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  • Locations: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/15/2019
Rolling Admission 09/13/2019 12/20/2019
NOTE: Exchange programs are competitive and students must complete certain steps before beginning an application. Students should work closely with a study abroad adviser before applying.
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/15/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2020 10/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 02/05/2020 06/30/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Exchange Program - Outgoing Program Type General: Exchange
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Business
Credit Offered: Transfer Credit Minimum GPA: 3
Language Courses Offered: Yes Language of Instruction: English, French
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Apartment, Residence Hall
Program Advisor: Varies by major - contact
Program Description:

Program Overview

Study at one of Europe's oldest universities, the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (30 mins. from Brussels). The city of Louvain-la-Neuve has a unique, pedestrians-only design, the focal point of which is the university. There are 16,000 students on campus. UC students can study there for a semester or the academic year. The University is French-speaking, but offers business courses in English. The courses are of particular interest to Operations Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance,  and Economics majors.

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Louvain-la-Neuve is a new town, as its name suggests. In the late 1960s there was growing political unrest between Flemish and French speakers at the University of Leuven (in the Flemish sector of Belgium). French-speaking students and faculty decided to move to French-speaking Belgium, and settled in a wooded area south of Brussels. Construction of Louvain-la-Neuve began in 1971 and the university and town have continued to expand. It is definitely a student-friendly environment and has a vibrant cultural life!

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Who Can Participate?

Sophomore, Juniors, Senior, Business majors
3.0 GPA required 

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Academic Program and Course Information

Students can choose from a variety of international business, finance, marketing, management, operations management,  information systems, quantitative methods, finance, entrepreneurship, business policy and French language courses. A description can be found on the university web site  - choose “courses available for exchange students.”
French language courses at ILV, the UCL Language college are listed here.

One of the most important preparations before going abroad is academic planning.  Students receiving transfer credit from outside institutions (exchange or external) will need prior approval to bring that credit back to UC and be registered for the appropriate study abroad course. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information. 

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Living Arrangements

University Accommodations, a room in a shared flat know as a "kot."  There are 3-12 students in private bedrooms with a common living space, kitchen and bathrooms. 
Apartments through Private Landlords.  

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Getting There

Students arranged their own international airfare.  

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Program Costs

For cost of living in Belgium visit UCL's website.
Estimated Program Expenses
UC full-time tuition  
International Airfare $1200
Housing (3 months) $1400
Meals $1500
Belgian student visa $200
Books and supplies $350

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

Lindner College of Business offers limited scholarships for exchange programs. Visit LCB International Programs.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department's passport page for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access visa information is the US Department of State’s country information page  

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of StateCenters for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:

  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Lee Armstrong
Associate Director International Programs
Lindner College of Business
103 Lindner Hall
tel: 513-556-7081

Ryan Meyer
Assistant Director, UC International Programs
One Edwards Center, Room 3134
tel: 513-556-0395

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