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.

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


Calculation of 'means of stay amount' (2019-2020)

New Incoming Students

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

Student: (€670 x 2 for 1st month) + (€670 x 4 months) = €4.020
+ Married/per child: €670/month x 4 months = €4020 per partner/child

(*): the amounts mentioned are only applicable for the family members of the student who travels along, and are calculated per family member.


Re-enrolment

  Monthly Amount Example: Full Academic Year
Single Person €666 euros/month + 4€ handling fee = €670/month €670/month x 12 months = €8.040
Married/Children(*) €666 euros/month + 4€ handling fee = €670/month Student: €670/month x 12 months = €8.040
+ Married/per child: €670 month x 12 months = €8.040 per partner/child

(*): the amounts mentioned are only applicable for the family members of the student who travels along, and are calculated per family member.


Sending Money

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'll 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 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.

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: KRED BE BB
Bank address: KBC Brussels Turn & Taxis, Opzichterstraat 1, 1080 Brussel, Belgium.


Contact Information Admissions Office

Contact information Admissions Office:

admissions@luca-arts.be