French courses and level tests / Incoming exchange student


At the University of Liège courses are in most cases taught in French. Exchange students therefore need to have sufficient profciency of the language, both written and oral, to understand courses and to take part effectively in seminars and practicals.

Therefore we ask students who follow courses given in French to join to their application form a document testifying their level of French. The minimal required level is B1 (B2 for HEC Liège - Management School) according to the Common European Framework of Reference.

Next to this proof of language, at their arrival, non French-speaking students who take courses in French have to take a compulsory test in French to attest their profciency. The results are sent to departmental coordinators.

Dates for the French tests:
• for the 1st term: from 21th to 24th September 2020
• for the 2nd term: from 8th to 10th February 2021




For students who would like to follow a French course during the evening in Liège, the compulsory test will be used to evaluate their level in order to create the groups for the courses.

• S1 = 1st term evening classes: from 5th October 2020 to 8th January 2021
• S2 = 2nd term evening classes:  : from 22nd February to 28th May 2021

Two hours of class, two evenings a week+ online training.
• S1 or S2 = 5 ECTS
• S1 + S2 = 10 ECTS if satisfactory result for the fnal evaluation of S1.

iconeAttentionThe C2 level is not on offer, and the C1 level is only organized in the second term.

• Free for ULiège exchange students who have the French language course on their Learning Agreement.
• 100€/term for exchange students who do not have the French language course on their Learning Agreement, regular students, doctoral and postdoctoral students, and trainees.

Registration for French evening classes

For further information about courses and registration, contact

iconeInfoISLV (The Higher Institute of Modern Language)
Rue des Pitteurs, 18-20 (building L3) - 4000 Liège
T +32 4 366 57 59 (secretary)


A French course for non-native speakers is organized during the year in Namur (15 kms from Gembloux) and credited with 3 ECTS. At the frst meeting the respective level of each student is assessed so that groups can be organized.

More information:

Two weeks of French classes and introduction to the culture and belgian heritage are organized by the Namur Academic Centre (Pôle Académique) at the begining of the academic year. The registration fee is 150€ and must be paid before 30th June.

Recently, integration days are also proposed before the beginning of the 2nd term (February)



French foreign language evening classes are organised at:
iconeInfo“Ecole Industrielle et Commerciale”
Rue Godefroid Kurth, 2 - 6700 Arlon
T +32 63 23 33 90

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