International Office Place du 20-Août, 7 4000 Liège Belgique INFO-CIRCLE uliege_international Oriana Bertucci Director of the International Office phone +32 4 366 56 34 - Pauline Antoine Incoming students mobility phone +32 4 366 41 66 - Marta Kucharska Incoming students mobility phone +32 4 366 55 47 - Isabelle Noirot Erasmus Mundus phone +32 4 366 21 36 - Christine Reynders Erasmus Mundus and International Credit Mobility phone +32 4 366 46 09 - Anne-Laure Villeminot Traineeships, doctoral stays and International Credit Mobility phone +32 4 366 58 59 - IMPORTANT DATES 1st TERM • 31st May 2023: deadline for the application for 1st term and for full academic year • Welcome Days: 7th and 12th September 2023 • Intercultural seminar: 8th September 2023 • Teaching activities: from 14th September to 20th December 2023 • French level tests for non-French speaking students attending French-taught courses: from 18th to 20th September 2023 • French courses S1 (evening): from 2nd October 2023 to 19th January 2024 • Holidays: from 30th October to 4th November 2023 and from 21st December to 3rd January 2024 • Exam period: from 4th to 27th January 2024 2nd TERM • 15th November 2023: deadline for the application for 2nd term • Welcome Day: 2nd February 2024 • Teaching activities: f rom 5th February to 18th May 2024 • French level tests for non-French speaking students attending French-taught courses: from 15th and 16th January 2024 • French courses S2 (evening): from 26th February to 31st May 2024 • Holidays: from 22nd of April to 4th May 2024 • Exam period: from 27th May to 29th June 2024 3rd TERM • Holidays: from 1st July to 15th August 2024 • Exam period (retake exams): from 16th August to 13th September 2024 Éd. resp. : Oriana Bertucci | Photos © Sandrine Seyen, Guy van Grinsven/ Studiopress- Maastricht-NL, ULiège - M. Houet, Barbara Brixhe, Bertrand Bouckaert, J.-L. Wertz, Rea Antoniu, Frédéric Serré, Olivia Moonen - Mai 2023

WELCOME 5 1 BELGIUM IN A NUTSHELL 6 1 Languages 6 2 Cost of living 6 3 Customs 7 2 THE UNIVERSITY OF LIÈGE 8 1 The University of Liège 9 2 1 University, 3 cities, 4 campuses 11 3 Courses programmes by faculty 13 • Bilingual or “full English” study programmes 14 • A balanced European university curriculum 14 • Examinations 14 4 Academic calendar 15 3 ULiège: HOST UNIVERSITY FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS 16 1 The ECTS system 17 2 Formalities 18 • Preparing your departure 18 • Upon arrival at the University of Liège 20 – Enrolment – International Office 20 – Contacting your departmental coordinator 21 – Administrative formalities 22 – Welcome Days 23 • At the end of your stay 23 4 LANGUAGE TRAINING 24 1 French courses 25 2 Other Language courses 27 5 HEALTH INSURANCE AND HEALTH CARE 28 CONTENTS 3 <

> 4 6 FACILITIES AND INTEGRATION 30 1 Support services 31 2 Buddy program 32 3 myULiège, internet and email access 32 4 Libraries at ULiège 33 5 Students’ associations 34 6 48 FM – the students’ radio 34 7 Bank account 35 8 Mobile phones 35 9 Transports 36 7 PRACTICAL TIPS 38 1 In Liège 39 • The city of Liège 39 • Visit the Province of Liège 39 • Access routes 39 • Accommodation 40 • University restaurants 41 • Presses Universitaires de Liège 42 • Computer rooms 42 • Health care 43 • Sport and cultural activities 44 2 In Gembloux 45 • The city of Gembloux 45 • Access routes 45 • Accommodation 45 • University restaurants 45 • Health care 45 • Computer rooms 45 • Sport and cultural activities 46 • Student’s associations 46 3 In Arlon 47 • The city of Arlon 47 • Access routes 47 • Accommodation 47 • Catering 47 • Health care 47 • Student’s associations 47 TO SUM UP 49 SOME USEFUL NUMBERS 50

5 < WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF LIÈGE! ONE UNIVERSITY, THREE CITIES The University of Liège is mainly located in and around Liège: in the city centre and on a wooded hill some 10 km south of the city called Sart Tilman. It includes two other campuses: Gembloux and Arlon. Coming to the University of Liège (ULiège) to study or for a traineeship? Welcome! This guide is for you. It will provide you with practical information (administrative formalities, accommodation, transport, etc.) and will help you to carry out the relevant steps throughout your stay at ULiège. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the institution that will be your home for the duration of your stay. You are arriving at a European university with 28 000 students, 23% of whom are international students. International students, like you: • choose ULiège because it is a university that combines history (of more than 200 years old) and modernity. All subjects are taught here (11 faculties on 4 campuses), which allows innovative approaches in interdisciplinary fields. Our courses combine skills in pure sciences and humanities, which leads to graduates with versatile profiles suited to the 21st century. Similarly, the University of Liège places contemporary issues at the centre of its actions, particularly in terms of sustainable development and inclusion. • are part of ULiège and contribute to our permanent effort of internationalisation. We are keeping pace with the changes in society, knowledge, and research. • benefit from ULiège's networks, such as research partnerships (which contribute to updating knowledge), innovative and distance learning initiatives, and the joint-degree programmes offered with international partners. Furthermore, with its partners, the University of Liège is one of the leading "European universities" within the UNIC Alliance. • are at the heart of our concerns: specific teams can welcome you and accompany you throughout your studies or on your personal journey. We wish to contribute to a positive stay from an academic and personal point of view, so that you consider ULiège as a place of fulfilment which meets your expectations. You are right to have chosen ULiège! We look forward to seeing you and are at your service for anything that will be useful for your integration among us! International Office

