University Life

How can you organise your life at the university – your academic life but also your cultural life, fitness, social life ... and what services does UCLouvain offer? Language classes, libraries, wi-fi, university restaurants ...

Academic calendar

For all students except PhD students, who can begin their programmes at any point during the year, and Erasmus students who can begin their programmes in either September or January/February, the...

Language courses

All students, researchers and lecturers can take advantage of language courses at the UCLouvain Language Institute (Institut des langues vivantes, ILV).

Internet / WIFI

All students and staff are entitled to a UCLouvain email address and access to computer labs and libraries. Moreover, all UCLouvain accommodations are equipped with a cable television connection...

Libraries

The UCLouvain staff card or the UCLouvain student access card entitles its holder to free access and borrowing privileges at all UCLouvain libraries and learning commons.

Sport

The UCLouvain Sport and Fitness Service offers more than 100 sports and fitness activities as well as modern fitness facilities. Gifted athletes can join the university teams (the...

Culture

Theatre, cinema, concerts, shows, exhibitions, conferences – cultural activities abound at UCLouvain and throughout Wallonia and Brussels. Each year,² UCLouvain features a cultural season and...

University Restaurant Service

The University Restaurant Service offers healthy, balanced meals designed in collaboration with a nutritionist for maximum benefit to students and staff.

Student activities

The university encourages student involvement in extracurricular activities, whether social, sport, environmental or cultural, and provides venues, equipment and subsidies. Student associations...

Student support

The university cares about its students. This includes physical health and psychological well-being in every context: the classroom, the laboratory, accommodation, social life.

Persons with disabilities

UCLouvain is committed to supporting persons with disabilities to pursue their higher education dreams.

Religion / Spirituality

While the ‘C’ stands for ‘Catholic’, UCLouvain, with its more than 120 nationalities, includes just about every creed, secular or religious, practising or not. Students, researchers,...

Intellectual property law

Ownership of research conducted at UCLouvain by PhD students, researchers and lecturers is governed by UCLouvain intellectual property and copyright regulations and Belgian intellectual property...