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Universite Catholique de Louvain E and B EXC
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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English, French
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Agreement Scope:
Business School
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Exchange Semester/Year
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Universite Catholique de Louvain

: Louvain-la-Neuve
Year established: 1425
Student population: 27,300
The Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) is one of the oldest universities in the world, located in the French speaking part of Belgium. The alma mater of the likes of Erasmus and Vesalius, today it’s ranked one of the best in the world – especially in Economics - and welcomes students from more than 120 countries who benefit from its international and European networks.

With its location in the heart of Europe and impressive links to the European Union, studying at UCL can boost career opportunities while offering high quality education. The University is located in the French speaking part of Belgium, so you can hone your French skills and build lasting international connections.

Unique characteristics
UCL offers many internationally acclaimed programs including its high ranking CEMS and Business Engineering Masters and MBA programs. The purpose designed campus offers easy access with a safe, green environment and an active student life.

Louvain-la-Neuve was purpose built to accommodate the Francophone faculties of KUL when they split from Leuven in the 1960s. With a predominantly student population and designed for university life, it’s easy to get around on foot and there’s plenty to do. A highlight is the Hergé Museum, where you’ll find some excellent Tin Tin memorabilia.

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university.

Subject Area/s: Business

Exclusions apply.

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Term 1: September- January
Term 2: February - June

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
A – 20-17
B – 16-15
C – 14-13
D – 12-11
E – 10
F – <10
More information on the host university's grading system.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period. Please remind UCLouvain that they should send your transcript to your USyd Exchange Adviser.

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Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English and French. Making up a programme exclusively of courses taught in English is possible in a limited number of subject areas such as Economics and Management.
Language Requirements

Students wishing to study in French will need to meet the host university's language requirements
French language classes are available to exchange students

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What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city. Check out the top 10 things to see in Louvain

Housing options are offered by the host university.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas. 
Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their stay as exchange students.

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Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
mandatory information and welcome session will be held on the Friday before the beginning of the term.
Support Services 
“Aide-handi” (“Handi-help”) is a unit of the Student Support Office for UCLouvain students that helps and accompanies students. There are health services as well as disability support services at UCLouvain. 
Information from the host university.
Information from the Embassy of Belgium in Australia.

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Student Experiences

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