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Student life

With around 25,000 students of primary, secondary, high school and university level for a population of 20,000 inhabitants, Louvain-la-Neuve is a city that breathes student life, offering a privileged place for its fulfillment.

Here you will find plans and addresses that will help guide you to get the most out of your academic year.

Studies, syllabi, the labyrinth of classrooms, tests...

Studying in Louvain-la-Neuve

Life in dorms, the parties, the student festivals, the events... plenty of good excuses to celebrate with friends! 

Do not confuse Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve !

Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve are two different cities. The confusion is often made by students coming in Belgium for the first time. Leuven, Louvain or Louvain-la-Neuve ? An explanation in video !

Students clubs and KAP'S

You must have certainly heard of the clubs and KAP'S... or AEDL, CESEC, CEP, MAF? If not, you are in the right place to learn what it's all about !

KAP'S or “Kot-à-projets”

A true institution, the Kot-à-projets is the idea of students coming together and sharing a common life in an apartment based on the same mission.

The focus points of the KAPS are specific and diverse: theater, health, environment, sensitivity to children and developing countries, various student services, art and culture in all forms...

More than 80 KAP'S in Louvain-la-Neuve and twenty in Woluwe are represented by one entity, the Kot "Organe".

Kot "Organe"
Collective Organization of KAP'S
Rue des Blancs-Chevaux,38/001-010 à 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Tél.:010/45 13 93

For all of the addresses and contacts for KAPS, the KAP'S Guide is updated each year in November and reports all of the KAPS of the current academic year.
To obtain it, contact the Kot Organe or visit our Tourism-Inforville Office.

Learn more at !


The Clubs bring together students from the same college for events and festive activities. Student parties and events are their daily lot !

GCL Grouping of Louvanist Clubs Rue des Wallons,70/301-310 à 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Tél.:010/45 51 37

List of Louvain contacts and clubs (french version)

Regional Student Groups

Far from the eyes, close to the heart... The regional student groups are a rally point, a “family” made up of students coming from the same province or town. They ensure the promotion of their region within the University and seek to maintain the traditions and folklore. They publish the Regional Journal.

The 16 regional student groups of Louvain-la-Neuve are headed by the Fédé.

Walloon Federation of Regional Student Groups and UCL (Fédé) Ruelle Dédale, 1A/201-207 à 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Tél. 010 45 11 39

List of neo-Louvanist Regionals (french version)

Board for Foreign Students (CGEE)

More than 125 nationalities are mixed together in our city. This diversity also affects the student population.

The CGEE is the representative body of foreign students within UCL. On the side-lines of organizing socio-cultural events, it communicates the positions of foreign students on questions related to development, developing countries and society in general.

The CGEE also supports foreign students in all of their efforts upon their arrival in Louvain-la-Neuve (registration, housing, etc.).

Ruelle Dédale, 1 1348 LLN
Tél: 010/455434

Student events




If they exist, it’s because of the dynamicism of UCL students!  Occasional, annual or perpetual events, find the distinguishing moments of student life here !


This name undoubtedly has become familiar for a large number of students.  The clubs are there for anything !  
From Monday through Friday, without a break, a part of the Bruyères district comes alive and welcomes students who want to get together and party.

Night, Lux night and Bodega-Carolo Night
Night, MAF Night and AGRO Night
AEDL "Chez Adèle" Night, AGRO night and PSYCHO night
Night, MDS Night and Lux night

Consult circle/club addresses

Annual Events

Two student events to not miss :

The Blue Ball is the student event that kicks off the academic year and gives new students an idea of the spirit and ambiance that reign within the university community.

The Buzzard Ball is the occasion for all students to relax from the pressure after exams and celebrate the end of the academic year.

Occasional Events

Find all of the student events at

Impossible to retain all of the useful information to know as a student?

An easy solution, get the Practical Student Guide, the "bible" for every student, available at the Tourism-Inforville Office and the UCL Help Desk (only in french).

UCL Help Desk "Point de Repère"
Rue des Wallons 10
010/47 20 02


Photo 2 © Jacky Delorme