Brussels College Night

BRUSSELS COLLEGE NIGHT

The Only U.S.-focused College Fair in Belgium

Thinking about studying in the USA? For the past thirty-five years, Brussels College Night has introduced secondary school students and their families in Belgium to higher education opportunities in the United States. Organized by EducationUSA Belgium, this annual fair allows students to meet representatives from colleges and universities across the United States and to receive guidance in their college application journey.

FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS

Brussels College Night is the only U.S.-focused college fair in Belgium. The event provides high school students from across Belgium with unparalleled access to representatives from over 50 U.S. universities and American-accredited universities in Europe in order to help secondary school students and families learn about higher education opportunities in the United States.

Meet with U.S. representatives

You will have the chance to talk to representatives from more than 50 U.S. universities and American-accredited universities in Europe and ask them any questions you have about the university admissions process.

Who should attend?

The primary targets of college fairs like Brussels College Night are secondary school students, including those in their last year of studies (“seniors”) who are preparing to submit applications to U.S. universities as well as younger students who are beginning to consider their post-secondary school options. We welcome students of all ages as well as their parents, siblings, teachers, and counselors!

It’s free!

Attendance to this fair is free for students and parents and while registration is not required, we think it’s a great idea! You will get a reminder the week before Brussels College Night with helpful hints to help you prepare for the event, as well as any important last-minute reminders. 

Registration for Brussels College Night is strongly recommended for students, families, or teachers/counselors attending the fair.

FOR REPRESENTATIVES

Organized by EducationUSA Belgium, the one and only U.S.-focused college fair in Belgium is a one-stop shop for your recruitment needs. For the past thirty-five years, Brussels College Night has provided university representatives with unparalleled access to high school students from across Belgium. The fair is also supported by a number of international schools in the region of Brussels, whose students come from around the world and reflect the multicultural and multilingual character of Europe’s capital city.

Multilingualism

Belgium is a country with three national languages (French, Dutch, and German) but English remains a highly popular common language. Students interested in pursuing undergraduate studies in an English-speaking country are familiar with the United States and the high quality education available at American colleges and universities.

Multiculturalism

Belgium is an increasingly diverse country, and with institutions like the EU and NATO in close proximity, Brussels is a uniquely international and multicultural hub. In 2019, a quarter of attendees at Brussels College Night were from another EU Member State and another 35% were from outside of the European Union. Recruiting in Belgium allows you to reach students from all over Europe and the world!

Multiple delicious exports

Waffles! Chocolate! Beer! Who wouldn’t want more international students from Belgium on their campus? (We’re only joking! But while national exports might not be a factor in admissions, the opportunity to visit a small country with such tasty treats might factor into your recruitment schedule.)

Registration for Brussels College Night is easier than ever! Click on the ‘Start registration’ button above to learn more about registration and payment for universities and non-university institutions.

Practical

Date

September 2020

Location

TBD

Logistics

The school is easily accessible via car and public transportation. For security purposes, all participants are asked to bring a photo ID and to consider leaving large bags at home

6 PM - 6:45 PM

Panel Discussion: Studying in the USA

Just beginning your EducationUSA journey? Join us for a panel discussion with representatives from three U.S. colleges and universities to learn all about finding the right fit, completing your application, and financing your studies.

6:30 PM - 8 PM

College Fair

The main attraction — come meet with 50+ representatives of U.S. colleges and universities during our college fair! Throughout the fair, attendees may wish to join us for one or more specialized, twenty-minute breakout sessions in the meeting room just outside of the gym.

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR VISIT

Do Your Research

Before coming to Brussels College Night, look at the list of universities attending and highlight those you find interesting. Do some research and review information available on the university websites. Ideally, you should come into the college fair knowing what is important to you when it comes to things like student activities, university housing, study abroad and academic programs, support offered to international students, employment opportunities after graduation, etc.

Keep an Open Mind

Did you know that the Ivy League is by definition a sports league in the Northeast? Do not get hung up on the so-called “brand name” universities. With over 4,000 universities in the U.S., it is likely that you will apply to at least one school that you and your parents have never heard of! Remember that some of the well-known universities are extremely selective. To avoid disappointment when you receive your admissions decisions next spring, apply to a range of universities. If you have time, visit other booths when you are done with colleges on your primary list. Even if you think that you have already found your dream school, try not to get hung up on one particular university. You don’t want to miss out on a university that could be perfect for you by being focused on just one.