BELGIUM IN A NUTSHELL 1 LANGUAGES French, Dutch and German are Belgium’s three official languages. An invisible linguistic border divides the country roughly into two parts: the French-speaking South and the Dutchspeaking North. There is also a German-speaking community along the German border. Brussels is an important bilingual entity (French-Dutch), having a majority of French speakers. Apart from a few exceptions, the other regions are monolingual. COST OF LIVING To meet everyday living expenses a single student should have between 600€ and 900€ per month at his/her disposal except for the first month when expenses might be higher. To this amount he/she should add study-related costs (books, etc.). The cost of some standard commodities can be found on the website

1 7 < BELGIUM IN A NUTSHELL • DUTCH-SPEAKING REGION • FRENCH-SPEAKING REGION • GERMAN-SPEAKING REGION • BRUSSELS-CAPITAL REGION (BILINGUAL DUTCH AND FRENCH) CUSTOMS As an exchange student you will quickly discover some specificities of life in Belgium. In addition, there are regional cultural differences, which are already evident with the different languages. Do not hesitate to ask us about the daily habits that surprise you and ask around you the experience of other students. An intercultural seminar is organized for Erasmus students as part of their welcome at the University of Liège (see p.23). We invite you to get information beforehand in order to facilitate the preparation and a smooth running of your stay. You will already find a brief overview of the customs on To facilitate your integration in Belgium and at the University of Liège, the International Office and ESN-ULiège organise Welcome Days as well as a lot of socio-cultural activities. Do not hesitate to participate! Belgium covers 30,688 km2 and has about 11.5 million inhabitants. Its capital city, Brussels, is also the seat of the European Union and an international crossroads for trade, culture, and public life in general. Ostende Bruges Gand Tournai Mons Charleroi Namur Dinant Bastogne Gembloux Arlon Anvers Hasselt Louvain Bruxelles LIÈGE

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIÈGE The University of Liège is the only complete public university in the French-speaking part of Belgium. 2

2 9 < 1 THE UNIVERSITY OF LIÈGE Training in all areas of knowledge, unique options, pushing boundaries and a major project: training competent, responsible and well-rounded professionals who are capable of anticipating change. A COMMUNITY The University of Liège is a crossroads for many career paths. Almost 28,000 students study there every day: 23%, of whom are international students. More than 6,000 professors, lecturers, researchers and administration personnel are committed to teaching, research and the service of society. Enriched by its 200-year-old history and its community, the University of Liège will offer you all the tools you need to shape a successful future. 39 BACHELORS DEGREES, 192 MASTERS, 62 MASTERS WITH SPECIALIZATION, 24 MOOCS AND 160 CERTIFICATES A complete university, the University of Liège offers 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle programmes in all areas of knowledge, hundreds of options, specializations and free online programmes (trainings) thanks to the developpement of MOOCS and finally Longlife learning. Many of the programmes have prestigious international accreditations which recognize the quality of teaching, research, infrastructure and supervision. You can carve out a unique career path here. A STATE-OF-THE-ART INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE BENEFIT OF STUDENTS University clinics, world-renowned research centres, (Cyclotron, Centre for Protein Engineering, the Liège Space Centre, GIGA, TERRA…), one of the most beautiful libraries in Europe and the biggest in Belgium, exceptional overseas equipment (Telescopes in Chile and Morocco, oceanographic and submarine research station in Corsica, a research station in the Swiss Alps…). The University of Liège is developing and promoting multidisciplinary research excellence and its related teaching. A FULFILLING ENVIRONMENT Choosing to study at the University of Liège involves so much more than mere education It also offers you the opportunity to be curious, to be open to different forms of creation, to seek critical awareness of developments in society, to remain open to debate and to grow as part of a dynamic and tolerant community. It is with pleasure that everyone can enjoy the many cultural activities offered on the campuses: cinema clubs, conferences, shows… The University's sports club (ULiège Sports) has renewed its offer of more than 60 sports to the benefit of all and the new Museum Center allows everyone to discover the collections of the institution and its partners! The 75 student associations will not miss the opportunity to invite you to make your contribution and to be involved in many initiatives. THE UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE

2 > 10 AN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY Choosing the University of Liege means joining an international university that is open to the world and located at the heart of Europe. The University of Liège offers its students more than 1,500 opportunities to study abroad, it welcomes 850 students in the context of an exchange programme. Year after year, it proposes some full English or bilingual programmes as well as many joint degree programmes: 6 bachelor programmes, almost 60 joint masters and 9 masters Erasmus Mundus. Holder of the Erasmus+ Charter for the period 2021-2027, it also has a wealth of more than 60 years of expertise in matters of cooperation and development.

