Welcome to the ULB!

Thank you for choosing the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) as part on your academic journey. We are delighted to welcome you here and will make every effort to make your stay as enjoyable and productive as possible.

Located at the heart of Europe, the ULB has always been very involved in student mobility. Its campuses are among the most international in Europe, with over 30% of students coming from abroad (16% Europeans). The international reputation and excellence of our University are underlined by the fact that nearly 20% of the ULB’s scientific and academic staff and one out of every two PhD candidates are foreign nationals.

We believe that a stay abroad is now one of the key components of a quality university education. From this perspective we encourage our students to take advantage of mobility opportunities and do our best to make sure foreign students get the best possible welcome when they come to the ULB.

This dynamic policy reaching out to students from all over the world is one of the ULB’s main characteristics. With this in mind, we have compiled this guide to help you better understand the University and the city you are going to be staying in, and to allow you to take advantage of their many services.

I wish you a pleasant stay.

Serge Jaumain
Vice-Rector for International Relations