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Université Libre de Bruxelles
Brussels, Belgium
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/01/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
Direct Enroll Language of Instruction: French
Language Prerequisite: Yes Program Advisor: Lisa Brown, Study Abroad Advisor
Courses Offered: Anthropology, Art History, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Communication Sciences, Economics, Ethnic Studies, French, French and Francophone Studies, Geological Sciences, History, International Studies, Management, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Pre-Architecture, Pre-Dental, Pre-Med, Psychology, Religious Studies, Statistics, World Literature
Program Description:
Why ULB?
 
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. The ULB is committed to preparing its students for responsible citizenship, passing from teaching to use of acquired knowledge and encouraging life-long learning in a continually changing world. At its inauguration in 1834, the ULB had just 96 students. Today there are over 24,000, 30% of whom are foreigners. The number of faculties and schools has likewise increased rapidly, in response to the emergence of new disciplines and increasing specialisation. With its 10 faculties, its schools  and institutes, it has become a full all-round university covering all disciplines and all academic levels.


Academic Highlights

ULB offers a full range of academic programmes, organising its teaching through 13 Faculties, Schools and Institutes. Since its foundation in 1834, the Université libre de Bruxelles has been closely involved in the ongoing debate on critical thinking and freedom. This has included outspoken opposition to dictatorships and other nationalist abuses, the promotion of equal opportunities and a raft of other social issues. Founded on the principle of free-thinking (libre examen), a principle based on independent judgment and the rejection of all dogma, the ULB has remained true to its original ideals: to be an institution free from all supervision, committed to the defence of democratic and humanistic values (including its way of governance). Today it is one of the most important French-speaking universities.


Student Life

Some ULB students volunteered to be in charge of our Incoming exchange students. Their purpose is to have opportunity to share their experience of our city/university, introduce their campus, and (last but not least) discover a bit more about your own language and culture. ULB Culture organizes and hosts cultural events on the main campus of the university: exhibitions , theater , music , film club and supports the circles recognized by the Cultural Commission . It also provides public cultural infrastructure: Salle André Delvaux , Room Rehearsals and cultural centers. Baptisms to conferences, to the cinema, going out on the town or visits to breweries, student groups held a large part in the animation at the University. Folk activities are often funny, never required. During the academic year, ULB offers Culture, in collaboration with the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, the MIDIS Musical. These concerts of classical music and jazz overlook the different campuses of the University: the Delvaux hall on the campus Solbosch and in the main hall of the Museum of Medicine of the Erasmus campus. ULB Culture present during the academic year, classical music concerts given by the Orchestra of the ULB . It is directed by Zofia Wislocka, which also runs a training chamber music.


Living in Brussels

Located at the heart of the European Union, the ULB is open to the world. It is involved in the realisation of a multicultural Europe, contributing to spreading its humanist and democratic values. Brussels has emerged as the “Capital of Europe” in political and economic terms. As the headquarters of the European Union, it is at the forefront of European integration and EU policy. Brussels is also very international; its diversity is reflected in its neighborhoods, restaurants, and languages. While French is the dominant language, Dutch (Flemish) and English are widely spoken. Brussels has been given its character by the coexistence of French and Flemish culture, and it is nowadays home to nationalities around the world, adding a cosmopolitan flavor to its atmosphere. About 25 per cent of its inhabitants are said to be foreigners, mostly being part of the staff of the many organizations that have their headquarters in Brussels. The long tradition of hospitality and exchange in Europe's greenest capital means visitors and residents alike can enjoy a broad mix of world food and music, while culture vultures can choose from a host of museums and shows. Located in the heart of the city, the Université libre de Bruxelles or ULB also offers many cultural, festive and sports activities. The university campuses and surrounding areas are extremely attractive, providing just the right mix between study and leisure.

Finances

While abroad, students continue to pay their Case tuition rather than the tuition at their new institution. In addition there are several expenses students’ financial aid can potentially help to fund. These are listed in the attachments below.


BrusselsFall.pdf
BrusselsSpring.pdf
BrusselsYear.pdf