2 11 < 2 1 UNIVERSITY, 3 CITIES, 4 CAMPUSES Established in Belgium in three Walloon cities – Liège, Gembloux and Arlon -, the 11 faculties of the University of Liège are spread over 4 welcoming and cosmopolitan campuses mixing the dynamism of urban life with the charm of a pleasant green environment. LIÈGE CITY CENTER • Faculty of Philosophy and Letters • HEC Liège - Management School • Faculty of Architecture • Central Administration Arrow-right Map of Liège city centre SART TILMAN On a hillside above the city of Liege, in a vast 750-hectare forest estate: • Faculty of Medicine, Liège University Hospital (CHU) • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University Veterinary Clinic (CVU) • Faculty of Sciences • Faculty of Applied Sciences • Faculty of Law, Political Science and Criminology • Faculty of Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, and Education • Faculty of Social Sciences Arrow-right Map of Liège city centre There is also an open-air museumwith 80 works of art integrated into the landscape. INFO-CIRCLE Arrow-right Map of Sart Tilman You can reach the Sart Tilman by bus with lines 48 and 58 (from the city center and the train station) INFO-CIRCLE THE UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE

2 > 12 GEMBLOUX In the Province of Namur, 80 km west from Liège, the faculty of Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech is committed to teaching and research in agricultural sciences, bioengineering and in landscape architecture. INFO-CIRCLE ARLON In the South of Belgium, 100 km from Liège, a few kilometres from the border with France and Luxembourg, the Arlon campus of the Faculty of Sciences is committed to teaching and research in science and environmental management. INFO-CIRCLE

2 13 < 3 COURSES PROGRAMMES BY FACULTY The University of Liege counts 10 faculties and 1 school. The programme of courses is available on: FACULTIES WEBSITE Philosophy and Letters Law, Political Science and Criminology Sciences Medicine Applied Sciences Veterinary Medicine Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, and Education HEC Liège Social Sciences Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech Architecture THE UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE

2 > 14 BILINGUAL OR "FULL ENGLISH" STUDY PROGRAMMES Language learning, just like student mobility, is a priority at the University of Liège. While all courses (teaching units) involve language courses, some courses are bilingual (French/English, French/ German…) or are taught entirely in English. A Master's degree in Multilingual Communication, taught in English, is proposed and mainly attracts international students who do not speak French yet and have a special option to learn it. INFO-CIRCLE prospective-student THE TRADITIONAL UNIVERSITY CAREER In Belgium, university studies are in line with the European model. They are organised into three cycles: bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate. The average academic studies are carried out in 2 cycles, generally in 5 years (bachelor+master). INFO-CIRCLE EXAMINATIONS Within the same academic year students can take two examinations on the same teaching unit (course). Exams are organised by the Faculties during the three periods decided by the Board of Directors (see the academic calendar). The 1st and 2nd periods are called 1st session (January and June). The 3rd period is called the 2nd session (AugustSeptember). By way of derogation, Faculties can decide on special examination modalities for exchange students. In this case the exchange student must get in touch with the involved professors and the departmental coordinator at the beginning of term. The result of each assessment is indicated by a figure between 0 and 20, with 10 out of 20 being the pass threshold for each teaching unit. When you take an examination, remember to tell your teacher that you are an exchange student. Marks received at ULiège are transferred to your home university by your ULiège departmental coordinator. The grade distribution table is sent with your transcript of records. You will find the general table for ULiège on our webpage INFO-CIRCLE erasmus-in-exams We wish to remind you that, although your results will be validated in your home university, while in Liège, you are subject to the regulations governing study and examination at ULiège. Your departmental coordinator will answer your questions in this regard. We particularly insist that you read the information about plagiarism that should be quite useful when you write papers. INFO-CIRCLE plagiat (internal webpage only available after your registration at ULiège and accessible with your ULiège ID and your password).

2 15 < 4 ACADEMIC CALENDAR The university year is divided into three terms. Teaching and learning activities occur during (one of) the first two terms. They are followed by assessment periods. The third term includes assessment periods, personal research and production of essays, as well as professional insertion activities. The academic calendar for 2023-2024 is available on INFO-CIRCLE academic-calendar It’s very important to be on time at the beginning of each term. THE UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE


3 17 < 1 THE ECTS SYSTEM ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) has been created to facilitate the transfer of credits earned abroad. ECTS credits correspond to a set amount of learning based on both defined learning outcomes and the related workload. 60 ECTS credits correspond to the learning outcomes and workload of a full time academic year. One term corresponds to 30 credits. INFO-CIRCLE ULiège AS HOST UNIVERSITY FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS

3 > 18 2 FORMALITIES INFO-CIRCLE Here is an overview of the main formalities related to your stay at the University of Liege. PREPARING YOUR DEPARTURE, p.18 □ Programme de cours □ Online application □ Visa (if needed) □ Buddy program □ Health insurance À VOTRE ARRIVÉE, p.20 □ Enrolment at the International Office □ Contacting your departmental coordinator □ Administrative formalities □ Welcome Days AT THE END OF YOUR STAY, p.23 □ Inform about your departure PREPARING YOUR DEPARTURE 1 Discuss the courses you intend to take at ULiège with your coordinator in your home university. 2 Students appling fot the first term or for the whole academic year have to complete the online application before 31 May. Students applying for the second term have to complete the online application form before 15 November. Be careful: it will not be possible to complete the online Application Form after the deadlines. At the end of the Application Form, you have to upload the required documents. INFO-CIRCLE erasmus-in-application 3 If you need a visa to enter in Belgium, take the necessary steps with the Belgian embassy in your home country (with the ULiège acceptance letter) before arriving in Belgium. 4 Start your research of accommodation (more info p.40). INFO-CIRCLE accommodation 5 If you wish to meet a local student and be involved in the Buddy Program, register at INFO-CIRCLE erasmus-in-buddy-request 6 European students: ask your health insurance fund for an european health insurance card. Non-european students: if possible, subscribe to a health insurance in your home country. ERASMUS MUNDUS ▶ See your vade-mecum

