List of Higher Education Institutions in Belgium

In Belgium, higher education is regulated by three language communities and these communities have similar but slightly different types of higher education. We have brought together a list of -Dutch-speaking Flemish Community & French Community institutions.

Higher Education Institutions in the Flemish Community


In Belgium, there are 6 Flemish universities and these Universities award academic bachelor, master and doctoral degrees:
  • Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp
  • Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, Brussels 
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels
  • Universiteit Gent, Ghent
  • Universiteit Hasselt, Hasselt
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Campus Kortrijk, Kortrijk

University Colleges

The university colleges’ offers professional bachelor, academic bachelor and master degrees that are recognised by the Flemish government-

Antwerp University Association:  

University Colleges associated with the University of Antwerp

  • Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen (Antwerp, Merksem, Lier, Mechelen, Turnhout), public
  • Hogere Zeevaartschool Antwerpen (Antwerp), public
  • Karel de Grote-Hogeschool (Antwerp), catholic
  • Plantijn Hogeschool (Antwerpen, Boom), public

Ghent University Association:

University Colleges associated with Ghent University
  • Arteveldehogeschool (Ghent), catholic
  • Hogeschool Gent (Ghent, Aalst, Melle), public
  • Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen (Bruges, Kortrijk), public

University Association Brussels: 

University Colleges associated with Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Erasmushogeschool Brussel (Brussels), public

K.U.Leuven Association: 

University Colleges associated with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Groep T Hogeschool (Leuven), catholic
  • Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (Brussels), catholic
  • Hogeschool Sint-Lukas Brussel (Brussels), catholic
  • Hogeschool voor Kunsten en Architectuur (Brussels, Ghent, Leuven, Genk), catholic
  • Katholieke Hogeschool Brugge-Oostende (Bruges, Ostend), catholic
  • Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen (Geel, Lier, Turnhout, Vorselaar), catholic
  • Katholieke Hogeschool Leuven (Leuven, Diest), catholic
  • Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg (Diepenbeek, Hasselt, Genk), catholic
  • Katholieke Hogeschool Mechelen (Mechelen), catholic
  • Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven (Ghent, Aalst, Sint-Niklaas), catholic
  • Katholieke Hogeschool Zuid-West-Vlaanderen, (Kortrijk, Roeselare, Tielt, Torhout), catholic
  • Lessius Hogeschool (Antwerp, Sint-Katelijne-Waver), catholic

Limburg University Association: 

University Colleges associated with Hasselt University
  • Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg (Hasselt, Diepenbeek), public
  • XIOS Hogeschool Limburg (Diepenbeek, Hasselt), public

Registered Institutes of Higher Education

The "registered" institutes of higher education offer specialised degrees or provide education mainly in a foreign language:
  • Centre Europeen de Recherches Internationales et Strategiques (Brussels)
  • College of Europe (Bruges)
  • Continental Theological Seminary (Sint-Pieters-Leeuw)
  • Evangelische Theologische Faculteit (Leuven)
  • Faculteit voor Protestantse Godgeleerdheid Brussel (Brussels)
  • Flanders Business School (Antwerp)
  • Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde (Antwerp)
  • Vesalius College (Brussels)
  • Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Leuven, Ghent)

French Community Higher Education Institutions


  •  Faculte Universitaire de Theologie Protestante, Etterbeek
  • Universite de Namur, ex Facultes Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur
  • Universite Saint-Louis, Brussels
  • Universite Catholique de Louvain, Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
  • Universite de Liege, Liege
  • Universite de Mons, Mons
  • Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Ixelles


  • Haute Ecole Francisco Ferrer, Brussels
  • Haute Ecole Paul-Henri Spaak, Brussels
  • Haute Ecole Galilee, Schaerbeek
  • Haute Ecole Leonard de Vinci, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
  • Haute Ecole Lucia de Brouckere, Anderlecht
  • Haute Ecole Groupe ICHEC - ISC Saint-Louis - ISFSC, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre
  • Haute Ecole de Bruxelles, Uccle
  • Haute Ecole Libre de Bruxelles - Ilya Prigogine, Forest
  • Ecole pratique des hautes etudes commerciales, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
  • Haute Ecole Charlemagne, Liege
  • Haute Ecole Libre Mosane - HELMo, Liege
  • Haute Ecole de la Ville de Liege, Liege
  • Haute Ecole de la Province de Liege, Seraing
  • Haute Ecole Albert Jacquard, Namur
  • Haute Ecole de la Province de Namur, Namur
  • Haute Ecole de Namur-Liege-Luxembourg, Namur
  • Haute Ecole Robert Schuman, Arlon
  • Haute Ecole Louvain en Hainaut - HELHa, Mons
  • Haute Ecole de la Communaute Francaise en Hainaut, Mons
  • Haute Ecole Provinciale de Hainaut-Condorcet, Mons
  • Autonome Hochschule in der Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft, Eupen

Arts Colleges

  • Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles - Ecole Superieure des Arts, Brussels
  • Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles - Ecole Superieure des Arts, Brussels
  • Institut National Superieur des Arts du Spectacle, Brussels
  • Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Visuels de La Cambre, Brussels
  • Ecole de Recherche Graphique - Ecole Superieure des Arts, Saint-Gilles
  • Instituts Saint-Luc de Bruxelles - Ecole Superieure des Arts, Saint-Gilles
  • Ecole Superieure des Arts du Cirque, Auderghem
  • Ecole Le Septantecinq, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
  • Institut des Arts de Diffusion, Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
  • Conservatoire Royal de Liege, Liege
  • Ecole Superieure des Arts de la Ville de Liege, Liege
  • Ecole Superieure des Arts Saint-Luc de Liege, Liege
  • Institut Superieur de Musique et de Pedagogie, Namur
  • Arts, Mons
  • Academie des Beaux-Arts de Tournai
  • Ecole Superieure des Arts Saint-Luc Tournai, Tournai

Higher Education Institute Recognised by All Communities

  • Royal Military Academy, Brussels

Higher Education Institutions Recognised by Foreign Countries

Institutions that are recognised only by a foreign country are as follows- 
  • American University, Brussels Center for European Studies (headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia, USA)
  • Boston University Brussels (headquarters: Boston, USA)
  • Business University, Brussels (headquarters: San Jose, Costa Rica)
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