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Can I still work as a student with a student contract? Do my parents still receive child benefit (kinderbijslag) from the Belgian Government? Can I still receive a study grant from the Government of Flanders?

 

Losing your student status

If your study abroad starts in January, and you graduated at UCLL before December, you will lose your student status in the period in between.

  • Your student status based on your registration at UC Leuven-Limburg ends in the month of your  graduation.
  • Your registration at the university abroad starts on the moment you start your study there.

 

Register at VDAB AND CONTACT THE CHILD BENEFIT FUND

Therefore it is important that you register at VDAB as soon as possible. If you are registered as a job seeker, but decide later to study again, you can unsubscribe yourself as a job seeker. 

You are also advised to contact the child benefit fund (kinderbijslagfonds)  of your parents to get more information on whether they will still receive child benefit.

 

For more iNFORMATION

If you want to get more information about your social status while you are abroad or if you have questions regarding a student grant, you can always visit the Student Service of KU Leuven for advice. 

Information on study grants of the Government of Flanders can be found here