List of 63 best universities in Belgium

We ranked 63 best universities in Belgium based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 17.8M citations received by 585K publications made by 63 universities in Belgium, measured the popularity of 984 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in Belgium
#13 in Europe
#77 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1425
#2 in Belgium
#29 in Europe
#115 in the World
Enrollment
41,669
Founded
1817
#3 in Belgium
#78 in Europe
#221 in the World
Enrollment
25,421
Founded
1817
#4 in Belgium
#97 in Europe
#265 in the World
Enrollment
30,824
Founded
1425
#5 in Belgium
#110 in Europe
#294 in the World
Enrollment
24,000
Founded
1834
#6 in Belgium
#140 in Europe
#357 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2003
#7 in Belgium
#150 in Europe
#377 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
11,101
Founded
1970
#8 in Belgium
#373 in Europe
#999 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1849
#9 in Belgium
#397 in Europe
#1084 in the World
Enrollment
3,310
Founded
1973
#10 in Belgium
#459 in Europe
#1309 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
2009
#11 in Belgium
#479 in Europe
#1360 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1906
#12 in Belgium
#651 in Europe
#2021 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1995
#13 in Belgium
#956 in Europe
#3390 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1995
#14 in Belgium
#1028 in Europe
#3801 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2000
#15 in Belgium
#1149 in Europe
#4354 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1995
#16 in Belgium
#1227 in Europe
#4778 in the World
Enrollment
4,152
Founded
1948
#17 in Belgium
#1293 in Europe
#5163 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
2014
#18 in Belgium
#1314 in Europe
#5301 in the World
Enrollment
750
Founded
1834
#19 in Belgium
#1475 in Europe
#6110 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1926
#20 in Belgium
#1565 in Europe
#6568 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1995
#21 in Belgium
#1575 in Europe
#6620 in the World
Enrollment
750
Founded
2001
#22 in Belgium
#1596 in Europe
#6720 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1954
#23 in Belgium
#1674 in Europe
#7110 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2013
#24 in Belgium
#1687 in Europe
#7189 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1969
#25 in Belgium
#1688 in Europe
#7199 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1832
#26 in Belgium
#1706 in Europe
#7307 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1890
#27 in Belgium
#1708 in Europe
#7317 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
2014
#28 in Belgium
#1747 in Europe
#7513 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
375
Founded
1953
#29 in Belgium
#1763 in Europe
#7600 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
2012
#30 in Belgium
#1773 in Europe
#7635 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1995
#31 in Belgium
#1782 in Europe
#7713 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1995
#32 in Belgium
#1816 in Europe
#7894 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
2007
#33 in Belgium
#1854 in Europe
#7993 in the World
Enrollment
125
Founded
1919
#34 in Belgium
#1870 in Europe
#8049 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2013
#35 in Belgium
#1890 in Europe
#8111 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1994
#36 in Belgium
#1908 in Europe
#8156 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1994
#37 in Belgium
#1911 in Europe
#8169 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
2013
#38 in Belgium
#1956 in Europe
#8333 in the World
Founded
1999
#40 in Belgium
#2002 in Europe
#8475 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1959
#41 in Belgium
#2076 in Europe
#8692 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1995
#42 in Belgium
#2085 in Europe
#8727 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2009
#45 in Belgium
#2119 in Europe
#8855 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
2008
#46 in Belgium
#2161 in Europe
#9046 in the World
Acceptance Rate
100%
Enrollment
750
Founded
2012
#47 in Belgium
#2167 in Europe
#9097 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
2011
#48 in Belgium
#2168 in Europe
#9099 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
1987
#49 in Belgium
#2169 in Europe
#9105 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
1830
#50 in Belgium
#2172 in Europe
#9120 in the World
Founded
1995
#51 in Belgium
#2183 in Europe
#9156 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1995
#52 in Belgium
#2208 in Europe
#9313 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Enrollment
500
Founded
1959
#54 in Belgium
#2285 in Europe
#9651 in the World
Founded
1995
#55 in Belgium
#2339 in Europe
#9851 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1995
#56 in Belgium
#2342 in Europe
#9859 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1995
#58 in Belgium
#2409 in Europe
#10213 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Founded
1970
#59 in Belgium
#2428 in Europe
#10351 in the World
Founded
1756
#61 in Belgium
#2514 in Europe
#10892 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1995
#63 in Belgium
#2583 in Europe
#11327 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Founded
1836

The best cities to study in Belgium based on the number of universities and their ranks are Leuven, Ghent, Liege, and Louvain-la-Neuve.

Average cost of living for students in Belgium is $644 + $99-709 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).