Mobility and/or Internationalisation outlook

The objective of the programme is to train economists with an outward looking world view and who are used to international contacts.

o Since the core subjects are divided with each subject being taught both in French and English, students may if they wish follow a programme entirely in English. This allows foreign students to attend; it enables Belgian students to acquire an excellent command of professional English alongside students of different nationalities. It is also possible to take courses in professional German, English or Dutch.

o Students who wish to study for an extended period at a foreign university, either in Europe or further afield, may take part in the Erasmus exchange programme. Students are required to follow courses worth a total of 30 credits at the host university. (This replaces the work placement and the four optional subjects).

Possible destinations for students at UCLouvain (Louvain-la-Neuve):

  • Germany (Mannheim)
  • Latin America (Lima in Peru ; Sao Paulo in Brazil)*
  • Austria (Vienna)
  • Canada (Laval)
  • Spain (Barcelona, Madrid )
  • Italy (Bologna, Rome, Venice)
  • Netherlands (Amsterdam, Tilburg)
  • Portugal (Lisbon)
  • United Kingdom (Glasgow)
  • Czech Republic (Prague)

* Exchange visits to Latin America may, exceptionally, last one year. In this case, the study programme must comprise 30 credits for courses in the host university, 10 for a work placement and 20 for the dissertation. Further details on this can be obtained from the Student Office at the Economics  School of Louvain (ESL).

Possible destinations for students at UNamur (Namur):

  • Germany (Hanover, Karlsruhe)
  • Belgium (Antwerp, Ghent)
  • Spain (Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid, Zaragoza)
  • Finland (Tampere)
  • France (Dijon, Grenoble)
  • Hungary (Budapest)
  • Italy (Bologna, Bolzano, Milan)
  • Norway (Trondheim)
  • Netherlands (Maastricht, Rotterdam)
  • Poland (Poznan, Warsaw)
  • United Kingdom (Glasgow)
  • Switzerland (Geneva, Fribourg, Lausanne)
  • Turkey (Marmara)

o Joint programmes (leading to a joint degree) are available with the following institutions[1] :

  • Warsaw University (Poland)
  • Bocconi University (Milan, Italy)
  • Maastricht University (Netherlands)
  • University of Geneva (Switzerland)
  • University of Paris I / Sorbonne (France)
  • Clemson University (USA)

On graduation, ( having studied for one year in the partner university) students will receive a joint degree.

o The research focus, entirely in English, usually attracts a high number of foreign students, the majority of whom then go on to do a PhD  at Louvain. Cooperation with KU Leuven means that advanced level subjects (all in English) are available in a wide variety of different areas in economics.


[1]For further details, please contact the ESL office - Géraldine Carette.