Université de Namur

The University of Namur's mission is to train students and researchers, as responsible actors in society. It encourages them to engage in extra-academic projects with social, civic, and humanist goals so that they can contribute to the development of a democratic and pluralist society.

The University of Namur places people at the heart of its values: openness, excellence, freedom, and sustainability. It affirms its desire to be open to the world in its mission to create and transmit knowledge. It is also open to all categories of people, whatever their age, role, origin, or status.

The University of Namur has more than 250 bilateral agreements with prestigious institutions on 5 continents. It is also a member of several international networks.

Located in the heart of Namur's historic center, the University’s campus is close to all facilities you need in terms of shops, restaurants, leisure activities and public transport. Moreover, the University of Namur can provide a certain number of rooms in University managed accommodation.

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Everything you need to know before your stay

Academic Calendar

The academic calendar and exact dates of university holidays may vary and change yearly.
The approximate dates in a typical year are:

  • Fall Term: September 15 - January 31
  • Spring Term: February 1 - June 30

Please click here for further details.


Information about the application procedure can be found here.

***Disclaimer: Our alliance is working towards the creation of one strong inter-university campus. Future UNIVERSEH students, staff & researchers will join a united yet diverse, multilingual, and interdisciplinary campus. The aim is to build a harmonised curriculum and effective support services for our entire crew. Therefore, the alliance is working on a multilateral agreement to build the foundations for mobility among all five partner universities.

More information will be provided here once the process has been completed.


On-campus housing:

If you would like to book a room on campus, the staff of the International Relations Office will be happy to help you with the procedures. The University of Namur offers a (limited) number of rooms to international students, either in the “International House” or in the "kot-à-projets" (KAP).

The International House is a self-catered 5-floor residence managed by the University Housing Service. Each floor is equipped with individual rooms, a shared kitchen, bathroom facilities, and a sitting room. If you want more information about the Team of students in charge of the International House Project, please have a look at their webpage.

A KAP is a ‘project-related’ shared flat, where 6-12 students live together (individual rooms, shared kitchen, and bathroom facilities) and commit to develop and complete collective projects of their choice. The projects may concern different subjects, such as music, photography, sports, environmental issues, international humanitarian rights, support for local producers, etc. Here is an overview of the current project-related flats.

The different types of accommodation on offer are presented here.
The housing service can provide you with all the information you need: logement-etudiants@unamur.be.

Private accommodation:

If you look for private accommodation, we recommend you to have a look here.

Insurance & Health

Inside the EU, the health insurance you benefit from your home EU country is generally valid in all other EU countries. However, please make sure to contact your health insurer to verify and get the free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before your departure. EU students must bring their European Health Insurance Card with them.

Several health insurance providers operate in French-speaking Belgium. One can choose freely among them, but we advise you to consider if they have an agency in Namur or not. Click here for more information.

Cost of living

This price list may help you to calculate your estimated monthly expenses in Namur:

  • Meal at university restaurant: 4-6 €
  • Bread (800g): 3 €
  • Still water (500ml): 0,60 €
  • Coffee to go: 2,50 €
  • Beer (330ml): 2-4 €
  • Red wine (200ml): 8 €
  • Bike rental: 22 € daily

Gym membership: 35 € monthly

Getting there

Namur is the capital city of Wallonia (the French speaking Region of Belgium). It is situated at the intersection of numerous rail and motorway routes. It is also easily accessible by train and located close to three international airports: Brussels-National (60 km), Charleroi-Brussels South (30 km) and Liège-Bierset (40 km).

➜ By plane

From Brussels National Airport, you can reach Namur by train in 80 mins. The railway station is located just under the airport. From Charleroi Airport, a bus takes you to Charleroi-South Railway Station (20 mins), where you can reach Namur by train in 30 mins. For train timetables, click here.

➜ By train

The University campus is a ten-minute walk from the station. Namur is linked to the major European capitals and airports (Paris, London, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, etc.) via high-speed train networks. You can get to Namur in a two- to -three-hour train journey from any of these cities.

➜ By car

Namur is a few minutes from the intersection of the E411 (Luxembourg-Brussels) and E42 (Mons-Liège) motorways.