Welcome to new international students and researchers at ULiège!


More than 1,100 international students and PhD students are joining ULiège for the new academic year. Over 110 nationalities from 4 continents!

On Tuesday October 24, ULiège held its welcome evening for new international students and researchers. Over 200 of them gathered at in the Salle académique of the 20 Août central building, in the heart of the City of Liège.

It was an opportunity not only to get to know each other, but also to meet, in a convivial setting, the academic authorities, representatives of ULiège's eleven faculties and administrative departments, as well as members of the embassy and consular corps.

In her speech, Rector Anne-Sophie NYSSEN welcomed everyone, underlining the institution's international vocation, its cross-border position and its status as a major employment hub in the region. A university on a human scale, where teaching is directly linked to research, and where diversity leads to mutual enrichment and excellence. And if you're not from Liège, you'll soon become one!

Bernard PIETTE, President of Corps Consulaire de la Province de Liège, recalled the importance of the diplomatic fabric for internationals, especially on their arrival. Some thirty countries were represented by their ambassadors or consulates, which enabled each student and researcher to find their direct contact details. Key contacts for all diplomatic and administrative issues.

Willy DEMEYER, Mayor of the City of Liège, introduced himself to the new arrivals, underlining the welcoming reputation of the people of Liège. As a crossroads at the heart of Northern Europe, he emphasized the city's rich cultural heritage. The Mayor also emphasized the legendary friendliness of Liège and the city's cultural assets (theaters, concert halls, festivities, museums, an unrivalled festive atmosphere , etc.), which can only contribute to the integration of new students and researchers, and help them to build up an interpersonal network.

Oriana BERTUCCI, Director of International Relations at ULiège, and Fabienne HOCQUET, in charge of dynamization and relations with companies at RISE, introduced them to the members of the administrative services and various satellite structures (PhD Student Network, Fédé, ULiège Sports, Pôle muséal et culturel, etc.) on the various campuses in Liège, Gembloux and Arlon, who can provide help and advice.

An emblematic venue for the University of Liège, the Salle académique was chosen this year to host the event. Édith CULOT, a guide from the non-profit organization Art&Fact, explained the history of the hall, which was built in 1824 as the Palais de l'Université. With its excellent acoustics, it regularly hosts concerts, including one by Zoé JOSÉPHINE, a student with an artist/entrepreneur status at the Faculty of Law, Political science and Criminology, who gave a magnificent performance combining singing and piano.




represented in ULiège

in 2023-2024



New international students and PhD at ULiège in 2023-2024

(1st, 2nd, 3rd cycles)

This figure corresponds to the x researchers in post since January 2023 and the x international students enrolled for the academic year 2023-2024.

Cover PPT accueil internationaux oct 2023

Download the powerpoint presenting key contacts for international students and researchers


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Photos: ULiège © Bertrand Bouckaert

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