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Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) -  A University with character

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) - A University with character

Ranked as one of the world’s top comprehensive universities with a history spanning 180 years, the VUB combines award-winning research and accredited English and Dutch-taught study programmes (Bachelors, Masters and PhDs) with a high impact on social, economic, and cultural innovation.

At the VUB, students and professors work closely together. We coach our students to become open-minded world citizens, with a strong commitment towards sustainable humanistic societal values. Our graduates are well prepared for professional careers in an increasingly multilingual and international environment. An independent research attitude, as well as a multidisciplinary, international and intercultural environment, are key features in the VUB’s ambition to be an open, international university platform.

VUB’s campuses are located around the centre of Brussels, enabling students to enjoy the energy of a capital city on the one hand and to appreciate the quietness of the green and compact campuses on the other hand. Campuses include student accommodation, sports facilities, restaurants and cafés, a university library, the study guidance centre, a student bookshop, all located in a vibrant area full of shops and cafés.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) -  A University with character

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Affordable tuition fees and scholarships

All bachelors, master's and PhD programmes at VUB are subsidised by the Flemish government of Belgium, meaning students only have to pay a small fraction of the actual cost of education, and this is for students from all over the world.

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VUB participates in several scholarship programmes which offer grants at different levels of study.

Living costs are consitently more affordable than in other major capital cities in Western Europe.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) -  A University with character

Brussels and VUB - the world at home

The largest student city in Belgium Brussels is a friendly and vibrant home to 110,000 students, 29% of whom are international. 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 a third of the population of foreign origin, you can expect a rich cultural environment.

It goes without saying that Brussels offers a unique and wide range of internship possibilities and future career options. 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.

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Why not join us at our next virtual info sessions or physical open days and discover VUB and its vibrant community for yourself?

Explore the VUB inside and out through our 360⁰ virtual campus tour!

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