Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) is a multidisciplinary postgraduate School of the University of Kent bringing together the disciplines of politics, international relations, law and economics to provide in-depth analysis of international problems such as conflict, security, development, migration and the political economy and legal basis of a changing world order.
Situated on the 2nd floor of the building at 2 Boulevard Louis Schmidt in Etterbeek, and very close to one of their partner universities (Vrije Universitat Brussel), they have around 250 students pursuing Masters and Doctoral degrees which are offered by the School of Politics and International Relations and Kent Law School of the University of Kent. These degrees are accredited in the United Kingdom and the quality assurance of all academic programmes at the Brussels School of International Studies is managed through the University of Kent's Codes of Practice and Academic Regulations. The university is also accredited by the higher education accrediting body for the Flemish Community in Belgium (NVAO) and recognised by the Belgian Government as a higher education provider.
Their student body is diverse, with more than 50 nationalities represented across their programmes. This contributes significantly to the academic as well as to the social experience at BSIS. The value-added of a location in Brussels is the opportunity to expose students of international issues to the working of major international organisations such as the EU and NATO and the many international and non-governmental organisations based in Brussels. Students have the added opportunity of undertaking an internship with one of these organisations.
Their programmes are offered by the School of Politics and International Relations and the Kent Law School.