Belgium is a country of northwestern Europe. It is one of the smallest and most densely populated European countries and since its independence in 1830 it offers one of the best study programmes in the world. Many universities are highly internationally recognized and take strong position in the international rankings. Nine universities in Belgium are featured in the QS World University Rankings® 2022, with all (except one) ranked within the global top 500.
Higher education in Belgium is generally categorized into two groups, split two main language communities: the Flemish (a variety of Dutch) community and the French community. Alongside Dutch and French, German is also an official language of the country, though spoken by a far smaller percentage of the population. While French and Dutch are the standard languages of teaching, there are also many international programs taught in English.
The top Universities in Belgium are Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), University of Ghent, University of Antwerp, University of Liege, University of Mons.
At the moment there are approximately 41,000 foreign students in Belgium which makes 10% of the entire students population.