The true heart of Europe
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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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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more general information on finding accommodation visit the website http://visitbrussels.be/bitc/BE_en/trip-planner.do
Looking for more information on staying in Belgium? Go to our pages on studying in Belgium.
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