Top level sports and studying

Combine top sports and studying at the VUB! Why? Because we have 30 years of experience and the best conditions to optimize your chances of success. Curious? Then read on. 


A top sports career, and a professional career

Top athletes who have ended their top sports career have now started a career in the labour market, with the help of obtaining a diploma. You probably know Sebastien Godefroid, Ann Simons, Heidi Rakels, Katleen Smet, Ingeborg Marx, Nils Duerinck, Tom Vangeneugden, Corinne Van Hombeeck, Willem Van Schuerbeeck, Jérôme Truyens, Erica Coppey... All of them have a degree from the VUB.

But also many active professional athletes such as Jürgen Roelandts, Dirk Van Tichelt, Pieter Verhees, Yannick Lefèbvre and Sofie Hendrickx have obtained a diploma at the VUB.

Top sports status

With a top sports status you qualify for extra flexibility and measures concerning your studies, sports, housing and other logistics. These benefits are generally appointed depending on the category of your status (there are 3 categories). 

Please contact us to find out more about the top sports status.


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Top sports and Study department 

Pleinlaan 2 - 1050 Brussel

Building L - Room L.413

Coördinator: 0474/82.87.10


Who are we?

Department head: Prof. Paul Wylleman

Coördinator: Dr. Koen De Brandt

Secretariat: Mrs. Carine Van den Houcke

Pro-rector Paul De Knop is the initiator of the Top sports and Study department.