Brussels: the true heart of Europe

Brussels City

City Sights

If ever a city could claim split personality, it’s Brussels, according to the Lonely Planet: "French versus Flemish, historic versus hip, bizarre versus boring. Full of contrasts, contradictions and intrigue, this is a multicultural equation that goes much deeper than just red tape and Eurocrats. Brussels is a city of fine food, café culture, Art Nouveau architecture and the surreal."

This cosmopolitan city spoils its visitors with numerous tourist attractions: parks, museums, cultural events, shops, cafés and restaurants, from the trendy Dansaert area to the chic Zavel and popular Marollen districts. With the presence of various colleges and universities, it will be no surprise to learn that Brussels also has a lively student scene. 9000 students live near the Vlerick campus alone.

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Campus Info

Bolwerklaan 21
9000 Brussels

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Our Brussels campus is located in the centre of Brussels, near the TGV station – which ensures easy access – and within walking distance of the European Quarter, which is home to the EU institutions.
All our campuses offer fully equipped, U-shaped classrooms to ensure maximum interaction, several break-out rooms and all the latest IT and computer facilities (for example: Bloomberg terminal). As a Vlerick student, you also have access to all libraries, restaurants and sports facilities of Ghent University.


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Settling In

Most students studying in Belgium rent a private room for the whole academic year. The best time of the year to start looking for housing is July-August. We advise you to come at the latest two weeks prior to the start of classes, as you will need time to adjust and find your way around in Brussels.

The best way to look for a room or apartment is simply by walking around the vicinity of the campus, looking for (orange) signs saying ‘te huur’ (= for rent). The price for a studio/apartment ranges between 300 and 450 euro/month. You can also try the following links to find a place:

Want to stay in a youth hostel while looking for accommodation? Contact Youth Hostel Sleep Well, Rue du Damier 23, Brussels via +32 (0)2 218 50 50 or


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Check your eligibility for our Masters programmes or join one of our upcoming events!

Contact us

Contact our Programme Advisor
Sara Teuwen
Skype  SaraTeuwen_VLERICK
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Check out the Masters Blog and stay up-to-date on the challenges of our current Masters students in Belgium and abroad!

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Meet Us

Info Sessions & Open Days
09 Nov
Masters Open Day Ghent Campus
Category: Masters Info Sessions

17 Nov
Drop In on our Brussels Campus
Category: General Info Sessions

29 Nov
MBA Info Session Brussels
Category: MBA Info Sessions

Meet our faculty

Prof Bruno Colmant 

Prof Bruno Colmant, key faculty member for Masters in Financial Management

Our Masters students' Blog

Vlerick International experience: food, drinks and much more!
Date: 13 October 2016

On Tuesday 11 October, the Vlerick Masters hosted this year’s first intercultural event, where 13 countries/regions represented their cultures by means of local dishes, drinks, traditional clothing, poems, etc. At the Brussels campus, students from Masters in General Management, Masters in International Management and Strategy, Masters in Marketing, Masters in Financial Management and Masters in […]

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