Blocked account procedure

All incoming new students with non-EEA nationality, 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.

Moreover, the proof of sufficient funds is an essential condition to obtain an Authorization for Provisional Sojourn as a student (student visa type D) for living and studying in Belgium; and to obtain and/or extend your Belgian residence permit.

There are three acceptable types of this Proof of Solvency:

  1. A certificate from a recognised institution (UNamur or another) stating that you have been awarded a study grant or a scholarship;
  2. A proof of Guarantorship by means of the so-called Annex 32 document;
  3. A proof of your own financial means by transferring a certain amount to a blocked bank account in Belgium in your name.

If you want to make use of the last proof of solvency, you have to transfer the appropriate amount of money to the bank account of UNamur. In turn, we will transfer this amount on a monthly basis to your personal bank account in Belgium or pay it out in cash

Below you can find the minimum monthly amount required by Belgian law for the academic year 2020-21:

  • For new incoming students to apply for student visa
  • For enrolled students to extend your residence permit
For new incoming students (to apply for student visa)
 Monthly amountExample full academic year

700 EUR/month*

(1400 EUR for the first month)

9100 EUR

= (700 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
Single 700 EUR/month*                    

9100 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
Henrich Brunke, at the Service of International Relations


 +32(0) 8172 4008