Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles

Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles

The growth and diversification that Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles had over the years has firmly established our reputation as one of Belgium’s principal centres of excellence in the human and social sciences.

Top reasons to study here

  • The academic staff are active in numerous national and international research networks.
  • The fifteen Research Centres, which regularly play host to international academics.
  • The approach of Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles is designed to enable you to make a smooth transition from secondary to higher education.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)



The Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles, began life in 1858 as a Philosophy Department in the Institut Saint-Louis. This department was set up to offer courses that prepared prospective law students for the ‘candidature’ exam, a pre-requisite for law degrees at the time, and which were then based on the study of philosophy and literature.


Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles will provide you with the basic training, as well as a certain level of specialisation in your chosen field. At the same time, we will develop your faculty for critical reasoning; a faculty which is, by definition, the very hallmark of a university education.

Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles boasts 4 Faculties spanning the spectrum of the human and social sciences and an Institute for European Studies. Together, they offer a broad range of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Specialised Master’s, and Doctoral degree programmes, as well as numerous lifelong and executive courses.


University teaching goes hand in hand with a consistent scientific research work, that feeds it and allows it to be continuously updated. 

Eighteen research centres are part of USL-B and cover the entire field of Humanities: Economics, Law, Political Sciences, Sociology, Literature, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, etc. 

A few key figures
  • 18 research centres and seminars
  • 3 interdisciplinary institutes
  • 246 researchers (including professors, scientists, grant holders, contract holders)
  • 72 ongoing PhDs
  • 75 delivered PhDs since 1996
  • 10 administrators monitoring the research centres activities
  • 4 websites dedicated to research centres


If you are a student and you are looking for a job then the university’s Student and Social Affairs Service (SAES) is the place to go. The SAES centralises job offers and requests and can advise you on Belgian employment legislation.Within the university itself, there are a number of employment opportunities to suit different needs. You could opt for a job with regular hours, within the reprographics service, or in the library, for example.Or you could help out from time to time with administrative work, such as mailing, or work in a student support.

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Student services

  • If you are a non-Belgian student wishing to begin or continue your studies at the Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles, then this section will guide you through the necessary procedures.
  • The Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles has 4090 students, 18% of whom come from countries other than Belgium, with more than 50 nationalities represented..

Housing services

Finding a place to live in Brussels is easy. The university itself offers ‘kots’ (i.e. individual rooms with shared facilities) and studios. You can also find rooms, studios, flats or apartments on the private market, either through individual landlords or agencies. The following links will help you:

Medical services

  • European students should obtain the European Health Insurance Card (blue card). This card proves that its holder possesses up-to-date medical insurance  and enables them, in particular, to benefit from reduced health care costs.
  • Non-European students must fulfil certain obligations and have taken out private health insurance through their private mutuelle or health insurance provider.

Student Life

Campus life

Saint-Louis is a city university in a very special city: Brussels, the capital of Europe. If you’d like to learn more about Brussels, just follow our guide via the links below!

Brussels, the multicultural capital of Belgium, and of Europe, is a great place to live. It is actually a mosaic of different ‘quartiers’, each with a very distinctive feel.

Sports facilities

In Brussels you’ll find everything you need to practice your favourite sport regularly at a wide range of sports facilities. If you enjoy running you can work out at any of several superb parks including the Bois de la Cambre and the Forêt de Soignes. Several fitness centres are also located near to the university.

Student clubs

  • AIESEC (to explore and develop student's leadership potential)
  •  ESN (Erasmus Student Network)
  •  ELSA (for Law student).