The University of Liège has been established for two centuries in the heart of an ancient city and former capital of a State, the Principality of Liège, itself a renowned intellectual centre since the Middle Ages. With a rich historical and intellectual tradition, the Ulg has roots that stretch back long before its founding in 1817 as a State University under the Dutch system.
Joining a Community made up of 130 nationalities, where 1 in 4 students is an international student. More than 24,000 students, +/- 6000 of whom are from outside Belgium, are taught here every day. Openness, accessibility, support and excellence are features of the way of learning they have chosen. Around 1400 members of teaching faculty and 3000 assistants and researchers pass on their passion on a daily basis, and close to 90,000 graduates are spreading the word about their ULiège experience around the world.37 bachelor’s and almost 200 master’s programmes are on offer. Some are taught in French but a lots of them are taught in English, eg management sciences, computer sciences and engineering.
The University of Liège develops and promotes excellent multidisciplinary research that is directly in line with its teaching, both on our campuses in Belgium, and abroad at research centres based in Europe and beyond.
More than 3000 researchers are engaged in top-level research at the University of Liège. Nearly 2000 agreements, representing a total budget of 270 million €, are opening the way to new advances in every academic field. More than 106 functioning spin-offs have been created as a result of work carried out within our 80 research units.It is particularly noted for its work in the fields of space, health, agrifoods and energy
89 000 graduates, 90% of whom are employed within the first year of graduation, are spread out over 118 countries throughout the world
The ULiège graduate continues to be fully part of the university community. As such, they benefit from a number of services and benefits provided by ULiège.
In addition to the services offered to all students to help them succeed academically, ULiège attaches prime importance to welcoming and integrating its international students. There is much practical assistance, from visa applications through the awarding of the degree, as well as a mentorship programme, meet-ups organised to foster integration and themed visits: everything is done to make students feel at home
- Admission & enrolment
- Guidance and information about programmes and procedures
- Study advice & support
- Cultural Diversity
- Social & financial support
- Health and well being
Finding accommodation in Liège is easy. In addition to the approximately 7,000 privately owned accommodations throughout the districts of the city and around the Sart Tilman campus, the University of Liège offers a student residence rental serviceIn Belgium, individual rooms for students are called "kots.” There are more than 7,000 in the city, as well as around the Sart Tilman campus. Prices are fairly reasonable and the selection is varied. Other types of accommodation such as studios, apartments, or small houses may also be rented at very affordable prices.
5 libraries, 16 locations, over 2000 seats, 12 collaboratives workspaces, 2 million monographs, over 84,000 periodicals, 565 incunabula, 100 000 theses and dissertations: libraries are a major and reliable tool for students. Even better, the University of Liege is a pioneer in Open Access and has developed strategic tools (ORBI - Open Repository and Bibliography and MATHEO - master theses online) in order to widely disseminate and share “Knowledge” thanks to papers issued within the Institution
ISO 9001, ISO27001 and PRINCE2 certificated, the General IT department makes sure that all 55 IT equipped rooms provide the right resources to students. Over 1,000 computers are available for students all over the campuses and all students interact on a daily basis with the administrative staff through a proficient interface « myUliege » for, among others,customizing study programmes and for being advised of marks as soon as it is available and for any schedule change.
Facilities for healthcare are available on our major campus (Sart Tilman – University hospital). Consultations are offered, free of charge, to regularly enrolled students who subscribed the usual and compulsory health insurance (the so called “mutuelle” in Belgium - included in some national insurances for European students, to be subscribed for other students ~ 18 €/month)
The University is located on 2 main campuses, and on two specific campuses
- Faculty of Philosophy & Letters, of Architecture and HEC Business school : located in Liège - city centre with absolutely all amenities nearby
- Faculty of Law, Political science and Criminology, of Medicine, of Sciences, of Psychology, Speech Therapy and Education sciences, of Veterinary Medicine , of Social Sciences & the Engineering School: located in the Sart Tilman : an exceptional setting roughly 10 km south of the city centre of Liège over several hundred hectares of green spaces and forest – 6 km of Boncelles- commercial centre with many supermarkets. That Campus has a series of state-of-the-art research infrastructures as well as high-level sports facilities and prestigious halls.
- Gembloux Agro Bio Tech : Gembloux – city centre – (45 km from Brussels)Department of Environmental management : Arlon
The RCAE, the ULiège Sport Department, offers nearly 70 physical and sports activities at "student" prices for members of the ULiège community. The RCAE also has agreements with the Rugby FC Liégeois.
Located on the Sart Tilman domain, the Sports Centres offer an infrastructure where each discipline will find its equipment
Special programmes and services provided to high level sportsmen who wish to combine studies and professional sport practice.
More than 50 associations, supported and funded by the so called “Fede” make sure that all students find the right representation within the institution and have the most opportunities to be part a vibrant university community.
Next to those associations, students have the opportunity to experience a particularly rich cultural life within Liège. A famous opera, many public, private and even a university theatre, the “conservatoire” (music academy) and a very active cinema network (Les Grignoux) also show you why Liege is famous for its rich cultural and history heritage !
HEC Liège, the Management school of the University of Liège, is the only Belgian teaching institution to hold both the EQUIS and the AACSB accreditations.
These accreditations are issued by independent international bodies at the end of a rigorous audit process conducted over several years. They reflect the commitment of ULiège’s Business School to educating and supporting its students while conducting research of the highest quality, maintaining close links with alumni and weaving solid ties with the business world
In addition to the above, HEC Liège is also accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (EPAS and BSIS accreditation).
?Management sciences, Business engineering, Economics
Our Civil engineering (Applied Science) and Bioengineering programmes (Gembloux Agro-Bio-Tech) have been awarded the Eur-Ace and CTI labels.
Conferred by the ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education), these labels provide recognition that a programme meets the highest European academic and professional standards and guarantee that students' degrees will be immediately recognised throughout Europe.
? Civil engineering: Aerospace, mining and geology, chemistry and materials science, physics, electricity, mechanics, electromechanics, biomedical, IT, data science.
? Bioengineering: Management of forests and natural spaces, Environmental sciences and technologies, Chemistry and bioindustries, agrarian sciences
Gembloux Agro Bio-Tech is also accredited by the “Conférence des Grandes Ecoles”
The Faculty's compliance with the ISO9001 standard also attests to its sustained and ongoing efforts to improve the quality of courses and the support offered to students as regards organisation, timetables, facilities and internships.
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