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Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


KU Leuven is an independent university, founded in 1425. Based on its Christian view of man and the world, it aims to be a critical thinking center for open discussion on social, philosophical and ethical issues. It offers its students an academic education based on high-level scientific research to prepare them for their social responsibility.

KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that conducts both fundamental and applied scientific research. It has a strong inter- and multidisciplinary focus and strives for international excellence. To this end, it actively cooperates with its research partners at home and abroad. The campus is located in the heart of Leuven, a friendly city where students have always felt at home.

Deadlines for Nomination:
Apply for nomination to the International Office Law before 1 March in order to be included in the first nomination round of the next academic year (for both first and second semester exchange) After the first round selection takes place on a 'first come first serve' basis.

(Nomination deadline at the partner: 31 March - Semester 1, 1 September - Semester 2)

Each year, four students may go on exchange for one semester to KU Leuven.

Course information:
Both Bachelor and Master level courses are available. Course offer.

Language Requirements:
B1, preferably B2 level in English is required.

KU Leuven can assist you in finding housing (student residence as well as private sector)
Op kot in Leuven
Living in Leuven - brochure

"A full study abroad experience is not necessarily on the other side of the world, but you can also get it in a city that is literally around the corner. Leuven is a very nice, beautiful and pleasant city to study".

Erasmus code:

Practical information:
Data sheet

Useful links:
Exchange website KU Leuven

Academic Calendar:
First Semester: September until the end of January
Second Semester: February until the end of June
Prior to each semester, the university organizes Orientation Days.

Finances (on average):
Travel expenses: € 50,-
Living Expenses (rent included): €950 - € 1.350
This estimate includes study materials, housing costs (rent, heating, water, electricity, etc.), food, clothing, laundry, medical & insurance costs, and other expenses
Rent: € 450 - € 650