Students don't like Flanders
Figures show that only few foreign students opt for a stay in Flanders during their student careerFigures compiled by the daily De Standaard show that only few foreign students opt for a stay in Flanders during their student career.
There has been an increase in the number of foreign students studying here as part of the European exchange programme Erasmus, but other figures are not all that impressive.
Quizzed about the relative scarcity of courses in English Theo Franken of the Office of Flemish International Relations Minister Geert Bourgeois (Flemish nationalist) says the lack of enthusiasm for Flanders has nothing to do with the limited number of courses in English.
He says that Flanders does not seem to be the most attractive place to come and study even if there are courses in English.
The number of Flemish students studying abroad with a European grant is around 2% -a figure that has hardly changed in recent years.