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    • Alongside the existing VUB campuses in Etterbeek, Jette, Usquare, Gooik, Anderlecht, Diest and Leuven, we will be welcoming you to no fewer than seven additional class locations in the 2020-2021 academic year. Wifi is available at all sites.

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      Imagine how you felt on your very first day at the VUB. Now add on face masks, social distancing and fewer physical classes on campus. These days seem to bring uncertainty and anxiety with them. So we are asking for your help: show our new students at VUB kindness and become a VUBuddy!

    • The ING branch office at the campus in Ixelles is closing its doors permanently. From 1 September, customers are welcome at the ING Ixelles University branch (Address: Avenue de la Courone 449), located at the Ixelles cemetery, within a 15 minute walking distance of the campus.

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    • The Vrije Universiteit Brussel confirms that it will provisionally adhere to the decision of 14 August whereby universities and university colleges will commence on 1 September on code yellow.

      After reports in the media on 18 August there may have been confusion about this. With this message, VUB wants to remove any uncertainty. That means that as much contact education as possible will take place (always with face masks), in combination with distance learning where necessary.

    • The VUB travel policy strictly follows the guidelines of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  The Erasmus scholarships and other scholarships outside the EEA were cancelled and students were offered an alternative within Europe.

      In the meantime, travel for study purposes is considered an 'essential mobility, which means that incoming international students can travel to Belgium if they are allowed to leave their country. 

      These are the guidelines concerning travel and the meaning of the colour codes:

    • As the number of infections during the week from 2 to 8 August averaged more than 50 per 100,000 inhabitants across the entire Brussels territory, the Brussels Government decided that from Wednesday 15 August onwards it will be compulsory to wear a mouth and nose mask in all public places and places accessible to the public throughout the Brussels Region, and this for everyone aged twelve years or older.

    • We are halfway through the summer. The August exams are approaching. Some of you might have enjoyed or might still be enjoying a well-deserved holiday abroad. In the meantime, we are faced with a resurgence of the corona virus covid-19. In order to prevent the virus from spreading, strict government measures apply with regard to departure to and return from abroad. We ask each of you to comply with these regulations. It is necessary that each one of us takes his or her responsibility and follows up the measures in order to ensure that the virus is contained.

    • In a few weeks, if all goes well, numerous international students will arrive (back) at our university to study in one of our English-taught programmes or as an exchange student. Due to the coronavirus, many of them will have to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.