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      => What changes for you, now that all classes are digital?

      For Paid Educational Leave, all hours of class (videoconferences, assignments and corrections, modules, online platform use) from a distance will exceptionally be equated to hours present in class.

      Your attendance lists need to be submitted digitally during this period, not via mail. You can send them in at studentenadministration@vub.be.


      Our university is going completely digital until the end of this academic year, and that comes with a few challenges.

      Study Guidance is pleased to offer a hand from a distance, with these useful online study tips! There are general study tips & tricks, as well as specific support for studying in times of Corona.

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      • Both the study space and the meeting point are currently closed. Study Guidance remains available by email: guidance@vub.be

      • Guidance remains possible and is organized remotely, for example via email, Skype, telephone.

      • Check out these useful online study tips and extra support while studying from a distance 


      It’s hard to avoid any news about the novel coronavirus and some of the headlines might instil a sense of worry. Vrije Universiteit Brussel and UZ Brussel would like to ensure the whole VUB community gets the right information. 

      Visit www.vub.be/coronavirus for all information.
      The above web page will be updated regularly as the situation evolves.

    • The student council changes every academic year. That's why we organise an election week after spring break. From 27 April until 4 May all VUB students choose their student representatives for the following academic year.


      Study progress talks are aimed at students who obtained less than 60% of their credits in the first semester and are studying in an (abbreviated) Bachelor, transitional or preparatory program. These students receive an email invitation to make an appointment.


      Due to the rapid spread of the Corona virus, the VUB believes that travelling to mainland China or Hong Kong is currently not justified. Taking into account the unpredictability of the evolution and spread of the virus, the Rector and Vice-Rectors have decided that no risks should be taken and therefore study stays will not be admitted until further notice.

    • We all kept hoping, family and friends, VUB students and staff, for a positive outcome. But alas: on Sunday we got word that the body of Frederik Vanclooster, master student in computer science, was found.


      “Our thoughts go out to Frederik’s family and friends, and everyone that knew him”, says rector Caroline Pauwels. “This loss touches us all. It’s in moments like these that our university community comes together to support each other.”

      VUB study guidance is available

    • Always wanted to study in Bozar, Muntpunt or a bank? BRIK organises Study Spaces at several unique locations in Brussels from 16 December 2019 until 31 January 2020.

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    • In 2020, the access criteria to the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) of the Brussels Capital Region are changing. As of 1 January 2020, diesel vehicles under the Euro 3 standard will be banned from entering the zone. A 3-month transition period has been established during which only warnings will be sent to offenders, fines will be sent from April 2020.