What’s it like to study a Masters in Brussels?
Like Belgium itself, Brussels has a history of multiculturalism and internationalisation. It is home to both French and Flemish (Dutch) speaking communities and this diversity is reflected in its higher education institutions.
Postgraduate students in Brussels benefit from the city’s cosmopolitan character and welcoming attitude to foreign visitors. Brussels has a large number of multilingual residents and, as the centre of the EU, is fully committed to internationalisation in higher education.
Brussels features plenty of historic buildings and monuments, with a magnificent town square in the form of the Grand Place. La Grand-Place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting an outstanding collection of impeccably preserved 17th-century structures. Elsewhere in Brussels, the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts pays tribute to Belgium’s impressive artistic pedigree, showcasing works by the Flemish Primitives and René Magritte, among others.
The city is also famous for its locally produced food and drink – whatever you study on a Masters in Brussels, you’ll have the chance to become an expert in some of Europe’s best beers and chocolates!
Brussels also has strong transport connections with other parts of Europe – including the Eurostar linking Europe to the UK – allowing postgraduate students to conveniently travel internationally for study or leisure purposes. Paris is around 90 minutes away by train, while Amsterdam can be reached in just over two hours.
A wide variety of student accommodation is available in Brussels. University rooms are usually referred to as kots in French or koten in Dutch.