Founded in 1425, KU Leuven has a long and rich history in research and education.
The university also offers degree programmes at campuses in 11 Belgian cities, including Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp.
KU Leuven provides a stimulating home for all types of research, from fundamental to applied, and from individual research projects to large-scale, international research consortia.
Our team consists of motivated advisors and career coaches. Every one of us aims to use his/her skills and knowledge to prepare you in the best possible way for your career after graduation. We can help you get extracurricular experience during your study and, in your final year, an attractive starter job.Supervisors, employers
Internship supervisors and employers can also contact us. We gladly support you too with questions regarding extracurricular experience, entrepreneurship and the transition to the labour market. Should we be lacking experience in the subject of your question then it’s our job to forward you correctly.
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Student services includes a number of different counselling services whose objective is to promote the social, physical, mental and financial well-being of all students.
Leuven offers a wide range of housing options at reasonable prices. Most students choose to rent a room (in Dutch, ‘kot’) in a privately-owned student house with shared common spaces and facilities. The KU Leuven Housing Service offers assistance regarding housing. The university owns and manages a number of student residences. A limited number of low-rent rooms is reserved for international students holding specific scholarships.
KU Leuven’s extensive library network is spread across the university’s various faculties and campuses. Together they form the University Library. You can also find a place to study at the AGORA Learning Centre, which offers a fully-equipped space for students and staff, with a focus on collaboration and new technologies.
The general practitioners at the Student Health Center are there to provide answers to all your health-related questions and problems. They are especially trained in common student problems, such as:
Since its foundation, KU Leuven has been located in the city of Leuven in the region of Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. Leuven is a modern, bustling, and safe student city with a long and rich history. The city’s beautiful, charming centre, which dates from the Middle Ages, is punctuated with stately colleges and historic buildings constructed over centuries by and for the university. Cultural and recreational opportunities abound.
Leuven has always been the centre of our university, but you can also study at KU Leuven in 11 different cities across Flanders.
There is a wide network of student associations at KU Leuven. LOKO, the student body council, acts as a representative of all students and student unions of the KU Leuven in all organs deciding on policies ranging from social issues to education. In this extend, LOKO is able to contribute to all the policies in order to make sure that the interests of the students are protected and that important issues are resolved quickly. Within LOKO, three departments are dealing with Sport, Culture and International matters. Next to LOKO, a whole range of student faculty unions exist representing students towards the different faculties.
The level of teaching is amazingly great! Sadly, I felt like an outcast from students and several professors simply because there is not enough diversity on the campus. This made me feel uncomfortable and a bit unwelcome. Yet, I still crave and yearn for the knowledge from that place.
I like that KU Leuven is research based which means it is a fertile ground that encourages new ideas and pushing our brains to limits. What didn't work is the work load, but eventually you get used to it.
The professors tend to be very capable, but the overall studying at the KU Leuven is disappointing. The KU Leuven is very exam focused, meaning that for most courses your grade will for 80%-100% be determined by an exam. At the start of my second year we had still very little hands on research experience, and as a result many student made an ill informed choice for their...