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Joint Degrees


The Brussels Faculty of Engineering (Bruface) is a joint initiative launched by the Brussels School of Engineering and its Dutch-speaking counterpart at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). The two schools offer 5 of their Master's programmes entirely in common and in English; graduating students receive a joint degree delivered by both ULB and VUB. 

  • Master in Architectural Engineering
  • Master in Electromechanical Engineering
  • Master in Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Master in Civil Engineering
  • Master in Electrical Engineering

Privileged access from VUB's 60-credit Master's to ULB's 120-credit Master's

Students who have completed a 60-credit Master's at VUB have privileged access to 120-credit Master's programmes in the same field at ULB. This lets them earn two degrees in three years. 

  • Master in History – focus on History and Administrations / focus on Archives and Documents
  • Master in History of Art and Archaeology: General – practical focus on Archaeology / focus on Museums and Movable Heritage Conservation / focus on Art and Visual Culture
  • Master in Philosophy – research focus
  • Master in Sociology
  • Computer Science
  • Tourism Studies and Management

Urban Studies

This interdisciplinary Master in Urban Studies is entirely organised in Brussels, in English. As classes are held at both ULB and VUB, students will receive a joint degree upon graduation.

International Student Guide

This guide will inform you about which services you are eligible for at both institutions as a (guest) student.