Université Catholique de Louvain

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
UCL is an international university at the heart of Europe. Its headquarters are located in Louvain-la-Neuve, a new university town in the Walloon Region (the French-speaking part of Belgium), 30 km south of the Belgian and European capital: Brussels.
  • #151 Ranking
  • 19 Masters
  • Public Institution Type

About

History

The institution's commitment to extending the boundaries of human knowledge, transmitting this knowledge, and thereby increasing the humanity of the human race has kept it at the forefront of civilization in the 21st century. The Université catholique de Louvain has played a part in this process with pride since 1425.

Education

But above all, UCL's mission to be a great European university is directed towards the future. It takes in teachers, researchers and students from far and wide and the need for strict quality control has never been higher. The internationalization of tertiary education brings new challenges. Inspired by a long history of welcoming others, the university campuses are developing into living communities.UCL is a microcosm of the world it serves. It is a centre of knowledge and innovation, a place of cultural celebration and invention, of achievement and extending the limits of human accomplishment.

Research

UCL is a comprehensive university, with a wide range of subjects taught at all levels, and has the largest number of students in the French-speaking Community of Belgium. The research carried out within its three sectors of activity cover various fields of humanities, medical science and science and technology. Both fundamental (or undirected) and applied (or directed) research is conducted at UCL with the same unwavering enthusiasm. The University follows an interdisciplinary approach through numerous joint activities involving different research teams, research institutes and sectors, and also works with several other universities and research centres in Belgium and abroad.

Career

The LSM Careers Office aims to facilitate contact between companies and LSM students and graduates.The LSM careers Office works closely with LSM student associations and Alumni as well as with UCL's careers office network and similar foreign services.The LSM Careers Office acts as an intermediary between :

  • LSM students and graduates who are looking for a job or internship in Belgium or abroad.
  • Companies and recruitment agencies that are looking for executives or trainees, either for themselves or for their clients.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Université Catholique de Louvain!

Services

Student services

Arriving at Louvain-la-Neuve for the first time? A welcome service is organized for you. A place to stop, to rest, to ask for any information you need, to send an email, ... Members of the UCL and international students already studying at UCL will help you to find your way in the university and in the city.

Housing services

  • UCL Accommodation
All exchange students, provided their exchange is officially recognized by EPL in the frame of bilateral exchange agreements, are eligible for student accommodation managed by UCL. The UCL Accomodation Office manages the accomodation requests on a first come first serve basis.
  • Private Homeowners
Quite a few private owners let rooms, studios and apartments in Louvain-la-Neuve and the neighbouring towns. A list of accommodation proposed by private owners is available on the web site of the Accommodation Office. If you wish to rent accommodation this way, you will have to contact the owner by phone or e-mail, and come to an agreement with them directly.
  • Estate Agents

Library services

  • Libraries
there are several public libraries distributed by disciplins on the two campus sites feel free to drop by, you'll be amazed by the invaluable information that is freely accessible for all students.
  • Teaching & working space
every faculty has teaching rooms available for group work.

ICT services

  • Computer rooms and facilities
every faculty has accessible computer rooms where you'll find all you need for access to the internet, to specialized programs in your field, and all you require for creating and printing your work.Access to world-class laboratories

Medical services

Education-wise, the medical sector is made up of four faculties (principally located on the Brussels Campus).Research in the medical sector is conducted in close partnership with the University Hospital Saint-Luc (Brussels) and the University Hospital of Mont-Godinne, as well as a network of 35 healthcare institutions, amongst which 24 hospitals (Réseau Santé Louvain).

Student Life

Campus life

The second UCL campus is located in Brussels itself and is home to the medical faculty and a major university hospital. Louvain-la-Neuve combines modernity and tradition in a town designed for pedestrians; while the Brussels site represents a true European district.From Brussels, trains will take you to Paris or London in less than two hours and from Brussels National Airport or Brussels South Charleroi Airport you can travel anywhere in the world.UCL has disseminated in the hinterland: research centres and information points beat its pulse in the heart of the regions (Bastogne, Charleroi, Corroyle-Grand, etc.).

Accreditation

The Louvain School of Management of UCL has received several accreditations worldwide:

European Quality Improvement System is a quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institution in management and business administration. Equis gather 90 institutions world-wide with about 60 of them from Europe.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

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