Practical Information

Before departure

  • Visa requirements may apply depending on your nationality. See the website of Foreign Affairs.
  • Housing options
    • The Erasmus University College Brussels offers on-campus housing service at Jette.
    • If you want to look for a room on the private market, Brik are experienced in finding housing (a "kot") for international students. They're also a helpful source for the practical side of things: see their page on preparing to move to Brussels and also their handy search engine for finding a student room in Brussels.
  • Travelling


During your stay


  • Academic calendar (2018-19)
    • The fall term starts on the 24th of September 2018 and ends on the 1st of February 2019.
    • The spring term begins on the 4th of February and ends on the 28th of June 2019. 
    • Re-sits start on the 19th of August and end on the 13th of September 2019, the official end of the academic year.
      • Specific academic calendars for each department will be made public around May 2018.
      • An Orientation Day is organised by Stuvo, the student support services, on the 21st of September 2018. International students are required to attend.
  • Want to discover more of Brussels and Belgium in general?
    • You will be informed on all interesting things in Brussels and Belgium during the orientation day. ESN Belgium also organizes many excursions to major cities.


Upon leaving

  • Confer with the international office to make sure your certificate of stay is signed and in order;
  • In case of a stay longer than 3 months, deregister from the municipality in which you are staying.


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