Hasselt University

Hasselt University

Hasselt University is a young, dynamic centre of expertise for teaching, research and service provision. It regards it as its social responsibility to contribute actively to a sustainable and innovative region. It aspires to be a hub in this innovation web. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Educating students so that they become highly skilled, employable professionals.
  • Conducting applied and fundamental research in specific fields.
  • Developing foreign partnerships.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



  • 1973: The Limburg University Centre (LUC for short) – the predecessor of Hasselt University - officially opens to students in Diepenbeek, two years after the legal authorisation of the creation of an autonomous university institution in Limburg. LUC starts with six programmes: mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, dentistry and medicine.
  • 2005: LUC is renamed Hasselt University.


Hasselt University’s approach to education is unique. We encourage students to look beyond books and classrooms. We equip them with knowledge and skills. Action and interaction. Thinking and doing. Intensive guidance. That is what being a student at UHasselt is all about. Our alumni are critical, engaged, agile and versatile professionals.


  • Hasselt University has chosen to concentrate a large proportion of its research resources in a number of research institutes. The institutes aim to cover the entire research spectrum, from fundamental research via strategic basic research to the building of concrete applications. Innovative research and the valorisation of it are therefore important components of the university’s research policy.
  • In order to respond to social and economic challenges, the university chooses to focus research on a number of priority areas. These priority areas are chosen from opportunities that present themselves at regional, national and international level.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
471 -15
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
501 100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
826 -37
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Housing services

Accommodation is not covered by registration. Possible hotels/hostels are listed below:

  • Youth Hostel Hasselt
  • De Ploeg Diepenbeek
  • Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Radisson Blue
  • Hotel The Century

Library services

Many students use the library as a place to study. We expect everyone to respect the library's peace and quiet. You can make use of PCs and/or browse the UHasselt network on your laptop/tablet Visitors can make free use of the desktops at hand in the library. Hasselt University students, members of staff and emeriti can also log in on the UHasselt wireless network. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • Hasselt University's headquarters are in the Old Prison (Oude Gevangenis) on Hasselt Campus. This building on Martelarenlaan in Hasselt is the first place to go when you first enrol al the university and for all contacts with the student administration as a student.
  • The student administration's services and student facilities, the study coaches and the ombuds person can of course be contacted in Building D (block D) on Diepenbeek Campus.
  • Teaching for the law programme is mainly provided on the city campus in Hasselt.
  • Students on other programmes usually attend classes (in various buildings) on Diepenbeek Campus. Students can commute by public transport between the two campuses.


Hasselt University is an innovative university which has a pronounced international orientation. It stands for excellence in education, top research in spearhead fields and active commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship. This is reflected by its ranking amongst the best 10% universities worldwide in U-Multirank. The overall objective is to combine academic excellence with economic and social relevance. Hasselt University has an extensive international network and is a partner in a variety of international research and education projects.

Hasselt University is ranked 65th in the Times Higher Education-ranking of universities younger than 50 years. 

Student Reviews

What it is like to study at the university of Hasselt...
Provided by U-Multirank rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am a student at Hasselt University. I have been studying biomedical sciences there for two years now. If there is one thing that every student in Belgium knows, it is that the university of Hasselt has few students compared to other universities in Belgium and that their education is different. Maybe that sounds negative to you, but trust me it isn't! First, a small...

Less is more
Provided by U-Multirank rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really appreciate the personal contact we get with teachers. Due to the fact that classes are given in small groups, we are able to receive personal feedback and interact with teachers more.

Business economics at Hasselt University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My university is rather small so we had a more personal relationship with the tutors and we always had hands on counseling even tho we also had a lot of self study which made me more independent

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