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About the course

Studying Linguistics and Literary Studies in Brussels

Linguistics and literary studies are among the most fascinating studies, especially in a city like Brussels where more languages are spoken than anywhere else in Flanders, Belgium or Europe. A Master’s student in linguistics and literary Studies gets access to other languages and cultures which opens up new horizons of understanding. Our multilingual Master's programme prepares students for a globalized labour market where multilingualism is increasingly becoming a necessity. The internationally oriented city of Brussels is the perfect location to personally experience the diverse aspects of multilingualism and multiculturalism.

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Entry Requirements

Students who have not obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Literary Studies from a Flemish university, may be accepted onto the programme on the condition that they have obtained at least 48 ECTS credits in linguistics and literary studies for every language they wish to major in.

Students who do not meet this condition are admitted to the programme when they successfully complete a tailor-made preparatory programme consisting of BA modules in linguistics and literary studies.


EEA nationals: 962 EUR/year
Non EEA nationals: 3,248 EUR/year

 Course Content

Where is Vrije Universiteit Brussel


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Welcome to VUB, welcome to Brussels Welcome to VUB, welcome to Brussels 28/01/2021 12:49:21
Welcome to VUB, welcome to Brussels
Presenting Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Who we are, what we do Presenting Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Who we are, what we do 28/01/2021 12:48:20
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Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Overview of main campus Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Overview of main campus 28/01/2021 12:59:44
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Calvin Kemppel in Brussels Calvin Kemppel in Brussels 20/04/2021 17:00:24
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International Student Goodbye 2019 International Student Goodbye 2019 20/04/2021 17:09:07
International Student Goodbye 2019
Why I love studying in Brussels Why I love studying in Brussels 20/04/2021 17:29:43
Why I love studying in Brussels

Student Profile(s)

Charis Kousoula

A couple of years ago I came to the Vrije Universiteit Brussel as Erasmus student from Greece. I do not regret this descision for one moment. The master of advanced studies in linguistics is more than I ever hoped! It gives me a chance to learn and grow and to do research. And the study guidance here is very good. I really like it here. I might even end up living in Brussels!

Brussels is the capital of Europe and that you see in all kind of things. You meet so many people from different countries, speaking al kind of lanuages. What place is better to study linguistics! What is more: Brusssels is really a splendid city

Daniel F.G. Martinez

I chose VUB for its reputation as a welcoming institution that promotes freedom and seeks knowledge over everything else. I opted for this programme because of the variety in the curriculum and the different possible profiles and paths that can be followed after. My time as a VUB student will resonate with me for the rest of my life; I met people from all over the world. I can surely say that every person I met here has been a positive light in my life, and everyone has been very welcoming and understanding.

Tchouateu Cuttbert Watong

VUB is not only highly international and multilingual, the professors are always available to see you. My research skills and scope naturally increased. I am convinced only VUB could offer and maintain this confidence in me. I feel proud to study here and invite you to take on the experience.


The Master Mind Scholarships Fellowship Programme for Excellent Students is a scholarship programme offered by the Flemish government aiming to promote the internationalisation of the Flemish higher education.

Value of Scholarship(s)

max. 8,000 EUR/year


Who can apply?
- Citizenship: all nationalities, with the exception of students having graduated from a Flemish Higher Education Institution and students who are currently enrolled at a Flemish Higher Education Institution
- Required degree: Bachelor/undergraduate degree
- Required documents: Official letter of acceptance to a master programme issued by the VUB
- Minimum CGPA of 3.5 out of 4 (
- Proof of English language proficiency: TOEFL iBT minimum 94, IELTS academic module minimum Band 7 or Cambridge English Qualifications Score minimum 185( attestations or other language tests are not accepted).

Application Procedure

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