3 19 < TRAINEES OR DOCTORAL STUDENTS If you are looking for a traineeship, please send your detailed application (CV, placement period, specialist field) to a ULiège supervisor who specialises in your area of study. You can find the contact details of professors and researchers on the website of ULiège. Once your application has been accepted, you can fill in the pre-registration form INFO-CIRCLE You, your home institution and ULiège must sign a traineeship agreement. Please ensure that you begin the process well in advance of your stay. NB: Students will not be allowed to register without a copy of the traineeship agreement signed by all parties. ULiège AS HOST UNIVERSITY FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS

3 > 20 UPON ARRIVAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LIÈGE ENROLMENT AT INTERNATIONAL OFFICE The International Office helps you with the preparation of your stay among us and your social integration. It assists and accompanies you during your stay at ULiège. Come to our Office to be officially enrolled; you will then receive your student card, your password to access the internet and all necessary certificates. The day of your registration, please bring your Acceptance Letter (scan or pdf is enough) and your valid ID document (ID card or passport). Any change that may occur during your stay (change of address, telephone number, etc.) must be entered via the myULiège portal (Gestion > Mes inscriptions > Mon dossier > Moyens de contact > modifier). Check your email inbox regularly since it will be used for all kind of useful or important information. Never hesitate to contact us whenever you have any doubts or problems. In Liège Place du 20-Août, 7 (A1 building) 4000 Liège Arrow-right Map of Liège city centre ➊ Pauline ANTOINE phone +32 4 366 41 66 Marta KUCHARSKA phone +32 4 366 55 47 Anne-Laure Villeminot phone +32 4 366 58 59 During registration periods the office is open from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. INFO-CIRCLE ERASMUS MUNDUS ▶ See your vade-mecum

3 21 < In Gembloux For students on the Campus of Gembloux, the registration is done at the International Office of Gembloux and not in Liège. Relations Internationales Bureau pédagogique (registration) Entrance 5 - building 9 Passage des Déportés, 2 5030 Gembloux Eliane MINNE phone +32 81 62 23 23 INFO-CIRCLE In Arlon Register at the International Office in Liège (see above). Arlon campus Pierre OZER (departmental coordinator) +32 498 38 79 05 INFO-CIRCLE Faculty of Sciences in Liège Thierry BILLEN­ (faculty coordinator) phone +32 4 366 36 53 CONTACT YOUR DEPARTMENTAL COORDINATOR The departmental coordinator will validate your Learning Agreement and explain how the courses are organised and what methods of evaluation are used. You will be informed about how to contact her or him in your official letter of acceptance. No change in the Learning Agreement will be accepted unless it is signed by your departmenal coordinator. ERASMUS MUNDUS ▶ See your vade-mecum ULiège AS HOST UNIVERSITY FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS

3 > 22 ADMINISTRATIVE FORMALITIES 1 ALL STUDENTS Any foreigner staying in Belgium for more than three months in a row must notify the administration of the city in which she/he stays. In Liège Cité administrative (City Hall) Ville de Liège - Service des étrangers Potiérue, 5 4000 Liège phone +32 4 221 82 45 Arrow-right Map of Liège city centre ➊ In Gembloux Parc d’Épinal, 2 5030 Gembloux phone +32 81 62 63 31 In Arlon Hôtel de ville (étage B1) Service des étrangers Rue Paul Reuter, 8 6700 Arlon phone +32 63 245 673 2 EU STUDENTS For students from EEE countries (EU + Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), required documents: • a valid passport or identity card • the certificate of registration from the International Office at the University of Liège • 2 recent photographs (passport format) • 8€ + 22€ for the residence card (see rates applicable on registration date) • an address in Liège (if in a students’ residence, a residence statement) EU students can move from one EU country to another with a national ID or passport; no visa is required. 3 STUDENTS FROM A COUNTRY OUTSIDE THE EU Non-EU students must report their arrival at the city hall on arrival (after registration at ULiège) to get a residence permit. For students from a country outside the EU, required documents: • your passport with a D visa • the certificate of registration from the International Office at the University of Liège • 2 recent photographs (passport format) • 8€ + 22€ for the residence card (see rates applicable on registration date) • an address in Liège (if in a students’ residence, a residence statement) Students from outside the EU who stay in Belgium and wish to travel around should have a passport and an A card (residence permit) supplied at the city hall. To travel outside the Schengen area, ask the diplomatic mission of the country you wish to go whether a visa is required. Non-european students may have to open a bank account (see p.35).

