Welcome to Centre Placet, an international house for UCLouvain students from partner countries of the Belgian Development Cooperation

The committee room of the accomodation is open monday & thursday with Mr Piron, Place de l'Hocaille 1. 

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 accommodation units in 5 buildings in 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 from developing countries studying at UCLouvain, our centre offers tailor-made accommodation contracts. These contracts have the double advantage of being adapted to the length of their stay and of being enhanced by a series of unique advantages on the Louvain-la-Neuve site. These include an internet connection, cleaning of common areas (in certain accommodation only), free minor repairs and the provision of cellars (subject to availability). 

Contracts can be for 3, 6, 10 or 12 months depending on the needs of the student and the availability of the rooms.


The service is aimed at UCLouvain students from the countries that are partners of the Belgian Directorate-general for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (DGD) (complete list also available here, in French). 

Partners countries Supplementary countries

01. Benin
02. Burkina Faso
03. Burundi
04. Democratic Republic of Congo
05. Guinea
06. Mali
07. Morocco
08. Mozambique
09. Niger
10. Uganda
11. Palestinian Territory
12. Rwanda
13. Senegal
14. Tanzania

15. South Africa
16. Bolivia
17. Cambodia
18. Cameroon
19. Cuba
20. Ecuador
21. Ethiopia
22. Guatemala
23. Haïti
24. Indonesia
25. Kenya
26. Madagascar
27. Nicaragua
28. Peru
29. Philippines
30. Vietnam
31. Zimbabwe



The application for accommodation can only be made by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via the online form at the bottom of the page.
The applicant will then be contacted by Centre Placet and will have to send these documents:

🔴 A certificate of registration at UCLouvain ;
🔴 A certificate of scholarship (CAI ? ARES ? ENABEL ? FWBI ? Other?) ;
🔴 A valid identity document (passport, travel visa) showing his/her nationality;
🔴 A flight plan informing us of the arrival date if the person is still abroad ;
🔴 A letter about your motivation to stay at the students hostel.

The application for accommodation will only be accepted after receipt of all the above-mentioned documents at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Centre Placet is not just a place to stay; it is above all, a collective project in which each resident undertakes to contribute to the intercultural outreach of our University via a charter attached to the lease contract. 


Priority is established based on the following criteria:

🔴 The candidate has resided at Centre Placet within 3 years and has actively participated in the projects of the Centre, for example the « Communauté métisse » and/or « Duo for Knowledge » ;
🔴 Application is made by an administration, the promoter or the host centre/institute;
🔴 The candidate proves that he/she has a scholarship;
🔴 The candidate is actually on Belgian territory at the time of the application;
🔴 The candidate is a national of a DGD country less represented at Centre Placet;
🔴 The gender of the candidate is the least represented gender in Centre Placet;
🔴 Other (Non-scholarship student with another type of income, outside the list of countries, not Placet alumni, etc.).

Priority access is given to the applicant with the most criteria on his/her account at the time of allocation.

In the case of a tie, the applicant who applied earlier will be given priority.



Accommodation application form to be completed and sent to Centre Placet
Important documents should be read before applying (see below).

Adherence Charter to Centre Placet project
Appendix 1 of Renewal and evaluation of Charter
Appendix 2 of the Internal Regulations (FR)

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Headquarter & Offices
Rue des Sports, 2
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
Tel : +32 (0)10/47 46 92
Grand Hall of Placet
Rue des Sports, 6 (close to the offices)
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
Tel : +32 (0)10/47 91 99