Residences

The College campus and its halls of residence are situated in the centre of Bruges. In order to maintain a close proximity, the College has a policy of acquiring suitable buildings and of renovating them to an equal standard of comfort. Students are allocated rooms on a lottery base. We endeavour to respond to all student needs and to maintain high standards of service.

All students have individual rooms with wifi connection (cost included in the general fees) as well as a private bathroom. In addition, communal leisure and entertainment facilities are available in each residence. Sheets, pillows, blankets, towels, duvets and cutlery are supplied.
Washing machines are available in each residence. Students take breakfast together in the residences.
 

The halls of residence are open throughout the academic year except for two weeks for the winter semester break. Each residence has a residence lady who looks after the students, takes care of breakfast and coordinates the maintenance of the residence. All residences are non-smoking.

 
Biskajer Residence

Biskajer

This is an old majestic house situated on Biskajer square, built in classicist style in the first half of the 19th century and subsequently converted into a student residence. One of Biskajer's highlights is its grand entrance hall. It has 53 student rooms and also accommodates a breakfast room, TV room, common room, bike shed and a laundry room in the cellar. On warm summer evenings the inner courtyard is often used by the students for ad-hoc volleyball matches or other sports.


Biskajersplein 1 - BE 8000 Bruges

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Garenmarkt Residence

Garenmarkt

The residence Garenmarkt, formerly The Hotel Portinari, is a bridge to the glorious past of Bruges, not so much owing to its classical facade, but because Tommaso PORTINARI was the administrator of the Florentine "Loggia de Medici" in the 15th century in Bruges. It contains 11 spacious apartments for professors and 38 student rooms, two "salons" in fine 19th century style, the "salon du Recteur" with remarkable 18th century wall paintings, and a large modern "Mensa" for students.


Garenmarkt 15 - BE 8000 Bruges

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Gouden Hand Residence

Gouden Hand

This beautiful Bruges style house dates back to the 17th century and is a listed monument. During the 2005-2006 academic year it was renovated and provides 48 spacious rooms with private bathrooms.

The Gouden Hand student bar which is situated in the cellar is the place where students have been gathering for years. The building has been a backdrop for many films and documentaries.


Gouden Handstraat 4 - BE 8000 Bruges

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Oliebaan Residence

Oliebaan

This building was constructed in 1959 on the grounds of the "Grootseminarie" at the Potterierei. It houses 32 students, and has a breakfast room, recreation room, TV room and a spacious garden. This is perhaps the quietest of the College's residences.


Oliebaan 5B - BE 8000 Bruges

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Oost-Gistelhof Residence

Oost Gistelhof

Oost Gistelhof is made up off 3 connected building numbers and offers 47 student rooms. The actual residence is situated between Oost- and West-Gistelhof and offers a spacious TV room, recreation room, breakfast room, and a courtyard garden.


Oost-Gistelhof 11 - BE 8000 Bruges

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Oude Zak Residence

Oude Zak

Built in the 19th century, this majestic residence occupies two buildings, and provides 57 student rooms along with 3 professor's apartments. It also features a TV room, recreation room and breakfast room. It also houses the students' sauna.


Oude Zak 24-26 - BE 8000 Bruges

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Sint-Jorisstraat Residence

Sint-Joris

This beautiful Bruges mansion has a total of 25 student rooms around an inner courtyard, with a breakfast room, a TV and recreation room. The interior was completely renovated in 1999.


Sint-Jorisstraat 49 - BE 8000 Bruges

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Wispeltuin Residence.July 2017

Wispeltuin

The monumental monastery of the “Red Nuns” or “Redemptoristine nuns” was built in 1844-1847 in Bruges and is an early example of the gothic revival. In 2004 the last nuns left for other monasteries and both the church and monastery have been completely renovated to host students, families and elderly people in a luscious green setting. The architecture of the buildings is remarkable and has kept many historical elements. The renowned Belgian landscaper Jacques WIRTZ preserved the original garden structure and combined it with a modern design. At the end of August 2017 the College of Europe started renting 40 student rooms and in 2020 another 41 rooms will be allocated to our students.


Katelijnestraat 105 - BE 8000 Bruges

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