How and when

ATTENTION: Due to the corona measures (COVID-19), the dates of the application and registration procedure have been adjusted. You will find the current information here.

Do you want to register your child in a Dutch-speaking school in Brussels for the 2020-2021 school year? Enquire as soon as possible about the procedure!

From 6 to 17 January 2020 brothers and sisters and children of staff enjoy priority. Other children have to apply for a place between 2 March and 31 March 2020.

Also register all children that were born in 2018, even if they are not due to start school until 1 September 2021.

Some essential dates:

  • 6 to 17 January 2020: Priority for brothers and sisters and children of staff
  • January - February 2020: Get to know the schools
  • 2 to 31 March 2020: Apply for a place
  • 4 to 26 May 2020: Notification + registration
  • From 29 May 2020: Open registration



My child was born in November - December 2018. Should I register it already?

Yes. If your child was born in 2018, you should register it now, even if it is not due to start school until 1 September 2021. What if you decide to wait? The longer you wait, the fewer the places!

My child is going to school already. Do I still need to register it for next school year?

No. Once your child is registered in a school it will remain registered there. Registrations are valid for all the elementary school grades.

Is your child due to go from 3rd infants to the 1st grade of primary school? Or would you like to send it to a different school? In that case, you may have to register your child again.