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    Your academic constitution

    The university's central Teaching and Examination Regulations (OER) form a mainframe upon which all education and evaluation is organised. It is the central academic book of rules.

    What is there to know

    Faculties can make additions to the central OER, usually adding details on practical matters such as deadlines, filling forms etc. Faculty-specific rules can be found in the supplementary faculty regulations.

    The teaching and examination regulations apply to the following programmes organised by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel:

    • bachelor programmes
    • master programmes (including advanced masters)
    • preparatory and bridging programmes
    • postgraduate programmes and the teacher education programme


    The information presented in this section holds no legal validity. The Teaching and Examination Regulations of the current academic year are the only legal source of information on the university's rules.

    The Vrije Universiteit Brussel can not be held responsible for incorrect or outdated information on the website.


    The faculties can make additions to the central Teaching and Examination Regulations. In concrete terms, this often involves practical matters such as deadlines, submission of forms, organisation of internships, etc.

    The faculty regulations can be found in the faculty webpages.

    PhD regulations and forms

    Useful documents, central regulations and faculty-specific additions for PhD students.

    Important notice

    The Central PhD regulations and the supplementary faculty regulations are subject to change. Since the regulations are first written in Dutch, it may take some time for them to be translated into English. 

    Therefore, only the Dutch versions of the regulations are considered legally binding. To be safe, it is best to check the dates in which the English and Dutch versions were last modified.

    Central PhD regulations

    Supplementary faculty regulations

    Other regulations

    Forms for application, registration and participation

    PhD Forms

    Campus life and disciplinary regulations

    The disciplinary regulations deal with possible sanctions and punishments in case of misbehaviour or incidents on campus.


    The Student Council is the central body for student representation at the VUB. It defends your interests and represents your voice in several university councils. At our university, the same representatives also form the Council for (non-academic) Student Services, whose policy is entirely run by students. A unique situation.

    General regulations of the Student Council and the Council for Student Services

    Student Council Regulations

    Student participation rights

    Participation rules


    The VUB is more than just studying, as you well know by now. Below you find different rules regarding student life at the VUB.

    Student Life

    Integrates all previous rules of BSGgtgv

    More info

    Lounge Bar 1050 User Regulations

    Additional practical regulations for the Lounge Bar 1050 (Etterbeek)

    More info

    Basic Fit Lounge User Regulations

    Additional practical regulations for the Basic Fit Lounge 1090 (Jette)

    More info


    Rules for the use of VUB classrooms

    More info (Dutch)


    You can click and reach all the forms related to administrative issues at the VUB.

    Administration: working students

    Forms for PhD

    Registration and participation:

    Joint PhD model agreements:

    PhD progress reports: