Blocked account procedure

The Blocked Account procedure can only be used by international students with non-EEA nationality who have been officially admitted to a degree programme at LUCA School of Arts and have received the official notification hereof, or by enrolled students who continue their studies and require to extend their residence permit.  They are obliged by Belgian law to provide evidence of sufficient financial means to cover their study and living expenses for the duration of the studies. The blocked account procedure is one of three acceptable options that can be used to proof you have sufficient funds to cover your stay in Belgium.

If you decide to go for this option, this implies that you choose to transfer the appropriate amount of money to the bank account of Luca School of Arts, that will in turn forward this amount on a monthly basis to your personal bank account in Belgium.

Calculation of 'means of stay amount' (2019-2020) for new incoming students:

So, depending on your period of stay at LUCA you should calculate the ‘blocked account’ amount accordingly:

Monthly amount Example: Full academic year
Single person €666 euros/month + 4€ handling fee
=670 euros/month
(1340 euros for first month)
670 euros/month * 13 months = €8.710 euros
Married/Children(*) €666 euros/month + 4€ handling fee
=670 euros/month
(1340 euros for first month)
Student: 670 euros/month * 13 months = €8.710 euros
+ Married/per child: 670 euros/month * 13 months = €8.710 euros per partner/child
Monthly amount Example: semester stay of 5 months
Single person €666 euros/month + 4€ handling fee
=670 euros/month
(1340 euros for first month)
(€670 *2 for 1st month) + (670*4 months) = €4.020 euros
Married/Children(*) €666 euros/month + 4€ handling fee
=670 euros/month
(1340 euros for first month)
Student: (€670 *2 for 1st month) + (670*4 months) = €4.020 euros
+ Married/per child: 670 euros/month * 4 months = €4020 euros per partner/child

Calculation of 'means of stay amount' for enrolled students who re-enroll in 2019-2020):

Monthly amount Example: Full academic year
Single person €666 euros/month + 4€ handling fee
=670 euros/month
670 euros/month * 12 months = €8.040 euros
Married/Children(*) €666 euros/month + 4€ handling fee
=670 euros/month
Student: 670 euros/month * 12 months = €8.040 euros
+ Married/per child: 670 euros/month * 12 months = €8.040 euros per partner/child

(*): the amounts in this box are only for the family members of the student who travels along, and are calculated per family member,

Important remarks:

Do not transfer money to the account of LUCA before you have contacted the Admission office! Inform our office by sending a short message to admissions@luca-arts.be about your intention to use the blocked account procedure. You will need to send the blocked account amount to the account of LUCA  School of Arts. Once the due total amount has been transferred to the LUCA account, the Admissions office will issue an official statement on behalf of the Belgian Embassy / Consulate which will be dealing with the student's visa application. At the start of each month, LUCA's Financial Department will transfer 666,00 EUR to the student's Belgian bank account. Upon arrival, It is strongly advised to open a Belgian bank account as soon as possible after arrival.

Sending Money

Please send the money to the account of LUCA School of Arts, Paleizenstraat 70, 1030 Brussel and clearly mention your name + your degree programme+campus location as reference code.

IBAN: BE31 4252 0317 2155
BIC: KREDBEBB
Bank address: KBC Brussels Turn & Taxis, Opzichterstraat 1, 1080 Brussel, Belgium.

Need more information?

The procedure is explained in detail through the website of the University of Leuven, the associated university for LUCA School of Arts. 

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