Are you going to study in Belgium? An excellent choice! The standard of education is excellent.
You need to register with CM. There are several options.
On this page you can download more information in different languages.
If you have any further questions or if you want more information on particular subjects, you can contact the CM office in your area or let us know with this electronic form.
You are a resident of the EEA if you live in: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Sweden, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway.
You must register with CM. Depending on your situation, there are two options: Registration as a ‘resident or remaining in Belgium’
You can only register as a resident if you have an official residence in Belgium and you have a valid residence permit. After arrival in Belgium, you must contact the register office in your municipality as soon as possible. You can then start the procedure for obtaining the required residence permits.
You must pay the following contributions:
Registration as a student of Higher Education
This registration is for students who do not (yet) have valid residence permits. Submit a certificate of registration from your educational institution (University or Institute of Higher Education) to CM. You must pay CM the following contributions:
Take your Medicard with you to Belgium. You can obtain this card from your health insurance provider in Australia. You do not need to register with CM in Belgium and you do not need to pay a contribution.
As a CM member you are entitled to a wide range of services and benefits. For example, attractive gifts for the birth of a child, additional benefits in eye care and for treatment by an osteopath and chiropractor (‘bone manipulator’). If you play sports, CM will give you a helping hand financially. Are you going on a trip? Then, you are entitled to CM travel assistance.
More info about our services and benefits can be found by visiting www.cm.be/voordelen.