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    Welcome

    Aufwiederschmutzen my.vub, hello student.vub! New interface, multitab structure (above this text) to improve navigation, and a very functional searchmodus here below to guide you to general information on schedules and administration. All for free. All for you. Enjoy!

    Regulations and forms

    Copy/paste into your agenda: an overview of important deadlines for this academic year. 

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    Forms 2017-2018

    • Exemptions (forms are no longer available, update for 2018-19 will follow in May)
    • Force Majeure (see #exams for the procedure to follow)
    • Internship document for Business / Management students >> more internship information can be found via "masterthesis & internship"

    Master's thesis

    What is more exciting and intimidating than having to write a small book at the end of your studies? But before you start, make sure you register for your thesis on the Student Selfservice and in Mathis.

    Checklist

    1. Register for your thesis on the Student Selfservice
    2. Choose and confirm your topic in the Master Thesis Information System (Mathis)
    3. Hand in before the deadline

    Every master's thesis student will be informed in time about Mathis and the procedures to follow. For more information, you can contact the Mathis co-ordinator.

    Plagiarism

    Please read the rules regarding plagiarism carefully. Every student handing in a paper or master's thesis agrees to comply with the rules in force.

    The Dean of the faculty emphasises that sanctions will be applied in every case of plagiarism, which could include exclusion from all examination sessions of the ongoing academic year!

    Confidentiality

    If your research project calls for a specific confidentiality agreement between a company, you as a student-researcher, and the VUB, you can use this template document.

    Your study path

    As a student you can design your study trajectory yourself. In case you need help, you can contact your study path counselor who can inform, advise, and guide you.

    Keep track of the full picture, and the options

    When designing your study path, it is important to keep in mind the pre- and co-requisites, possible spreading possibilities, and the programme overview. Here below you find this overview, organised per programme. 

    Pre- and Co-requisites

    In order to be able to register for some courses, you need to meet certain enrolment requirements first. These requirements can be either pre- or co-requisites (see above).

    A pre-requisite is a course that you must have completed before being able to enrol in a subsequent course, and which indicates that you master the competencies attributed to it.

    A co-requisite is a course that, in case if you have not completed it yet, you must enrol in together with a subsequent course.

    Exemptions

    You can apply for an exemption for a course on condition that you obtained a credit certificate for a course with identical or similar content.

    You may only hand in one request per programme each academic year.

    You can apply for an exemption for one or more courses on the basis of previously obtained credits. In order to do this, you need to submit an application form to the faculty secretariat in person. A staff member will go through the file together with you and give you a receipt.

    The submission of your application happens through one of the forms below. A complete exemption request consists of three chapters that are clearly separated by a new title page or tabs. You can find all the information in our manual.

    Please read this information carefully. Only a complete request that has been submitted on time will be processed.

     

    Exams

    On this page you can find the exam schedules and information on what to do in case of a force majeure event.

    Exam preparation

    In the weeks before the examination period, an exam preparation is organized for some subjects.

    The complete overview can be found here: exam preparation

    Exam results

    All ES Faculty exam results will be published on Saturday September 8th 2018 and will become visible in your Student Selfservice. Exam results of courses organized by other faculties can be published on another date, so do not panic if you do not see all results at once.

    The results will only be official after deliberation, organized on September 13th 2018. You can download your official transcript of records from Thursday evening September 13th,2018, via Student Selfservice. You find all information on how to do so, via this website

    More information on the academic level of distinction, the rounding of grades and what to do in case you fail one or more courses, visit this website.

    Any questions or remarks? Contact the Faculty Secretariat

    Oral exam registration

    You can find the exam schedules for the faculty of Economic and Social Sciences & Solvay Business School (ES) below.

    For some of the oral exams you will have to register for one of the available examination dates/moments via Pointcarré yourself. A registration deadline needs to be respected in these cases.

    This deadline is stated on the overview page for the examinanion dates/moments on the Pointcarré course page. Make sure you respect this deadline and register for your oral exam in time, as late registrations will not be accepted.

