B.A. Blended

International Affairs

Brussels School of Governance

36 months
13000 EUR/year
13000 EUR/year
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The Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs at the Brussels School of Governance equips students with the broad-ranging tools and skills to understand, analyse and assess the most pressing issues in national and global politics.


The English-taught BA in International Affairs (180 ECTS) is a long-standing programme (since 1990) that equips students with the broad-ranging tools and skills to understand, analyse and assess the most pressing issues in national and global politics. The interdisciplinary curriculum is built on the disciplines of politics, economics, law and history and enables students to understand the complex dynamics, core debates, processes, institutions and major challenges of European and International Affairs. 

In addition to being taught by dedicated professors, students benefit from the first-hand experience of senior European and international policymakers, diplomats and practitioners. Our International Affairs graduates are well-prepared for various successful career paths, including in international organisations (such as the United Nations, EU and NATO), ministries of foreign affairs, lobby organisations, NGOs and think tanks.  

Key features: 

  • Interdisciplinary curriculum (politics, economics, law and history) 
  • Policy-makers, academics and diplomats bring their experience to the classroom 
  • Prestigious internship opportunities 
  • Small, interactive classes with practical focus (incl. Capstone project) 
  • Brings together students and faculty of truly versatile international backgrounds 
  • Fall & Spring intakes 
  • Supported by the extensive expertise of our Office for Teaching, Learning and Innovation to accommodate sophisticated blended teaching methods 
  • Individual career advice sessions offered to students throughout their academic experience and beyond
The Brussels School of Governance is an alliance between the Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Vesalius College. This BA in International Affairs is organised by Vesalius College.


Vesalius College is registered with the Flemish government of Belgium as an institution of higher education, and its bachelor’s and master’s degrees have been granted accredited status by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO, Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatie Organisatie).

Programme Structure

To complete this Bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 180 ECTS (credits or study points) is required. Most students complete the intense and rigorous study programme within 3 years of admission. The programme also requires the writing of a BA thesis. 

  • Core courses: students start with the core curriculum, a set of courses that develop the relevant skills, knowledge and abilities essential to our distinctive undergraduate programme. 
  • Major requirements: students also take a range of major requirement courses, such as Global history since 1945, Macroeconomic policy, Humanitarian law, and Comparative political systems. 
  • Major electives: students choose from a broad range of elective courses, one of which is an internship opportunity with one of our prestigious partner institutions 
  • Free electives: students also choose free electives from any of the Bachelor-level courses offered, which allows for a wealth of choices that constitutes one of the unique aspects of our BA programmes. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Students can start their studies in the fall or in the spring semester


180 ECTS


  • Fully structured
  • Regular mandatory meetings
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants for admission must have graduated from a secondary school prior to beginning their studies at Vesalius College. Admission decisions take into account the candidate’s secondary school performance, examination results and English language competence, as well as demonstrated personal qualities and character. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Brussels

885 - 1305 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Vesalius College will award Academic Excellence Scholarships to students who have outstanding academic records in secondary school and whose extra-curricular achievements show evidence of leadership in today’s global society. Other factors include one letter of recommendation from their secondary school and, in certain cases, standardised test scores.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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