The discussion on the tuition fees at the assembly for international students of KU Leuven held on 29 October 2018

This article was written originally in English.

The past monday 29 of October of 2018, the student representation (“stura” or “studentenraad”) of KU Leuven organised an “assembly for international students” (“AFIS”), along with LOKO (the umbrella organisation of all students in Leuven) and Pangaea (the social centre for international students at KU Leuven). Around 30 international students were present at the event. The first half of the event, that lasted in total around 4 hours, was dedicated to listen the general concerns of the international students, and the second half was dedicated to discuss the problem of the rise of tuition fees for the students that are not citizens of the European Economic Area (in this article referred henceforth as “non-EEA students”, and commonly denominated as “non European students”). Continue reading The discussion on the tuition fees at the assembly for international students of KU Leuven held on 29 October 2018

Increased tuition fees at KU Leuven in 2018

Normal registration fees 2018-2019

https://www.kuleuven.be/studentenadministratie/inschrijvingen/en/fees/fees1819

Here is a complete list with all the tuition fees that got increased for the academic year 2018-2019. Continue reading Increased tuition fees at KU Leuven in 2018

Polls about the tuition fees at KU Leuven

This is an updated list of the current polls being made at KU Leuven regarding the topic of the increase of the tuition fees for non European students.

CURRENT POLLS

STURA general survey about the tuition fees for non-EEA students:
http://www.sturakuleuven.be/en/tuition/
March 2019 – May 2019
All the students of KU Leuven can answer the poll.
Analysis of the poll at STUDENTEN XYZ: https://www.studenten.xyz/the-stura-poll-about-the-tuition-fees-in-ku-leuven/

Past polls

NFK poll about the increased tuition fees for non-EEA students at the Institute of Philosophy.
Link sent by e-mail to the students.
December 2018
Only the students of the Institute of Philosophy can answer the poll.
Results: More than 70% of the students surveyed opposed the tuition fees increase for non-EEA students.

Tuition fees for international students to be tripled at Institute of Philosophy

Originally published on 19 march 2018 in English at:
http://www.veto.be/artikel/tuition-fees-for-international-students-to-be-tripled-at-institute-of-philosophy

Extra funds would be used for better personal coaching

The English programme at the Institute of Philosophy is set to become more expensive for international students. The extra money would be reinvested in better coaching.

Non-European students who are planning to start their BA of MA at the Institute of Philosophy next year, will have to dish out extra money in order to do so. The Institute, it has been revealed, will be raising the tuition fee from the standard 906 euro to a whopping 3.500 euro. A remarkable and even unprecedented decision within the initial bachelor and masters programmes at KU Leuven. Continue reading Tuition fees for international students to be tripled at Institute of Philosophy