Face-to-face activities will be maintained wherever possible and so that students have, to the extent possible, face-to-face activities every week.
The Belgian government has adopted a colour code that defines the level of coronavirus spread. Depending on the colour code, sanitary measures are adapted and the terms of face-to-face activities are adjusted. Only if the code is red do all teaching activities take place remotely. As UCLouvain begins this year in code yellow, face-to-face activities are permitted.
To find out if a course is available remotely, check the instructions given by the teacher via email and/or via the Moodle platform and/or on the team corresponding to the course within the Teams platform.
It is important to note that within the same course, the modalities may change from one session to another: some sessions may be face-to-face, some sessions may be entirely remote and some sessions may be "comodal", meaning that the session is face-to-face for students identified in advance but at the same time broadcast live or recorded via the Teams platform. It is therefore important to check before each class session which modality applies.
It is also important to note that the modalities may change during the course of the semester depending on the health situation. A face-to-face course could become a distance learning course and vice-versa, depending on the color code in force. You can check the current sanitary color code at any time on this page.
Yes. You will receive your online username no later than 7 September and will thus be able to consult your virtual office and your faculty’s intranet, register for courses and practical work (Moodle), receive emails, access Teams, and more. Registration will be finalised after quarantine, by appointment with the Enrolment Office. (NB: European students and exchange programme students do not have to report to the Enrolment Office to finalise their registration).
As the university will always carry out as much face-to-face activity as possible, it is important to be able to be physically present on university campuses. UCLouvain’s 2020-21 academic year begins in code yellow. If the health situation in your country prevents you from coming to Belgium, it is preferable to postpone or cancel your attendance. If you have received an enrolment authorisation, it will remain valid for the 2021-22 academic year with no additional administrative costs.
If, despite searching for accommodation (see ‘COVID information for international students’), you do not have a place to quarantine, we strongly recommend that you book a room (i.e. hotel, Airbnb) near your campus or postpone your attendance.
It is important to discuss the best possible options for you with your doctor.
If on your arrival in Belgium you either do not have a Belgian phone number or do not have an internet connection in your accommodation, the International Student Council (CGEI) can give you a free SIM card with a prepaid value of €20. This will allow you to get started and take online courses. Contact CGEI: firstname.lastname@example.org, +32 (0) 473 95 32 71.
See this page. If necessary, you can make an appointment with a social worker from the support service.
In the meantime, you can access the university's computer labs.
Regarding private recreational activities, it is important to follow the measures recommended by the Belgian government. Activities organised by student associations are reviewed case by case by university authorities.
Yes, it is even recommended! Go to the Sport and Fitness Department.
At UCLouvain, exams take place in different ways: during the term or at year-end exam periods; on-campus or remotely; in written or individual or group work form. It depends on the course and the current health situation, which are specified by faculties and course professors.
Contact the Student Support Service at email@example.com. The team will contact you to find the best solution.
If you have questions related to your course, contact your faculty. If you are on an Erasmus exchange programme, contact the person in your home institution who manages your exchange. For health or social situation questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Confidential and free psychological assistance is also offered.