Welcome to VIVES University of Applied Sciences in Belgium. With approximately 17.000 students, VIVES is one of the largest universities of applied sciences of our country.

With locations in five cities in West Flanders, at the heart of Europe, we offer programmes in six fields of study: Applied Engineering and Technology, Applied Social Studies, Biotechnology, Commercial Sciences, Business Management and Informatics, Education and Health Care.

Our take on education

VIVES University of Applied Sciences, with its modern and competence-based higher education, its innovative practical research, and its services provided to society, offers an adequate response to the social challenges of today and tomorrow. VIVES is an appreciative, friendly, and people-oriented university of applied sciences which concentrates on professionally oriented Bachelor Degrees and Associate Degrees. In doing so the University of Applied Sciences ensures that its students contribute to the globalised world both as human beings and as professionals.

VIVES is fully and actively committed to the development of competences. Students are given every opportunity to work on their future. This is reflected in the motto of the university of applied sciences: Design Your Future. VIVES believes it is important for its staff members to do their jobs with enthusiasm. That’s why the university of applied sciences offers them extensive opportunities to develop and spread their expertise.

VIVES opts to give centre stage to responsibility and ownership, and appreciation and respect for each individual. Sustainability is another important commitment for VIVES. VIVES aims to be a trendsetter in higher professional education through innovation.

VIVES in short

Our core business is to ensure higher education for students at bachelor level (EQF level 6). VIVES is “open” to the world. We work closely together with export-oriented local and regional enterprises in the broadest sense. This includes businesses in the agro-industry, hospitals, training centres for primary and secondary schools, centres for social guidance and counselling.

  • 17.000 students
  • 1.250 staff members (830FTE)
  • 2.380 graduates
  • 1.020 final projects
  • 7 campuses in 5 cities
  • 6 basic study areas
  • 27 practice-oriented course programmes
  • 63 specialisations
  • 107 applied researchprojects

Why Belgium?

There are many reasons why you'd want to come and study in Belgium. Find out what others are saying about our quirky country that has so much to offer for students from abroad!

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VIVES University of Applied Sciences

International Offices:

VIVES Bruges: +32 50 30 52 33

VIVES Kortrijk: +32 56 26 41 64