Summer Research Exchange: Free University of Brussels

Located at the heart of Europe, the ULB has always been very involved in student mobility. Its campuses are among the most international in Europe, with over 30% of students coming from abroad (16% Europeans). Also, nearly 20% of the ULB’s scientific and academic staff and 50% of PhD candidates are foreign nationals. Students can apply for research projects in Chemistry, Computer Science, Urban Studies, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, and more! Check out their promotional video.

ULB brochure and information slides.

Credit Equivalency:
Instead of getting a transcript from the host university, admitted students must enroll in an Independent Research (or similar) course in the equivalent department at U of T. Students approved for CSB397Y0 or PCL397Y0 will receive a UofT credit.

Pre-approved credits: PCL397Y0, HMB394Y0

Research Projects: 

PCL & HMB: Unit of Theoretical Chronobiology (UTC)

Other students: Sciences and Bioengineering Sciences

Housing: On-campus housing is not guaranteed. Please find more information here.

Funding: Students applying to Free University of Brussels for 12 weeks should also apply for Globalink Research Award. Successful GRA applicants will not be considered for $3000 CIE funding and IE Award because the GRA amount is greater of the two.

Learn more about the Summer Research Exchange Program.


Country: Belgium
City: Brussels
Institution: University


Accepting Applications: Yes
Timeline: 8-12 weeks, May-August
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Yes

Deadlines: Summer Deadline: December 1, 2022


Language of Study: English, French
Level of Study: Undergrad
Subjects Available at Host: Arts and Science
Program Type: Research
Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
Program Fees: No fee
Funding: $3000 + Possibility of IE Award OR Globalink Research Award


Schools/Faculties: Arts and Science (St. George) Arts and Science (UTM) Arts and Science (UTSC)
Requirements: Minimum CGPA: 2.5 and 2+ years of study completed