Masters studies in Brussels/Leuven
I'm currently working, but my contract is up in august, and rather than struggle again to find another job that I dislike, I want to take the opportunity to get my master's degree in september. I've heard good things about KULeuven, and found a program that interests me there, but I'm also applying to VUB and maybe some others. My BA is from Canada, so I'm not sure if I'll be at a disadvantage, but I was curious how competitive/what the rate of acceptance is to these schools.
I'm also curious what my 'status' is then in the country. I'm married to a belgian wife, so no issue for residency, but I also won't have worked the 312 days needed for unemployment (would that even apply for a student?). I assume I'll just turn into a dependent, but if anyone has been in a similar situation I'd be thankful for any advice/pitfalls.
I've contacted the school for some help, or at least to contact some alumni, but while they are very friendly, their suggestions have thus far been dead ends.