Going Abroad ES - Sociology

Go Abroad

If you are interested in going on an exchange, here you will find all the information that you need. Take a look at the presentation of our info session first.
It has a lot of general information and some specifics about your program as well. Here below we will go in to more detail on when, how and where you can go abroad:

Info Session 2018-2019

Should some of your questions remain unanswered after checking this website and our info session , feel free to get in touch with your tom [dot] de [dot] winter [at] vub [dot] be (exchange coordinator Tom De Winter. )


You can go on an exchange in bachelor's year 3 (semester 1 or 2) or your master's year (semester 1).


Bachelor exchange

You need to:

  • have passed your courses of bachelor's year 1
  • have passed all mandatory courses of bachelor's year 2
  • do the courses 'Multivariate data-analyse voor de sociale wetenschappen’ and 'Bachelorproef' in distance learning

Master exchange

You need to:

  • have obtained your bachelor's degree or passed for the bridging or preparatory program
  • do an exchange in context of your master's thesis
  • get the approval of the supervisor of your master's thesis



1. Complete your nomination dossier: download Word template

2. Send your application to your tom [dot] de [dot] winter [at] vub [dot] be (exchange coordinator Tom De Winter )

3. Deadline is February 16th 2018

All applications will be ranked, in that particular order, according to the overall results and letter of motivation.
This will only come into play when more students apply for the same destination than the number of places that is available.


Destination University Bachelor/Master Information
Austria - Salzburg Universität Salzburg Bachelor and Master  website
Belgium - Brussels Université Libre de Bruxelles Bachelor and Master  website
Bulgary - Blagoevgrad South West University 'Neofit Rilski' Bachelor and Master  website
Germany - Berlin Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Bachelor and Master  website
Germany - Leipzig Universität Leipzig Bachelor and Master  website
Netherlands - Rotterdam Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam Bachelor  website
Slovenia - Ljubljana University of Ljubljana Bachelor and Master  website
Spain - Barcelona Universitat Pompeu Fabra Bachelor and Master  website
Sweden - Lund Lund University Bachelor and Master  website
UK - Belfast Queen's University Belfast Bachelor and Master  website

You can also take your pick from the following EU destinations offered by the bachelor of Social Sciences:

Social Sciences

The VUB is also involved in some non-EU agreements of which you will find more information in the presentation above.

If you apply for a non-EU destination, for which places are very limited, it is best to combine this with an EU application as your backup plan.