Université Catholique de Louvain Belgium

About Université Catholique de Louvain

Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) is the largest French-speaking university in Belgium. UCL is home to nearly 20,000 students from diverse backgrounds. Undergraduate and Graduate courses are offered in French in a variety of disciplines. Undergraduate and Graduate courses are also taught in English in the Louvain School of Management (IAG). The MS in Management and MS in Management & Technology programs offer a complete English track for international students.




Pre-Advising Quiestionairre


Louvain–la–Neuve, Belgium

Louvain-La-Neuve is located half an hour by train from Brussels, the bilingual capital of the European Union known as “the heart of Europe.” With accessible travel to the rest of Europe, this setting is ideal for your semester abroad. Louvain-la-Neuve is a modern town (30 years old!) known for its unique, student-friendly urban design. The town center is accessible only to pedestrians and everything you need is walking distance from campus. The town is filled with narrow streets, little squares, staircases and beautiful buildings set back from the street add to its character. It is easy to understand why tourists and students enjoy their time in Louvain-la-Neuve!

Undergraduate & Graduate Program

Application Material

Submit the following materials directly to Kate Mattingly Learch (Building 10, Room 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • Program Application (students will complete this form after they have been nominated by Coggin to attend UCL)
  • Application Process
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Updated resume
  • 4 passport-sized photos

Submit the following materials directly to the UNF International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • UNF Study Abroad Information Packet (available from the International Center)
  • Copy of visa, once obtained
  • International health insurance information, once obtained

Other Information


UCL's Housing Office works with you find accommodations in Louvain-la-Neuve. Rent for most furnished communal apartments, shared by 8-12 students, is approximately $300 per month. It is common to pay a deposit of one month's rent and a small contract fee. View information about accommodations for international students.

Academic Calendar

The fall semester runs from mid-September to January, but students may schedule their final exams early and complete the semester in late December. The spring semester runs from late January to June. View UCL's academic calendar.

Visa & Health Insurance Information

Students are required to individually obtain the necessary visa for study abroad prior to departure. Most semester programs are more than 90 days. Students should visit the U.S. Department of State webpage which links to each country's Embassy. Many visa applications must be made in person — please plan ahead! For additional visa information and to discuss UNF's requirement for health insurance coverage, please visit UNF's International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300).

Additional Information


Ms. Yvette Achibald

International Affairs Assistant Coordinator
+ 32 (10) 47 83 22


Ms. Anne Wante

International Affairs Assistant
+ 32 (10) 47 83 23