Université Libre de Bruxelles

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Contact Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium

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Founded in 1834 by Pierre-Théodore Verhaegen, the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) is a private research university with several campuses located in the heart of the Belgian capital, giving researchers and a 24,000-strong student body every opportunity to embrace all the perks of a vibrant European city.

ULB offers about 40 undergraduate programmes and nearly 250 graduate courses. Accessible by train from several major European cities in under two hours, about one-third of ULB’s intake are international with 20 per cent coming from Europe. Although it is a francophone institution, international students can take advantage of university languages courses to improve their French and some master’s programmes are taught in English. ULB has strong links with international institutions and works closely with Vrije Universiteit Brussel, a Flemish-speaking institution also based in the capital.

The university’s founding philosophy focused on the idea of freedom of inquiry and students are represented on all decision-making bodies.

ULB’s motto can be translated as “conquering darkness with knowledge” and its scholars have won a variety of awards including four Nobel prizes, 24 Francqui Prizes, a prestigious scholarly award in the sciences in Belgium, and a Fields Medal. Well-known alumni include the English journalist Robert Peston and business school graduate Heidi Cruz, who worked for the Bush administration and is the wife of US politician Ted Cruz.

The university has 12 faculties and incorporates several museums, including one dedicated to zoology, and at the Solbosch campus, ULB’s main location, there is a weekly market selling locally produced food.

Specific details

Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Physical Science, Education, Psychology, Social Science

Location

Belgium
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium

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As one of the biggest and best universities in Belgium, ULB offers you a large variety of studies, the system it's modern and interactive as it's in the capital of Europe. The best part it's the campus which offers you everything you need as...

As one of the biggest and best universities in Belgium, ULB offers you a large variety of studies, the system it's modern and interactive as it's in the capital of Europe. The best part it's the campus which offers you everything you need as student and a super friendly and multicultural atmosphere, you are isolated from the busy life of Brussels but at the same time you're still well connected to the center of the city.

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This university has many services available to students in order to help with whatever they may need in student life. This includes transitioning as an exchange student from abroad, finding employment, and finding the right class schedule for...

This university has many services available to students in order to help with whatever they may need in student life. This includes transitioning as an exchange student from abroad, finding employment, and finding the right class schedule for you. Unfortunately, I have found administration to be quite confusing, and as an exchange student, services found in English could sometimes be in short supply. Despite this, I have found professors who are very enthusiastic and are more than willing to help with problems, should they arise.

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The best thing about this university is the entirety of the student and their sense of community that grows stronger the longer you stay there. The university itself organises lots of activities that helps you bond with your fellow students and...

The best thing about this university is the entirety of the student and their sense of community that grows stronger the longer you stay there. The university itself organises lots of activities that helps you bond with your fellow students and create experiences you’ll remember your whole life.

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Great university that offers a large variety of fields. Easily accessible by tram or bus. The main campus is really big and well organized. There are various restaurants where you can eat sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, etc. You can even do sports...

Great university that offers a large variety of fields. Easily accessible by tram or bus. The main campus is really big and well organized. There are various restaurants where you can eat sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, etc. You can even do sports (and it is very cheap). I am happy to be a student there.

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It's quite difficult to write a complete opinion about the university in general. The faculties were quite different from each others. So, I can only speak about what I know : the first 2 years in Psychology and the complete cursus in Law. In...

It's quite difficult to write a complete opinion about the university in general. The faculties were quite different from each others. So, I can only speak about what I know : the first 2 years in Psychology and the complete cursus in Law. In Psychology, I appreciated being in contact with experts in different branches, it really opened my mind on different psychology specialities. In Law, I also appreciate being in contact with experts but I would not recommend it as I don't think we got the best education as we could barely use our codes and more than being hard to learn everything by heart, it's useless in a professional context and I felt like we are less prepared than others.

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The teaching level in my field (translation) is one of the best in Belgium, especially as I am studying Chinese. However, the facilities (Campus Uccle) are really old and there is not enough space (library, break area…)

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