KU Leuven

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Leuven, Belgium English

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KU Leuven is an institution for research and education with international appeal. All programmes at this University are based on the innovative research of its scientists and professors. KU Leuven ranks among the best 50 universities worldwide!

Leuven has an age-old heritage: the university is the oldest in the country, as is the Botanic Garden, not to mention the incredible Gothic architecture. Leuven combines the vibe of a city with the coziness of a village. Spot the peacocks in the park around Keizersberg Abbey, go to Keizershof for a beautiful view of the city or go to the Oude Markt, a square filled with (student) bars.

Special Note: This school is also a member of the EuroScholars program, a unique research abroad program designed for advanced and talented undergraduate students from US and Canadian institutions looking for an international research experience in Europe.

Term dates 

Semester 1

Semester 2

September - February February – June

*Semester and exam dates may vary from year to year. Please consult the Host institution's fact sheet, the Host institution's website, or the Host institution directly to confirm.

Important information

Contact information

International Office
Naamsestraat 63 box 5001
3000 Leuven
Telephone +32 (0)16 32 37 67
Fax +32 (0)16 32 37 73

Dirk Vanwaelderen, Institutional Coordinator KU Leuven
Email: elke.timmermans [at] kuleuven.be


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