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Welcome to EURAXESS Belgium

We provide information and assistance to mobile researchers through both this portal and our national EURAXESS Service Centres. The portal contains practical information about professional and everyday life, as well as information on job and funding opportunities. The service centres help researchers and their family to plan and organize their move to a foreign country, and assist with all matters related to mobility. All services provided by the EURAXESS Network are free of charge.


Belgium: 3 partners together for you

The Belgian portal for mobile researchers is the result of a fruitul collaboration between the Flemish Community, the French-speaking Community and the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office. It benefits from financial support from the European Commission.

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The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Presidency Conference 2024 will explore the multiple pathways of researchers’ careers

The next Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Presidency Conference 2024 will explore the multiple pathways of researchers’ careers. It is organized under the Belgian presidency of the Council of the European Union in cooperation with the European Commission. Save the dates for this two-day event

Brexit – Impact on Research(ers) - FAQ

The United Kingdom's departure from the European Union also has implications for scientific research(ers). For more information on the main changes, please visit the websites of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and of the NCP – FNRS. Researchers travelling to the United Kingdom can check

Master Class : HRS4R for Newcomers

University of Liège organises a Master Class : HRS4R for Newcomers, in Liège city centre, from June 12-14, 2019 This 3-day participative seminar is dedicated to managers and staff in charge of the development of the human resources management research strategy (HRS4R) within their institution. The

Top Health Research stories @UCLouvain

Why do talented international researchers want to work in UCLouvain laboratories? Watch ‘Top health research stories @UCLouvain’: ten videos showcasting the outstanding research carried out by the university’s Health Sciences Sector teams.



Solomon Ehosioke just finished his PhD in Applied Sciences at the University of Liège, in the Research Unit of Urban and Environmental Engineering under the supervision of Professor Frédéric Nguyen and Professor Sarah Garré. He first did a Bachelor in Geology in Nigeria, worked for a few years, and

Meet Francesca Rapino… and join her team !

Francesca Rapino is a F.R.S.-FNRS research associate at the Stem Cells-Cancer Signaling Laboratory (GIGA Institute / Faculty of Medicine) at the University of Liège. She has been recently awarded an ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council for her project tRNAtoGO. Endowed with 1.5

Working on my PhD during corona

Hi, my name is Alessia Pancaro and I am from Santa Maria Capua Vetere in Italy. Last March I started my PhD on the development of a biosensing platform for lectin detection related to cerebrovascular disease using nanoplasmonics in the unit Health. In the last period I have been overwhelmed by COVID

A day in the life of Max König - PhD at VITO

Link between theory and practice A few times a year, VITO launches a number of topics for doctoral studies within the organisation, topics that can support ongoing VITO research. PhD students can apply for this. More than seventy students from home and abroad are currently continuing their doctoral




About Belgium:

Belgium is a small country that has an interesting political structure: we have a Federal State, but also different Communities and Regions.


We have three communities that largely correspond to the language boundaries in Belgium: the Flemish (Dutch-speaking) community, the French-speaking Community and the German-speaking Community.


In addition to the Communities, we also have three Regions that enjoy economic autonomy: the Flemish Region, the Brussels Capital Region and the Walloon Region.

The Federal state, Communities and Regions are competent for different specific domains.. For example, visas and social security are a federal competence while funding for scientific research can be provided by Federal, Flemish and Walloon institutions. What matters most for researchers is that depending on the location of the hosting institution you will find yourself in a French, Dutch or German speaking part of the country! But don’t worry, many Belgians speak excellent English and the everyday language in most international research environments is English!

Read all about our political structure and the different competences on the website of the federal government:

Helpdesk for researchers

Belgian EURAXESS Service Centres

There’s no doubt about it: moving abroad involves a great deal of planning and preparation. But where do you start? The Euraxess Service Centres and Local Contact points will do their best to help you plan your relocation and organize different aspects of your new life. The primary task of the EURAXESS Service Centres and Local Contact Points is to provide up-to-date information and personalized assistance for researchers and their family on all mobility-related matters.

More about the Belgian EURAXESS Service Centres