About Vesalius College

campusviewBCA Brussels students attend Vesalius College located in Brussels, Belgium, the “Capital of Europe.” Vesalius College was founded in 1987 by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Boston University to offer undergraduate education in English. As an American-style college, Vesalius takes a humanistic approach to intellectual inquiry, encouraging students to not only learn skills and knowledge important to their chosen careers, but to think critically and develop themselves personally and as citizens of an increasingly multicultural and globalized world.

The College’s teaching methods are characterized by small, interactive classes, flexibility in course selection, and continuous assessment. All classes at Vesalius College are taught in English. As a small college with a student body of approximately 300 (including 50+ nationalities) and a low student-to-teacher ratio, the faculty is accessible and able to take a personal interest in the success of students to help them achieve their potential. These close working relationships form the cornerstone of the Vesalius educational philosophy.


Vesalius College is registered with the Flemish government of Belgium as an institution of higher education. Vesalius College’s bachelor’s degrees are equivalent to a fully-recognized bachelor’s degree issued by a Flemish University.

Vesalius College is a participant in the Bologna Process, the reform effort designed to standardize higher education throughout Europe. In accordance with the Bologna declaration, Vesalius College offers 3-year European bachelor programs and calculates coursework in ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits.

The bachelor degree programs of Vesalius College are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO, Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatie Organisatie). This official organization was established by international treaty between the Flemish and the Dutch governments to ensure the quality of higher education in both the Netherlands and Flanders.