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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.
Some of our international activities

General information


In this sanitary period, it is compulsory for every travellers going to BELGIUM to fill the "Public Health Passenger Locator Form" on this following website:


COVID-19 Situation - Update 20202-07-07: Till now, HELMo has continued and is continuing the exchange mobility application process for the Autumn semester. We know that the Belgian federal authorities are in favour of a return to a face-to-face teaching, but it will certainly be in part-time. Indeed, it is currently still recommended to avoid the concentration of too many students in auditoriums and classrooms. Therefore, certain activities will take place in a face-to-face setting, sometimes even in a hybrid form (online teaching activities with hours of face-to-face teaching).
In any case, some major rules will have to be respected:
    1. The wearing of masks in common areas, especially if the social distance of 1m50 cannot be respected.
    2. As far as possible, traffic in the building should be one-way. The routes will be signposted so as to limit contact.
    3. In the classrooms, it is currently recommended to occupy only one place out of two or to respect a distance of 1m50.
    4. The classrooms will be cleaned and disinfected after each learning session.
    5. The classrooms must be regularly ventilated (max. 3 hours in a row).
    So, HELMo is currently preparing for the start of the academic year in order to meet these standards and to be able to provide both face-to-face and online courses.
Dear IN students, you are welcome at HELMo. In your luggage, do not forget neither a mask, nor hydroalcoholic gel (they can be found in Belgium too).
At the moment, we are not aware of any compulsory quarantine or compulsory test once you have entered Belgium. We will follow the evolution of the pandemic on the European scale to see if the test is required or not.
We recommend that you come as from the 7th of September 2020 and your presence is compulsory on the 9th of September. During these days, we have planned a training session on our distance learning platform!


Academic year

- Next Fall semester: 14/09/2020 - 31/01/2021
      Welcome days : 07/09/2020-11/09/2020
      Lectures period: 14/09/2020 - 18/12/2020
      Exam period: 04/01/2021 - 31/01/2021
      Christmas Holidays: 18/12/2020 - 03/01/2021
- Spring semester: 01/02/2021 - 30/06/2021
    Welcome days : 27-01-2021 - 29/01/2021
    Lectures period: 01/02/2021 - 31/05/2021
    Exam period: 01/06/2021 - 30/06/2021

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

  • An intensive French Course will be taught during the autumn semester (5ECTS). An assessment of your level will be held in the third week of September . Further information can be found here.
  • During the spring semester, you can attend an intensive course in French at the “Institut des langues vivantes de l'université de Liège” (ISLV). Further information can be found here.


A course called Belgian Culture and Heritage will be offered  to incoming students during 2020-2021 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

Established under the Bologna Process, the ECTS system widens the possibilities for student mobility within the European Union education system.

The ECTS credits are based on the amount of work required to reach the expected results at the end of the study process.
HELMo entered in the Egracons system since June 2019. The reccords are now more clearly identified.  It is easier to establish the equivalence between diplomas offered in one country and another.
The use of that system and its required documents allows the setting up of a learning agreement and the recognition of the activities listed in the Learning Agreement which have been marked sufficient during the mobility period.
The value of a full academic year is 60 credits. In most cases, the students amount of work ranks from1500 to 1800 hours for one academic year; the value of one credit represents 25 to 30 hours of work.
The Learning Agreement for studies, section to be completed “before the mobility” defines the curriculum to be followed by the student, as agreed before the mobility between the student, the home institution and the host institution.
The Learning Agreement for studies, section to be completed “after the mobility”, produced at the end of the stay, confirms that the agreed curriculum has been attended and lists the marks of the student’s assessment. That document guarantees the transparency of the results.
The Placement Agreement, section to be completed “before the mobility” includes the training agreement. The section to be completed “after the mobilityincludes a certificate of placement delivered by the company.
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