About KU Leuven

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) — public non-profit university. It is located in Leuven, Belgium. KU Leuven was founded back in 1425, which is why it is among the oldest higher education institutions in the country. KU Leuven is a member of European University Association (EUA), League of European Research Universities (LERU), Coimbra Group, International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER).

The university is among the top-80 best institutions in the word, according to QS International Ranking. Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE) places the university in 43 position in the rating.

KU Leuven does research in different fields of study and offers bachelor, master and doctorate programs.

Location
Leuven, Belgium
Establishment year
1425
Students
47,880
International students
8,485
Female students
51%

Place in ratings

Rating QS
2023 
#76
Rating THE
2022 
#43

KU Leuven tuition fees

At KU Leuven, the academic calendar is divided into two semesters. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees here are different for locals and foreigners. For locals, it starts from 904 USD, and for foreigners — a minimum of 1,041 USD. With the help of scholarships, students can partially or fully cover the cost of education. On the official website of the university, you can find all the up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.

When choosing an educational institution, it is necessary to take into account additional costs: accommodation, transportation, educational materials, meals and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Scholarships
Yes
Bachelor
Local
904 USD/year
Foreign
1,353 USD/year
Master
Local
1,025 USD/year
Foreign
1,041 USD/year

Bachelor degree in KU Leuven

Before applying to the university, you need to pass an exam for knowledge of the English language. The university accepts the results of IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score is 6. The TOEFL score is not lower than 85. The IB diploma is accepted upon admission.

IELTS
6
TOEFL iBT
85
TOEFL PBT
550

Master's degree in KU Leuven

When considering candidates for master's programs, the admission committee of the university pays attention to the student's academic performance during the undergraduate program. To confirm your level of English, you must pass IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 79. IELTS — 6 or higher. KU Leuven provides an opportunity to get a master's degree remotely.

IELTS
6
TOEFL iBT
79
TOEFL PBT
500

Doctorate degree in KU Leuven

If you decide to pursue a career in science and enroll in a doctoral program, you must pass the language exam — IELTS or TOEFL. For enrollment, you need to pass TOEFL with 79 points. The minimum score for IELTS is 6.5.

IELTS
6.5
TOEFL iBT
79

KU Leuven campus

The university campus is located within Leuven. The university has a functioning library. In addition to educational materials in various scientific areas, it contains a collection of classical and contemporary literature. Thanks to international exchange programs at KU Leuven, students can communicate with representatives of different countries and nationalities and thus expand their own horizons. And, the university contributes to this by regularly holding joint events for local and foreign students.

Library
Yes

What to do after graduation

To stay in the country for another year after graduation, you need to renew your student visa or apply for a job seeker visa. Graduates of KU Leuven find jobs without difficulty. One of the reasons is the good reputation of the university among employers, according to the results of the QS ranking. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.

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Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
TitleCountryCityBachelorMaster
781Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenBelgiumLeuven
from  1,354 USD
to  7,473 USD
from  1,041 USD
to  10,289 USD
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from  20,925 USD
to  51,337 USD
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650 USD
 
758 USD
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758 USD
 
 
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2,500 USD
 
2,500 USD

Universities in this country

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
TitleCountryCityBachelorMaster
781Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenBelgiumLeuven
from  1,354 USD
to  7,473 USD
from  1,041 USD
to  10,289 USD
962Ghent UniversityBelgiumGhent
 
1,570 USD
from  1,042 USD
to  12,997 USD
1443Louvain Catholic UniversityBelgiumLouvain-la-Neuve
 
4,495 USD
 
4,495 USD
2004Free University of BrusselsBelgiumCity of Brussels
 
1,570 USD
 
1,570 USD
2325University of LiègeBelgiumArlon
 
4,522 USD
from  0 USD
to  4,522 USD