Frequently Asked Questions
- A university degree equivalent to a Master’s degree in Social, Economic or Political Sciences, Business, Law and/or Contemporary History consisting of a programme of at least 240 ECTS. If your degree is not within these disciplines, relevant work experience in these or related fields may qualify.
- Excellent academic results for both prior degrees of 70% (2nd class honours upper division, Belgian equivalent; upper 2:1 UK equivalent, 2.8/4 GPA).
The Programme’s language of instruction is English. Non-native English speakers need to provide proof that their knowledge of English meets one of the following four requirements:
- TOEFL-test [min. score 233 (computer-based) min. score 90 (internet-based) min.score 577 (paper-based)]
- Academic IELTS: 7.0
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English – CPE
- Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English – CAE (grade B)
- ITACE (at the VUB) – C1
If candidates have their prior Masters 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.
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
In addition to the affordable tuition, the Programme itself offers a limited number of scholarships.
IES Scholarships take the form of partial tuition waivers. The waivers are awarded on the basis of a separate request, submitted as a part of the application for the Programme. The waivers are awarded upon an assessment of merit and demonstrable need.
Other scholarships may be available from the following sources:
Rotary Foundation Fellowships may be available. Candidates should contact the Rotary Foundation within their district.
Within the framework of bilateral cultural agreements concluded by Belgium or the Flemish Community, fellowships are offered to students in a number of countries. Interested students should inquire directly with the relevant Ministry in their home country or the Belgian Embassy.
Once we received the first installment, you will receive an official admission letter from the VUB admissions office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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:
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 : http://cvo-bec.net
ITO : University Language Institute – Pleinlaan 5 – 3° floor
phone : +32 (0)2/629.26.07
e-mail : email@example.com
For more information:
tel: +32 (0)26 29 11 88