Founded in 1834, the Université Libre de Bruxelles (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). This institution also has a branch campus in Charleroi. Officially recognized by the Direction générale de l'Enseignement non obligatoire et de la Recherche scientifique, Belgique (Directorate General for Non-Compulsory Education and Scientific Research), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Belgian higher education institution. Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 188-year-old Belgian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy This higher education institution has a non-selective open admission policy. The acceptance rate range is 100% making this Belgian higher education organization a non-selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. ULB also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.
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|Name||Free University of Brussels|
|Name||Université Libre de Bruxelles|
|Founded||1834 Established under the name Université libre de Belgique, that was changed into the name it carries today in 1836.|
|Motto||Scientia Vincere Tenebras
Conquering darkness by science
|Address||Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 50
|Tel||+32 (2) 650 2111|
|Fax||+32 (2) 650 3595|
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 Free University of Brussels's academic range and degree level offering.
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Yearly tuition refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. This uniRank Tuition Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students (local and international students) and 2 degree levels (undergraduate and postgraduate degrees) and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at the Free University of Brussels. However, the cost of yearly tuition can vary widely depending on the Free University of Brussels's program of study, the specific type of degree, the student's residency status and other criteria. Moreover, tuition is just one component of the overall cost of attending university. Other expenses, such as room and board, textbooks and personal expenses can add significantly to the total cost of attendance and depends on Belgium's cost of living.
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Admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Admission policies may change by country, type of higher education institution and the specific programs or majors offered by the institution. Prospective students should carefully review the admission policies and requirements of each institution they are considering to determine their eligibility and, if the institution is selective and does not have an open admission policy, prepare a strong application.
uniRank publishes below an overview of the most important information about the Free University of Brussels's admission policy and statistics.
This institution admits Men and Women (coed).
Has the Free University of Brussels a selective admission policy? None, open admission policy.
The Free University of Brussels's acceptance rate range is 100% making this institution a non-selective higher education institution.
International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.
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University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university or assessing its value. Here are some potential reasons why:
Overall, the importance of university size and profile can vary depending on the student's individual goals, beliefs and priorities. It is important to consider these factors along with other important criteria, such as academic programs, location, cost and university culture.
uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for the Free University of Brussels.
The Free University of Brussels has a student enrollment range of 20,000-24,999 making it a large-sized institution.
This institution has a range of 3,000-3,499 academic employees (Faculty).
The Free University of Brussels is a private higher education institution.
The Free University of Brussels is a non-profit higher education institution.
This institution adopts a Continuous type of academic calendar.
This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.
The Free University of Brussels does not have any religious affiliation.
What are University facilities and services and what facilities and services does the Free University of Brussels offer? University facilities and services refer to the physical infrastructure and resources provided by a university to support its academic and research activities, as well as the well-being of its students, faculty and staff. Some examples of university facilities and services are classrooms and lecture halls, libraries, laboratories, housing, dining services, health services, sports and fitness facilities, financial aids, career or academic counseling services, technology and computing resources, distance learning and study abroad services.
uniRank provides below an overview of the facilities and services offered by the Free University of Brussels.
This institution has a physical Library for its students.
This 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 institution provides study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.
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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There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system:
uniRank provides, for each University, the name of the organization that has officially granted institutional legal recognition or accreditation. For some Universities uniRank also provides a list of programmatic or specialized accreditations that, however, might be not complete or up-to-date.
The Free University of Brussels is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Direction générale de l'Enseignement non obligatoire et de la Recherche scientifique, Belgique
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University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons:
Overall, university memberships and affiliations can provide a range of benefits for Universities and its stakeholders (students, faculty and staff), including collaboration and networking opportunities, access to resources, quality assurance, recognition, reputation and internationalization.
uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Free University of Brussels's memberships and affiliations; however, the list might be not complete or up-to-date. Please contact or refer to the Free University of Brussels's website for a comprehensive list.
Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following:
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.
uniRank provides below a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Free University of Brussels's organizational structure.
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This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education.
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Site last updated: Friday, 19 May 2023
Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Here are some ways in which the official Free University of Brussels's social media channels can help potential students to understand and assess this or any university:
Overall, social media can provide valuable insights to prospective students and other stakeholders into the Free University of Brussels's profile and level of engagement.
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