Frequently Asked Questions

We accept and review applications on a rolling basis, starting 1 October. We recommend prospective students to apply as soon as possible, as the selection will be closed once the full quota of maximum 40 qualifying candidates is reached

Applicants who need to apply for a visa (non-EHEA* students) are strongly encouraged to send their application before 1 April.

*The European Higher Education Area

We accept four kinds of certificates:

Academic IELST-score : the minimum for applying for our program is 7.0
TOEFL-test [min. score 233 (computer-based) min. score 90 (internet-based) min.score 577 (paper-based)] IELTS: 7
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English – CPE
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English – CAE-B

If candidates have their law degree from an English language University in English, they may be exempt from the English test. In this case, we require proof from the university that the courses were taught in English. We also reserve the right to assess the level of language skills separately in unclear cases.

Yes. In that case you will be accepted on the condition that you provide us with your English test certificate and/or your diploma as soon as possible, and at the very latest before the Programme starts. We advice strongly against leaving this to the last minute, however, as there are for example only limited dates when the official language tests are available. As soon as you have obtained your diploma or certificate, please send a certified copy of it to us by email and by regular mail or courier. In addition, send us details of your grades from the previous academic years and mention on the application form the precise date by which you will obtain the degree and/or when you will sit the English test.
If offered a place on the programme, an electronic confirmation letter, including information on the tuition fee payments will be sent to you.

Once we received the first installment, you will receive an official admission letter from the VUB admissions office (

The EuroMaster can be followed on a full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years) basis. Full-time students have classes daily from 6pm-9pm. Part-time students two to three times a week.
As a Master student, you are expected to attend all classes, visit the VUB library regularly, attend the IES’ own lecture series, and keep in contact with your professors, and in particular your thesis promoter (and co-promoter).
Due to a limited number of rooms on campus, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel cannot provide housing for all international students and scholars. Hence they are advised to find other means of accommodation in Belgium, preferably prior to departure.

The Br(ik organisation aims to create a network of safe, reliable housing. The landlords and the accommodations linked to Br(ik, must meet criteria set by Br(ik and in case of problems between the landlord and the tenant, the Br(ik organisation can intervene.

Prearranged housing is only available for VLIR-UOS scholars who are registered for one or two year master programmes. All other students and scholars are advised to seek transit, short term or long term housing prior to departure. It is recommended that the search for accommodation is started as soon as the letter of acceptance or invitation has been received.

For more information, please:


Upon your registration at INSCHRIJVINGEN (registrations) you will get a VUB student card.
Yes. There are two possibilities:

BRUSSELS EDUCATION CENTER C.V.O – Day and evening language courses: VUB Campus – Pleinlaan 2 – Building D (Room D.1.33)
phone : +32 (0)2/629.39.08
website :


ITO : University Language Institute – Pleinlaan 5 – 3° floor
phone : +32 (0)2/629.26.07
e-mail :

The VUB offers IES students a unique Career’s Advice service. The Career Centre’s Clients include the European Commission. Their services include CV editing, interview preparation and general career advice.

For more information:

tel: +32 (0)26 29 11 88