Université Catholique de Louvain

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University Overview

Established in 1425, Université Catholique de Louvain (Catholic University of Louvain) is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Louvain-la-Neuve (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Walloon Brabant. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Brussels Woluwe, Mons, Tournai, Brussels Saint-Gilles, Charleroi. Officially recognized by the Direction générale de l'Enseignement non obligatoire et de la Recherche scientifique, Belgique (Directorate General for Non-Compulsory Education and Scientific Research), Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Belgian higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 595 years old Belgian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UCL also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Name Catholic University of Louvain
Acronym UCL
Founded 1425 Founded under the name of Univeritas Lovaniensis, that was closed in 1797 during Napoleonic period. Re-founded in 1834. In 1968 there was a split into Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Université catholique de Louvain.
Motto Sedes Sapientiae
Seat of Wisdom
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Place de l'Université, 1
Louvain-la-Neuve
1348 Walloon Brabant
Belgium
Tel +32 (10) 472 111
Fax +32 (10) 472 999
Other locations Brussels Woluwe, Mons, Tournai, Brussels Saint-Gilles, Charleroi

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
International
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Place de l'Université 1
Louvain-la-Neuve 1348
(10) 472 172

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 3,500-3,999
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Université Catholique de Louvain's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Direction générale de l'Enseignement non obligatoire et de la Recherche scientifique, Belgique


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD-EQUIS)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Coimbra Group
  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)

Academic Structure


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