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International researchers and PHD candidates coming to ULB

You are coming to ULB as a PhD candidate or a researcher ? Find all the information you need before and after your arrival.

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International Welcome Desk

The International Welcome Desk informs Erasmus Mundus students, members of academic staff recruited abroad, foreign visiting professor or researcher, and foreign postdoc or PhD candidate about the administrative steps to be undertaken prior to arrival at the ULB and the various formalities to be completed once in Belgium.

How to register a visiting researcher

On arrival in Belgium, you are warmly invited to pick up a Welcome Pack from our office at 52 avenue Jeanne (Solbosch campus).

The International Welcome Desk is the Euraxess Services Contact Point within the ULB.

Single permit for non-UE nationals

As of March 1, 2023, all foreign researchers, post-doctoral fellows and trainees (except doctoral students) from outside the European Union will need a single permit to enter and stay in Belgium for more than three months. Hosting agreements previously issued are no longer accepted as a document for obtaining a visa.

Khaled al-Asaad Solidarity Fund

The Université libre de Bruxelles has created a Solidarity Fund in order to provide support for researchers who no longer have the freedom to pursue their research in their home country, where they are threatened due to the content of their scientific work or to the opinions they have freely expressed.

You will find all the practical information to apply here.

Do you have any suggestions?

To help us improve the way we welcome international researchers to our campuses, feel free to submit your ideas, suggestions, or simply share your experience here

Updated on April 19, 2024