Discover Europe (and beyond)!

VUB students have the opportunity to study or do a traineeship abroad as part of their studies. VUB, holder of an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education has set up partnerships with several universities throughout Europe and around the world. Your eligibility for an exchange is determined at faculty/programme level. Check the information below and don’t hesitate to contact International Relations and Mobility if you have questions.

Destination table

Select your faculty and study programme to find out the outgoing exchange procedure and destinations

You can go on exchange when you are a student in one of the following programmes

Pharmacy

Biomedical Sciences

Medicine

Gerontology: in this programme you have one single destination (The Netherlands - Christelijke Hogeschool Windesheim). For more information on the terms and conditions, contact the exchange coordinator Prof Rose Njemini

You can go on exchange when you are a student in one of the following programmes

For information on the exchange options, contact the exchange coordinator, Ms. Inge Bogaert

You can go on exchange when you are a student in one of the following programmes

You can go on exchange when you are a student in one of the following programmes

You can go on exchange when you are a student in one of the following programmes

Click here to check the slides of the exchange infosession (2022)

Psychology

Adult Educational Sciences

Educational Sciences

You can go on exchange when you are a student in one of the following programmes

Mandatory registration in SOP Mobility Online

All outgoing students who are planning to go abroad for studies, traineeships, field work, group mobility, thesis preparation, etc. will have to register in SOP Mobility Online to receive academic or administrative approval, based on the type of mobility.

Outgoing PhD students or staff (e.g. voluntary staff) who are not in TEO (M&O database), will equally have to register but only their Travel Log (more details under II.). Depending on the purpose and content of your trip abroad, regardless of the duration (being it 1 hour or a full academic year), a registration link to SOP Mobility Online will be sent to you:

  1. All outgoing students who are going abroad in the framework of their VUB curriculum while receiving a scholarship (see this table) will receive a link to register in SOP Mobility Online from the International Relations office (IRMO), after the student has been officially nominated for the exchange by the faculty towards IRMO (annually mid-March). More information on this method of being nominated, can be found on the page on procedures.
     
  2. All outgoing students who are going abroad without any scholarship (see this table, with exception of those students who are on a reserve list for a scholarship), will receive a link to register in SOP Mobility Online from their respective tutor, exchange coordinator, faculty administration. More information can be obtained from the responsible person at your facult.
     

After receipt of the registration link to SOP Mobility Online, and having successfully registered, you will be able to log-in and you will be guided through the steps that follow. This registration is mandatory.

Exchange Coordinator contact details per faculty

LW: Faculty secretariat (mobility.lw@vub.be)
IR: Coordinator Internationalisation (ir.mobility@vub.be)
RC: Faculty secretariat (facrc@vub.be)
WE: Exchange Coordinator of study domain (check via table when scrolling up) and/or Coordinator Internationalisation (Marjan.Maes@vub.be)
LK: Faculty secretariat (faclk@vub.be)
ES: Faculty secretariat (mobility.es@vub.be)
GF: Exchange Coordinator of study domain (check via table when scrolling up)
PE: Faculty secretariat (pe.mobility@vub.be)

Entering a travel log in SOP Mobility Online

During your stay abroad in the host country, VUB remains concerned about the wellbeing of its students and staff. In order to act quickly in case of a crisis (natural disaster, social unrest, …), VUB would need to have an overview of students who are on an exchange.

Therefore, we require students and staff (those not registered in TEO) to enter a travel log as soon as travel details are known (during the academic year for short-term mobilities, after first-session exams or after re-sit exams). Entering of this travel log is mandatory, also for daytrips, and are preferably entered a month before the actual departure (students having re-sit exams can enter the travel log right after the deliberation period).

The student will receive information from SOP Mobility Online on how to enter the travel log. By entering the travel log, the student indicates s/he is currently abroad for his/her exchange (not taking into account any holidays the student would take before or after the exchange).