Private: Brussels Summer Study Abroad


Eligibility and Housing

The Brussels Summer Study Program is open to all undergraduate and graduate level students with an interest in the European Union enrolled in degree programs at US universities. The application for 2018 is not open yet. Application information will be updated on this site. 

To apply, applicants must submit electronically a completed application form, a two-page statement of purpose and two letters of recommendation to the EU Center. At least one of the two letters of recommendation must be written by a faculty member of the applicant’s institution. A second letter can be written by a TA or supervisor, provided they can comment upon the applicant’s academic abilities and on how they can contribute to, and benefit from, a study abroad program. The EU Center may conduct interviews as part of the selections process and will notify all program applicants of the program’s decisions.

Additionally, applicants are required to submit transcripts to the EU Center. UW students can submit unofficial transcripts electronically with their other application documents.

Applicants will be notified of their application within 2 weeks of application deadline.

Application Submission and Correspondence

Application Documents:

  1. Application Form
  2. Statement of Purpose
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. Transcript

Application documents should be submitted electronically to the EU Center of the University of Washington at

Unofficial transcripts should be mailed to:
Center for West European Studies and EU Center
University of Washington
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195-3650

Program correspondence should be directed to

Withdrawal Policy 

The Brussels Summer Study program fee is dependent upon study abroad fees at UW. Students withdrawing from the program before May 19 will be responsible solely for the non-refundable $350 deposit and the $300 program fee. The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable. Students withdrawing on or after May 19 will be responsible for the following percentages of the total program fee:

  • If withdrawal is submitted on or before June 7: 50% of total program fee.
  • If withdrawal is submitted on or before June 16: 75% of the total program fee.

No refunds will be given after the program starts.
Withdrawal form coming soon.