Plan Your Journey

Have a look at the floor plan (available when you enter the event) and circle the exhibitors you want to visit. Do not forget to visit the EducationUSA stand for answers to your general questions about undergraduate study! When approaching a university stand, be prepared to introduce yourself to the university representative. Try practicing a three sentence introduction that includes your name, the year you intend to enroll, your anticipated major and what you are looking for in a university. You should also make a list of questions to ask, preferably beyond what you could read on the university website. Ideas include:

  • How would you describe campus life at your university? Ask about extracurricular activities, athletic teams, and clubs and community organizations.
  • What can you tell me about the student population (size, diversity, etc.)?
  • What support services are available for international students on your campus?
  • What characteristics does the admissions office look for in a successful applicant?
  • Does your university offer financial aid for international students? If so, how do I apply for this funding?
  • Parents – we know it’s hard, but let your child do the talking! This is a unique time for students to speak directly with university staff or alumni who are likely to be involved in the selection process.

Participating institutions

The following universities/colleges and non-university institutions registered for the last edition of Brussels College Night. Institutions are listed in alphabetical order.

U.S. Universities and Colleges

AMERICAN MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC ACADEMY

AMDA is a fully accredited, not-for-profit higher education institution devoted to training the actor, singer, and dancer for stage, film, and television. There are two campuses of AMDA providing seven distinct certificate and degree paths: The AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Los Angeles, and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York. The California campus in the heart of Hollywood offers four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts and two-year Associates degree programs. The New York campus in Manhattan offers two-year certificate programs – and the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree by attending both the New York and Los Angeles campuses.

AMHERST COLLEGE

Founded in 1821, Amherst College enjoys a reputation as one of the finest educational institutions in the US. A highly-selective, residential, liberal arts college of 1,800 bright, talented, diverse students from more than 50 countries, Amherst is located in beautiful western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston. Emphasizing small classes, close contact with faculty and extensive undergraduate research, we offer 40 majors within an open curriculum that provides unusual freedom to study a wide range of courses in the sciences, humanities and arts. Amherst is need-blind in the admission of all students (domestic and international) and our generous financial aid meets 100% of every student’s demonstrated financial need.

CENTRAL NEW MEXICO COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Located in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico, CNM is the state’s premier community college. We have been changing lives and building community since the 1960s and we welcome you to enrich your life with an education that is among the most affordable in the country and offers more than 100 educational programs. Enrolling at CNM will put you in the one of the best states in the country, in a culturally diverse and progressive city and at the leading educational institution in it. We have academic coaches, as well as achievement coaches, ready to help and guide you.

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

In 1754, Columbia University was founded as King’s College by royal charter of King George II of England. At Columbia students: learn from today’s iconic thinkers and leaders not just in books but in person; live in a city driven by the smartest, newest ideas; enjoy one of the most diverse and interesting student bodies on any campus in the world; earn lifetime intellectual confidence through a legendary Core Curriculum; and have the freedom to reach for any goal on a campus, in a city, in a community where shaping society, culture, and the world happens every day.

DEAN COLLEGE

Dean College is a private, 90 % residential college located in Franklin, MA. Conveniently situated between Boston and Providence. Recognized as a Top Regional College, Dean serves 1,200 full-time students and offers over 25 degree programs from business to dance, and from biology to sports broadcasting. Dean provides unparalleled academic support to students across all academic programs. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 varsity sports and more than 40 clubs. 96% of our students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation.

DENISON UNIVERSITY

Denison University is a prestigious private, undergraduate, and residential four-year liberal arts and sciences college in Granville, Ohio, a picturesque village just 25 mi (40 km) east of Columbus, the 14th largest city in the United States. Denison’s diverse student body of 2,300 represents all 50 states and over 40 different countries. Denison offers programs in over 50 subject areas, including new majors in global commerce and data analytics, and excels in faculty mentorship, student support, and professional outcomes. Over 90% of Denison alumni are employed, in graduate school, or in a service program within six months of graduation.

DICKINSON COLLEGE

Dickinson was chartered in 1783 by Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Our distinctive liberal-arts approach translates into a competitive edge—95% of graduates are in a job, graduate school or meaningful service experience within one year. Dickinson emphasizes small classes with extensive opportunities for research, fieldwork and internships in each of our 45 majors. Dickinson has one of the top off-campus study programs in the nation and is ranked #1 in sustainability.

