Hasselt University is an independent, innovative university with strong regional roots, yet with a distinct international orientation. It stands for excellent education, and top-notch research in key domains, and is actively involved in innovation and entrepreneurship. We strive for academic excellence, combined with economic and social relevance. The university also wants to increase participation in higher education, and offers a dynamic environment in which students and staff can fully develop their talents.
Hasselt University has chosen to concentrate a large proportion of its research resources in a number of research institutes. The institutes aim to cover the entire research spectrum, from fundamental research via strategic basic research to the building of concrete applications. Innovative research and the valorisation of it are therefore important components of the university’s research policy.
In order to respond to social and economic challenges, the university chooses to focus research on a number of priority areas. These priority areas are chosen from opportunities that present themselves at regional, national and international level.
The International Office organises information sessions when new calls are launched, and acts as a link between the applicant and the financing institution if there are any questions. In addition, the International Office is available for:
International students are required to find accommodation by themselves. In doing so they are recommended to follow the suggestions given below and to use the available assistance from UHasselt.
The Library is equipped with 11 cubicles and three meeting rooms, where students can learn to work together in a group in a professional atmosphere. It offers WiFi-friendly learning and work islands with a vast book collection and a very wide range of electronic journals at your finger tips.
If you are from an EEA country you are insured through your own national health service by the European Health Insurance card (EHI). This card covers expenses in case of illness abroad, and is valid for a maximum of one year.
Hasselt University has two campuses: a green campus outside the city of Hasselt and a campus in town. Hasselt has a population of almost 75 000 and is the administrative and commercial centre of the province.