Financial Information

Tuition fees

All students from an EEA-member state starting in 2020/2021 pay a fixed component of € 245,20 and a variable component of € 11,70 per credit.    For students starting in 2021/2022 the tuition fee is composed of a fixed component of € 247,90 and a variable component of € 11,90 per credit. For a full year programme of 60 credits, the total registration fee is € 961,90.

The tuition fee for students who come from a non-EEA-member state to study in Belgium consists of a fixed amount of €1700 and a variable amount of € 75 per credit. For a full year programme of 60 credits, the total registration fee is €6200 for students starting in 2020/21 or 2021/22. A Bachelor’s degree consists of 180 credits. 

UK students will be considered as non-EEA members. You will be charged the same tuition fee as all other non-EEA member students. Only existing Thomas More students from the UK who are continuing their studies (within the same study programme) will be charged the regular tuition fee.


Thomas More offers a non-monetary scholarship to international students. You can get a discount on the tuition fee via the merit-based scholarship or tuition fee waiver.

Tuition Fee Waiver

The waiver is granted automatically if you meet all of these conditions (no need to apply):

  • non-EEA citizen registered as a full-time student in an English Bachelor’s programme
  • started at Thomas More in September 2018 or later
  • residence in Belgium based on a student visa (type D)
  • achieved a study efficiency of at least 50% in the first exam opportunity

Your study efficiency is a percentage reflecting the ratio between the number of credits you have passed and the number of credits you have taken within a semester module. The waiver will be booked as a credit note and only relates to the variable part of the tuition fee. The maximum waiver amounts to € 1,800 per academic year. It consists of a € 60 reduction per credit taken in the semester following the first exam opportunity, retakes are not included. Your scholarship can be extended if you maintain the same level of performance during each semester of your three-year Bachelor programme.


non - EEA
without scholarship
start in September 2021

with scholarship
start in September 2021

fixed cost = € 1700 fixed cost = € 1700
SEM 1 = 30 credits
€ 75 per credit
variable cost = € 2250
SEM 1 = 30 credits
€ 75 per credit
variable cost = € 2250
SEM 2 = 30 credits
€ 75 per credit
variable cost = € 2250
SEM 2 = 30 credits
€ 15 per credit
variable cost = € 450

TOTAL = € 6200

TOTAL = € 4400


Paying the Tuition Fee

EEA-students and students who applied with a valid residence permit for Belgium

First invoice

When you come to the campus to complete your registration, you will receive an invoice for the amount of the fixed part. You don’t have to pay anything on the spot, you transfer the amount later.  The payment of the fixed part of the tuition fee can’t be cancelled after the start of the academic year.

Second invoice*

From the end of August you compile your individual study programme (ISP) and determine how many credits you take up. Once your study programme has been approved, you will receive a second invoice for the variable part. This invoice will be sent to your Thomas More mail address. You don’t pay for course units for which you are exempt.

Non-EEA-students who applied without a valid residence permit for Belgium

First invoice

After your application has been approved you will pay the tuition fee of one semester in advance, including the fixed part and the variable part of 30 credits.

Second invoice*

If you choose a non-standard individual study programme (ISP) you will be charged for the extra credits. If you start in the autumn semester you will be charged for the variable amount of the spring semester as soon as your ISP has been approved.


  • Only transfer the tuition fee to the account number stated on the invoice
  • Always state the structured communication (e.g. +++000/0000/00000+++)

* Thomas More offers the possibility to pay the second invoice in instalments. This can be done online via a standard distribution plan.

Study and Living Costs

These estimates are based on research into the study and living costs by CEBUD (centre for budget advice and research), a research group linked to the Bachelor programme in social work of Thomas More. This information is provided to ensure that you are fully aware of the likely costs of your study and consider them very carefully. The likely living costs for 2019/20 published below are based on a single, full-time degree student.

Click here for more information.

Standard Distribution Plan

Via a standard distribution plan you can spread the payment of the variable tuition fee over a maximum of 3 terms. Click here to request a standard distribution plan.

Blocked Account

Thomas More requires a blocked account procedure to prove your financial solvency when applying for (the extension of) a student visa (sufficient means of subsistence). You make an advance payment of your monthly living expenses (13 months) into a blocked account managed by Thomas More. When you arrive in Belgium you open a Belgian bank account in your name into which you receive monthly payments during your studies. You will receive a double payment (1400€) the first month to cover all extra costs such as rent deposit etc.. At the end of the academic year you are fully reimbursed, apart from €100 administrative fee.The minimum amount to cover your living expenses is 700€ per month and is set by the Belgian government.

Blocked account Fall 2021: 700€ x 13 months +100€ administrative fee = 9 200€

You will receive detailed information on the procedure as soon as your application has been approved. Be aware that the monthly amount is set by the Belgian Government and is subject to change at any given time. If any changes should occur we will notify our students.