In one of our previous post, we have discussed how you can get travel to Belgium on a short stay and long stay Visa. But in this post we shall look at how you can get a Study Visa to Belgium from Nigeria and the requirements needed.
Before you can be given a study Visa to Belgium, you must meet certain criteria which are listed below;
1. You must have applied and gotten admission from an institution in Belgium.
2. The applicant must proof that he,she or sponsor can take care of all the bills while studying in Belgium
3. The individual should also not have any criminal record and must be a respecter of the law
While you may have met the criteria above also keep in my as well that there are other requirements for you.
The Belgium Study Visa is usually is a type of Belgian long term Visa which enable an applicant to stay and study in Belgium. This is for those whose program exceeds 90 days otherwise the individual should apply for a short stay Visa.
Requirements for the Belgium Study Visa for Nigeria
There are some documents you need to provide to get the Study Visa to Belgium as a Nigerian or non Nigerian citizen.
It is either you are studying in French or in English but which ever the case the requirements are different. Check the links below;
- Requirements for English
- Requirements for French
- Check the the approved medical practitioners
- Visa Fee is about 180 Euros
Step by Step process to apply for Belgium Study Visa in Nigeria
Applying for this visa, make sure that you apply at least 3 months before your time of departure. And you need to submit all requirements at least 3 weeks before the intended date of travel.
Note that Interviews are needed for a student visa or family reunion. However, this diesnt also gauranty that you will be called for an interview.
To know the necessary steps to take for applying for this Visa, Please follow details below;
Step 1: All Applicants must submit personally. For a case of a child under 18, the parent or guardian should accompany to the Visa application centre
Ste 2: Gather all Documents as stated in the requirements section above. Make clear copies of all the original documents. In addition, you should also make 3 copies of the data page of your passport and and applicants previous visas
Step 3: Fill the Online Application Form. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM FOR FREE
Step 4: Pay the Visa Application Fee and Service Fee at the Visa Application Center
Step 5: Collect all required documents and the filled & Signed Visa application form to the Visa Application Center.
Where To Apply?
To apply for the Belgium Study Visa in Nigeria, you can go to the VFS Global Application centre in Lagos or Abuja.
Time: 08.00 AM to 2.00 PM (Monday – Friday , except the holidays observed by the Belgium Embassy and Federal Government of Nigeria)
Lagos: VFS Global, Ground Floor Manor House,
Plot 110, Admiral Ayinla Way, (Opposite Treasure Garden Estate, 3rd Roundabout, Lekki-Epe Expressway) Lekki Phase I, Lagos.
Abuja: Belgium visa application centre. Sterling Bank Plaza, 3rd Floor, Plot 1083 Mohammadu Buhari Way, Central Business District, Abuja-Nigeria
NOTE; The Visa processing can at least 15 working days after the applicant have undergone biometrics at the Visa Application Center