MechelenMechelen and Sint-Katelijne-Waver
Being a student at Lessius Mechelen means more than just 'studying'. Student services stip has an own office in each campus. Students can call on these services for (almost) all of their questions.
Student Services offer, furthermore, a whole range of services:
- coaching students towards an efficient study method;
- psychosocial guidance: absolute discretion guaranteed;
- provisions for disabled students
- financial support: study allocation, reduced enrolment fee;
- group training in handling stress, establishing social contacts,... ;
- assistance in finding accommodation
- cultural offer : low-cost tickets, workshops, own initiatives,…;
- sports: reduced prices for sports facilities in Mechelen;
- ‘campusvlo’: free bicycle hire to travel from one campus to another;
- catering: in the student cafeteria ‘De Poort’
Zandpoortvest 17 2800 Mechelen
T +32 15 369 140
Mechelen is one of the five historic Flemish cities situated in the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. Mechelen is situated between Antwerp (20km) and Brussels (25km) in the economic, cultural and educational centre of the country. In the last 10 years Mechelen has become an important centre for higher education. The influence of the religious orders was important in the development of the city centre, resulting in a number of religious buildings.
Mechelen has one of the highest concentrations of monuments North of the Alps, and is unique in Flanders in being listed four times on the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage sites.
Industrial activity is concentrated in two industrial estates, one to the north and one to the south of the centre.
Mechelen has about 80000 inhabitants and is a medium-sized city in Flanders. It has a beautiful historical centre with lots of shops, pubs and student facilities (e.g. for sports, culture…). The city centre is easy to cross on foot or by bike and all campuses of Lessius Mechelen are within walking distance of the central market square.
Students can rent a room in Mechelen. Most of them are owned by a private landlord. Lessius Mechelen does not own any student houses. Student services can support you in your search for a room. Student rooms often have a private bedroom and working facilities, but bathroom and kitchen are in common. Rooms with private bathing and cooking facilities are of course more expensive.
To give an idea of the cost of living, some daily expenses (averages) are listed below:
|A room||€ 220/month|
|A beer (25 cl)||€ 1,5|
|A meal in the cafeteria||€ 3,00|
|A meal @ McDonald’s||€ 6,00|
|A loaf of bread||€ 2,00|
|A train ticket Mechelen- Brussels||€ 3,70|
Of course, a student can get a reduced price for some activities or purchases.
Guide for incoming students: PDF-download
Tourist information: http://www.inenuitmechelen.be
Higher education in Flanders: http://www.highereducation.be
Use-It: tourist info for young people: http://www.use-it.be/mechelen/