Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Boulevard de la Plaine 2,

1050 Ixelles


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Vrije Universiteit Brussel is an internationally oriented university in Brussels. The University is part of a network of first-rate Dutch-speaking social facilities in Brussels. With more than 6,000 employees (including the UZ Brussel) and about 16,000 students, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel plays a crucial role in emphasising the Flemish presence in the capital of Flanders, Belgium and Europe. The faculties, services and departments of Vrije Universiteit Brussel are located in 4 campuses in the Brussels-Capital Region: Etterbeek, Jette and Anderlecht.


The University has four campuses:

  • Brussels Health Campus:  the campus houses the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy.
  • Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus: this is the largest campus of VUB.
  • Brussels Photonics Campus: this campus ​houses high-tech platforms​ for ​micro-optical design.
  • Brussels Technology Campus: the campus includes the buildings of the department of Industrial Sciences & Technology and the Musical division of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.



  • Fitness
  • Swimming pool
  • Running field
  • Multisport Halls/Courts
  • Student Futsal League
  • Flemish/Belgian Student Championships

Applications can only be submitted through our website.

All prospective students need to provide evidence of sufficient knowledge of English (or Dutch if applying for a Dutch programme). Language tests cannot be older than 2 years and each programme specifies its level of knowledge of the language.


When you apply for a Bachelors programme you need to have a secondary school certificate.  Each course has its own specific requirements.


When you apply for a Masters programme you need to have a bachelor degree (or equivalent). Each course has its own specific requirements.

What you need to apply

  • ID card/passport copy
  • Passport size photo
  • Secondary education degree
  • Transcript of records
  • Motivational letter
  • Proof of English language requirement

Information regarding student housing can be found on the University's new student portal!

The tuition fees vary depending on:

  • the programme you enrol in
  • your nationality (EEA or non-EEA)
  • the number of ECTS credits that you register for
  • whether or not you are a scholarship student

A general overview of the tuition fees can be seen here.