tuition fees | 

tuition fees









start of the school year

Admitted students are expected on 13 September 2021, with no exceptions. It’s the time for teachers to begin planning the school year. After orientation, it’s back to work! New students have a long list of things to accomplish. Rigging must be approved by the school, they must inscribe at their local commune, they must sign up for Belgian insurance, they must open their gas and electricity counters…they will receive detailed schedules (including the dates of their evaluations and the evaluation criteria), a email address, and the school rule book. It is the beginning of a new school year!

If students are not coming directly from secondary school, we ask them to account for the intervening years (up to five). We would like to hear about any activities undertaken in the time 1. Candidates can do this by supplying us with the following kinds of documents: attestation of studies, specifying “pass,”“fail,”or “incomplete”for each year of studies (plus grades summaries); or work references from employers specifying the dates of the start and end of employment. If and only if the student is unable to produce these documents, we will take a written declaration, on their word of honor, accounting for the time.



Each student must pay min. 50€ before 31/10/2021 (the balance is to be paid before 31 of january 2022). Only bank transfer is accepted.


for students from the European Union

  • in first and second year, tuition costs 175.01 €
  • in third year, tuition rises to 227.24 €

for students from OUTSIDE the European Union

  • in first and second year, tuition costs 175.01 € + 992.00 €
  • in third year, tuition rises to 227.24 € + 992.00€

Tuition must be payed to the account2 C.F. Province – Ecole supérieure des arts du cirque – Av. Emile Gryzon 1 – 1070 Bruxelles

Account Nr: 091-0122524-42 —BIC: GKCCBEBB—IBAN: BE77 0910 1225 2442

Address of the bank: DEXIA Banque — Boulevard Pacheco, 44 –Passage 44 — 1000 Bruxelles


Put in the memo line: first and last name, 2021-2022, minerval.


In addition to whatever insurance they may have in their country of origin, we require all students to buy Belgian insurance. In case of accident or sickness, this insurance will cover the costs of emergency room treatment, medications, physiotherapy treatments etc. At the beginning of each school year, we hold an informational session to explain to the students how to obtain Belgian insurance.

for Belgian students: Give, at the the beginning of each calendar year, a certificate from their insurance group with information matching the information on their “SIS card”(name, last name, period of coverage,….)

for other European students: European legislation stipulates that a person residing in a European state in which he or she is not a citizen has a right to benefit from the host country’s health insurance system. Go to your local health insurance office in order to obtain an E104, E106, E109, or any other document (including the European health insurance card) which details your current coverage. You will need this information to buy Belgian insurance.

for non-European students: In absence of an agreement with Belgium, non-European students must buy Belgian insurance as a “resident,”and therefore must have a legal address in Belgium. That is to say, their name must be in the national register of physical persons present in Belgium, 3.

cost of living

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The following numbers are approximate, extrapolated from real-life reports from students. This section is meant to give an idea of the minimum necessary to follow the programme at ESAC to the end. Students can request aid from the Social Council at any point during the year.


Most students choose to sub-let, organizing household amongst themselves. There is a healthy exchange of rooms and apartments as graduating students leave the neighbourhood and new students move in. Living in a sub-let apartment costs between 300 and 500 €/ month. For a studio apartment, count on paying at least 600 €. Unfortunately, ESAC does not have the space to welcome caravans.

ESAC helps new students deal with the administrative challenges that they must face. It takes about 15 days to accomplish all of the administrative requirements, and we specify blocks of time in the school day during those first weeks to deal with paperwork. Studying at ESAC is a full time commitment; we insist of focus during the construction of this administrative profile so that we encounter no problems to distract from the growing intensity of training.


At a minimum, students will spend 200€per month. We reiterate, once again, that co-habitation is the economic choice, allowing students to pool resources.


  • Bicycles: There is bicycle parking outside the Sovereign’s Educational Centre.
  • Public transportation: please see the STIB website; the student pass is available for students under 25
  • Cars / trucks: finding parking is the responsibility of each driver; parking permits are available at the Commune (there is no space for caravans).


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  • for Belgian and Europeans students: You can request an application form at the Loans and Study Allocations Service of the Ministry of the French-Speaking Community —Regional Office for Branbant and Brussels —Espace 27 Septembre – Boulevard Léopold II, 44 –Bureau 0.E.001 — 1080 Bruxelles —Tel. : + 32 (0)2 413 39 01 –+ 32 (0)2 413 39 03 –+ 32 (0)2 413 39 02
  • for foreign students(no UE): Write to the “cultural affairs”service of the National Education Ministry of your country, or to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which will forward your request to the Belgian authorities.

5. ADDITIONAL COSTS (for non-EU students)

Starting 2 March 2015, non-EU students (with the exception of Swiss citizens) must pay a fee to request a residence permit. They must inform Communal authorities of their arrival within 8 days of their entry in Belgium.

studying in French

The majority of foreign students aren’t already fluent enough in French to complete their studies at ESAC when they arrive in Belgium. In the interest of integrating these students in the best and fastest way possible, ESAC proposes night classes during the first year4 in a neighbouring school. After a placement test, students are split into classes according to their level. As the cost of these classes is totally covered by ESAC, expulsion from or dropping out of this course will result in the student being responsible for refunding ESAC


inclusive higher education

Esac undertakes to encourage the development of an inclusive higher education.

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