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About VUB

Free University of Brussels (VUB) — public non-profit university. It is located in Brussels, Belgium. The higher education institution was founded not so long ago — in 1970. As a member of European University Association (EUA), Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA), Brussels University Alliance (BUA), VUB is actively working on developing the academic environment.

The institution is among the top-260 in the world, according to QS International University Ranking. The university is in top-200 of the independent international ranking THE.

VUB works in several scientific areas and is waiting for new students.

Brussels, Belgium
Establishment year
International students
Female students
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Place in ratings

Rating QS
Rating THE
By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Life Sciences & Medicine288
Natural Sciences333
Social Sciences & Management358
Engineering & Technology399
Arts & Humanities401-450
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VUB tuition fees

The academic calendar at VUB is divided into two semesters, as in many other universities in Belgium. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. For local citizens, tuition fees at VUB start from 2,664 USD. International students pay a minimum of 1,545 USD per year. The educational institution helps with tuition fees through financial support programs. They are available to local and international students. Check the university website for up-to-date information on prices and scholarships.

Accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses are all things to consider before applying to university.

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VUB campus

The campus of the educational institution is located in Brussels. This opens up all the delights of life in a big city for students: a rich infrastructure, a large selection of entertainment, convenient transport, as well as more opportunities for internships or part-time jobs. However, for some students, such an abundance of opportunities can be distracting. The university students have access to the library. It is an integral part of learning. Students come here for educational literature or to do their homework. Student life at VUB is filled with intercultural activities, as not only local students study here, but also students from abroad. The exchange of knowledge and experience, networking and new acquaintances — all this is an integral part of studenthood.

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What to do after graduation

Students are allowed to stay in the country for a year after graduation. To do this, you need to extend your student visa or apply for a job seeker visa. Graduates of VUB are in demand in the labor market, as the reputation of the educational institution among employers is quite high according to the results of the QS world ranking. You can find other options for immigration in our article.

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