Louvain-la-Neuve is located near Brussels, in the province of Walloon Brabant.
More information about how to get to the Louvain-la-Neuve is available on UCLouvain pages dedicated to mobility.

Before the beginning of each term, the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters (FIAL) organizes a mandatory information and welcome session for international exchange students.

You will receive important information and documents about:

  • your registration at the university and the Town Hall

  • your student and access cards

  • visits of the Faculty’s libraries

  • Access to French language courses

Moreover, you will have the opportunity to meet the staff of the Faculty’s International Relations Office, your academic coordinator, students from the Faculty’s clubs, the Erasmus Student Network and some Kots-à-projet and, of course, your “buddy”.


Term 1:  Friday 10 September 2021 at 10:00 am

Term 2: Friday 28 January 2022 (time still to be fixed)


Salle du Conseil FIAL

Collège Érasme, Place B. Pascal 1


International Students' Day

On September 10, 2021 and on January 28, 2022, UCLouvain welcomes international students (see information)
Several meetings and activities are scheduled during the day.

--> Programme of the day

Welcome at your arrival

From 7 to 25 September (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), UCLouvain organizes a WELCOME SERVICE (Meet & Greet at the train station) for international students. There you will receive information about your registration at UCLouvain and your stay in Belgium.

At the Galerie ded la Gare, Tourist Office - INFORVILLE (very close to the railway station).

If you arrive before September 07, you can go to:

Welcome Service for International Students
Rue des Wallons, 10
Tel. +32(0)10 47 20 02


For more information: please contact the FIAL International Relations Office