The student welfare unit

The main role of the Student Welfare Unit is to welcome, accompany and support all students, and to provide financial and other support to help them study and succeed, and to contribute to their well-being. The social assistants offer a sympathetic ear so that all students can express themselves in complete confidentiality and explain their needs and requirements in a way that respects what they are experiencing.

The Social Services Unit is also a place of welcome and support for students' families and friends.


You can contact the Student Welfare Unit with any questions you may have concerning, among other things: the study allowance from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the cost of a year's study and the amount of tuition fees, financial assistance, the administrative procedures involved in enrolling, the services available to students during their studies, etc.

Depending on their needs, students may be referred to other services within or outside UNamur.

Financial assistance

The Student welfare unit grants various types of financial aid on the basis of specific criteria and depending on your situation (nationality, assimilation, academic, family and financial):

For this current academic year 2022-2023, you can still apply for:

  • a reduction in enrolment fees up to and including 31 August if you are Belgian, assimilated or European;
  • financial assistance up to 30 June if you are a student from outside the European Union;
  • non-refundable allowance: extended until 30 June if you are Belgian, assimilated or European.

Borrowing a laptop

You can borrow a laptop free of charge if you are having problems with your computer equipment.

To make a request, contact us by e-mail .

We will send you the request form.


You can contact the Social Unit if you have any problems with finances, family, relationships, adapting to studies and university life, etc.

By focusing on your needs, expectations and priorities, we can work together to consider the options and resources available to you.

The social worker is there to help you make practical changes to your daily life and support you in the steps you need to take to make the change.

The solidarity grocery shop

The "Solidarithèque" grocery shop, open every Wednesday from 4pm to 6.30pm, offers 150 food baskets for €5.

For more information: or on our webpage "Solidarithèque" (in French).


We work with the Career Centre. Any student can sign up at the start of the academic year to be kept informed of job offers (from UNamur, companies or individuals). The social assistants can give you information on student employment legislation, taxation, etc.

The Student Welfare Unit team,

Isabelle Mertens, Maxime Gigot, Pierre Lechat and Stéphanie Biron.


  • by e-mail:
  • by telephone on 081/72 50 85, during office hours:
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. & Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  •  Make an appointment by telephone on 081/72 50 85 or by e-mail 

(see opening hours above)

  •  comme on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11am to 2.30pm & Tuesday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
The team