Social services

Studying without (financial) headaches should be possible for every student at VUB. To make this a reality, students can appeal to a range of support facilities. All your questions will be treated confidentially and your specific situation will be taken into account. If necessary we try to find a feasible solution.

Students can contact the Social Service for Students for:

Financial support for study expenses

In general, only Belgian students can apply for a grant of the Flemish community or financial support from the Social Services for Students. However, some EEA-students can be entitled if they live in Belgium for at least five years or if they (or their parents) worked in Belgium at least one year. Non-EEA-students can be entitled if they have a permanent residence in Belgium.

Besides these nationality requirements, there are other conditions that apply for financial support from the Social Services for Students. 

Special procedure VUB housing department

Students can be given priority to receive a VUB dorm room through a special procedure.


Social Service for Students
[Postal address] Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels
[Telephone] (+32) (0)2 629 23 15 (available by phone every weekday from 9 am until 12 am, except Monday)
[E-mail] sociale [dot] dienst [dot] studenten [at] vub [dot] be

Locations and opening hours


  Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus Brussels Health Campus (*)

Building P (the former student rooms unit in red, next to the Housing Department)

Integrated Learning and Resource Centre Jette (Geïntegreerd BegeleidingsLandschap Jette: GBLJ) 
room A 1.03 B
Opening hours

Every weekday from 13:30 to 17:00 (or by appointment)

Every Tuesday from 09:30 to 13:00 (or by appointment) !Closed during spring holidays!

Closed On official (VUB) holidays and between Christmas and New Year.

* At this campus it is possible to deposit your documents in a mailbox. You will find the mailbox just before the exit of the library


Staff: Nele Lambrechts, An Talloen, Lief Vandeperre en Winnie Nys. 
Head of office: Tom Bonnewyn