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    • On Wednesday 16 October the International Relations office is organizing Europe Day with a special focus on celebrating the EU’s biggest enlargement wave in 2004 when 10 countries joined the EU. There’ll be a fair with information stands from countries that joined as well as some cultural institutions.

    • During the start of the academic year you can stop by at the special helpdesk for course registration on campus. This temporary helpdesk offers you individual guidance with your course registration and help with (possible) issues.


    • In the Belgian legislation, the extension procedure for students who have their residency based on studies, has been changed substantially compared to previous years.

      As of now you are obliged to initiate the extension procedure of your Belgian ID card at the latest 15 days before the expiration date. This is the most significant change!

    • An extra registration certificate, a duplicate of your student card, a form that you must have filled in, ... In order to be able to deliver these and other certificates as quickly as possible, the Education and Student Administration asks you to submit your certificate request timely by email.

    • As of September 1st 2016 the prices for student meals are indexed yearly. It's based on the evolution of the consumption index. As of September 1st 2019 the rates are the following: 


      • Day menu, fish and veggie: € 5,40

      • Pasta bar: € 5,20

      • Wok: € 5,10

      • Cold dishes: € 5,10

    • On Thursday 11 July 2019 and Thursday 15 August 2019 the VUB is closed. Some of the departments also have different opening hours during the summer holidays.

      Faculty secretariats

      Opening hours

    • The online timetables for the academic year 2019-2020 are available.

      Timetables are subject to change. Check your timetables regularly.

    • As soon as a transcript of records is available for you in the Student SelfService you will be informed of this via your VUB email account. In the schema below you can find the date from which you can expect this email.


      ! A transcript of records will only be available for students following a study programme at the VUB. For students following one or more courses with a credit- or examination contract and also for guest students a transcript of records will not become available: these students can only consult their grades online.

    • Dear student

      You may have read the statement on VUBToday concerning the health of Caroline Pauwels, our rector. If you feel the need to talk to someone about this, you can reach out to a student psychologist of Study Guidance:

    • Are you still heartbroken for the end of your Erasmus?
      Are you still dreaming of the moment you will go to study in a new country?
      Are you simply looking forward to meet new people from all over the world?

      Join our adventure!

      ► What does it mean to be a buddy?
      It means being the local friend (i.e. someone that knows Brussels and VUB) you wish you have (or would have) when you arrived in a new confusing city and didn't know anyone.

      ►Will it take a lot of my time?
      No more than it takes for any other of your friends!