3 23 < WELCOME DAYS In order to provide you with complete information the International Office, the Communication Office with the participation of ESN-ULiège (Erasmus Student Network) organise some welcome days for exchange students. We recommand you to participate. These days will occur: • for stays during the 1st term and the whole year, Thursday 7th and Tuesday 12th September 2023 • for stays during the 2nd term, Friday 2nd February 2024 In the frame of ULiège's participation to the "Pôle Liège-Luxembourg", an intercultural seminar is also organized on 8th September 2023: "How to survive in the Belgian culture?" and "Belgian political landscape". INFO-CIRCLE A detailed programme will be sent individually by email. AT THE END OF YOUR STAY Before getting back home, you should inform your departmental coordinator about your departure. In addition, you have to come to the International Office to get your Attendance Certificate (Departure Form) at the office or by email. At the end of your stay, you also must notify the local administration. For students on the Liège campus: • either go to the appropriate desk with your national ID, the «annexe 8» or your «E card» (EU students) or «A card» (if you are from a country outside the EU) your address at your home country and 8€ • or connect on the e-platform of the City Hall of Liège in order to notify your departure (called « radiation») Students on the Gembloux or Arlon campuses must report to the respective local administration of their host city. INFO-CIRCLE ERASMUS MUNDUS ▶ See your vade-mecum ULiège AS HOST UNIVERSITY FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS


4 25 < 1 FRENCH COURSES LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS At the University of Liège courses are in most cases taught in French. Exchange students therefore need to have su icient proficiency of the language, both written and oral, to understand courses and to take part e ectively in seminars and practicals. Therefore we ask students who follow courses given in French to join to their application form a document testifying their level of French. The minimal required level is B1 (B2 for HEC Liège) according to the Common European Framework of Reference. Next to this proof of language, at their arrival, non French-speaking students who take courses in French have to take a compulsory online test in French to attest their proficiency. The results are sent to departmental coordinators. Dates for the online French tests: • for the 1st term: from 18th to 20th September 2023 • for the 2nd term: 15th and 16st February 2024 For courses taught in English a B1 certificate is required (B2 for HEC Liège). IN LIÈGE In Liège, French preparatory courses (before the beginning of the 1st term) and French courses (during the academic year) are organised by the “Département de français de l’Institut supérieur des Langues Vivantes (ISLV)”. PREPARATORY COURSE 1st term preparatory course: from 28th August to 8th september 2023 (no ECTS) 100€ charge for exchange students ERASMUS MUNDUS ▶ See your vade-mecum LANGUAGE TRAINING

4 > 26 COURSES DURING THE YEAR For students who would like to follow a French course during their exchange in Liège, the compulsory test will be used to evaluate their level in order to create the groups for the courses. • S1 = 1st term evening classes: from 2nd October 2023 to 19th January 2024 • S2 = 2nd term evening classes: from 26th February to 31st May 2024 60 hours of class : 2x2hours per week and online module. • S1 or S2 = 5 ECTS • S1 + S2 = 10 ECTS if satisfactory result for the final evaluation of S1. Levels: from A1 to B2+. C1 level is only organised in the second term. The C2 is not on offer. Fees • Free for ULiège exchange students who have the French language course on their Learning Agreement. • 100€/term for exchange students who do not have the French language course on their Learning Agreement, regular students, doctoral and postdoctoral students, and trainees. FULLY ONLINE COURSES 100% online course with experienced French teachers, available to all. Elementary (A1-A2) and intermediate (B1-B2) levels. • 1st term: from 9th October to 20th December 2023 • 2nd term: from 11th March to 30th May 2024 30 course hours: 2 hours per week via Zoom + Declic module (no ECTS) Fee • 50€ per term For further information about courses and registration, contact ISLV Rue de Pitteurs 18-20, building L3 4020 Liège phone +32 4 366 57 59 (secretary) INFO-CIRCLE Arrow-right Map of Liège city centre IN GEMBLOUX A French course for non-native speakers is organised during the year in Namur (10 minutes with train from Gembloux train station) and credited with 3 ECTS. At the first meeting the respective level of each student is assessed so that groups can be organised. More information: Two weeks of French classes and introduction to the culture and belgian heritage are organised by the Namur Academic Centre (Pôle Académique) at the begining of the academic year. The registration has to be done before 30th June. INFO-CIRCLE Recently, integration days are also proposed before the beginning of the 2nd term February INFO-CIRCLE IN ARLON French foreign language evening classes are organised at: INFO-CIRCLE ERASMUS MUNDUS ▶ See your vade-mecum

4 27 < 2 OTHER LANGUAGE COURSES IN LIÈGE In addition to language courses organised by some faculties, the ISLV offers foreign language courses. EVENING COURSES • Evening course once a week (6 to 8 p.m.) during one academic year, in the city center and on the Sart Tilman campus: German, English, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese and Russian (beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, according to the number of registrations) • Evening course twice a week (6 to 8 p.m.) during one semester, in the city centre: German, English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch (beginner and intermediate levels, according to the number of registrations) For more information and registration: phone +32 4 366 55 17 INFO-CIRCLE SUPERVISED ONLINE TRAINING • @LTER German, English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch (beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, according to the number of registrations) • CONVERS@TIONS German, English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch (from B1 intermediate level upon request) CONVERSATION TABLES Conversation tables are organized by the International Office during the evening in Liège: French-German, French-Dutch, French-Italian, French-Japanese. INFO-CIRCLE IN GEMBLOUX The Language Laboratory is at your disposal during teaching weeks fromMonday to Friday from8 a.m. to 22 p.m. and Saturday from9 a.m. to 12 a.m.. You have the opportunity to learn there some languages. For English, multimedia stations allow you to work in self-learning with the “Reflex English method” (possibility to listen the dialogues, to register, to rectify your own exercises, etc.). Bachelor students can complete their English course by listening comprehension exercises on general and agronomic topics. For other languages (Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese) the audio methods are available on loan at the library. Estelle MAYARD Fiona THEWISSEN INFO-CIRCLE Italian, Spanish, English, Dutch, Japanese and Korean courses are also organised in the city of Gembloux, see formations IN ARLON ENGLISH COURSES INFO-CIRCLE LANGUAGE TRAINING


