Information for our guests

ULB International Welcome Desk

The International Welcome Desk welcomes foreign researchers and visiting professors, Erasmus Mundus Students, foreign postdocs and PhD students and members of staff recruited abroad.

Its mission is to inform them about and assist with the administrative steps to be undertaken before arrival at ULB and the various formalities to be completed once in Belgium (eg. visa application, town hall registration, bank account, mutuality, school and crèche places, information about rental contracts and the healthcare system etc…). 

Check out its very informative Welcome guide

  • Address : International Welcome Desk ULB- External Relations Department/International Relations Office, 52 avenue Jeanne, 1050 Brussels
  • Contact person : Sue Black (Tel. 3585 et et Holly Pharoah (Tel. 6533 et

Open from 9h to 17h, Monday to Friday.

Un guide pratique pour les chercheurs (only in French)

Plusieurs grandes thématiques seront couvertes par ce guide: les différents statuts du corps scientifique, les droits sociaux et avantages ULB en fonction du statut, les financements et prix, les formations, le support aux activités de recherche et d'encadrement pédagogique, le bien-être au travail, etc.

Guide pratique pour les chercheurs


Expat help centres

Health care



  • Adagio Access Brussels Delta

Situé en face de l’entrée du CHIREC, 207 bd du Triomphe 1160 Bruxelles 02 854 15 10

  • Aqua

43 rue de Stassart 1050 Bruxelles 02 213 01 01

  • Fondation Universitaire

Réservation de chambres : seulement 10 chambres

  • Hotel Barsey by Warwick

381-383 avenue Louise 1050 Bruxelles 02 641 51 30

  • Hotel Catalonia Brussels

Av. du Haut-Pont 2 1060 Bruxelles 02 340 34 00

  • Hôtel Chambord

82 rue de Namur 1000 Bruxelles 02 548 99 10

  • Hotel Residence U

(prix modérés pour étudiants et doctorants) Studios single ou double 271 Boulevard Général Jacques 1050 Ixelles Situé sur le campus de la plaine (VUB) 02 647 07 40

  • The Hoxton Brussels

1 Sq. Victoria Régina 1210 Bruxelles 02 883 81 00

  • Ibis Châtelain

191 chaussée de Vleurgat 1050 Bruxelles 02 850 93 30

  • Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie

91 avenue Louise 1050 Bruxelles 02 543 33 11

  • Hotel Agora Bruxelles Grand Place

3 rue des Eperonniers 1000 Bruxelles 02 502 36 41

  • Hotel Ibis Brussels off Grand-Place

100 marché aux herbes 1000 Bruxelles 02 500 86 86

  • Novotel Brussels

120 marché aux herbes 1000 Bruxelles 02 620 04 29

French courses

  • Contact Mrs. Shoba SIGART (02 650 2008)or Mrs. Carine Vassart (02 650 2012) at the Cellule Langues ULB for the French courses organised by ULB
  • Contact EPFC for the language courses on the Plaine Campus
  • Look here for a list of private (ex. Peters School, Fondation 9) or public schools outside ULB.



Have a look at our guide to new comers to know more about:

  • Opening hours of the NO building
  • How to get out when main door is closed
  • Check the air conditioning when leaving
  • Nancy's office hours
  • How to use our library
  • IAA group meetings and seminars: Tuesday 11 am & 11:30 am
  • IAA informal coffee/cookies chat: Friday 3 pm, IAA library

Weather and Tourist Information

Home to several international organisations (European Union, NATO...), Brussels has developed a rich cultural life. It has a long history at the heart of Europe, as reflected by its many rich museums and architectural buildings. All tourist-related information may be found on the web site of the Brussels tourist bureau .

The Belgian weather is temperate with oceanic influence, and as a matter of fact is very unstable.
Weather forecasts may be found here.
Satellite image of Belgium (last 3h cover clouds).

Visitors from some countries might require a visa to enter Belgium. Detailed information may be obtained here.