I wish to welcome you to the International Exchange website
of the Faculty of Law and Criminology of the Vrije Universiteit
Brussel. One of the main objectives of our Faculty is to
intensify its contacts with other Universities and Law Faculties,
and to encourage their students to spend part of their study
in Brussels, capital of Belgium and the enlarged European Union.
Since the academic year 2004/2005, students of some Belgian
French speaking universities, who master the Dutch language,
can participate in the Erasmus Belgica programme of our Faculty.
They can follow courses of the regular Dutch course programme
(one or two semesters).
Since the academic year 2005/2006, we offer an English law course
programme for foreign exchange students (Erasmus programme).
This programme takes place in the first semester of the academic
year (late September - beginning of February). Foreign exchange
students must have a good command of English.
Since the academic year 2007/2008, we offer an English criminology
course programme for foreign incoming students (Erasmus programme).
Also this programme takes place in the first semester. Students
must already have a basic knowledge of criminology, meet some
prerequisites and have a good command of English.
Foreign exchange students who master the Dutch language, may
follow courses of our regular Bachelor and Master programmes
in Dutch (law and criminology).
This website is designed to stimulate interest in our exchange
programmes and to inform prospective exchange students. We trust
that the information on the following pages will provide a helpful
account of the academic activities carried out by the staff
of our Faculty.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Brussels,
with my best regards,
Prof. dr. Wilfried Rauws,
Dean of the Faculty of Law and Criminology.