Established in 1970, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Brussels (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming, België (Flemish Ministry of Education and Training of Belgium), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Belgian higher education institution. Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 53-year-old Belgian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 20-29% making this Belgian higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. VUB also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.
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|Name||Vrije Universiteit Brussel|
|Name||Free University of Brussels|
|Founded||1970 Origins date back to 1834. Established from a split of Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), that existed since 1834, into a Dutch speaking (VUB) university and French speaking (ULB) University.|
|Motto||Scientia Vincere Tenebras
Conquering darkness through science
|Colours||Blue, orange and white|
|Tel||+32 (2) 629 2111|
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Generalist universities offer a broad range of subjects and courses that allow students to explore different fields of study, or study areas, before choosing a major. They also provide students with a well-rounded education that can be applied to many different careers. On the other hand, specialized universities focus on a specific field of study and offer more in-depth courses and training in that field. This can be beneficial for students who know exactly what they want to do and want to gain specialized knowledge and skills in their chosen field.
Most higher education institutions offer a range of degree levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate degrees. However, some universities may offer more degree levels than others. In particular, larger-sized universities usually offer a wider selection of undergraduate and postgraduate degree types and levels.
The following uniRank Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This uniRank table aims to help quickly identify the Vrije Universiteit Brussel's academic range and degree level offering.
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uniRank publishes the following list of Vrije Universiteit Brussel 's programs and courses or, if not available, the main fields of study for each level and type of degree offered; feel free to submit any missing course or program.
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uniRank publishes below some basic admission information for the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
This institution admits Men and Women (coed).
Has the Vrije Universiteit Brussel a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel's acceptance rate range is 20-29% making this institution a very selective higher education institution.
International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.
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uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel has a student enrollment range of 15,000-19,999 making it a large-sized institution.
This institution has a range of 800-899 academic employees (Faculty).
Vrije Universiteit Brussel is a private higher education institution.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel is a non-profit higher education institution.
This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.
This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel does not have any religious affiliation.
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uniRank provides below an overview of the facilities and services offered by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
This institution has a physical Library for its students.
This higher education institution provides on-campus residences or dormitories and/or off-campus accommodation to its students.
This institution has sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.
This higher education institution offers one or more types of financial aid (i.e. scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid, etc.) for eligible students.
This institution provides study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.
This institution provides students with guidance and support in their academic pursuits.
This higher education institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.
This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.
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The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming, België
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Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.
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