DREXEL UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1891, Drexel University is a comprehensive R1-designated research institution that has maintained a reputation for academic excellence and positioning students and faculty on the frontlines of innovation alongside experts tackling today’s most complex issues. Drexel offers comprehensive, integrated academics and world-class faculty. Our students immerse themselves in research and cooperative education, during which students can gain up to 18 months of real-world work experience exploring future careers long before graduation. Drexel’s 17 colleges and schools offer undergraduate, graduate, professional, online, and adult education in a variety of fields. Drexel is located in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

EMERSON COLLEGE

Why Emerson? With Boston as your backyard, it’s easy to get inspired. Your education in communication and the arts will extend beyond the classroom with access to museums, theaters, and the best institutions. You’ll learn from other talented peers, professionals, and academics, and start building your career even before you graduate. Our historic Boston campus is growing, and our campuses in the Netherlands and Los Angeles encourage exploration and learning on a global scale.

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

Florida State University is an internationally recognized Carnegie Research University located in Tallahassee, Florida. Through FSU’s innovative First Year Abroad (FYA) program, students who have been accepted to FSU have the opportunity to spend their first year studying at any of FSU’s four international study centres in London, England; Florence, Italy; Valencia, Spain; or Panama City, Republic of Panama. Upon successful completion of the FYA year, students are eligible for a tuition waiver that reduces tuition fees by 70% for the remainder of their first undergraduate degree at FSU. For a typical four-year degree, tuition savings total around $40,000 USD.

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

Fordham, the Jesuit University of New York, offers a distinctive educational experience rooted in the 450-year old Jesuit tradition of intellectual rigor and personal attention. Located in the world’s capital of culture and commerce — New York City — Fordham offers more than 65 undergraduate majors on two residential campuses, the tree-lined, 85-acre Rose Hill campus in the Bronx and the Lincoln Center campus in the heart of Manhattan’s performing arts center. The University enrolls a diverse student body hailing from all states and many foreign countries and totaling approximately 15,800 students in its undergraduate, graduate and professional schools.

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE

Gettysburg College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences, located in world famous Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, with proximity to Washington, D.C. 65 academic programs, over 120 clubs and organizations, and 24 NCAA Division III sports are offered. 2600 students represent about 40 states and 40 countries. Distinctive programs include the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, Eisenhower Institute for Public Policy, The Civil War Institute, The Garthwait Leadership Center, and the Center for Public Service. 80% of students do at least one internship. Within a year of graduation, 98% of students are full-time employed or in graduate school.

HULT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL

At Hult, your potential isn’t limited by boundaries—our Bachelor of Business Administration degree will help you blaze your own trail to become a leader not just of business, but of the world. With campuses in London, Boston, and San Francisco, optional summer programs in Dubai and Shanghai, and students of unparalleled diversity, you’ll live a global education, not just learn about it. Explore your passions and equip yourself for a future that is changing faster than ever before with a choice of five majors, Graduate Diplomas in Computer Science or Design, and real challenges from real companies.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY

Indiana University in Bloomington (“IU”) was founded in 1820 and is one of the largest research universities in the United States. IU is one of only 34 public university members of the selective Association of American Universities. Its 47,000 students come from more than 120 countries, and every state in the U.S. With twenty degree programs ranked among the top ten on national and global indexes, Indiana University is particularly known for its Kelley School of Business; Jacobs School of Music; School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering; School of Media (film and journalism); and School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1908, James Madison University is a public university located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. JMU is fast becoming one of the nation’s leading lights in higher education because students enjoy unusually engaged relationships with world-class faculty who are here because they want to pursue knowledge and make teaching their No. 1 priority. JMU graduates are far more than merely educated. Members of a fellowship of doers, they know how to make things happen. They’ve honed their ability to think critically. They’ve learned the importance of a strong work ethic and have become committed to and skilled at collaborating with others. Diplomas in hand, they leave campus determined to live lives of meaning and pursue careers of purpose.

KENYON COLLEGE

Founded in 1824, Kenyon is the oldest private college in Ohio. The small college originally educated all-male clergymen for frontier America, but it soon became a highly regarded seat of classical education whose graduates included statesmen such as U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes. The College’s literary prominence dates to 1939, when poet and critic John Crowe Ransom founded the Kenyon Review. Since then, Kenyon has grown in size — welcoming women in 1969 — and has expanded intellectually, earning national recognition in many fields. Well-known alumni include not only a host of eminent writers but also actors, scientists, educators, artists, and leaders in business and the professions.

