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    Housing in Brussels

    International students have several accomodation possibilities in Brussels. Depending on the type of international student you are, you can either arrange your own accomodation off campus or apply for a VUB room on campus.

    REGULAR (INTERNATIONAL) STUDENTS

    If you are enrolled in the VUB with the intention of obtaining a diploma, you can either arrange your own accommodation in Brussels or apply for a VUB room on campus.

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    EXCHANGE STUDENTS, INTERNS, TRAINEESHIP STUDENTS

    If you study at the VUB as an exchange student or traineeship student, you have to arrange your own accommodation off campus. 

    (Exchange) Programmes with enrolment in home university

    A number of rooms have been reserved for exchange students with a programme managed by the International Relations & Mobility 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.

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    non-VUB student rooms

    Students from developing countries with a scholarship

    The students from developing countries* with a scholarship from a development cooperation programme can apply for a student room at the VUB.

    *31 partner countries of Belgian non-governmental cooperation. Consult this list for more information.

    Eligibility

    Are you a student from a developing country with a scholarship from a development cooperation programme? You can qualify for one of the 65 reserved rooms if:

    • you are applying for a VUB room for the first time;
    • you are enrolled in a basic study programme as full time student;
    • you do not have a Flemish master degree so far.

    Priority list

    If the demand for rooms on campus is greater than the supply, the following priority list of development cooperation programmes is used:

    1. VLIR-UOS-scholarships

    2. BTC-scholarships

    3. VUB-scholarship programme

    4. Scholarships from other development cooperation programmes

    Deadline and application procedure

    The deadline for application is the 10 June and the applications need to be sent to the development cooperation desk (development.cooperation@vub.ac.be). A template for application will be sent to the candidate upon request.

    Scholarship students from developing countries reapplying for a VUB room are no longer entitled to these reserved rooms, but are treated as regular (international) students.

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