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You have been accepted at HELMo in an exchange programme, a double degree, a full programme in French as a regular student or another project? Welcome to Liege!
Welcome to HELMo!
We hope you will enjoy your experience and we are looking forward to meeting you!

You will find on this page all the information regarding the academic year, the French courses and the Belgian Culture and Heritage.

Any question? Check out our FAQ and/or contact our international team.
You can also download the online passport for incoming student or the "international students resources book".
Some of our international activities

General information

Academic year

- Next Fall semester: 12/09/2023 - 31/01/2024
      Welcome days : 06/09/2023-08/09/2023
      Lectures period: 12/09/2023 - 22/12/2023
      Exam period: 08/01/2024 - 26/01/2024
      Christmas Holidays: 23/12/2023 - 08/01/2024
- Spring semester: 01/02/2024 - 30/06/2024
    Welcome days : 30/01/2024 - 31/01/2024
    Lectures period: 01/02/2024 - 15/05/2024
    Exam period: 15/05/2024 - 30/06/2024

Please note that the Welcome days, organized in collaboration with the ESN, are mandatory (beginning of September or end of January depending on the semester).

Possibility to carry out an internship in a hospital for students in Health Care from 16th August. For further information and application, please contact Kathleen Marien.

French Course

  • You can attend an intensive course in French at the “Institut des langues vivantes de l'université de Liège” (ISLV). It is free of charge if the course in French is included in your Learning Agreement. Further information can be found here.


A course called Belgian Culture and Heritage will be proposed  to incoming students for 2 ECTS credits.  Students will be evaluated on their participation in all activities.
The students who don’t want to include it in their learning agreement are welcome to take part in the activities if they want to (contact Manon Habay m.habay@helmo.be ).

Find here below some events about  "Belgian Culture and Heritage"

Welcome days
International fair

The ECTS and the recognition

The mobility activities are recognized by the use of the ECTS system. It is based on the amount of work required to reach the expected results at the end of the study process. The value of a full academic year is 60 credits. The value of one credit represents 25 to 30 hours of work.

 Therefore, the curriculum to be followed by the student is defined in a Learning Agreement for studies, signed by the student, the home institution and the host institution. At the end of the mobility, a transcript of records is delivered to the students. It guarantees the transparency of the results. To transcripts the marks, HELMo entered in the Egragons system.

In case of a traineeship/internship, the Placement Agreement is used to agree on the placement to do. At the end, the company/host institution delivers  a certificate of placement.
For further information, visit the website of the European Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/index_en.htm

Academic recognition for "special needs" students

Every student recognized as having "special needs" by his/her home institution and benefiting from special arrangements in his/her home institution is required to:
1.           To inform the HELMo International Relations Coordinator of the department in which he/she will be doing his/her exchange;
2.           To provide the proof of recognition of this status by the sending institution.
3.           To send him/her his/her individualized learning program set up by his/her home institution.
Once at HELMo, the student will be put in contact with the service in charge of students with special needs in order to transfer his or her learning programme to HELMo, the objective being that the student is in the best conditions to succeed in his or her academic mobility.
Person in charge of Students with special needs: ca.janssen@helmo.be


  1. What are the application procedures?
  2. Which programme may I attend? May I take other courses which are not included into the bloc?  Are the classes taught in English?
  3. Which documents do I have to fill in?
  4. Is it possible to do an internship? Contact the international coordinator of your department
  5. Who should I take contact with? See here below question 4
  6. What are the different campuses?
  7. What should I do to have a Health insurance? What will happen if I have an accident or a health problem? What kind of insurance should I have?
  8. How is my Erasmus recognised?
  9. What is the ESN? How can I get the information about ESN?
  10. Where can I find an accommodation? Where can I sleep if I don’t have an accommodation when I arrive?
  11. What are the costs of living?
  12. May I work as a student?
  13. May I attend a French course? How much does it cost? When and Where is it organized?
  14. When does the first semester start? When does it finish, exams included?
  15. What is the easiest way to come to Liège?

International Activities

- Professional project
- 5 students in Madagascar
- Fashion Design in Dakar
- Incoming teacher from Senegal
- Nurses in Nepal