Top 10 Universities in Belgium

Among the reasons why Belgium is ranked among the top universities worldwide is its multilingual education system (French, Dutch, and German). That is also one of the reasons why there are so many students completing their studies in Belgium.

Here are the top 10 universities in Belgium with their official links:

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Ghent University 

Firstly, Ghent University. This university ranks first place in Belgium and 70th worldwide. It was founded in 1817 and is located in Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25.

The university includes many fields of study. In fact, the university’s digital journalism ranks 76th worldwide, followed by economy, business, physics, and chemistry.

Visit the official Ghent University website.

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Secondly, KU Leuven ranks 90th worldwide. It is also one of the oldest universities as it was founded in 1425. The university’s address in Belgium is Oude Markt 13 – bus 5005.

The university’s medicine specialty ranks 40th worldwide, followed by mathematics and digital journalism.

Visit the official KU Leuven website to learn more.

Université Catholique de Louvain

Thirdly, UC Louvain. This university is essentially the French version of KU Leuven. Both have the same date of establishment which is 1425. They also share the same location. Furthermore, UC Louvain ranks 3rd in Belgium and 101-150 worldwide.

The faculty is known for the following specialties: medicine, humanities, social science, and technology. Additionally, the university has 14 faculties and 21 research institutions. Additionally, the number of student in UC Louvain is 28,000.

Learn more about UC Louvain.

Université libre de Bruxelles

Fourthly, The Université libre de Bruxelles. Established in 1834, the university ranks 101-150 worldwide. In the years before, the university’s ranking surpassed 200.

Physics is the most important specialty a the university as it ranks 51-75 worldwide.

Visit the official Université libre de Bruxelles website.

University of Liège

Fifthly, the University of Liège. Established in 1817, Liège ranks 201-300 worldwide. The university is located in Place du 20 Août, 7. Additionally, the number of students at the university is approximately 17,000 with over 6,000 of them from different countries.

It should be noted, the university has 9 full specialties: philosophy, medicine, veterinary medicine, architecture, applied sciences, psychology and economics.

Visit the official website for University of Liège.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Sixth, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Established in 1971, The free university in Brussels is one of the modern universities in Belgium. The university is located in Pleinlaan 2 and was able to rank 300-400 worldwide in record time.

Additionally, there are currently 135,000 students at the university with 21% of them being international students.

Learn more about Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

University of Antwerp

Seventh, the University of Antwerp. This university is another modern university in Belgium that ranks 200-300 worldwide. It should be noted, although established in 2013, the university has over 11,000 students.

The university is popular for its specialties in physics, medicine, and social sciences.

Visit the official website for the University of Antwerp.

University of Namur

Eighth, the University of Namur. Founded in 1831, the University of Namur is a catholic university. Additionally, the university features the following faculties:

  • Arts
  • Law
  • Economic, Social Sciences, and Business Administration
  • Computer Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Medicine

Learn more about the University of Namur.

Hasselt University

Lastly, Hasselt University. Established in 1971 and originally named the Limburgs Universitair Centrum, the university became known as Universiteit Hasselt (Hasselt University) in 2005. This university features many specialties which include: medicine and life science, biology, technology, business, law, architecture, and art. It should be noted, the programs in the university are taught in Dutch.

Visit the official Hasselt University website.

Thomas More University

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