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY

Loyola Marymount is a Jesuit university established in 1911 in Los Angeles, California. LMU is consistently ranked among the best universities of its kind, with top programs including Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Engineering, Film Production and Animation. Our campus is nestled in L.A.’s flourishing tech and film production hubs, 1km from the beach, within one of the city’s safest communities. LMU’s 6,400 undergraduates select from over 60 majors, while enjoying an 10:1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 19. We offer 60 study abroad locations and celebrate a 10% international student body that represents 90 countries. LMU is committed to delivering an educational experience that integrates academic life with real-world experiences so that our graduates are equipped for academic and professional success in a global marketplace. Located in one of the world’s most dynamic cities, with extraordinary views of the Pacific Ocean, LMU’s serene campus offers one of the most exhilarating employment and academic locations anywhere.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

Ranked “Best Value” university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola University Chicago continues to advance the 450- year old Jesuit tradition of rigorous academic study grounded in the liberal arts. We help you prepare for meaningful careers with top programs in business, the sciences, and other disciplines, along with opportunities for internships in Chicago and beyond. Loyola’s well-rounded, transformative education will help you develop as a whole person- intellectually, physically, and spiritually.

MINERVA SCHOOLS AT KGI

Minerva is an educational institution that is reinventing Higher Education and developing the skills needed for the 21st century. We develop in our students the skills needed to succeed in this modern and complex world, like critical thinking, creative thinking, effective communication, and interaction in each of our programs, including the undergrad and masters. Through practical knowledge, we are preparing people to become better leaders and decision makers, developing skills that can be applied in many contexts.

THE NEW SCHOOL & PARSONS PARIS

Located in New York City, with a branch campus in Paris, The New School takes full advantage of its locations the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world. Renowned for its colleges, Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, the Schools of Public Engagement, and Parsons Paris, The New School has redrawn and redefined the boundaries of intellectual and creative thought as a preeminent academic center. The university’s famed school of design, Parsons, has been named the top school for art & design in the United States and one of the world’s best and most innovative. It has since its founding in 1896 offered students innovative approaches to education. Undergraduate and graduate programs immerse students in focused training, interdisciplinary inquiry, and practice-based collaborating learning. It has campuses in both New York City and in Paris.

NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY

At the New York Film Academy, students can choose from a wide range of visual and performing arts programs, including Filmmaking, Acting for Film, 3D Animation & Visual Effects, Broadcast Journalism, Cinematography, Digital Editing, Documentary Filmmaking, Game Design, Graphic Design, Musical Theatre, Photography, Producing, and Screenwriting. Campuses in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Italy and Australia. Degree Programs, 1 & 2 Year Conservatory Programs, Short Workshops, Summer Camps.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY

North Park University is located on Chicago’s north side and enrolls 3,200 students from around the world. At North Park, excellence implies not only a deep tradition in the liberal arts and Christian faith, but a spirit of reaching out to serve and learn from the dynamic community around us.

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools, and select advanced degrees at graduate campuses in Charlotte, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Toronto and Vancouver.

NORWICH UNIVERSITY

Norwich University is a private college with two centuries of military tradition and a broad range of undergraduate degrees. It was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge, as the first private military college in the United States and the birthplace of the nation’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program. There are approximately 2,300 cadets, civilian residents, and commuters that attend Norwich University, along with about 1,200 online graduate students. These students come to Norwich from over 45 states and 20 countries. The student to faculty ratio is 14:1 and Norwich offers 33 bachelor’s degrees, plus a teacher licensure program, and four ROTC programs. Norwich athletics are NCAA Division III, and offer 20 varsity sports, and a variety of club sports.

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY – ABU DHABI

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and science campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university. NYUAD has integrated a highly-selective liberal arts, engineering and science curriculum with a world center for advanced research and scholarship enabling its students to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world and advance cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. NYUAD’s high-achieving students have come from 120 nations and speak over 120 languages. Together, NYU’s campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai form the backbone of a unique global university, giving faculty and students opportunities to experience varied learning environments and immersion in other cultures at one or more of the numerous study-abroad sites NYU maintains on six continents.

