Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) is an exchange destination for students of the Faculty of Geosciences.

Student experiences

Not available

Academic calendar
  • Semester I: mid-September – beginning of February
  • Semester II: beginning of February – beginning of July

For more information, click here.


You have to provide a proof of English language knowledge in your online application. This can be an official English test, a proof of English-taught courses taken at the home university, or a statement from the home university confirming that you have sufficient knowledge of English to take English-taught courses at the VUB. A minimum B2 level is recommended.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Earth Sciences.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

English and Dutch.

Housing assistance

Yes. For more information, click here.

Estimated living costs per month

About € 900,-. For more information, click here.


Normal study load per semester: 30 EC.

Number of places available

Two places per year for Bachelor’s students and two places for Master’s students (of each 5 months). Selection was not necessary the last years.

Additional information

Not available.

More information

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

Bij International Office Geowetenschappen kun je terecht met vragen over studeren in het buitenland, waarvan je het antwoord niet op deze site vindt.


Victor J. Koningsbergergebouw, eerste verdieping
Budapestlaan 4a-b
3584 CD Utrecht
Tel: (030) 253 96 35
E-mail: international.geo@uu.nl (vermeld je naam, opleiding en studentnummer)


International Office Geowetenschappen is geopend (en telefonisch bereikbaar) op maandag, dinsdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 10:30-11:30 en van 12:30-14:30 uur, of maak een afspraak.