(Health) insurance

VUB's insurance plan

The VUB has taken out insurance for all of its staff and students. This insurance covers physical injury occurring on campus as well as on the usual travel route between the university and home.

A third liability policy is also included. This means that in cases where students or staff are responsible for causing damage to a third party, on campus or on the usual travel route between the university and home, the insurance will intervene and compensate the victim. In both cases only the physical damage is covered. The material damage is not covered.

For more information you can contact the Insurance Department:

[T] + 32-2-6292244
[F] + 32-2-6293638
[E] verzekeringen [at] vub [dot] ac [dot] be

Health insurance

VUB has made health insurance compulsory for its students and scholars. It is not possible to register at the VUB without a medical insurance.

Depending on the nature of their residence status, international students and scholars may be able to join the Belgian state insurance system, which offers them the same benefits as Belgian national.


The VUB works with the local health insurance company Partena which can provide insurance policy to international students and scholars. Partena has office hours in the International Relations & Mobility Office.

More information on health insurance in Belgium can be found on the Stay in Brussels webpage.