The following is the text that was read by the students that filled the poll that STURA was doing (in march-may 2019 about the increase of the tuition fees). It can be considered as a summary of the facts that STURA has researched, and it might be useful as a reference for future discussions about the issue.
The poll was made in this page: http://www.sturakuleuven.be/en/tuition/
What Are These Raises Exactly?
In 2014 the Flemish government stipulated some changes regarding all tuition fees for the Flemish universities. Apart from the raises to €922,3 for all EEA-students, it was decided that no limit would exist on the fees for students from outside the European Economic Area. The legal reasoning behind this is that no taxes benefiting the EEA are being paid by these students.
Continue reading Summary of the information about the increase of the tuition fees for non-EEA students provided by STURA in the survey of march-may 2019
The KU Leuven then introduced three categories of possible raised tuition fees, €1750, €3500 and €6000. From thereon, faculties could decide autonomously which tariff they installed for non-EEA students. Four years after the changes in the decree, 11 of 16 faculties have gradually raised at least one of their programmes. This has hence been a process over a longer period of time.