When should I apply for housing?
You should apply for University housing as soon as possible, housing is granted on a first come first served basis.
Where can I find housing information?
Where should I send my housing request form?
Upon nomination by your home university, you will receive together with the registration form a housing request form. The form should be return to the housing office (adress in the form) NOT the international office of the Communication School.
Where should I send my registration form?
Your registration form should be sent by postal mail only to
Valérie Loutsch / International Affairs Coordinator
Université catholique de Louvain
Ecole de Communication
Ruelle de la lanterne magique, 14 bte L2.03.02
Can I send my registration form via fax or e-mail?
We accept application via postal mail only.
When will I receive acceptance notification?
Registration forms sent to the international office (Mrs. Valérie Loutsch) are forwarded to the UCL admission’s office who will send an « autorisation d’inscription » (acceptance letter). Should you need to apply to a visa for your stay in Belgium, this document is required by the Belgian ambassy of your country of residence.
How can I get my certificate of arrival signed?
You should come to the international office (Mrs. Valérie Loutsch) during the opening hours with your certificate of arrival and we will be happy to sign it for you.
When and how should I register to classes?
Classe registration is done exclusively by the International office on the basis of a signed and approved learning agreement. No changes to the study plan will be made if they have not been approved by the home and host university. Thus please make sure your learning agreement is mailed to the international office together with your registration form and the changes to your learning agreement are made within the deadlines of the Economics School (usually 3 to 4 weeks after the start of the semester, see the academic calendar for specific dates)
Where can I find course schedules?
A link to the course schedule is accessible from the student’s portal:
COMU Master course schedules
Bachelor courses schedule
May I attend courses from other degree programmes?
Depending on the specific requirements of the home institution, and upon explicit authorisation of the International Affairs coordinator, students may be allowed to follow a limited number of courses in other degree programs for a maximum of 15 ECTS credits/semester. The student should make sure (s)he has the necessary pre-requisites to follow the course and ask for the Professor’s authorization.
During your stay
Who is your contact person?
Your contact person is the International Affairs Coordinator of the Communication School (Mrs. Valérie Loutsch). Whatever the level of the course taken (bachelor / master), your contact person always remains on the School level. Do not contact the secretariat of the bachelor level for administrative issues.
When and how should I register to exams?
Registration to exams is done via your ‘virtual office’ accessible on the UCL home page. Exam registration dates are specified in the academic calendar of the Communication School. Even if you take all your courses on bachelor level, you have to follow the deadlines of the Communication School (and not the ones of the bachelor programmes).
At the end of your stay
How can I get a transcript mailed to my home university?
Transcripts are send via email and mailed to your home university as soon as possible after the end of the examination session. First semester transcripts should be sent out in February. Second semester transcripts should be sent in July. Please make sure you provide the international office with the name, address and e-mail to whom transcripts should be sent.
How can I get my exam results?
Exam results are accessible via your ‘virtual office’ accessible on the UCL home page. The academic calendar of the Communication School specifies when the results are available for students.
How can I get my certificate of departure signed?
You should come to the international office during the opening hours with your certificate of arrival and we will be happy to sign it for you.