5 29 < Individual health insurance is compulsory in Belgium. Therefore, if they are not registered with a health care insurance in their home countries and valid in Belgium, students have to subscribe to the health insurance of their choice. Arrow-right Map of Liège city centre ➋➌➍➎➏➐ • If you are from an EEA country (EU + Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and if you are insured through your own national health service, before leaving your home country, you should ask for the European health insurance card. This covers you in case of illness abroad. The period of validity may differ from one country to another and is maximum two years. However, if you need to see a doctor in Belgium, it will be more convenient to subscribe to a Belgian health insurance so as to get about 75% of the medical costs paid back to you. The balance could be paid by your health insurance in your home country. • If you are from a non-EEA country, you must have social coverage to stay in Belgium, either through comprehensive insurance policy taken out in your country of origin, or in Belgium. In addition, through their registration at ULiège, all university students get civil liability and physical insurance coverage for any accident related to their university activities, at home and abroad. If you want to take a health insurance (mutuelle) in Belgium, you will have to do it after your arrival in Liège, it is not possible to do it before. You will receive the necessary information in your Welcome Pack. SEE ALSO “HEALTH CARE” • IN LIÈGE P.43 • IN GEMBLOUX P.45 • IN ARLON P. 47 HEALTH INSURANCE AND HEALTH CARE


6 31 < 1 SUPPORT SERVICES Here are some services of the University of Liège set up to help students. Arrow-right Map of Liège city centre ➋ STUDENT AFFAIRS The Student Affairs Office carries out various actions to improve the quality of life of students during their time at the University and to enable each student to carry out his or her educational project in the best conditions. phone +32 4 366 53 61 INFO-CIRCLE A LISTENING EAR AND PUNCTUAL PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT Feel unwell, need psychological support (personal difficulties, relationship with other students or teachers, integration, anxiety, loss of motivation, etc.)? This office provides you with a first listening ear, helps you and acts as a relay to other more specialised contacts (if necessary). phone +32 4 366 55 61 - +32 4 366 20 82 INFO-CIRCLE STUDY GUIDANCE Need help to adapt your work methods to your new study environment or to deal with your work schedule. phone +32 4 366 53 61 INFO-CIRCLE SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Student with a temporary disability covering a period of at least 3months or a permanent disability (sensory or motor impairment, disabling illness, accident, psychological difficulties or learning disability etc.)? A service is especially dedicated to your needs, in line with the decree for inclusive higher education! phone +32 4 366 53 61 INFO-CIRCLE handicap INFORMATION ON THE STUDIES Do you want to enroll regularly at the University of Liège after your Erasmus? Find out more! phone +32 4 366 56 74 INFO-CIRCLE CENTRE J This communal information centre has made versatility and accessibility its main concerns and is dedicated to welcoming, informing, counselling and guiding young people with their questions or problems. It assists young people with questions on leisure activities, educational and job opportunities, travel, and legal or personal problems. phone +32 4 223 00 00 INFO-CIRCLE Arrow-right Map of Liège city centre ➐ FACILITIES AND INTEGRATION

> 32 6 SIPS The Psycho Sexual Information Service is a family planning centre concerned primarily with counselling young people. Students can find competent doctors, lawyers, psychologists and/ or social workers. A team of counsellors answers all your questions concerning sexuality in general, including contraception, pregnancy, emotional problems with a partner, sexual identity, etc. Permanence of the CHEL (Circle for Homosexual Liège Students) on Thursdays from 5.30 p.m to 7.30 p.m phone +32 4 223 62 82 INFO-CIRCLE Arrow-right Map of Liège city centre ➏ 2 BUDDY PROGRAM The first days in a new environment are always difficult. You have to find your bearings, meet new fellow students, locate rooms and all sorts of necessary information... This necessary adaptation process takes time and energy. ULiège has set up a Buddy Program in which local students offer their help and support to newcomers – show them the city, the university, and contribute to their smooth integration into the local life. The International Office can provide the names and contacts of local students involved in this scheme, but will not interfere in your meetings. If you are interested, please complete the form: INFO-CIRCLE erasmus-in-buddy-request 3 myULIÈGE, INTERNET AND EMAIL ACCESS myULiège myULiège is a must-have tool for ULiège students as it is their main access to online resources. A lot of information is available: course material, some news (information about the courses but also about leisure, sports, cultural activities…) and some forums for exchange among and between students and teaching staff. The classified ads are quite open (from party announcements to call for help). Once registered as exchange student, you can change your datas (address, phone number). Once your courses programme has been validate by your departmental coordinator, you can: • access to your timetable and classrooms • access to the course material (ppt, course's notes, infos...) • check you examination results • select what examinations to resit

