Vesalius College is an international college situated in the heart of Brussels, Belgium. The college is operated in association with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Top reasons to study here

  • The College’s faculty is dedicated to instilling a spirit of critical inquiry and ethical responsibility.
  • Using teaching methods that emphasize academic independence, integrity, and an analytical approach to problem-solving.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (2)
Business & Management (1)
Education & Training (1)

About

History

Vesalius College was founded in 1987 by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Boston University to offer undergraduate education in English.

Education

Situated in Brussels and home to a thriving international community, Vesalius College offers students a truly unique educational experience. The College’s teaching methods are characterised by small, interactive classes, flexibility in course selection and continuous assessment. As a small college with a student body of approximately 300 and a low student-to-professor ratio, the faculty is accessible and able to take a personal interest in the success of students to help them achieve their potential. Close working relationships form the cornerstone of the Vesalius educational philosophy.

Research

Students at Vesalius have access to extensive resources for research at three major libraries: the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Université Libre de Bruxelles and The Royal Library, Belgium’s national library. Together, they provide students with access to over five million books. In addition, students have access to a wide variety of online resources including thousands of journals and newspapers, library catalogues and databases

Career

To assist students with life after college and to prepare them for their internships, Vesalius College offers students in their final year the opportunity to attend career seminars and individual coaching sessions. This free service aims to help graduates gain a competitive advantage in the job market after graduation. This is achieved by helping students determine their career objectives in addition to acquiring the skill sets necessary to achieve their professional goals. The workshops range from CV and cover letter writing to information on networking and how to apply for various internship programmes offered in Brussels.

Services

Student services

Each student is assigned to an Academic Advisor (one of the professors). The Academic Advisor works with the student to personalise his/her course schedule. Academic Advisors also assist students in identifying relevant courses and offer support throughout their academic career at Vesalius College.

Housing services

Finding a room in Brussels might seem complicated. On this page, you will find information about the housing market, including the tips which you need to pay attention to before signing a contract.

Contents include the following:
  • Areas (description and map)
  • Rooms (Budget, shared houses, ads)
  • Contract (length of the contract, websites with ads to find a room, students residences)

Library services

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université Libre de Bruxelles and The Royal Library, Belgium’s national library. Together, they provide students with access to over five million books. In addition, students have access to a wide variety of online resources including thousands of journals and newspapers, library catalogues and databases.

ICT services

Computer and Internet access is an essential part of student life. The Vesalius College computer lab features PCs and Apple computers, as well as facilities for students with laptops to connect to the College’s computer network. Students also have access to the extensive computer resources at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, including the free campus-wide wireless network.

Medical services

The medical centre on the VUB campus provides medical assistance to students and staff. This includes consultation in case of illness, accidents, minor medical procedures, vaccinations, preventive care, etc.

Student Life

Sports facilities

Vesalius students have full access to the newly renovated and expanded gym and athletic facilities at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and can choose from over 20 sports. With numerous spacious parks and a forest at its doorstep, Brussels offers students opportunities for biking, running, a scenic stroll or simply relaxing. University facilities include a swimming pool, track and field court, soccer and rugby field, and tennis and squash courts.

Student clubs

The Vesalius Student Government (VSG) is an elected student body and acts as the main liaison between students and the academic administration of Vesalius College. The VSG appoints representatives to the Academic Council, which is the academic governance of the College, and regularly meets with the Dean on matters that affect the students at the College. The VSG also has a social function, organising welcome activities for new students, sports activities, seasonal parties, drama evenings and other social activities throughout the year.

Accreditation

Situated in Brussels and home to a thriving international community, Vesalius College offers students a truly unique educational experience. The College’s teaching methods are characterised by small, interactive classes, flexibility in course selection and continuous assessment. As a small college with a student body of approximately 300 and a low student-to-professor ratio, the faculty is accessible and able to take a personal interest in the success of students to help them achieve their potential. Close working relationships form the cornerstone of the Vesalius educational philosophy.