Vrije Universiteit Brussel
VUB is a public and modern university located in Brussels, the heart of Europe. Ranked as one of the world’s top universities, it offers a full range of bachelor’s and master’s programmes taught in English. The University counts over 19,500 students, 23% of whom are international. Tuition fees are subsidized by the government, which means that most of our programmes are kept as low as €980 per year for EEA students and from €980 to €3,850 per year for NON-EEA students.
Being a student at VUB means learning in an open atmosphere of tolerance and diversity and growing into an independent and critical-thinking individual. What better place to start your quest for an international career?
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Scholarships & funding
The number of scholarships is very limited since the programmes are subsidized by the government, which means low tuition fees for students (mostly from 980 Euro to 3,850 Euro per year). Please find more information on the university website.
Why study at Vrije Universiteit Brussel
When moving about in Brussels, you hear a lot of different languages. That’s no coincidence, because the city is a melting pot of cultures. With 35% of the population of foreign origin, you can expect a rich cultural environment. Brussels is home to the EU Institutions and several affiliates, NATO HQ, diplomatic representation offices, headquarters for many international companies, NGOs, trade associations, one of the world’s largest press corps, as well as a whole host of international and European schools.
It goes without saying that Brussels offers unique career opportunities. As the home to more than 2,000 international organisations and companies, it offers a wide range of internship possibilities and future career options. Flagship areas include ICT and communication, life tech, finance and law consulting, communications and media agencies, and creative industries.
VUB Education Delivers Strong Individuals, Critical Minds & World Citizens
Interactive and personal
Being a medium-sized university has its advantages. First of all, it allows frequent personal contact between students, professors and teaching assistants. This is part of a real direct contact culture that is well embedded within the university. Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to interact with each other through group assignments within the curriculum and through the various extracurricular activities.
Choice and flexibility
VUB offers a full range of programmes taught in English where the key concept is flexibility. A system of majors and minors enables students to plan and personalise their curriculum in a way that best meets their interests.
Guidance and service
It is important to VUB to help students familiarise themselves with university life and to provide good guidance. Educational counsellors and study advisers provide students with personalised study guidance on a range of topics. The International Relations office provides students with information on university life and facilitates their integration by organising cultural, social and sports activities with student associations. They also provide information on administrative aspects regarding living in Belgium.
Awards & Accreditations
Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO)
an institution that implements policy in a high-quality way and guarantees the quality of its programmes
Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO)
Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus
This green campus is home to the faculties of Languages and Humanities, Social Sciences & Solvay Business School, Law & Criminology, Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Psychology & Educational Sciences, Science and Bio-engineering Sciences, and Engineering. In addition, the rectorate, social services, restaurant, student housing, cultural and center sports infrastructure are located here. ADDRESS: Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.
Brussels Health Campus.
Our medical campus is located in the Brussels district Jette, next to the University Hospital and surrounded by natural reserves (Laarbeekbos, Poelbos and Moeras van Jette-Ganshoren). The campus houses the faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy and parts of the faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy. There are several facilities for living and studying on campus: students dorms, sporting infrastructure, restaurant, library, study guidance... Address: Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
Brussels Photonics Campus.
The Photonics Campus houses high-tech platforms for micro-optical design in clean room conditions up, next to a fully equipped technology hall for advanced polymer prototyping. Address: Vollezelestraat 46, 1755 Gooik, Belgium
For a shortened educative master. ADDRESS: Avenue Emile Gryson 1, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
Discover our campuses in 360 degrees: Please visit the university website for more information.
Brussels is a friendly and vibrant home to 110,000 students, 29% of whom are international. Located in the capital of Europe, VUB attracts students from all corners of the world thanks to its excellent and varied English-taught academic offer and reasonable tuition fees.
Brussels is at the centre of a well-connected European air and rail network. European cities such as London, Paris, Düsseldorf, Cologne and Amsterdam can all be reached in less than an hour by plane or two hours by high-speed train. A weekend in Barcelona, Milan, Vienna or Berlin? A two-hour flight, and you can be walking around the Ramblas or the Potsdamer Platz. In Brussels, Europe is at your fingertips!
There are 1,540 fully-furnished VUB student rooms available for (full-time) bachelor and master students. They are located on and around VUB’s main campuses. Prospective students can apply for a VUB room through the central application system. Specific deadlines apply. In order to be eligible for a room you first need to get (conditional) admission into the study programme of your choice. You could also opt to live in the city center since our campuses are easily accessible via public transport. Need help finding a student room in Brussels? Take a look at what’s on offer from our partners in housing.
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