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Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Address: Boulevard de la Plaine 2, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium

Description Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

The Free University of Brussels or Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is a non-profit public educational institution located in the capital of Belgium - Brussels. The university was founded in 1971 on the basis of the French-speaking Free University of Brussels (which was founded in 1834 by a lawyer of Flemish origin, Pierre-Theodore Verhagen).

Vrije Universiteit Brussel is currently ranked 4th on the list of the best universities in Belgium, and 199th in the international ranking. The reputation of the educational institution among employers is quite high, which helps graduates to successfully find a job after graduation.

VUB is a medium-sized educational institution. More than 10,000 students can study there at the same time. Academic staff has 1,783 teachers. The academic year is divided into two traditional academic semesters. Exchange programs exist for students and teachers, allowing students and teachers to undergo internships at the best universities in the world. VUB is an internationally oriented university where 20% of foreigners study.

In the framework of undergraduate and graduate programs there are faculties:

  • Rights and jurisprudence
  • Psychology and Pedagogical Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Business School Solvay
  • Technical Sciences
  • Science and Bioengineering
  • Medicine and Pharmacy

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

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Equipment Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

The campus is located within the city. Its infrastructure includes facilities such as a library, student dormitories, cafes, restaurants, reading rooms, sports grounds, gyms, rooms for preparing for classes with free Wi-Fi, places for recreation, laboratories and research centers.

As in most of the leading universities of the world, the Free University of Brussels conducts active research activities covering various scientific fields, for example:

  • Study of brain activity and behavior;
  • Disease control;
  • The study of small particles;
  • Social research;
  • Nature management, ecology and sustainable development;
  • Technical research Smart.

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Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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