6 33 < HOW? Through the ULiège ID number and password received after your registration at the International Office. INTERNET Once your myULiège account is activated, you can browse on the Internet and check your email from a computer, smartphone or tablet. INITIATING AN EMAIL ADDRESS The University offers email address for free on the pattern It is automatically created with the activation of myULiège. You have the possibility to forward your ULiège email address to another email address of your choice. At your arrival, you will received in your Welcome Pack a document which explains how work myULiège and the other platforms used for classes (ecampus, Lola, etc.). 4 LIBRARIES AT ULiège Internationally recognized for its commitment and pioneering initiatives for Open Access, the University of Liège provide to its researchers and students, through its ULiège Library, a very rich documentation easily accessible. Besides nowadays’ publications, the paper collections also include rich heritage documents: 6700 manuscripts, 565 incunabula (among which 236 are unique items in Belgium and some even in the world), several dozens of thousands from 16th to 19th century books. Some of those remarkable pieces have been digitalized and are now freely accessible on line at Every item from the ULiège library collections, paper or electronic, can be found through the unique research interface: Need scientific documentation everywhere, at any hour of the day? With the VPN, you can identify yourself and access most of the digital collections (110,000 journals, near 250,000 ebooks, 180 databases, etc.). Libraries also provide you with: • Infrastructures: over 2,200 seats, late opening hours until 9 p.m. and on Saturdays for the 3 bigger sites, 18 rooms dedicated to collective work (to book online) • Software solutions to optimize your access to information, such as ORBi or MatheO (portal for the online bachelor and master theses, see • Customized expertise on copyrights, bibliometric indicators, etc., Want to know more? Need information? INFO-CIRCLE FACILITIES AND INTEGRATION

> 34 6 5 STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS FÉDÉ The objectives of the “Fédération des étudiants” (Fédé) are to represent and inform students, and to defend their interests, to offer services, and to provide support in the students’ academic life. It supports various cultural initiatives, socially involved projects and entertainment activities. Along the same lines the Fédé also supports students’ associations that apply about interesting initiatives they have developed. Each faculty also has several students’ associations. Ask fellow students or the Fédé: Maison de la Fédé phone +32 4 366 31 99 INFO-CIRCLE Fédé ULiège Arrow-right Map of Liège city centre ESN-ULiège Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is an international network of students’ associations in over 40 countries in Europe. The ESN-ULiège is a dynamic team consisting of some students from the various faculties of the University of Liège. This association makes it possible for Erasmus students to fit into local life through cultural and festive events organised all through the city. It also offers Erasmus students the possibility to go and visit several cities in Belgium and Europe and for very special rates. INFO-CIRCLE ESN ULiège-Erasmus Student Network There is also the ESN HEC for Erasmus students at HEC Liège. ESN HEC Liège 6 48 FM - THE STUDENTS’ RADIO “48 FM” (a name inspired by the bus line to Sart Tilman) has promoted a student radio in the heart of the city. Broadcast on 100.1 FM, DAB+ and streaming, the radio station currently relies on a team of more than 100 volunteers (presenters, journalists, technicians, etc.). 48 FM is constantly welcoming new participants. You will be able to try your hand at audiovisual practice, meet other students and share the themes that fascinate you. You don't speak French yet? No problem, foreign language contents are welcome. You will also be free to develop your project at your own pace. Do not hesitate and join the 48 FM team! phone +32 4 366 36 66 INFO-CIRCLE Arrow-right Map of Liège city centre

6 35 < 7 BANK ACCOUNT If you choose to open a bank account in Belgium you had better do so at once. Banks usually require the following documents: • a passport or identity card • an address in Liège and in your home country (official document) • a certificate from the International Office of ULiège • residence certificate for students from countries outside the EU Arrow-right Map of Liège city centre ➌➍➎ Arrow-right Map of Sart Tilman You can open a bank account online with some banks (ex: Wise, Revolut etc.), even before your arrival in Belgium. 8 MOBILE PHONES There are 3 main competing networks for mobile phone in Belgium: INFO-CIRCLE Orange: INFO-CIRCLE Proximus: INFO-CIRCLE Base: Check which one is the best for you depending on your needs. ERASMUS MUNDUS ▶ See your vade-mecum FACILITIES AND INTEGRATION

> 36 6 9 TRANSPORTS BUS TEC (Transports En Commun) is the name of the local bus company. It offers an extended and modern network. The main bus lines to the Sart Tilman are 48 and 58 take you from downtown to Sart Tilman and around the various buildings on the campus. The journey to the campus takes about 35 minutes with a 48 bus and 20 minutes with the 58 line. Arrow-right Map of Liège city centre ➊➋ A the TEC offices, you can buy: • ticket: 2,6€ (on the bus) 2,1€ (via MOBIB card) • MOBIB card: 5€ • 8 journeys card: 9,20€ (via MOBIB card and 9,5€ without MOBIB card) • seasons tickets (via MOBIBcard ): 37,1€/month and 323€/year. For students under 25, the rate is 12€/year (+ MOBIB card) INFO-CIRCLE RAILWAY SNCB (the Belgian Railway Company) offers various cut-price formulas to travel in Belgium and Europe. You can find more information on their website or at the train station. YOUTH MULTI (GO PASS 10) If you are under 26, it entitles you to ten 2nd class single journeys for only 59€ (57€ with the App). It has a validity of 1 year and can be used by several persons. There is also the Youth Ticket (Go Pass 1) for one journey: 7,1€. STANDARD MULTI (RAIL PASS) Similar to Youth Multi (Go Pass 10), but without age limit and for 96€ (93€ with the App). INFO-CIRCLE Arrow-right Map of Liège city centre

