Centre Placet, an international hospitality centre, has built up a long experience in hosting and accommodating UCLouvain students from southern countries. It offers accommodation adapted to the specific needs of international students. The offer of quality accommodation goes hand in hand with support in settling in and adapting to the new living environment. Thanks to its experienced team, Centre Placet provides useful reference points for orientation and anchoring in the social and academic environment of Louvain-la-Neuve.
Our objective: to promote the success of our residents in their academic studies in the best material, social and psychological conditions.
Our hospitality offer is resolutely convivial, personalised and adapted to a multicultural public.
Centre Placet has 71 flats in 5 buildings in the Hocaille district (Rue des Sports 2 and 4, Place des Sports 2, Rue Haute 65 and 72, and Cortil du Bailly 24), located near the Blocry sports centre in Louvain-la-Neuve.
For international students who are studying at UCLouvain, our hostel offers tailor-made accommodation contracts. These contracts have the double advantage of being adapted to the duration of their stay and of being enhanced by a series of unique advantages on the site of Louvain-la-Neuve, such as: an internet connection, cleaning of the common areas (in certain accommodations only), free small repairs and the provision of cellars (according to their availability).
Contracts can be for 3, 6, 10 or 12 months depending on the student’s needs and the availability of accommodation.
The service is aimed at UCLouvain students from the countries of the Belgian Development Cooperation and the Belgian University Cooperation : Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haïti, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Republic of Guinea (Conakry), Rwanda, Sénégal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.
The application for accommodation can only be made by e-mail to
The applicant will then be contacted by Centre Placet and will have to send the following documents :
🔴 The certificate of registration at UCLouvain ;
🔴 Certificate of scholarship (CAI, ARES, ENABEL, FWBI...) or other financial resources (UCLouvain bank deposit, support...) ;
🔴 The valid identity document (passport, travel visa) indicating the nationality ;
🔴 The flight plan informing us of the date of arrival if the person is still abroad ;
🔴 A letter expressing his/her motivation to stay in the hostel.
The application for accommodation will only be accepted after receipt of all the above-mentioned documents at
Centre Placet is more than just a place to live, it is above all a collective project where each resident commits to contribute to the intercultural influence of our university, via a charter attached to the lease contract. The student is ready to be actively involved in the activities carried out by the Centre Placet.
A priority order is established on the basis of the following criteria:
🔴 The applicant has resided at Centre Placet within 3 years and has been actively involved in the projects of the home (indicatively the « Communauté métisse » and/or « Duo for Knowledge ») ;
🔴 The application is supported by an administration, the sponsor or the host centre/institute ;
🔴 The applicant justifies that he/she is a scholarship holder ;
🔴 The candidate is effectively on Belgian territory at the time of the application ;
🔴 The candidate is a national of a Belgian cooperation country which is less represented at Centre Placet ;
🔴 The gender of the applicant is the least represented gender within Centre Placet ;
🔴 Other (non-scholarship holder with another type of income, outside the list of Belgian cooperation countries, new to Placet, etc.).
An order of priority is established on the basis of the following criteria
In the event of a tie, the applicant who applied earlier will be given priority.
TYPES OF ROOMS
Housing application form to be completed and sent to Centre Placet.
Below you will also find important documents that should be read carefully before applying.
Adherence Charter to Centre Placet project
Appendix 1 of Renewal and evaluation of Charter
Appendix 2 of the Internal Regulations (FR)
For a registration request or additional information :