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Studyportals International Student Satisfaction Awards 2016 – Belgium


Also this year, many students have reviewed their experiences of studying at a different university. Based on these reviews, Studyportals has created the International Student Satisfaction Awards. These awards are based on thousands of reviews and opinions from international students in Europe.

Many students that went to study in Belgium have shared their experience. A total of 412 students left a review of their experience in Belgium, with an overall satisfaction grade of 8.9, ranking 12th in this year’s award session! 28 different schools have been reviewed, of which 9 universities are awarded. A university is eligible for an award when having an average student satisfaction of at least 8 out of 10 based on a minimum of 20 reviews.

Unlike university rankings, Studyportals’ International Student Satisfaction Awards are based on thousands of reviews and opinions from international students in Europe. We created three award categories to distinguish between levels of satisfaction:

  • Award for Very Good International Student Satisfaction: at least 8.0 out of 10
  • Award for Excellent International Student Satisfaction: between 9.0 and 9.4 out of 10
  • Award for Outstanding International Student Satisfaction: at least 9.5 out of 10

9 Belgian universities received an award:

Reviews Score Award
Ghent University 66 9+ Excellent
KU Leuven 72 9+ Excellent
Université de Mons 27 9+ Excellent
University of Antwerp 28 9+ Excellent
Free University of Brussels 21 8+ Very good
Hasselt University 30 8+ Very good
Université Catholique de Louvain 40 8+ Very good
Université de Liège 23 8+ Very good
Université Libre de Bruxelles 35 8+ Very good

What international students say about studying in Belgium:

Belgium in general is a great place to spend one’s semester or year abroad. Belgian people are very interested in different languages, cultures and countries and are exceptionally willing to help in any case. Also Belgium is small enough to be deeply discovered, even only in a short period abroad.

For more information on this year’s results of the Student Satisfaction awards and more country reports, visit the main award page.


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