Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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.


General information for exchange students

Course information

Application procedure

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

Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Sociology & Communciation Studies

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

Cost of living

Typical cost of living in Brussel

Number of places available

2 places per year