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.


Due to the corona virus, all of our walk-in hours are cancelled until further notice. During office hours, you can still reach us by phone or mail. Please note, between July 16 and August 9, you can only reach us via email. 

E-mail: io.sbs@uu.nl
Tel: +31 (0)30 253 3659 (Mondays to Thursdays, not on Fridays)