Culture and leisure

Your student life in Wallonia-Brussels will be a whirlwind of cultural, sporting and associative activities.

With names like Magritte, Delvaux or Rops in the field of the fine arts, Simenon in literature, Toots Thielemans in the Jazz world, Hergé for the comic strip, the Dardenne brothers representing Belgian film, César Franck or Eugène Ysaÿe for classical music, not forgetting the singer Jacques Brel, Wallonia-Brussels boasts a culture that is very much its own.

If you are a fan of music, painting, drawing, theatre, cinema, a rich cultural programme is proposed through the year by student associations or special services within institutions. Participation in cultural activities will allow you to meet other students outside the strict context of studies and will not only be a rich source of experiences but also make you feel part of your new home.

The cultural activities appear in the calendar of activities of the institutions, available on the websites.

Most of the institutions are situated in urban centres that offer an intense cultural life exhibitions, concerts, shows, conferences and workshops are proposed to students at very accessible prices.

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Most of the higher education institutions have high quality sporting infrastructures.

The cities where they are based also offer many possibilities to practice sports: sports centres, tennis courts, football, rugby, volleyball, basketball pitches, swimming pools and even golf courses. Within the institutions, there is generally a sports department that organises and coordinates all of the sports activities on the campus or externally.