Students IN

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? Contact our international team

You can also download the online passport for incoming student or the "international students resources book".

French page

General information

Academic Year 

  • Next Fall semester: 09/09/2024 - 31/01/2025
    Welcome days : from the 09th September ( to be determined)
    Lectures period: 14/09/2024 - 20/12/2024
    Exam period: 06/01/2025 - 31/01/2025
    Christmas Holidays: 21/12/2024 - 05/01/2025
  • Spring semester: 01/02/2025 - 30/06/2025
    Welcome days : 30/01/2025 
    Lectures period: 01/02/2025 - 30/05/2025
    Exam period: 01/06/2025 - 30/06/2025

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

  • You can attend an intensive course in French at the “Institut des langues vivantes de l'université de Liège” (ISLV). It is free of charge if the course in French is included in your Learning Agreement. Further information can be found here.

Belgian culture and heritage 

A course called Belgian Culture and Heritage will be proposed to incoming students 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 ).

The ECTS and the recognition

The mobility activities are recognized by the use of the ECTS system. It is based on the amount of work required to reach the expected results at the end of the study process. The value of a full academic year is 60 credits. The value of one credit represents 25 to 30 hours of work.

Therefore, the curriculum to be followed by the student is defined in a Learning Agreement for studies, signed by the student, the home institution and the host institution. At the end of the mobility, a transcript of records is delivered to the students. It guarantees the transparency of the results. To transcripts the marks, HELMo entered in the Egragons system.

In case of a traineeship/internship, the Placement Agreement is used to agree on the placement to do. At the end, the company/host institution delivers a certificate of placement.

In case of failed exams, the student will have to retake the concerned exam at HELMo.

For further information, visit the website of the European Commission:

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