Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Vrije Universiteit Brussel is an exchange destination for Utrecht University students of the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences in Brussels, Belgium.

Academic calendar

Semester I : End of September – End of January
Semester II: Mid of February – End of June

Areas of study open to exchange students

Social Sciences

Language of instruction

English and Dutch

Housing assistance

If you study at the VUB as an exchange student or traineeship student, you have to arrange your own accommodation off campus.

A number of rooms have been reserved for exchange students with a programme managed by the International Relations office, (IRMO) in the U-Residence, a privately run housing facility on the Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus. IRMO will send all confirmed students an email with more information on the reserved student rooms. See the student housing website for more information.

Credits and grading

Normal study load per term: 30 ECTS per semester

Number of places available

2 places per year

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Or contact the International Office:

Bart Weerdenburg, Loes van Velzen, Nicole van der Hoeven - Sneijder

The International office offers information and support for incoming and outgoing exchange students of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Contact us if you have any questions about studying abroad on a temporary basis.

International Office of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Visiting address: Sjoerd Groenman building
Padualaan 14, 3584 CH Utrecht

E-mail: io.sbs@uu.nl
Tel: +31 (0)30 253 3659

Walk-in Office Hours (max. 5 min a person)

Only for short questions and handing in documents.
Location: Information Desk STIP, ground floor, Sjoerd Groenman building

Opening hours: 

  • up to 19 December 2019: Monday 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Tuesday 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • 20 December 2019 - 5 January 2020: Closed
  • 6 January 2020 onwards: Monday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Tuesday 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Office Hours by appointment

Appointments can be made via email: io.sbs@uu.nl (please, add your phone number).

Tuesday: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact

Bart Weerdenburg (Coordinator International Relations): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Nicole van den Hoeven-Sneijder (International Officer): Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Loes van Velzen (International Officer): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

International office of Utrecht University

For questions about universitywide programmes, contact one of the University International Office employees.