Vrije Universiteit Brussel





City Brussels
Founded 1834
Number of Students 14.000 (As of 2016)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

International Office der Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Fact Sheet



Type of Partnership ERASMUS+ (B BRUSSEL01)
Who can apply?

Bachelor's (If the bachelor's degree is expected to be completed at the time of your stay abroad), Master's

Students of a Bachelor's program: Please note that you should have a maximum of 20 ECTS open per upcoming semester at RWTH until the stay abroad, as a stay is only possible in the Master's program.

Type of Stay Study
Length of Stay 1 to 2 Semesters
Time of Stay Winter Semester and/or Summer Semester
Number of Exchange Spots 1 to 2


Study Details

Semester Dates

1. Semester: September until Beginning February

2. Semester: Beginning of February until July

Cooperating Faculty /

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Hydrology

Study Possibilities

Faculties and Institutes

It may not be possible for exchange students to take all courses from all faculties. Further information can be obtained from our partner universities and from our experience reports.

Possibilities and Useful Information for Exchange Students

Please note that, in general, the majority of courses taken must be chosen from the cooperating faculty.

Course Offerings

Course Catalog Civil Engineering

Please inform yourself about the courses offered directly at the partner university. If you have any questions about the corresponding courses or the course offerings in general, please feel free to contact the partner university directly.

Language Courses The university offers a semester accompanying language course.

Language Requirements

English B2

Dutch B2

The language requirements depend on the language that the chosen courses are held in. Students who only choose courses taught in English do not need to prove Dutch language proficiency.

Proof of language skills at the RWTH Aachen University Language Center.

Application Deadline at the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Civil Engineering 15. February for 1 to 2 Semesters as of the Winter Semester of the Same Year
Application Deadline at the Partner University

01 July for the Winter Semester of the Same Year

01 November for the Summer Semester of the Following Year

(Applying to the partner university takes place only after successfull application at RWTH University.)

Application Process at the Partner University

Information about the Application and Application Documents

(Applying to the partner university takes place only after successfull application at RWTH University.)


Tuition Fees Fees Waived

Erasmus+ Scholarship

Schüßler Award

Pirlet Award

Scholarship Database

Practical Information
Accommodations On the private housing market similar prices as Germany
Health Insurance For the entire stay abroad health insurance and liability insurance is necessary.
Experience Reports MoveOn
Additional Information

Federal Foreign Office

German Academic Exchange Service