Hasselt University was officially established in 1971 as ‘Limburgs Universitair Centrum’ (LUC), but it was not until 1973 that the university – literally – opened its doors and welcomed its first students. Over the past 50 years Hasselt University has grown into an innovative and dynamic university with 2 campuses (Diepenbeek and Hasselt) and 7 research institutes.
The faculties of Business Economics, Law, Medicine and Life Sciences, Architecture and Art, Industrial Engineering Technology, Sciences, and our School for Transportation Sciences offer attractive undergraduate, graduate and PhD programmes at a high academic level. The courses are research-led and students participate in the university’s research programmes from an early stage.
Hasselt University has chosen to concentrate a large proportion of its research resources in a number of research institutes. The institutes aim to cover the entire research spectrum, from fundamental research via strategic basic research to the building of concrete applications. Innovative research and the valorisation of it are therefore important components of the university’s research policy.
Hasselt is a dynamic student town where young people feel comfortable. It organizes all kinds of theatrical performances, music and pop festivals, either open air or in the well-known Ethias Arena. In addition, there is a large cinema near the campus.
International students are required to find accommodation by themselves. In doing so they are recommended to follow the suggestions given below and to use the available assistance from UHasselt.
Many students use the library as a place to study. We expect everyone to respect the library's peace and quiet.Visitors have the possibility to use three rooms for group work. Quiet conversation is allowed in these areas. Rooms must be reserved at the library desk.Visitors can make free use of the PCs at hand in the library.
If you are from an EEA country you are insured through your own national health service by the European Health Insurance card (EHI). This card covers expenses in case of illness abroad, and is valid for a maximum of one year.
Hasselt University has two campuses: a green campus outside the city of Hasselt and a campus in town. Hasselt has a population of almost 75 000 and is the administrative and commercial centre of the province.
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