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    General Info session on 18 September

    Welcome! Get ready to discover the VUB and Brussels!

    To all international students: welcome to the VUB, Brussels and Belgium! Meet your fellow students, find out how the university works and get to know the city.

    During Orientation Week we welcome you for some formal and informal activities across the week. Settle in, get to know your new surroundings and meet and hang out with fellow students! It is important you attend the formal activities that are relevant for you, such as the General Info session planned on Tuesday 18 September, and the welcome event organised by your faculty/programme.

    We have set up a calendar of events that will be updated regularly, and renewed. It is interactive with links to the events which are listed below here. Check out the ones you want to attend, register and mark the time and date in your calendar so you do not miss a thing! Some events require registration so we can manage numbers and foresee enough space and seats, and - in some cases - food and drinks!

    Throughout Orientation Week, the VUB restaurant on the Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus will provide typical Belgian meals.

    We look forward to welcoming you all with open arms the week of 17 September!

    Programme

    Monday 17 September, 14:00 - 16:00 U

    Orientation Week - City tour of Brussels

    Time to discover Brussels.

    Time to discover Brussels.

    Tuesday 18 September, 13:30 - 17:00 U

    Orientation Week - general info session + campus tours

    This will help you settle into your new life in Brussels and at the VUB

    This will help you settle into your new life in Brussels and at the VUB

    Thursday 20 September, 14:00 - 16:00 U

    Orientation Week - Faculty welcome: Sciences & Bioengineering Sciences

    Future student in the Sciences & Bioengineering Sciences? Attend their faculty welcome.

    Future student in the Sciences & Bioengineering Sciences? Attend their faculty welcome.

    Thursday 20 September, 14:00 - 17:00 U

    Orientation Week - Faculty welcome: Arts & Philosophy

    You will study in the Arts & Philosophy Faculty? Attend this faculty welcome event and life will be easier.

    You will study in the Arts & Philosophy Faculty? Attend this faculty welcome event and life...

    Friday 21 September, 13:30 - 15:00 U

    Orientation Week - Exchange students info session

    Exchange student at the VUB in Brussels? This info session is for you.

    Exchange student at the VUB in Brussels? This info session is for you.

    Friday 21 September, 16:00 - 17:30 U

    Orientation Week - Yovanka Steele: a comedian's take on Belgian life

    Take in a light-hearted view on Belgium, the Belgians and life in the capital of Europe

    Take in a light-hearted view on Belgium, the Belgians and life in the capital of Europe

    Friday 21 September, 17:30 - 23:00 U

    Orientation Week - Closing drinks

    Join for some drinks, mix and mingle, and have fun.

    Join for some drinks, mix and mingle, and have fun.

    Monday 24 September, 13:00 - 17:00 U

    Orientation Week - Master in Photonics Welcome event

    Are you about to start the Master in Photonics programme? Make sure you attend the programme's welcome event on Monday 24 September!

    Are you about to start the Master in Photonics programme? Make sure you attend the programme's we...

    Monday 24 September, 14:00 - 17:00 U

    Orientation Week - Master in Applied Computer Science Programme Welcome event

    Are you about to start in the Master in Applied Computer Science programme? Then attending this programme's welcome event is important! 

    Are you about to start in the Master in Applied Computer Science programme? Then attending this p...