OBERLIN COLLEGE

Oberlin College, located in northeast Ohio, is a liberal arts college of intense energy and creativity, built on a foundation of academic, artistic, and musical excellence. The only institution in the US where a top-ranked liberal arts college and a world-renowned conservatory of music share a seamless student culture and campus, Oberlin also boasts an art museum that is known as one of the best in the country. Noted for its sustainability initiatives and achievements, Oberlin has been recognized as one of the ‘greenest’ institutions in the US. Oberlin provides a world-class education to its 2900 students, the majority of whom continue on to prestigious fellowships and PhD programs.

PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

A Providence College education is inspired by our Catholic and Dominican mission and rigorous liberal arts curriculum, having the result of an education in success and values that transforms you, and ultimately, the society in which you live. Providence College offers programs of study in the humanities, natural and social sciences, fine and performing arts, and the School of Business. Our goal is ambitious and critically important – an education that develops the whole person. Providence College, located in the vibrant New England city of Providence, enrolls 4,000 undergraduate students (over 80% live on our campus). Over 80 clubs and organizations, Division I athletics, and arrays of community service programs shape our student life.

PURDUE UNIVERSITY

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, provides a global learning experience in a supportive and peaceful Midwestern community. Purdue is 4th among U.S. public institutions for international student enrollment, with 9,300 international students hailing from more than 125 countries. The main campus of West Lafayette has 200 undergraduate majors and more than 80 graduate and professional programs. Purdue is an international leader in engineering, management, science, and agriculture. Purdue awards the third most STEM degrees any of U.S. public research university. It has an excellent reputation in health and human sciences, education, liberal arts, nursing, pharmacy, technology, and veterinary medicine, with many of these programs top-ranked nationally and globally.

RHODES COLLEGE

Rhodes’ Collegiate-Gothic campus sits on a 110-acre, wooded site in the heart of historic Midtown Memphis. In this beautiful, supportive environment, our 2025 students and distinguished faculty comprise a global educational community unmatched in its dedication to lifelong liberal arts learning and traditions through a life of honor. Home to many Fortune 500 companies and a major hub for research, distribution and industry, Memphis offers prestigious internships and research opportunities. As a college with over 165 years’ worth of history and more than 50 majors, interdisciplinary majors, minors, and academic programs, Rhodes occupies its rightful place as an international destination for liberal arts learning. Need-based and merit-based financial aid for US and non-US Citizens is available.

SMITH COLLEGE

Since its founding in 1871, Smith College has provided women of high ability and promise an education of uncompromising quality. A world-class faculty of scholars are fully engaged in your intellectual development, and an open curriculum encourages you to explore many fields of knowledge. Mentors for scholarship, leadership and service help you observe different models of achievement so you can set your own course with conviction and confidence. Today, Smith is among the largest women’s colleges in the United States, with students from 48 states and 68 countries. An independent, nondenominational college, Smith remains strongly committed to the education of women at the undergraduate level, but admits both men and women as graduate students.

SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Southwestern University is a private liberal arts & sciences university of 1,500 students, located just north of Austin, Texas. We are the first institution of higher education in Texas, (founded in 1840), and are one of Loren Pope’s forty Colleges That Change Lives. Our curriculum features an extended, international interdisciplinary experience, called our Paideia program, and we are proud to have, according to Princeton Review, one of the top 12 Career Centers in the United States.

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY

At the United States Air Force Academy, a world-class education is just the beginning. If you are selected to attend the Academy, you will undertake a rigorous program of academic, military, athletic and character development — one with lifelong personal and career impacts.

UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY

The United States Coast Guard Academy is a top military college granting Bachelor of Science degrees in one of nine engineering or professional majors. Graduates earn a commission as an Ensign in the Coast Guard to serve their nation. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy presents an unrivaled opportunity to attend an elite professional college that charges no tuition and guarantees a challenging and rewarding career upon graduation. Ranked among the nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, is proud to educate future leaders of America’s multi-mission, maritime military force. Each year, approximately 200 graduates are commissioned as Coast Guard officers to help ensure the safety, security and stewardship of our nation’s waters.

UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY

The United States Military Academy at West Point provides a 47-month leader-development program steeped in academic rigor, military discipline, and physical challenges, all built upon a moral-ethical foundation. The academy is an internationally recognized institution for academic, military and physical excellence, and West point proudly graduates cadets who will become tomorrow’s military, public and private-sector leaders. West Point provides a broad-based and balanced curriculum to ensure graduates acquire knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary for them to effectively address the complex and uncertain challenges they will face in their personal and professional lives.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

UC San Diego is a rich, collaborative environment powered by bright minds dedicated to making a difference. Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide, our culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. Everything we do is dedicated to ensuring our students have the opportunity to become changemakers, equipped with the multidisciplinary tools needed to accelerate answers to our world’s most pressing issues. We will prepare the next generation of global leaders to channel their passions into driving innovation, fueling economic growth and making our world a better place.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

The University of Chicago is known for its emphasis on open and rigorous inquiry. The strength of our intellectual traditions—intense critical analysis, free and lively debate, creative solutions to complex problems—rests on the students and faculty who comprise our community. Our students further their intellectual development through small seminar-style classes, research opportunities, and a 5:1 student-faculty ratio. With a strong tradition of scholarship (91 Nobel Prize winners have been affiliated with UChicago, the largest number of any American university), and a close community feel, UChicago is a place where talented students of all backgrounds find a college home.

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

Situated within two hours of New York City, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, the University of Delaware is a classic American campus with a rich history dating back to 1743. Ranked #39 in Top Public U.S. Universities and located in a tax-free state, the University of Delaware is research-intensive, learner-centered university with global impact. Seven colleges offer over 150 academic majors, including business, engineering, arts, sciences, education, health sciences, agriculture, and environmental studies. Campus life is welcoming — UD is home to 2,200+ international students and scholars from 100+ different countries. UD is SAT/ACT optional and offers international students merit-based scholarships. Join us.

UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE

The University of Dubuque is a private, Presbyterian, professional University with a focus in the Liberal Arts located in Dubuque, Iowa. Our commitment to nurturing the mind, body, and spirit is part of the rich Christian heritage that dates back to the University’s founding in 1852. A student population of 2,190, representing 43 of the United States and 22 international locations, offers students valuable exposure to our ever-changing global society. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in 20 areas, and Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Communication.

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

Chartered by the state of Georgia in 1785, we are considered the birthplace of public higher education in America — launching our nation’s great tradition of world-class education for all. What began as a commitment to inspire the next generation grows stronger today through global research, hands-on experiential learning and extensive outreach. As a top 10 best value in public higher education and named 13 top public school by U.S. News & World Report, the University of Georgia tackles some of the world’s grand challenges — from combating infectious disease and securing the world’s food supply to advancing economic growth and analyzing the environment.

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

The University of Pennsylvania is an Ivy League institution located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is comprised of four undergraduate schools: College of Arts and Sciences, Penn Engineering, School of Nursing, and The Wharton School. Penn undergraduates form a dynamic community, bringing together over 10,000 students from all over the world who are eager to study the liberal arts and sciences in a world-class research setting.

U.S. Universities and Colleges Abroad

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF PARIS

Chartered as a liberal arts college in 1962, The American University of Paris is today an urban, independent, international university located at the meeting point of France, Europe, and the world. AUP provides an academic learning experience in the heart of Paris that places personal, intellectual, and professional development at its core. Students can choose from over 25 undergraduate majors and five graduate programs, all taught in English. AUP students are those that choose to live and learn internationally. They bring to the classroom their diversity and the sense of adventure to become part of a global learning community.

SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY – MADRID CAMPUS

Saint Louis University is a respected Jesuit institution educating 13,000 students on two dynamic, urban campuses – in St. Louis, Missouri, and Madrid, Spain. With a 200-year legacy of innovative academics and research and compassionate health care, SLU attracts a diverse community who push intellectual boundaries in pursuit of meaningful ways to impact the world, striving to serve a higher purpose and seek a greater good. Students can complete full American-accredited degrees on the Madrid Campus, choosing among more than 200 courses offered each semester, in fields like engineering, health sciences, business, the humanities and social sciences and the arts.

Other Participating Institutions

ARBORBRIDGE

ArborBridge specializes in one-on-one, fully personalized tutoring programs for US standardized exams. By combining our adaptive, proprietary curriculum with an elite group of tutors, ArborBridge is able to address a student’s academic weaknesses in the most efficient way possible.

