how to register for the 2018-2019 school year

Publication date:  
30 September 2017
On the website you can find all the information on how to register for Dutch-speaking nursery, primary and secundary education in Brussels.
Inschrijven in Brussel 2018-2019


Nursery and primary education

Do you want to register your child in a Dutch-speaking school in Brussels for the 2018-2019 school year? Enquire as soon as possible about the procedure! From 6 to 17 November 2017 brothers and sisters and children of staff enjoy priority. Other children have to apply for a place between 8 January and 2 February 2018.

Also register all children that were born in 2016, even if they are not due to start school until 1 September 2019.

Some essential dates:

  • October – December 2017: Get to know the schools and familiarise yourself with the procedure
  • 6 to 17 November 2017: Priority for brothers and sisters and children of staff
  • 8 January to 2 February 2018: Apply for a place
  • 12 to 30 March 2018: Notification + registration
  • From 31 May 2018: Open registrations
  • 3 September 2018: First day of school


Secondary education

Do you wish to register your child in 1st grade A? You may need to put your child's name down first: register your choice of schools at from 8 January until 2 February 2018.

In other schools, you can register your child directly. Some pupils have priority.