KU Leuven


KU Leuven will host an online open day on 1 December 2020. This open day will introduce you to our university and all of our English-language programs. You can also get more information about admissions, living in Belgium, chat with current students, etc.


Inspiring the outstanding

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!

From Renaissance philosophy to cutting-edge nanotechnology: as one of Europe’s oldest universities, KU Leuven boasts a long tradition of ground-breaking research and high-quality education.


Prospective Students

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, KU Leuven offers a range of research-based programmes of study. A degree from KU Leuven is highly valued around the world, giving you a competitive edge.

Current Students

No matter which campus you’re on, you have quite a few facilities available to you. Our services for students advise you on housing, studying and scholarships. They also offer sports and cultural activities.

Why KU Leuven

KU Leuven is one of Europe’s highest-ranked and most renowned universities. It boasts a long tradition of pioneering research and high-quality education. But KU Leuven has quite a few other strengths as well.


KU Leuven offers various types of programmes, including bachelor’s and (advanced) master’s programmes, continuing education courses and bridging programmes.


Education is organized by 15 faculties, divided into three groups: Humanities and Social Sciences; Science, Engineering and Technology; and Biomedical Sciences. A number of faculties offer programmes on various locations in Flanders and Brussels.


KU Leuven appeals to the students’ idea of the future. The University contributes to the students’ personal development and to the way in which they want to help shape society.


KU Leuven is dedicated to education and research in nearly all fields. Its fifteen faculties offer education, while research activities are organized by the departments and research groups. These faculties and departments, in turn, are clustered into three groups: Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology (SET), and Biomedical Sciences. Each of these groups has a doctoral school for its doctoral training programmes.

KU Leuven boasts fourteen campuses, spread across 10 cities in Flanders.

Strategic Plan for KU Leuven in 5 Projects

With this university-wide policy plan, KU Leuven gives a clear purpose and direction to its further development as an ambitious, internationally oriented and research-intensive university.

The point of departure is a strategic plan with 5 projects. These five long-term projects are relevant and essential in a general sense but, at the same time, will also be translated into concrete objectives and further policy choices.



Oude Markt 13 - bus 5005
3000 Leuven, Flanders, Belgium

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