For a higher education in French-speaking Belgium with an international flavour

Today more than ever before, internationalisation is right at the heart of the main missions pursued by the higher education institutions of French-speaking Belgium. A real transversal priority, both on a regional and national or even international level, it translates into various projects: student exchange programmes, a wide range of programmes and courses delivered entirely or partly in English, a large number of international students, professors and researchers, the development of joint and double degrees and much more besides.

Ever more international students for the Wallonia-Brussels Federation

Today, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation has a significant portion of international students, researchers and professors in its higher education institutions:

  • More than 20% of our Bachelor or Master students are international.
  • French-speaking Belgian higher education institutions have more than 40% of international PhD students.
  • International professors and researchers account for more than 20%.
  • 16% of Belgian students experience at least one form of mobility during their course.

Research: a decidedly international sector

Because the Wallonia-Brussels Federation is a small territory and because research there is very international, almost 70% of all scientific publications are “joint international property”. To put this in context, the European average is just 32.7%!

international collaborations
Looking to establish new international collaborations or plan a study stay in French-speaking Belgium? 

Our higher education institutions are always open to new ideas! Contact us or pop in and see us at our stand during the various international events in which we take part ! Every year, we attend the annual conferences run by EAIE, APAIE and NAFSA. We also attend student recruitment fairs across the globe!

That’s it, you’ve decided to study in French-speaking Belgium?