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Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 28, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, Brussels
3.79 / 5 based on 276 reviews.
Description:
The ULB was founded in 1834, four years after the birth of the Belgian State. It is made up of eighteen faculties, schools and institutes, several hospitals, as well as industrial and experimental centres in Brussels and in the region of Walloon.


Programmes
Accreditations
83% of students recommend
276 reviews
Housing
3.6/5
All experiences (276)
Student life
4.1/5
5 stars (42)
Academic
3.8/5
4 stars (138)
Languages
4.2/5
3 stars (90)
Expenses
3.3/5
2 stars (6)
Overall
4.3/5
1 star (0)
travel from brussels is quite easy because it´s in the middle so you can move whereever you want in europe quete cheap Read Review
kulala9, Spain

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HOUSING    
by kulala9, Universidad de La Laguna, La Laguna, Spain
Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: A room exchange
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: A room exchange
Why? it is more confortable, and yo have the chance to live by your own
Personal comments:
it was fantastic, with a lot of opportunities to know the culture, language, etc..
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Donal, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Archaeology, Erasmus
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
O'reilly's irish bar. you cant beat the good old irish pubs. Brussels aint the best for nightlife by the way.
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ACADEMIC    
by Magdalena, Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, Warsaw, Poland
Management Science, Erasmus
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
There are no language courses available for exchange students.... There should be!



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
none

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by rogorla, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Engineering, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: French
Was learning French a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my French
How much did you improve your French?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
At first it was a little bit difficult since I couldn´t speak french, but I managed quite well after a month.
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EXPENSES    
by Mariano, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Management Science, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
Because the life in Brussels is more expensive and I think i had more time to spend and make things.
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
No surprises
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OVERALL    
by RUBEN, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Law, International, Erasmus
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
Really you must to do most of things by your own, specially for accomodation.
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
It's quite caothic, but you have a lot of things to choice as studies. Be prepared to fight sometimes with the BIG BELGIAN BUREAUCRACY.



FINAL COMMENTS

For travelling, usually with bus is cheaper than train: EUROLINES is very good, but there are others companies as STARBUS, withe better prices, but less buses. Don't miss all your students cards. Your ULB card is vailable to obtein discounts in cinema. At Filmmusseum, there's a lot of films with very good prices (60/90 BEF). Brussels is quite safe, but be careful if you are on quartiers as MIDI or SAINT GILLES. Be open-minded, and be prepared to fight with the very heavy bureaucracy.
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