Tuition fees

Tuition fees for higher education are the enrolment fees you pay to be allowed to study. The exact amount you pay depends on various factors:

  • whether you meet the financial requirements set by the Department of Scholarships (‘afdeling Studietoelagen’) of the Flemish Community  to qualify for a study grant and therefore also a reduction of the tuition fee;
  • the number of credits you enrol for (only if you are eligible for a study grant or almost);
  • the balance of your learning credit (‘leerkrediet’) (only for students who are not eligible for a study grant).

There are three rates that apply:

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    The non-scholarship rate

    This is the standard tuition fee that you pay if you do not meet the financial requirements set by the Department of Scholarships (‘afdeling Studietoelagen’), which means you are not eligible for a study grant from the Flemish Community.

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    The near-scholarship rate

    You pay this intermediate rate if the income, that the Department of Scholarships (‘afdeling Studietoelagen’) uses to make the calculation for the study grant, is not more than € 3,285 (amount for 2021-2022) above the maximum income border. You are also entitled to this rate if you are not eligible for a study grant from the Flemish Community because your parents own a second property and you are rejected on the basis of the taxation of this additional property (‘Kadastraal Inkomen or KI’).

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    The scholarship rate

    This is the lowest rate and is always a fixed amount, regardless of your learning credit or the number of credits you register for. You pay this fee if you meet the financial requirements set by the Department of Scholarships (‘afdeling Studietoelagen’) and if you also fulfill the nationality conditions.

    Please note! In this case, you will usually also be entitled to a study grant from the Flemish Community.

Summary of tuition fees for 2022 - 2023

Degree and credit contracts

Non-scholarship student

Fixed fee: € 253,60
Variable fee: € 12,0 per credit
Total fee for 30 credits: € 616,60
Total fee for 60 credits: € 979,60

Near-scholarship student

Fixed fee: € 253,60
Variable fee: € 4,70 per credit
Total fee for 30 credits: € 394,60
Total fee for 60 credits: € 535,60

Scholarship student

Fixed fee: € 115,80
Variable fee: € 0 per credit
Total fee for 30 credits: € 115,80
Total fee for 60 credits: € 115,80

Advanced Bachelor’s Programmes

Fixed fee: € 253,60
Variable fee: € 12,10 per credit
Total fee for 30 credits: € 616,60
Total fee for 60 credits: € 979,60

Exam contracts

Fixed fee: € 115,80
Variable fee: € 4.70 per credit

Higher tuition fees for insufficient learning credit

(does not apply to scholarship or near-scholarship students)
€ 12,10 per credit for which there is a lack of learning credit.

Students in the last year of secondary education enrolled for a maximum of 10 credits

Fixed fee: € 57,90

How and when do I pay my tuition fees?

After your enrolment or re-enrolment has been processed by Student Administrative Services, you will receive an invoice for your tuition fees by e-mail.
In the first phase, you will receive the first invoice for fthe fixed sum of the tuition fee. After approval of your Individual Study Programme (ISP), you will receive a second invoice by e-mail. This second invoice is based on the number of credits you register for that academic year.

You pay your tuition fees by bank transfer before the due date mentioned on the invoice.

The are other, programme-specific costs that you must take into account as well as your tuition fees. The costs vary per programme. If you meet the income requirements for a study grant from the Flemish Community, you can enrol at a reduced rate for the tuition fees: the scholarship rate.

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A few forms of financial support

If you would like to pay your tuition fees in instalments, ask the staff at the Social Services’ Office about a payment plan for your tuition fees as soon as you receive your invoice. Find out more here .

If you combine work with studying, you may, in specific cases and only for a limited number of study programmes, be entitled to education vouchers to help pay your tuition fees.

If you are registered with VDAB as an unemployed job-seeker and you meet a number of requirements, you can study and keep your unemployment benefit without having to look for a suitable job in the meantime.

The KMO-portefeuille offers subsidies for studying with accredited organisations for (higher) education, which means that the government may pay part of your tuition fees.
Business owners or people in free professions (e.g. doctors) can use this opportunity. More information is available on the website https://www.vlaio.be/nl (only in Dutch).

For more information, please contact the Student Administrative Services (sa@odisee.be).

 

 

  • KMO-portefeuille will only provide financial help to pay the tuition fees.
  • That means you cannot pay for course material, a sports card, a culture card, insurance, access to the digital learning environment for exam contracts or the administrative costs charged upon de-registering.
  • You must submit your application for KMO-portefeuille within two weeks after the start of your study programme. Applications received at a later date will not be accepted.
  • The start date of your programme is the start date of the academic year or your actual enrolment date.
  • When you apply, you must always mention the correct tuition fee. Keep this in mind when you enrol and when drawing up your ISP.
  • Mention the following as service provider: , choose Odisee - Vocational and Bachelor programmes with approval number DV.O100326.
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Questions for the Social Services' Office

If you fulfill the financial requirments, but not the educational conditions, you can in some cases still receive a reduction of your tuition fee although you will not receive a study grant. This is the case if you are not entitled to a study grant because you have used all your study financing credit  or ‘joker’ credits at the Department of Scholarships (‘afdeling Studietoelagen’), because you are enrolled with a credit contract or because you do not (or no longer) meet the education requirements.,

The staff of the Social Services’ Office can calculate the tuition fee you will have to pay.