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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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Programs

Bachelor's degree
Economics & Finance
Economics Delivery method Length Location
Bachelor of Science in Business Economics On campus 3 years Brussels
Humanities
Language Studies
Multilingual Bachelor in Linguistics and Literary Studies On campus 3 years Brussels
Social Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences On campus 3 years Brussels
Master's degree
Architecture
Master of Science in Architectural Engineering On campus 2 years Brussels
Urban Design
Master of Science in Urban Studies On campus 2 years Brussels
Business
Business Engineering
Master of Science in Business Engineering: Business and Technology On campus 2 years Brussels
International Business
Master of Science in International Business On campus 2 years Brussels
Education
Master of Science in Educational Sciences On campus 2 years Brussels
Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering On campus Brussels
Chemical Engineering
Master of Science in Chemical and Materials Engineering On campus Brussels
Civil Engineering
Master of Science in Civil Engineering On campus 2 years Brussels
Electrical Engineering
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering On campus 2 years Brussels
Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering On campus 2 years Brussels
Environmental Engineering
Master of Science in Sustainable Land Management On campus 2 years Brussels
Materials Engineering
Master of Science in Photonics Engineering On campus 2 years Brussels
Health Sciences
Geriatric Medicine
Research Master of Science in Gerontological Sciences On campus 2 years Brussels
Humanities
Linguistics
Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literary Studies On campus 1 year Brussels
Journalism & Communication
Journalism
Master of Science in Communication Studies: Journalism and Media in Europe On campus 1 year Brussels
Management
Master of Science in Management On campus 1 year Brussels
Natural Sciences
Biology
Master of Science in Biology On campus 2 years Brussels
Master of Science in Molecular Biology On campus 2 years Brussels
Environmental Studies
Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans and Lakes) On campus 2 years Brussels
Physical Sciences
Chemistry
Master of Science in Chemistry On campus 2 years Brussels
Geographic Science
Master of Science in Geography On campus Brussels
Physics
Master of Science in Physics and Astronomy On campus 2 years Brussels
Social Sciences
Political Science
Master of Science in Political Science: European and International Governance On campus 1 year Brussels
Regional Studies
Master of Science in Communication Studies: Digital Media in Europe On campus 1 year Brussels
Technology
Computer Science
Master of Science in Applied Computer Science On campus 2 years Brussels
Master of Science in Computer Science On campus 2 years Brussels

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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.

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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)

Accredited

an institution that implements policy in a high-quality way and guarantees the quality of its programmes

Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO)

Campuses

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

Campus Coovi.

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.

Student lifestyle

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!

Accommodation

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.

Reviews

Average rating 4.9

Based on 8 reviews.

Li
Terrific! Since I came to VUB, I learnt so much and you can get new insight into chemistry. Professors are super kind, they are always available for your questions. I I personally prefer Environment Chemistry, and I acquired substantial knowledge of different techniques and individual methodologies of Environmental Chemistry. However, Sometimes ...
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Tianhui M.
The Masters in Chemistry allowed me to enlarge my knowledge and skills in Research. In my opinion, it has a very practical approach, that is very positive in order to face future professional challenges. The master degree gave me the opportunity to face a new challenge in an interesting doctoral program. About workplace, the achievement of the M...
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Huilin
Very good professors and courses are very interesting.

Contact

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels
Belgium


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