Vesalius College is part of a broader university student community (of more than 10,000) consisting of 4 other universities and graduate schools concentrated into a single area that exemplifies the student lifestyle. Easily accessible by bus, tram or metro, the area where the College is located has everything to meet student needs including affordable housing, 2 on-campus cafeterias, live music, libraries, banks, shops, markets, restaurants and taverns, as well as athletic activities and facilities.
Vesalius College does not offer on-campus housing. Students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements. However, Vesalius College will help all students find suitable off-campus housing.
Rent for a student room ranges widely (from around €300 to €650 per month on average) and many are conveniently located close to the campus. Students are usually required to pay 2 months (sometimes even 3 months) rent in advance as a ‘guarantee’ (security deposit) and the first month’s rent is due on the day you sign the contract.
IMPORTANT: In general, housing cannot be arranged before your arrival in Belgium. The earlier you arrive in Brussels, the easier it will be to find accommodation. We suggest that you arrive one week before orientation and arrange temporary housing in advance of your arrival (see list of temporary accommodation below).
You may find off-campus housing by consulting the following websites:
- www.vlan.be (look for areas: Ixelles, Etterbeek and Auderghem)
- www.Xpats.com (click on Classifieds, Home shares [left side] and/or For Rent Furnished [right side])
Off-Campus Student Housing
You may also rent a room at ‘Campus Irena V’, which is a private dorm near the College. We suggest you contact the agency Eckelmans directly by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: +32 2 646 21 83. Campus Irena V is located on the Boulevard du Triomphe 151, Box 113, Entrance 4b, B-1050 Brussels. For more information visit their website. Please note that Campus Irena V does not offer rooms during the spring semester as they have yearly contracts starting from 15 September.
Rooms or flats for rent are also advertised by ‘orange’ signs (kot/chamber/kamer TE HUUR/A LOUER) posted on buildings or houses. Most of the contracts for student rooms or flats are for at least one year. Contracts for apartments are usually for 3 years.
Auberge de Jeunesse (Jacques Brel)
Rue de la Sablonnière 30, 1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 (2) 218 01 87, Fax: +32 (2) 217 20 05
Heilige Geeststraat 2, 1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 (2) 511 04 36, Fax: +32 (2) 512 07 11
You can find more information about Youth Hostels in Brussels at:
Information on other temporary housing facilities is available at:
Please reserve your room before you leave for Brussels!