Belgium, Liège

Université de Liège

Bachelor, MBA

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The University of Liège is the only complete public university in the Belgian French-speaking community,
prides itself on itspluralistic vision and on its pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, and innovation.

It is a member of the Wallonia-Europe University Academy (together with Gembloux Agro Bio Tech). The University of Liège is fully integrated into the greater European education (Bologna) and research (Lisbon) sphere, and more globally, into the main international scientific networks. Located in a city near the meeting points of Germanic and Latin cultures (the Euregio Meuse-Rhine and the Greater Area), the University of Liège is the culmination of a long intellectual and educational tradition. Easily accessible by road, air or train, the university has much to offer prospective students and researchers from across Europe and beyond who wish to partake of its ongoing commitment to quality research and teaching, already internationally recognized.

The Country

Belgium is a federal monarchy in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU’s headquarters as well as those of several other major international organizations such as NATO. Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres, and it has a population of about 11 million people.

Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups: the Dutch-speaking, mostly Flemish community (which constitutes about 59% of the population), and the French-speaking, mostly Walloon population (which comprises 41% of all Belgians). Belgium’s two largest regions are the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders in the north and the French-speaking southern region of Wallonia. Belgium’s linguistic diversity and related political conflicts are reflected in its political history and complex system of government.

The City

Liège is a major city and municipality of Belgium located in the province of Liège (of which it is the capital) in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium. The city is situated in the valley of the Meuse River, in the east of Belgium, not far from this country’s borders with the Netherlandsand with Germany. At Liège the Meuse river meets the river Ourthe. The city is part of the sillon industriel, the former industrial backbone of Wallonia. It still is the principal economic and cultural centre of this region. The Liège municipality includes the former communes of Angleur, Bressoux, Chênée, Glain, Grivegnée, Jupille-sur-Meuse, Rocourt, andWandre. Liège ranks as the third most populous urban area in Belgium, after Brussels and Antwerp, and the fourth municipality after Antwerp, Ghent and Charleroi.

Student Life

Every student at University of Liege has possibility to be a part of different associations.

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense Comparison

Semester at ZSEM

Semester at University of Liege

Health Insurance


166 EUR (to Brussels)


287 EUR

400 EUR


28 EUR



177 EUR

230 EUR




16 EUR

34 EUR


*per month


You can choose to live in the university residence or in private accommodation.

Travel Opportunities

Places which you need to visit:

  • Brussels — Belgium’s bilingual capital and the unofficial capital of the EU. Today one of the most multicultural cities in Europe. Brussels has a nice historic centre around the famous Grand Place with its Gothic town hall and baroque guild halls. Other popular destinations are the Atomium, one of the symbols of Belgium, the European quarter, the palace of justice, the Saint Michael and Gudula cathedral, the stock exchange, the royal palace, “mannekenpis” and the art nouveau houses of Victor Horta. Brussels houses some important museums, such as the Magritte museum, the comic museum and the royal museum of fine arts.
  • Antwerp— Belgium’s second largest city, along the Scheldt river, is landmarked by the enormous Gothic cathedral of Our Lady and especially known for four things: Rubens, diamonds, fashion and the port, the second largest of Europe. Places of interest are the Grote Markt, with the renaissance city hall and stair shaped guild houses, the central station, the Plantin-Moretus museum, the MAS museum, the zoo and te Royal Museum of Fine Arts.