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  • Locations: Namur, Belgium
  • Program Terms: Academic year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Restrictions: Creighton applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsorship: Creighton Sponsored Program Program Type: Exchange
Areas of Study: Biology, Business, Economics, Finance, French & Francophone Studies, International Business, Political Science Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English, French Housing Options: Apartment (Shared), University/Student Housing
Open to Non-Creighton Students?: No
Program Description:

Spend a semester in the heart of Europe! The University of Namur is a Jesuit institution located in Namur, the capital of Wallonia (the French speaking region of Belgium), which is close to Brussels. Students have direct access to the railway station, housing, shops, cinemas, theaters, and sports facilities. The university is situated conveniently in the city center. The charming town of Namur has many pedestrian streets and squares with excellent, affordable dining options for you to enjoy European city life.  Plus, there are many festivals and outdoor events held throughout the year.  For lovers of history or nature, the Ardennes (region) has lots to offer.  You can easily live, study, and fall in love with Namur!

Program Duration
A special Welcome Session (orientation) kicks off each semester. The Fall Term runs from approximately mid-September to mid-January, with course instruction ending around 15 December.  Special arrangements can be made so Creighton students may complete final exams early and return to the USA in time for the start of the Spring Semester at Creighton. The Spring Term runs from approximately 1 February to mid-May, with exams being held throughout the month of June. The academic calendar can be found here.

Students studying in Namur during the Fall will participate in the required Integration Weeks (orientation) program.
Integration Weeks consist of
- 40 hours of French language learning at beginning, intermediate, and advanced level (3 ECTS)
- Cultural activities in and around the Namur region
-  Excursion to Brussels
-  Social activities

Orientation Weeks - Fall 2018
Orientation Weeks Schedule
Orientation Page and Namur Student Videos

English courses are available for CU juniors and seniors (+ graduate students) in biology, business administration, finance, political science, and economics. Students who speak French may choose from courses in many different subject areas including: economics, social sciences, law, management, computer science, medicine, and the arts. For more course information, visit courses taught in English on the University of Namur's website.  Students enroll in a total of 30 ECTS abroad, equivalent to 15 CU credits.  This includes a 3 ECTS French language orientation course.

From Fall 2018 onward, courses taken while studying abroad will transfer back to Creighton University with a letter grade.  These grades will be factored into your Creighton GPA.  Grade equivalency charts will be published on the study abroad website in early 2018 to help you understand how the grade abroad will reflect on your Creighton transcript.  This change is in contrast to the former "Pass/Fail" grade policy.

Sample Course Equivalencies for Heider College of Business Students (courses instructed in English)
Semester Code Course Title and Syllabus Faculty ETCS Credits  CU HCB Equivalent Equivalent Credits
Q1 ECONM826 Applied Econometrics ECO 5 ECO418 3
Q1 EDEVM331 Development and Institutions ECO 5 ECO528 3
Q1 ECONM833 Empirical Finance  ECO 5 FIN425 3
Q1 EPOLB213 Histories and Theories of European Integration ECO 3 ECO479 3
Q1 ECONM821 Population, Environment, and Governance  ECO 5 ECO353 3
Q1 ECONM825 Poverty and Livelihood Strategies  ECO 5 ECO443 3
Q1 ECONM864 Regulation: Theory and Practice ECO 5 ECO413 3
Q1 ECGEB362 Risk, Decision, and Strategy  ECO 3 FIN505 3
Q1 ELFIM401 Financial Markets and Institutions  ECO 5 FIN361 3
Q1 ECONM822 Developments and Institutions: Economic Approaches ECO 5 ECO528 3
Q1 EDEVM310 Seminar in Macroeconomics and Trade Policies  ECO 4 ECO305 3
Q2 ECONM654 Advanced Monetary Economics  ECO 5 ECO479 3
Q2 ECONM831 Corporate Finance and Financial Intermediation ECO 5 FIN479 3
Q2 EDEVM132 Economic Growth and International Development  ECO 5 ECO528 3
Q2 EDEVM322 Economic Integration and Trade ECO 5 ECO479 3
Q2 ECONM823 Globalization and Macroeconomic Policies  ECO 5 ECO538 3
Q2 ELFIM403 International Finance ECO 5 FIN558 3
Q2 EDEVM321 International Trade ECO 5 ECO479 3
Q2 EDEVM312 Macroeconomics Stabilization and Structural Adjustment: Monetary and Financial Aspects ECO 5 ECO315 3
Q2 ECONM905 Personal Economics  ECO 5 ECO479 3
Q2 ECONM904 Political Economics: Explaining Public Policies  ECO 5 ECO318 3
Q2 ECONM665 Political Economy and Macroinstitutions in Developing Economies  ECO 5 ECO508 3
Q2 ECONM820 Seminar in Contemporary Economic Issues ECO 5 ECO408 3
Q2 ECONM865 Trade Policy and International Cooperation  ECO 5 ECO479 3
Q2 ECON2331 Economics of Finance and Risk Management  ECO 5 FIN505 3
Q2 ELFIM404 Advanced Corporate Finance ECO 5 FIN401 3
Q2 ELOIM426 Pricing and Revenue Management  ECO 5 FIN479 3
Q2 ELFIM402 Derivatives  ECO 5 FIN479 3
Q2 ECONM907 Institutional Foundations of Markets ECO 5 FIN361 3
Q2 EDEVM130 Seminar in Development and Institutions ECO 4 ECO528 3
Housing in Namur
Students studying at the University of Namur typically reside in a "kot-àprojet (KAP)". A KAP is a shared living arrangement in a  house, hallway or floor composed of 6-12 students who,  while living together with shared bathrooms and  kitchens, but individual rooms, are carrying out a project  under a certain theme. Such a project may involve  organizing activities for other students as well as nearby  residents and their children. Each KAP specializes in a  specific field, for example relating to culture,  humanitarian or social assistance, sports, or the  protection of the environment.  

Approximate Cost of Living
Housing: 250-300 Euros per month; living expenses: 200-300 Euros per month  

  Pay to Creighton Pay to University of Namur Student Responsibility N/A
Tuition X      
Room   X    
Board   X    
Fees X      
Housing Application Fee       X
Visa     X  
Flight     X  
Creighton Traveler Security Program $100      
Financial Aid
If eligible, institutional aid and federal financial aid are portable. Please consult with the Creighton Financial Aid Office for questions on your specific program and situation.

In Effect for All Fall 2018 Participants and Beyond
Students may only participate in study abroad programs that are pre-approved by the Global Engagement Office (GEO) as part of an employee benefit remission program. Such participants must pay the difference between their employee benefit remission program and the special cost to Creighton University for the study abroad program. Regular registration and fees in addition to the tuition remission fee and any additional fees for special Creighton University programs (i.e. Global Scholars) are applicable during each study abroad semester. Short travel courses are not covered under the employee benefit remission program.  This program is pre-approved for FACHEX students.
For questions, please e-mail, or call the Global Engagement Office at 402-280-2221.
To make a student appointment, please call the Global Engagement Office, or schedule online through Creighton Connect:
     - Go to
     - Click on “Access Creighton Connect”
     - Log in with your and Blue Password
     - Under Services, search “Cupich”
     - Click on “Members”, then “Schedule an Appointment”

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.