Blocked account procedure

All international students, nationals of NON-EU countries must provide evidence of sufficient financial means to cover their study and living expenses for the duration of the studies in order to get a long-term visa (type D) or to extend their Belgian residence permit.

Are accepted as valid Proof of Solvency:

  1. A scholarship certificate issued either by an international or national organisation or by UNamur

  2. The form (Annex 32) for commitment to take charge (in French: Engagement de prise en charge) completed by your guarantor or sponsor

  3. A proof of your own financial means by transferring a certain amount to a blocked bank account managed by UNamur in your name.


If you want to benefit of this last proof of solvency, you have to transfer the minimum amount of money required by the Belgian law to a blocked account in Belgium. After you arrival, the University will transfer this amount on a monthly basis to your personal bank account in Belgium or pay it out in cash.

Here below you can find the minimum monthly amount required by Belgian law for the academic year 2023-24:

  • For new incoming students to apply for student visa
  • For enrolled students to extend the residence permit
For new incoming students (to apply for student visa)


     Monthly amountExample full academic year


730 EUR/month*

(1520 EUR for the first month)



9490 EUR = (730 x 13)




1600 EUR/month*

(3200 EUR for the first month)


20800 EUR = (1600 x 13)


For enrolled students (to extend your residence permit)


 Monthly amountExample full academic year


730 EUR/month*                    

8760 EUR= (700 x 12)


 1600 EUR/month*

19200 EUR = (1500 x 12)

*This amount can be subject to indexation.


  • The purpose of the blocked account procedure is to obtain a visa.  Please note that the amounts mentioned may not be sufficient to cover all your living expenses in Belgium. Please also note that this alone does not suffice to obtain a visa. Please consult your local Belgican embassy or consulate for the exact procedure and conditions
  • Do not transfer money to the account of UNamur before you have contacted the international relations office at UNamur



For more information or to make use of this procedure, contact
the International Mobility Unit.