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. Visit the BCN Experience section of our website to see photos from past events and get a sense of what to expect from the event.
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 using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/LZQ2MADVnPAkOA0Z2. 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.
Please note that attendees interested in attending one of our two (free) panel sessions are required to reserve a seat using our special online ticketing system. Click here to reserve a seat!
Should I attend both panel discussions? Both panel discussions will focus on the same aspects of the admissions process, from selecting universities to preparing and submitting an application. Please only register for one panel discussion.
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. And don’t forget to read our tips for fair attendees!
Which schools will be attending Brussels College Night this year? An up-to-date list of participating institutions can be found here. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Our EducationUSA Adviser 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.