Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven)2 is a Dutch-speaking university located in Leuven in the Belgian region of Flanders. It was founded in 1425 and divided into a Flemish and a Walloon university in 1968. The university has 40,000 students, 12 percent of whom are international students, and 8,800 staff. The Times Higher Education Ranking in Economics and Econometrics lists KU Leuven as the 48th best university in the world, the Shanghai Ranking in Economics ranks it 44th, and the Tilburg Ranking places it 86th (as of 08.2019).2

Information for ERASMUS students is available here.33

Course overview


The Bachelor's program in Leuven 444 is taught in Dutch. However, many courses are also offered in English. KU Leuven requires English proficiency at level B2.4


At the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), there are several Master's programs that are offered in English. English proficiency at level B2 is also required.

Overview of all courses offered in English

Study at the KU Leuven:

Living in Leuven

Study Hours:

  • Winter semester: September - December, exams in January
  • Sommer semester: February - May, exams in June

Exchange places::
2 places à 6 months

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