ULB, Belgium

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) is a French-speaking university in Brussels that was established in 1834. Five Nobel Prize winners attended the university. It has multiple schools and institutes and in total about 24,000 students. However, Département de Traduction et Interprétation (ISTI) that is available for Erasmus has only 1,000 students which makes it very homely and welcoming. The institute offers renowned translation and interpretation programs.

Brussels is a vibrant international city that has a rich culture scene. The population of Brussels is little over 1 million. The city has many beautiful historical sites as well as shopping spots. Other great European cities are a stone’s throw away. The Institute itself is located in a commune Uccle, a green residential area popular with students. The city centre and other places of interest are easily accessible via public transport.

European University Alliance partner - CIVIS

ULB and the University of Glasgow are both members of the European University Alliance CIVIS

Programme partner 

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree: International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development (ILGSPD)

Mobility partner

  • Estimated number of mobility places: 1-3 full-year places/2-6 semester places.

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ISTI-Cooremans: In addition, the University has a mobility agreeent with ULB's School of Translation and Interpretation, ISTI-Cooremans (Haute École de Bruxelles - ISTI).

  • Estimated number of mobility places: 4-6 full-year or 8-12 semester places.

Available Subject Areas

Please ensure that you research the courses available to you as an exchange student, and check with your subject coordinator(s) that these courses are suitable for your Glasgow degree programme. Please note that partner course offerings may change on a yearly basis.

Please research course level; content and assessment structures; partner academic pre-requisites for exchange students; whether enough courses / credits are available in your degree subject(s) to meet your Glasgow degree credit requirements; language of teaching and for Joint Honours students, whether the partner has any restrictions on taking courses from different Schools/Faculties.

  • Aerospace Engineering/Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business & Management
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Earth Science and Geology
  • Economics
  • Electronics/Electrical Engineering
  • Film & TV
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Product Design Engineering
  • Psychology
  • School of Interdisciplinary subjects Dumfries
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Studies
  • Theology & Religious Studies

Key facts

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