The social status of ‘student’ is defined by various regulations and social services. The following regulations and social services are included:
- Scholarships from the Government of Flanders
- Family allowances
- Student employment
- Health insurance
- Maintenance obligations
- Subsistence allowance
- Training vouchers
- Time credit
- Paid educational leave
In short, these rules and conditions determine what you may be entitled to as a student.
You can contact the Office for Student Affair about the following issues:
- What are the requirements for receiving a scholarship?
- How (and when) can you apply for a scholarship?
What are the consequences of studying in terms of your family allowances?
- What are the age and study requirements for family allowances?
- Can you lose your family allowances if you work too much?
- Can the cancellation of your enrolment or your reorientation to another programme or institution have an effect on your family allowances?
- Can family allowances be paid into your own account?
Studying and the consequences for health insurance
- What happens to your health insurance once you turn 25?
Studying and working
- Which students may be employed?
- Does student employment have consequences for your/your parents' taxes?
- How many days a year can you work?
- How can you find a student job?
- Are there specific facilities for working students?
- Your parents are maintenance debtors. What does this mean?
Studying and the right to a subsistence allowance
- Is studying with a subsistence allowance a right?
- Under which conditions is this allowance granted?
You can find a lot of information on these subjects on other pages of this website. Be sure to check the 'Centen voor Studenten' website for up-to-date information. International students requiring information about the subsistence allowance (Public Social Welfare Centre or OCMW) should check the page about receiving financial aid from the University of Antwerp.