Family Allowances

Bachelor’s, master’s and non-grant-assisted PhD students who have enrolled in a degree programme and are under 25 years of age will receive from the UCLouvain Student Support Service a certificate addressed to their parents’ Family Allowance Fund.

Grant-assisted PhD students, as well as researchers and lecturers, with an employment contract are entitled to a family allowance (French, Dutch, German language website). Five types of allowances are offered by the benefits system:

  • birth grant;
  • adoption allowance;
  • basic family allowance;
  • orphan’s allowance;
  • supplementary family allowance.

The application for a family allowance, either when a person is employed or following the birth of the first child, must be submitted through the employer using a standard form available from the Human Resources Department.