Your guide to Belgian universities


The French-language Université de Bruxelles (ULB) covers all disciplines and all levels of study from bachelor’s degree to doctorate. Courses are provided mainly in French at BA level but in postgraduate studies several courses are taught in English. ULB admits 24,000 students every year, a third of whom come from abroad. It is an important partner in European science strategy and active in student and researcher mobility schemes. It includes the prestigious La Cambre, which consists of two schools: an art, design and fashion school and a separate architecture faculty.
50 Avenue FD Roosevelt, 1050 Brussels

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) offers doctorates in all subjects for which the university issues academic degrees. Faculties are clustered together on two campuses with housing and sports facilities, medical care, daycare.
2 Pleinlaan, 1050 Brussels
02.629.21.11, 02.629.22.82,

The Institute for European Studies (IES) is an autonomous department of VUB. It teaches advanced master’s programmes in European law, politics and economics and focuses on interdisciplinary research in European studies.
5 Pleinlaan, 1050 Brussels

Hasselt University has an international orientation (12% of students come from abroad). The 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 University of Antwerp has approximately 19,000 students, which makes it the third largest university in Flanders; 16% of students come from abroad. It offers programmes in Dutch and English in nine areas (Applied Economics, Applied Engineering, Arts, Design Sciences, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences, Political and Social Sciences, Science).
Prinsstraat 1, 2000 Antwerpen,

The University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium’s largest, oldest and highest-ranked university. It welcomes more than 50,000 students, of whom 14% are international students from more than 140 nations. As a leading European research university, it offers a variety of academic bachelor’s, master’s and postgraduate programmes taught in English.
13 Oude Markt, 3000 Leuven

Founded in 1425, the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) is one of Europe’s oldest universities, with 28,739 students on six sites: Louvain-la-Neuve, Brussels (Woluwe and Saint-Gilles), Mons, Tournai and Charleroi. Belgium’s leading French-speaking university attracts 5,000 international students each year (a number of programmes are taught in English) and gives lectures (in French and English) on the online platform edX.
1 Place de l’Université
1348 Louvain-La-Neuve,

UCL’s medical and dental school are in Brussels, in partnership with the Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc in Brussels and the Cliniques Universitaires de Mont-Godinne near Namur.
50 Avenue E Mounier, 1200 Brussels

Founded in 1831 by the Jesuits, the University of Namur (UNamur, formerly FUNDP) comprises six faculties including medicine, offering 40 academic programmes, and carries out research covering the main fields of knowledge, from ethics to nanotechnology, linguistics to computer science, human rights to veterinary science. The quality of its teaching and research has enabled it
to develop cooperation and exchange programme.
61 Rue de Bruxelles, 5000 Namur


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