Student activities

The university encourages student involvement in extracurricular activities, whether social, sport, environmental or cultural, and provides venues, equipment and subsidies. Student associations have formed around four types of activities:

  • Student representation is assured by the Louvain Student General Assembly (AGL) at the university level; student offices at the faculty level; and the General Coordination of International Students (CGEI).
  • An original idea that involves students sharing a flat and working together on a social, cultural or sport-related project in which they have a special interest, the so-called ‘kots à projet’ are home to nearly a thousand students each year.
  • Regional organisations (‘Les Régionales’) reunite students of the same geographical region and promote their local folklore on campus.
  • Faculty groups (‘Les Cercles’) bring together students of the same faculty.