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QS Best Student Cities ranking: 48th

The capital of Belgium and headquarters of the European Union, Brussels is known for its international character – and this is reflected in the high proportion of international students at its universities. As well as being known for its international diversity and central role in European politics, Brussels is also famed for its chocolate shops, comic strip art, pubs, cafés and attractive architecture.

Two Brussels-based universities feature in the QS World University Rankings® 2018Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) – both ranked within the world’s top 210. The first is predominantly French-speaking and the second Dutch-speaking (these are the two official languages of the city), but both offer courses in English at graduate level.

In addition to a strong score in the student mix indicator of the QS Best Student Cities ranking, Brussels is also ranked within the top 50 for desirability.

When asked to name the best thing about studying in Brussels, one student commented: “The diversity of people and the many internship and job opportunities.

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Internationally ranked universities in Brussels


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Number of universities ranked by QS

2

Highest-ranked institution

Population

1,830,000

Average international fees (at ranked unis)

US$2,400

Desirability rank

42nd

Employer Activity rank

63rd

Affordability rank

56th

Student View rank

62nd


To find out how each of the above categories is calculated, 
view the methodology.

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