Welcome word

Dear Erasmus/exchange students,

First, congratulations on choosing our small but wonderful country :-) We promise you lots of amazing experiences during your stay in Louvain-la-Neuve ! But before your arrival in Belgium, let us provide you with some useful information.

Before starting, allow us to introduce ourselves: we're the Kot Erasmus. For all those who don’t know what a “kot” is, it’s a form of accommodation for students which consists of a flat with multiple private bedrooms and shared common areas (living room, kitchen, toilets, showers). As a specialty of Louvain-la-Neuve, there are also some kots called “kot-à-projets” (also called kaps). These kots are meant to unite students not only through a common living space but also through a common project. The nature of this project may vary a lot between the 78 KAPs but they all seek to enrich and serve the student’s life in LLN.

Our kap, the Kot Erasmus - consisting of 8 Belgian and 10 exchange students - aims to help the Erasmus/exchange students and organize activities for them at their arrival in Belgium and during the rest of their stay. At the beginning of each semester (in September and January), the Kot Erasmus offers the possibility of temporary accommodation owing to its dormitories and sanitary facilities. You're thus very welcome to spend a few nights in our dorms IF:

To book one of the 28 beds of our dorms, you will just have to send an email to dormskoterasmus@gmail.com. The dorms will be open from September 9th until September 22nd and you can stay a maximum of 3 nights (unless we have enough available beds). The price is 5 euros per person and night. We also have bedding kits with sheets if you don’t have your own. You just need to pay a deposit of 50 euros to rent one and you'll get your 50 euros back when you give the sheets back. No worries, we always have beds for everyone, we won't let you sleep in the street :-)

During the rest of the year, we will only have 6 beds that you can book if you have friends or family visiting you for example. You will have to bring your own bedding, and the price is the same. For that, simply email us :-)

To get to know more about us and our project: do not hesitate to

Also don't forget to come to the International Welcome Day organized by the UCL ! It's a great way to get important information, don't hesitate to come talk to us !

Last but not least, if you want to find a room from a private person, everything you need is right here 

We hope this message will make you more confident about your arrival in Belgium!  Good luck with your packing and get ready for probably the best experience of your life ever! See you at the Welcome Week :D

The Kot Erasmus Team


Confirmation email

Dear Erasmus students,

Once you've made a reservation on our website, you should receive a confirmation email with practical information (check in modalities, etc.). If you don't find it in your mailbox, take a look in your spam folder.

The kot Erasmus Team


Housing infos

Hello dear Erasmus students!

Here is a text that answer most of the questions we usually receive :

First, the easiest way to have a contract for one semester only is living in an UCL kot. Even thought they're currently full (even on the waiting list), new rooms will be available at the beginning of September (some Belgian students change their mind and finally don't study in LLN). We do not guarantee that there will be room for everybody but just keep in mind that this option isn't dead yet.

Secondly, for private kots, most of the owners are looking for 10 months or 12 months contracts. Since they still have a month to find tenants, they're currently expecting Belgian "latecomers" or exchange students coming in LLN for an entire academic year. You will thus have more chances to find a private kot later.
Moreover, trying to make a one-year-tenancy deal with students coming during the second semester will be pretty difficult since the vast majority of them won't be on our Facebook group before December.

Finally, and once again this is no guarantee, this is not such a big deal if you do not find any accommodation before your arrival in Belgium. This is of course better and safer if you have one but quite a few students arrived here last year without a place to live and they all eventually managed to find one after a few days.

We hope this will help you in your housing research.

The Kot Erasmus Team.


New Website!

Hi guys! The new Kot Erasmus Website is finally online! Here we'll publish our news, events and other activities organized by our amazing crew :) Since it's the end of the academic year, we wish you lot of success on your exams and a good holiday! With love, The KE team


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