IAU Member

Belgium - French Community

top General Information


Street:Place de l'Université, 1


Post Code:1348

Tel.:+32 (0)10 47 21 11

Fax:+32 (0)10 47 29 99


Other Sites

Bruxelles Woluwe, Mons, Tournai, Bruxelles St-Gilles, and Charleroi campus locations

Institution Funding



Founded 1425, UCL is one of the oldest universities in the world. Erasmus, Jansenius, Vesalius, Mercator, Georges Lemaître worked or taught at the UCL. In 1970, separation into two distinct universities, the Flemish-speaking one remained on the original site in Leuven. The French-speaking University moved to Wallonia (Louvain-la-Neuve). The faculty of Medicine moved to Brussels

Academic Year

September to July (September-February; February-July)

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate and entrance examination, or foreign qualifications if recognized under agreement concluded with the Belgian Government. Other foreign qualifications subject to the approval of the faculty concerned



Accrediting Agency

Wallonia-Brussels Federation (Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles)

Religious Affiliation


Student Body


top Officers

Head : Vincent Blondel

Job title:Recteur

International Relations Officer : Dana Samson

Job title:Vice Recteur aux Relations Internationales

top Divisions

Faculty : Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning

Fields of study:Architecture, Regional Planning, Structural Architecture, Town Planning

Faculty : Biological, Agricultural and Environmental Engineering

Fields of study:Agronomy, Biological and Life Sciences, Environmental Engineering

Faculty : Economic, Social and Political Sciences and Communication

Fields of study:Business Administration, Communication Studies, Demography and Population, Development Studies, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences

Faculty : Law and Criminology

Fields of study:Criminal Law, Criminology, Law

Faculty : Medicine and Dentistry

Fields of study:Biomedicine, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health

More details:Brussels

Faculty : Motor Science

Fields of study:Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Therapy

Faculty : Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Fields of study:Biomedicine, Pharmacy

Faculty : Philosophy, Arts and Letters

Fields of study:Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Chinese, Classical Languages, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, History, Information Technology, Italian, Latin, Linguistics, Literature, Medieval Studies, Modern Languages, Musicology, Oriental Languages, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Romance Languages

Faculty : Psychology and Educational Sciences

Fields of study:Education, Educational Psychology, Family Studies, Psychology

Faculty : Public Health

Fields of study:Public Health

Faculty : Science

Fields of study:Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics

Faculty : Theology

Fields of study:Canon Law, Theology

School : Engineering

Fields of study:Architecture, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Town Planning

School : Management

Fields of study:Management

More details:Louvain

top Degrees

Bachelier (enseignement supérieur de type court)


Fields of study:Actuarial Science, Agricultural Engineering, Ancient Languages, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Archaeology, Architecture, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Business and Commerce, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Christian Religious Studies, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Criminology, Demography and Population, Dentistry, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Ethics, European Studies, Family Studies, French, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Human Resources, Information Technology, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Modern Languages, Performing Arts, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Engineering, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Religious Studies, Sociology, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics, Theology


Fields of study:Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Education, History, Management, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Translation and Interpretation, Veterinary Science

top Academic Periodicals


La Lucarne

Louvain medical

Revue Louvain

Main Press

Presses universitaires de Louvain


Statistics Year:2012-2013


Updated on 17-08-2020