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

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 1 of the 32 developing countries that are partners of the Belgian Development Cooperation (complete list also available here). Priority is given students having a scholarship and who have an interest in North/South relations and intercultural encounters, and who wish to become involved in the life of the Association.

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. Surinam

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



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

Appendix 1 of the lease agreement
Appendix 2 of the Internal Regulations (FR)
Adherence Charter to Centre Placet project

We are complete until December : once the form is completed, you will be on a waiting list.

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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