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1 1 1 The Université catholique de Louvain A leading university at the heart of Europe

2 2 2 Welcome at UCL one of the 9 universities of the French-speaking Community in Belgium universities of the European Union universities in Europe (4 194 in the USA) universities in the world

3 3 Studying at UCL? A good choice! p A leading, comprehensive university at the heart of Europe p Louvain-La-Neuve and Brussels: university towns where students set the pace p a key player in higher education and research p Providing the services and infrastructure to meet yours needs

4 4 We value Service, accomplishment, innovation, passion and curiosity

5 5 1 – A leading University at the heart of Europe In Belgium: in Louvain-la-Neuve and Brussels At 2 hours from Paris, Amsterdam and London

6 6 A leading university at the heart of Europe

7 7 7 Two campuses Louvain-la-Neuve Brussels (Woluwe-Saint-Lambert)

8 8 A leading university at the heart of Europe: Louvain-la-Neuve

9 9 Une université de pointe au cœur de l’Europe: Louvain-la-Neuve A leading university at the heart of Europe: Louvain-la-Neuve

10 10 A leading university at the heart of Europe: Brussels

11 11 A leading university at the heart of Europe: Brussels

12 12 A new town  Foundation stone laid in 1971  First academic year in 1972 A green town 920 hectares of which 200 ha woodlands, 168 ha green spaces, a golf course of 64 ha, a lake of 7 ha A convivial town  Easy access for people with disabilities  Pedestrian centre  350 shops and services  Two museums, including the new Hergé museum  Several auditoriums (Théâtre Jean Vilar, Ferme du Biéreau, Aula Magna, etc.) The Louvain-la-Neuve Campus

13 13 A new campus Inaugurated in 1976 A green campus 52 hectares of which 4 ha green spaces, a sculpture garden and medicinal plant garden A convivial campus  student rooms owned and managed by UCL  Crèches, sports centre, schools, university hospital Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc  Brussels-National airport at 7 km  Grand Place (town centre) at 15 minutes by metro The Brussels Campus

14 14 2 – A university where students set the pace Louvain-la-Neuve, a hive of activity  A multitude of student activities: a unique melting pot environment  Average age: 27,8 years Looking for a hobby, new friends? q Always something to do, night and day … q Project-based student flat shares (‘kots-à-projet’), a creative force in the town’s student life: projects related to exchange students, Amnesty international, cartoons, the annual 24 hours bike race, … q Student societies in Louvain-la-Neuve and Brussels

15 15 2 – A university where students set the pace Sports The biggest sports centre of the Benelux in Louvain-la-Neuve A sports centre on the Brussels campus A swimming pool in Louvain-la-Neuve A golf course in Louvain-la-Neuve 60 sporting activities led by instructors Special status for students practicing top-sport € 40 (LLN) - € 35 (BXL) – € 20 (Erasmus) For one academic year

16 16 Culture 7 university libraries containing 2,8 million volumes Louvain-la-Neuve Museum, Hergé Museum, Sculpture garden in Brussels Auditoriums in LLN Théâtre Jean Vilar, Aula Magna, Ferme du Biéreau Residential artists The Dardenne brothers, Bernard Foccroulle, Catherine Keun, Michel Desvigne, François Schuiten Cultural season Ballet de Marseille, Ensemble Musique Nouvelle, Midis de la musique Carte Culture at € – A university where students set the pace

17 17 Louvain-la-Neuve, a town where students set the pace

18 18 Louvain-la-Neuve, a town where students set the pace

19 19 Louvain-la-Neuve, a town where students set the pace

20 20 Louvain-la-Neuve, a town where students set the pace

21 21 3 – UCL, a key player in higher education and research One of the oldest universities in Europe  founded in 1425  a long European tradition, like Oxford and the Sorbonne A multidisciplinary university  12 faculties, 35 Bachelors, credit Masters, credit masters (2 years) with 203 focuses, 63 advanced Masters and PhD programmes in all disciplines >> For the detailed course catalogue see: q no.2 French-speaking comprehensive university in the world, no.7 comprehensive university in Europe, no. 116 university in the world (Times 08).

22 22 International mobility students, more than 120 nationalities international students, of which half from the European Union 635 international professors and researchers alumni world-wide Exchange programmes 535 students “in” 653 students “out” Numerous inter-university networks 5 Erasmus Mundus programmes 500 bilateral Erasmus agreements 120 bilateral agreements outside of the European Union 400 partner institutions in the world 3 – UCL, a key player in higher education and research

23 23 International students at UCL ( )

24 24 3 – UCL, a key player in higher education and research Cutting-edge research, at the service of academic education researchers of which 650 international researchers (37 nationalities) PhD students 800 in humanities and social sciences (48%) 650 in science and technology (38%) 250 in medical sciences (14%) 21 research institutes 37 research centres 11 technology platforms

25 25 UCL, a key player in higher education and research

26 26 UCL, a key player in higher education and research

27 27 UCL, a key player in higher education and research

28 28 6 university restaurants, meals per year 500 lecture halls with seats rooms in UCL student accommodation in Louvain-la-Neuve – More info: rooms in UCL student accommodation in Brussels 1 Kot Erasmus: welcomes foreign students when they arrive, offers support and organizes activities during their stay. 4 – Providing the services and infrastructure to meet your needs

29 29 4 – Providing the services and infrastructure to meet your needs Quality French language courses  Two language schools in Louvain-la-Neuve and in Brussels: the Centre de Langues and the Language Institute  Centre de Langues (CLL) – intensive course for € 300 (You will have to show proof of your registration at UCL and of your Erasmus status.) - in LLN : – tel: – fax: in Brussels: - tel: – fax:  Language Institute (ILV) - Exchange students can participate in language classes that are part of their course programme free of charge

30 30 4 – Providing the services and infrastructure to meet your needs How much does it cost to come to UCL as an exchange student?  no enrolment fees books and other course- and programme-related material student-organised course handout copying service  cost of life 750 euro per month average

31 31 4 – Providing the services and infrastructure to meet your needs Cost of life: € 750 per month average  arrival and setting-up costs personal  monthly rent, including costs +/- 300 €  rental agreement registration costs 35 €  food +/- 250 €  transport p.m.  telephone, sports, washing, travel 150 € E.g.: theatre – +/- 7 euro; newspaper – 1, 10 euro, canned drink – +/-1,20 euro

32 32 Providing the services and infrastructure to meet your needs

33 33 Providing the services and infrastructure to meet your needs

34 34 Providing the services and infrastructure to meet your needs

35 35 Studying at UCL? A good choice! p A leading, comprehensive university at the heart of Europe p Louvain-La-Neuve and Brussels: university towns where students set the pace p a key player in higher education and research p Providing the services and infrastructure to meet yours needs

36 36 Université catholique de Louvain A bridge towards the future A gateway to the world


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