Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Vrije Universiteit Brussel Ranking

country rank: 6
world rank: 448

University Overview

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels) was founded in 1970 and is a non-profit private higher education institution based in the city of Brussels (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is a large (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Belgian higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming, Belgi (Flemish Ministry of Education and Training of Belgium). Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)  provides courses and programs in a variety of fields that lead to legally recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. For further information, see Vrije Universiteit Brussel ranking, the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 50-year-old Belgian university has a strict admission procedure based on students’ previous academic records and ratings. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel acceptance rate ranges from 20% to 30%, making this Belgian higher education school exceptionally exclusive. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels)  also offers a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services to students. Vrije Universiteit Brussel world ranking is available at Topuniversitieslist.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel Ranking

University Identity

Name Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Acronym VUB
Founded 1970 Origins date back to 1834. Established from a split of Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), that existed since 1834, into a Dutch speaking (VUB) university and French speaking (ULB) University.
Motto Scientia Vincere Tenebras Conquering darkness through science
Colours Blue, orange and white

University Location

Address Pleinlaan 2 Brussels 1050 Brussels Belgium
Tel +32 (2) 629 2111
Fax +32

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro) 1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office Pleinlaan 9 Brussels 1050

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Yes


Memberships and Affiliations

Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA)

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