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.

You can also check your reservation status here.

The kot Erasmus Team

2019-01-02

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 fill the form on our website. The dorms will be open from January 25th until February 10th 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. The bookings on the website will be activated on January 2nd at midday. 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 :-)

And now, let's talk about the real stuff ! As you just read, the kot Erasmus is composed of 8 Belgian students and 10 Erasmus students. Out of the 10 Erasmus living with us this last semester, only 3 are staying for a year (actually, only one was supposed to stay, but they loved it so much they decided to make their Erasmus longer !) and we therefore need to find 7 new amazing roommates. Let's have a better look at who we are and what we do, in case you'd like to join us :-)

Throughout the semester/year, the kot Erasmus organizes various events to promote friendship, demonstrate Belgian traditions, and just have a good time. For example:

More information on our website

Don't forget that if you are not interested in the kot Erasmus and simply want a regular accommodation, the UCL housing service will provide one for you. It's obviously a completely different experience, and only you can know which one is best for you. If you think this is the right place for you, please fill the form attached to this email and send it back when you're done (if for any reason the form is not attached to this mail, you can download it here). We'll then get back to you as soon as possible :-) If you have any question, let us know ! 

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 will take place on February 1st from 10 am to 4 pm at the "Halles Universitaires", Place de l'Université 1. 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 mail 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

2018-12-11

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.

2018-07-23

Facebook and WhatsApp groups

Hello everyone !

Here are the links for the Erasmus WhatsApp group and the Facebook group for the first semester of the 2018-2019 academic year. ☺

2018-07-23

Reservations activation

Hello Folks !

The link to book a bed in our dorms has been activated here
You have the possibility to book up to 3 nights in our dorms between January 26th and February 8th.
See you soon !

The kot Erasmus team ❤

2018-01-04

New Facebook group

Hello !
We just created a new group for the exchange students of Louvain-la-Neuve during 2017-2018 :
Erasmus UCL Louvain-la-Neuve 2017/2018 [OFFICIAL]
Feel free to join :)

The kot Erasmus Team

2017-05-16

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

2016-06-13

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