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A comprehensive guide to Belgian universities

03:02 01/10/2019

Ghent University (UGent) is Dutch-speaking but international students can choose from a variety of English courses and programmes.
25 Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat, 9000 Ghent, 09.331.01.01

Hasselt University’s faculties of sciences, engineering technology, medicine and life sciences, business economics, law and architecture and arts offer undergraduate, graduate and PhD programmes in Dutch and English.
42 Martelarenlaan, 3500 Hasselt,

The Institute for European Studies is an autonomous department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It teaches advanced master’s in European law, politics and economics.
5 Pleinlaan, 1050 Brussels

KU Leuven, Belgium’s oldest and highest-ranked university, is dedicated to research, higher education and service to society.
13 Oude Markt, 3000 Leuven,

The University of Antwerp has 19,000 students; about 15% are international. It offers programmes in Dutch and English.
13 Prinsstraat, 2000 Antwerp

The Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) attracts 5,000 international students each year (a number of programmes are taught in English). Its medical & dental school are in Brussels, in partnership with Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc in Brussels and Mont-Godinne near Namur.
1 Place de l’Université 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) covers all disciplines and levels from bachelor to doctorate. Courses are mainly in French at BA level but several postgrad courses are taught in English.International students make up 32% of the university.
50 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 1050 Brussels, 02.650.21.11

The University of Liège (ULg) offers a range of subjects up to advanced master’s level, principally in French.
7 Place du 20-Août, 4000 Liège

The University of Mons (UMons) offers a wide variety of courses and is open to international students.
20 Place du Parc, 7000 Mons,

The University of Namur comprises six faculties including medicine, and offers 40 academic programmes.
61 Rue de Bruxelles, 5000 Namur,

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is listed in the top 200 QS World University Ranking. Doctorates are offered in all subjects.
2 Pleinlaan, 1050 Brussels


The Open University specialises in supported distance learning for parttime adult study. Modules require six to 16 hours of study a week.

The University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies is an English-speaking postgrad school specialising in international studies.
2a Boulevard Louis Schmidt 1040 Brussels, 02.641.17.21

Maastricht University Campus Brussels is a globally oriented university. International themes are embedded in its research and education.
10 Avenue de l’Armée 1040 Brussels, 02.732.50.76

The University of Maryland offers bachelor’s and master’s programmes. Only those with Nato, Shape or US ID cards can apply.
13 Leuvensesteenweg, 1932 Zaventem,

Written by The Bulletin