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Financing Possibilities

Teaching Assistantship


For students from EU :

1st and 2nd year Master : approx.840 €
Doctoral Training year (ECON5R) : approx. 840 €
1st year Thesis : approx. 840 €
Subsequent years : approx. 32 € per year

Non EU students :

Depending on your country of origin, extra fees can be added for the Master and doctoral training years.   Tution fees vary from 840 eur for developping countries, approx 2800 € for intermediate developed coutries and 4175 eur for advances economies.  Check here for more details.

Financing Possibilities

There are several ways how students can finance their studies: full time research scholarships, teaching assistanships (see below), or part time jobs in outside institutions are the most frequent ones.

For second year of research master/ first year doctoral students : up to 3 applications are rewarded every year with a one-year Research Assistant fellowship. 

For PhD students, the most common scholarships are through research projects coordinated by a Professor. Individual grants are also available.  Some examples are the Mandat d'aspirant of the FNRS, FRESH, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, the Mini-ARC, Doctoris of INNOVIRIS, AXA research fund, National Bank of Belgium (seed money financing) and grants held by individual faculty member. For applying you need the approval of a supervisor and the atuhorities of the university.  These sources are not available for Masters 2nd doctoral training students.

Besides, there are many instiutions (foundations and the like) that offer scholarships for Master and PhD students. The following list gives external links to some of these institutions. We encourage you to take the initiative, but do not hesitate to contact us if you need help and/or support.

Teaching Assistantships

Every year there are several teaching assistant positions available. Most require basic knowledge in French. These positions are open to anyone with a Master degree (of at least 60ECTS, but 120ECTS is preferable).

The most common position is Assistant. These are positions that involve 50% of the time devoted to teaching and 50% to research at PhD level. The appointments are done for 6 years.

Another type of position is Assistant-chargé d'exercises. These are positions that involve at most 20% and require an additonal source of income. They are therefore a complement.

In May/June a list of vacant poistions (for the following academic year) is posted on this ULB website. The applications of all candidates are examined by a scientific committee and a decision is made in July or September. All along the year, temporary positions may become vacant. In general, doctoral students are contacted directly.