Apply to LSM

LSM Louvain-La-Neuve, Mons

What means being an exchange student at Louvain School of Management (LSM) ?

The status of exchange student is strictly reserved for people studying at UCLouvain in the framework of bilateral agreements and admitted upon the basis of an ECTS Learning agreement. 

The registration of exchange students is free.

At the end of the period of study at UCLouvain, no official degree or certificate will be delivered to them. However, an ECTS Transcript of records will be issued for the exclusive purpose of transfer to the home university of credits obtained at UCLouvain.

What are the 4 steps to apply at the LSM ?

  1. Be nominated at Louvain School of Management (LSM) by the home coordinator of your university
  2. Register at the University catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain)
  3. Check for an accommodation & get to know the living costs
  4. Prepare your Learning Agreement

What is requested in the LSM application 4 steps to apply ?


Step 1 - Nomination

In order to apply to LSM, your university must have a mobility partnership with our university and the LSM. The existence of such an agreement is a mandatory requirement to mobility and constitutes a guarantee for you to benefit from a high quality academic and administrative tutoring at UCLouvain.

The nomination deadlines are:

  • April 20 for the Fall/1st term
  • October 20 for the Spring/2nd term

Step 2 - Registration


Step 3 - Accommodation & Living Costs

Most of the housing managed by the University and private owners are communal apartments. The student lives in an individual room, but shares with other students the kitchen, the living room and the sanitary installations (shower and toilets). The room is equipped (wash-basin, bed, mattress, chair, table, cupboard and shelf space); The tenants must buy their bedding and cutlery themselves. Communal apartments have six, eight or ten tenants.

Studios generally have one living room, including a kitchen area and a shower. Apartments have up to four rooms.

If you wonder what is the cost of living in Belgium, please consult the UCLouvain page detailing a one year living costs at UCLouvain.

For more information, here is a video made by former exchange students explaining how housing goes at UCLouvain.

Step 4 - Learning Agreement

Starting from the application period in the home university, you are encouraged to think about the learning activities that you will take at LSM. Even if the initial proposal may change, it is essential for you to take charge of your own study programme before your arrival. It is up to you to discuss your courses choice with your home academic advisor as your programme needs to fit your home institution requirements.

The normal and recommended workload at LSM is 30 ECTS per term, which represent 6 courses of 5 ECTS each.
Exchange student may take up to 2 French courses for free (a basic ccourse and its complementary) if these ones are listed on their Learning Agreement. Be aware that language courses are not to be considered in the ECTS workload requirements of LSM.

Do not forget to get your Learning Agreement approved and signed by your home university before your arrival in Belgium.
Using the Annex for changes to the original proposed study programme, you will be able to adjust your programme during the first week of each part, Part 1 and Part 2, of the semester for the courses given in the part in question (refer to the academic calendar to understand the difference between these two parts).