English
Login
Register
View University
Home Work Studies Languages For centers
Studies > Belgium > Brussels > Vrije Universiteit Brussel > Reviews 
Write Review

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

119 reviews
3.65 / 5 based on 119 reviews
1 – 6 of 119
Useful  |  6
anonymous
University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon
Ecology, Graduate, University Agreement
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
3.8/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I had learned the basics in Flemish.
Read more >
In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
4
Activities
2
Campus life
1
Party / people
2
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
The University should try to assist more in foreign student housing. Also if the University could arrange for Flemish language intergration courses to be included in the curriculum. Finally more communicative atmosphere be promoted between visiting students and host country students.
Read more >
During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
2
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
I would like to say that my overall experience as a student at teh VUB was not bad, I made a series of good friends and had some really interesting courses too. My advice to new commers is that they should be adequiately prepared to start in a new culture. For the organisers of the different courses, it will be very interesting to that students do more of practivcal work than theory as most student have the visions of getting to learn more about what they had always known from lectures back in developing countries. Every course should be met by organisation of trips and visits to sites, factories, Industries, Laboratories if the need be.
Read more >
Useful  |  0
George
The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, Nigeria
Management Information Systems, Graduate, Independent
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
3.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
General cultural difference in Belgium with reference to regions
Read more >
In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
2
Costs
4
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
VUB remains one of the best Flemish university where one could have direct contact with a very high standard of education. I highly recommend it.
Read more >
During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Belgian generally seems a bit cold in attitude to foreigners, however the environment provides full opportunity for visitors to explore and enjoy their rich culture. It is now left for individual to define the “how far” of their stay and “how well” is has been so far.
Read more >
Useful  |  1
anonymous
University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon
Ecology, Graduate, University Agreement
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
Courses should maybe be more subject titile related and more professional oriented. This is because when one hears of an International course programme, one expects to fine every aspect of professionality in it and not more of general knowledge.
Read more >
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
The academic life was ok to an extend but for the fact that some teachers to my opinion would serve better in offices and as researchers than teach in classrooms. In selecting teachers, consideration should be taken about their communication skills. Also of importance is the fact that some teachers are too distant from their students.
Read more >
My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Useful  |  1
wang
agriculture university, Shenyang, China
Environmental Sciences, Graduate, Independent
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
VUB is really an international university, I have classmates from different countrys, and all the people in campus can speak english. So, I never have problem with communication in university. And even if the native language of this country is not English, most of the local people here can also speak English, and I'm also studing French now. So, at least we can understand each other. In a word, basically I don't have language problem in belgium.
Read more >
Useful  |  0
anonymous
University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon
Ecology, Graduate, University Agreement
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
In this area, I did not have so many problems since my University was in Brussels where most people could either speak French or English which are languages inb which I could communicate. Furthermore, my courses were in English. The only problem was with the library fascilities in the main Campus. Most of the very important literature is in Flemish thereby hindering effective access to them.
Read more >
Useful  |  2
anonymous
University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon
Ecology, Graduate, University Agreement
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
The environment was good, quite and clean
Read more >
Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
For my Campus, I think the housing arrangements were really good. The was no over crouding in the kitchen area as is the case with other commonly shared fascilities. The only problems which I encountered concerned cultural difference like Europeans smoking in the kitchen while it was considered not right in my own culture.
Read more >
1 – 6 of 119
We uses cookies to deliver services, personalize content and ads, and analyze our traffic.  More info.
Other options I accept