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UCLouvain

History

  • The University of Leuven is founded on 4 December 1425
  • Taking the lead, the city offers buildings and pays professors. Classes begin in October 1426. Leuven is one of the few comprehensive universities, with five faculties: theology (established in 1432), civil law, canon law, medicine and the arts. Until 1816 it remains the only university on the territory that becomes present-day Belgium.

Education

Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) offers 43 bachelor's programmes and 187 master's programmes

Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) faculties:

  • Faculty of Economic, Social and Political Sciences and Communication
  • Faculty of Law and Criminology
  • Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Faculty of Motor Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
  • Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters
  • Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
  • Faculty of Public Health
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Theology
  • Faculty of bioscience engineering
  • Faculté d'architecture, d'ingénierie architecturale, d'urbanisme
  • Louvain School of Engineering
  • Louvain School of Management

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.

PhD Programmes

UCLouvain Scholarships

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DFL Scholarship Program
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Daughters for Life Foundation
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3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
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ACES Education Fund
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Grant
3000 EUR
Deadline
21 Sep 2024
Bursaries for conference interpreting students
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European Commission
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
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ServiceScape
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
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U.S. government
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Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
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5000 USD
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25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
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90000 AUD
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World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
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The Ramsay Centre
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3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
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Anonymous Hope Fund
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12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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3000 USD
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AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
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1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
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IvyPanda
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1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
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IvyPanda
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1350 EUR
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
ELES-Scholarship (Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich-Studienwerk)
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Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation
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Various benefits
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31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
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Leopold Figl Foundation
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55000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Francesca Norris Memorial Scholarship
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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
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10000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Type Rating Scholarships
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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
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5000 USD
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International Conference Scholarship
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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
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5000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Financial Scholarships
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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
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1500 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Spreadsheet Gladiator Scholarship
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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
168 2
2023
170 -12
2022
158
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
180 15
2023
195 -7
2022
188
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2023
201
2022
201 -50
2021
151
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
171 -4
2022
167
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Housing services

  • Room in a shared flat
  • Room in an project-based accomodation
  • Bedsit
  • Studio
  • Family accomodation

Library services

  • Arts and Letters Library

  • Health Sciences Library
  • UCL Mons Library
  • Law Library
  • Psychology and Educational Sciences Library
  • Louvain Learning Center Hippocrate
  • Louvain Learning Center Montesquieu
  • Louvain Learning Center Saint-Georges
  • Philosophy Library
  • Psychology, Education and Motor Sciences Library
  • Political, Social and Economic Sciences and Communication Library
  • Science and Technology Library
  • Theology Library

ICT services

  • All students and staff are entitled to a UCLouvain email address and access to computer labs and libraries. Moreover, all UCLouvain accommodations are equipped with a cable television connection with internet access.

  • Uniform wireless network using the latest security and ID technology for universal use. 

Medical services

  • Students enrolled at UCLouvain benefit from accident cover while pursuing academic activities (including when travelling between accommodation and the university, during study trips and internships, etc.) and third-party liability cover while they are pursuing academic activities. 
  • This kind of insurance must be taken out privately.

Campus life

  • Louvain-La-Neuveshow 
  • Bruxelles Woluweshow 
  • Mons
  • Tournai
  • Bruxelles Saint-Gilles

Sports facilities

The UCLouvain Sport and Fitness Service offers more than 100 sports and fitness activities as well as modern fitness facilities. Gifted athletes can join the university teams (the Wolves) and compete at inter-university level. Louvain-la-Neuve is home to French-speaking Belgium’s largest sport and fitness centre: 25 sports rooms, 1 indoor fitness room, 1 indoor athletics track, 2 pools and 3 hectares of outside pitches which include 1 outdoor fitness area.

Student clubs

Student associations have formed around four types of activities:

  • Student representation is assured by the Louvain Student General Assembly (AGL) at the university level; student offices at the faculty level; and the General Coordination of International Students (CGEI).
  • An original idea that involves students sharing a flat and working together on a social, cultural or sport-related project in which they have a special interest, the so-called ‘kots à projet’ are home to nearly a thousand students each year.
  • Regional organisations (‘Les Régionales’) reunite students of the same geographical region and promote their local folklore on campus.
  • Faculty groups (‘Les Cercles’) bring together students of the same faculty.

Louvain School of Management receives a five-year accreditation in EQUIS.

Louvain-la-Neuve, Walloon Region, Belgium

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