    A short guideline on how to register via Pointcarré can be found here.

    Exam Schedule - Second Session

    The link below will take you to the provisional exam schedules for the second examination session 2017-2018

    Exam schedules - 2nd session

    What to do in case of illness or force majeure?

    1. First, fill in the 'force majeure' form
    2. Send the completed form to the examiner via email with faces@vub.ac.be in CC on the day of the exam at the latest (!) 
    3. Provide the Faculty Secretariat with a valid proof of force majeure (medical certificate, obituary notice,...) via email or by handing it in at the Faculty Secretariat (C2.03) three calendar days after the day of the exam at the latest (!)
    4. For the sake of completeness, please read Article 111 and Article 112 of the Teaching and Exam regulations

    Important!

    Please be aware that this form is not meant to resolve problems relating to coinciding exams

    Incoming exchange students

    Welcome in Belgium. Welcome in Brussels. Welcome at VUB!

    Course list

    In agreement with our professors, we've made course lists for incoming exchange students per study field and per academic level. You are supposed to keep your course selection to this list. We expect you take a minimum of 21 ECTS per semester.

    Browsing through the list, you will notice a mix of bachelor level and master level courses. We give you the opportunity and responsability to select courses from a (higher) different academic level. It is advised to discuss the academic level with your home university exchange coordinator (who signs the learning agreement).

    You find a lot of useful (general) information via the FAQ for incoming exchange students, via this website: http://www.vub.ac.be/en/exchange#faq

    Bachelor level

    As a bachelor student, pick your study field here below to find the course list:

    Bachelor students


    in the field of

    Communication Studies

    Bachelor students


    in the field of

    Political Sciences

    Bachelor students


    in the field of

    Sociology

    Bachelor students


    in the field of

    Economics & Management (Solvay Business School)

    Master level

    As a master student, pick your study field here below to find the course list:

    Master students


    in the field of

    Communication Studies

    Master students


    in the field of

    Political Sciences

    Master students


    in the field of

    Sociology

    Master students


    in the field of

    Economics & Management (Solvay Business School)

    Timetables and exam schedules

    You find all information on timetables, exam schedules and how to read them via www.student.vub.be/en 

    Exchange students find their timetables via the "Erasmus ES" link.

    CONTACT YOUR FACULTY


    For questions on available courses, timetables, results

    Mail the faculty

    CONTACT EXCHANGE TEAM


    For questions on procedures, deadlines arrival/departure documents, official documents and signatures

    Mail the exchange team

    Faculty secretariat

    No idea who you can contact with a question? Then pass by the faculty secretariat or send us an email.

    FACULTY SECRETARIAT
    Building C, 2nd floor, room C203

    Phone number
    0032 2 629 25 08

    Email
    faces@vub.be
    Opening hours
    Monday - Friday

    Morning
    9 AM - 12:30 PM

    Afternoon
    2 PM - 6 PM

    DEPARTMENT SECRETARIATS

    The place where students should hand in papers and their master's thesis.

    SECRETARIAT (APPLIED) ECONOMIC SCIENCES
    Building B, 2n floor, room B211

    Phone number
    0032 2 629 21 19

    Email
    faces@vub.be

    Secretariat


    Management, International Business, Business&Technology

    Solvay Business School
    Opening hours
    during summer break (July 9th - Aug 3rd)

    Monday - Friday
    9am-12am and 1:30pm - 4pm
    SECRETARIAT SOCIAL SCIENCES
    Pleinlaan 9, 4th floor, room PL9.4.G51

    Phone number
    0032 2 614 86 00

    Email
    faces@vub.ac.be

    Secretariat


    Communication Studies, Social Sciences

    All social sciences
    Opening hours
    Open continuously

    Monday - Friday
    8 AM - 4 PM

    Summer closure
    from July 10th till July 30th

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    Looking for the name of the dean or the names of the representatives?