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7 39 < 1 IN LIÈGE THE CITY OF LIÈGE Liège is located in the French-speaking part of the country, of which it is the most significant city. Liège is a child of the river Meuse. Take your time to discover this multi-faced city and its many neighbourhoods, which are like so many small villages. On Sunday mornings go and stroll through the “Batte”, the longest market in Europe, along the river. VISIT THE PROVINCE OF LIÈGE With the great asset of a central position, the Province of Liège is close to lots of great places and can rely on easy access thanks to several means of transport: a fast-train station, an airport, and a motorway network. All over the year, but particularly when the sun is shining, you can enjoy a variety of walks and hikes. Next to the extended network of ways that are exclusively dedicated to walkers and cyclists (RAVeL), you can explore over 5,000 kmof signposted walks (see! Many cultural events are also staged, such as the International Festival of Crime Movie (Film Policier), and a number of music festivals. Popular gatherings all punctuate the year, for instance Retrouvailles (with over 300 associations in all fields from sports to politics and from drama to healthcare presenting their activities), the “Fêtes de Wallonie”, the funfair in October (“Foire d’octobre”). Night life is in itself an attraction, with dozens and dozens of cafés and restaurants, cinemas, concerts and performances that make Liège such a lively city. Arrow-right Map of Liège city centre ACCESS ROUTES BY TRAIN Liège is accessible by train mainly from the Guillemins Railway Station, from where a regular bus service takes you to the town centre (lines 1, 4, 30, 27, 48) and to the Sart Tilman campus (lines 48 and 58). INFO-CIRCLE Arrow-right Map of Liège city centre BY PLANE Brussels Airport (Zaventem) is located near Brussels. It is possible to travel (with a change in Leuven) by rail from Brussels to Liège. INFO-CIRCLE From Brussels South Charleroi Airport you can take busses, coaches and trains leaving from Charleroi (the station is 7 km away from the airport and there is a shuttle). INFO-CIRCLE Liège Airport, also called Liège-Bierset, is located in the North-West of the city of Liège. From the airport, you can take a shuttle or a bus (53, 57) to reach the city centre of Liège. INFO-CIRCLE SOME INTERESTING WEBSITES: PRACTICAL TIPS

> 40 7 ACCOMMODATION ACCOMMODATION OFFICE Frédéric CIABATTA phone +32 4 366 53 16 INFO-CIRCLE PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION In Liège, a student’s bedsit is called a « kot ». It’s an individual room, generally furnished and rented out by the landlord. Usually there are several kots in the same building. Students share facilities such as toilets, bathroom and kitchen. A room can also belong to the landlord’s house, and the student will then share some facilities. Students can also choose fully independent lodgings (studios, flats, or even houses). The price for a furnished kot is around 400€/month, additional costs not included. A private accommodation database is available on There are two types of prices: those that include only the rent and those that include all or a part of the additional costs. To have more choice and take time to compare accommodation, we advise you to arrive in Liège at least one or two weeks before the beginning of classes. It is better to wait until you are here to make a choice. Attention! Do not pay anything before seeing the accommodation or make sure it is not a fraud. Be very cautious and read carefully the renting contract your prospective landlord will have you sign, particularly regarding duration. In case you wish to sublet your accommodation, make sure this is possible in your renting agreement. A lawyer from « Centre J » can provide free help and advice (see p.31). Arrow-right Map of Liège city centre ➐ USEFUL WEBSITES ADDRESSES FOR PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION (ULiège database)

7 41 < ACCOMMODATION IN A PRIVATE RESIDENCE Residence in Sart Tilman This residence has some rooms available for students staying in Liege for shorter periods (stays from one 1 month minimum and 5 months maximum). Damien CORVINO Chemin du Trèfle, 1 4000 Liège, Sart Tilman Residences in the city centre There are some private residences in the city centre: YOUTH HOSTEL If you should arrive in Liège without accommodation, we advise you to spend the first few nights at the Youth Hostel of Liège. All students registering at ULiège are full right members (reduced rates -10%). Every year the Youth Hostel offers some free nights (minimum 2 months) to a few exchange students for a couple of hours work. If you are interested, please mention this when you write to them. Youth Hostel phone +32 4 344 56 89 INFO-CIRCLE aubergedeliege Arrow-right Map of Liège city centre ➊ UNIVERSITY RESTAURANTS On the Sart Tilman campus two university restaurants provide a self service system (Agora restaurant and Veterinary Medicine restaurant) with hot meals, cold dishes, salads and desserts during lunch time. A local menu is also proposed once a week in both self-service restaurants. INFO-CIRCLE Cafeterias have hot and cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches, soups, and some simple dishes. You will also find salads in jars and a pizza corner with homemade pizzas and hamburgers. The cafetarias have limited opening times during examination periods and breaks. Arrow-right Map of Liège city centre Arrow-right Map of Sart Tilman PRACTICAL TIPS