?

Applicants must meet one the following criteria :

  • be asylum-seekers in Belgium; or

  • be covered by subsidiary protection; or

  • have received refugee status in Belgium no earlier than January 1 of the year preceding the academic year they are applying for.

Other forms of support

  • Want to know about job prospects after your studies ? Looking for resources to learn more ? Bright Future (Be.Face) offers coaching with a professional.


THE DESK FOR REFUGEES IS LOCATED ON ULB'S SOLBOSCH CAMPUS

Building E1 – room E1.1.109 (ground floor) – Avenue Buyl 87A – 1050 Brussels

INFORMATION AND APPOINTMENTS: deskrefugees@ulb.ac.be
PHONE: +32 (0)2 650 21 18