BRITISH COUNCIL

Join our British Council stand for information on IELTS and gain top tips on passing the IELTS test successfully. The British Council offer the IELTS test for students interested in studying abroad. We are passionate believers in the power of English to create opportunities for people worldwide. The international English language testing system (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration, with over 3.5 million tests taken in the last year. IELTS is accepted by over 10,000 organisations worldwide, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.

ETS – TOEFL

At nonprofit ETS, we are passionate about our mission to advance quality and equity in education for all people worldwide because we believe in the power of learning. We strive to provide innovative and meaningful measurement solutions that improve teaching and learning, expand educational opportunities, and inform policy. ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually, including the TOEFL® and GRE® tests, in more than 180 countries worldwide.

UES LONDON

UES specialises in US university admissions. We cover all aspects of the process, from choosing colleges and sourcing funding, to writing essays and getting accepted, as well as expert tuition and courses for the SAT, ACT, and Subject Tests. Our students have gained admission to all major US colleges. We work with top schools in the UK and Europe such as ISB and BSB to provide courses, workshops, talks, and teacher training on US applications and testing. We provide a first-class, bespoke service for those who want the best possible US college application support.

UNITED BUSINESS INSTITUTES

Since 1992 the mission of United Business Institutes is to be a leading provider of the highest quality professional undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate business education and training with a focus on international business and management that is inter-culturally informed and career oriented as well as a solid understanding of general education. Serving students from Belgium, Luxembourg and other countries around the world, United Business Institutes will teach its students the 21st century skills needed to be successful in contributing to economic and social development locally, regionally and internationally. United Business Institutes is validated by and is in partnership with Middlesex University London; all candidates will receive a U.K. Diploma upon successful completion.

FAQ

What is Brussels College Night?

Brussels College Night is the only U.S.-focused college fair in Belgium. Now in its thirty-fourth year, it attracts universities from across the United States and around Europe.

Who should attend Brussels College Night?

The primary targets of college fairs like Brussels College Night are secondary school students, including those in their last year of studies (“seniors”) who are preparing to submit applications to U.S. universities as well as younger students who are beginning to consider their post-secondary school options. We welcome students of all ages as well as their parents, siblings, teachers, and counselors!

Do I need to register to attend Brussels College Night?

All attendees, including students and parents, should register online. While registration is not required for students, families, or teachers/counselors who are interested in just attending the college fair, we think it’s a great idea! You will receive an email reminder the week before Brussels College Night with helpful hints to help you prepare for the event, as well as any important last-minute reminders. You’ll also receive a digital copy of the event brochure, delivered directly to your inbox. After the event, you’ll have the opportunity to provide feedback and ask follow-up questions to a Brussels-based EducationUSA adviser.

How should I prepare for Brussels College Night?

Before coming to Brussels College Night, download the event brochure and highlight the universities you find interesting. Do some research and review information available on the university websites so that you are be prepared to ask substantive questions. It is a good idea to bring a paper and pen in order to take notes.

Which schools will be attending Brussels College Night this year?

An up-to-date list of participating institutions can be found above. Check back, as it will be updated frequently.

The university that I am interested in is not attending Brussels College Night. What should I do?

Even if you are not familiar with the universities attending this year’s event, Brussels College Night is still a great opportunity to learn more about U.S. higher education and interact with real admissions officers, faculty, and alumni. When at the fair, keep an open mind and visit a variety of tables — you just might discover your dream school!

I am interested in graduate study in the United States, not a bachelor’s degree. What should I do?

While you may find it interesting to learn more about the variety of universities and the general structure of higher education in the United States, Brussels College Night is primarily geared toward undergraduate study opportunities for secondary school students in Belgium. For more information about graduate study in the U.S., visit www.educationusa.be/graduate-studies.

I cannot attend the event, but want to learn more about studying in the United States. What should I do?

If you think that you might be interested in pursuing a degree in the U.S., visit www.educationusa.be/undergraduate-studies to learn more about the U.S. higher education system and the U.S. university application process. If you have questions, you can send an email to brussels@educationusa.org. Our EducationUSA Advisers will respond to your questions, provide additional information about study opportunities, and can even schedule a personal advising appointment in our Brussels-based office.

What can I bring to Brussels College Night?

For security reasons, all visitors must have a photo ID. Bags and backpacks will be checked. To accelerate access to the site, we recommend that you do not take a bag with you unless you really need one.