Leuven is an awesome place to study. Every year in September, our population of over 100 000 inhabitants grows by 57 000 future bachelors and masters, creating a young and vibrant atmosphere. 16% of these students are internationals who come to study at the most innovative university in Europe or our internationally oriented university colleges. And in a city with as many as 240 pubs, they rarely get bored.
Our region ranks as number one in Europe when it comes to the international mobility of students. Leuven is conveniently located and well connected, making it easy for your friends and family to come and visit.
A lot of students continue to live here after graduation because they fell in love with the city or a fellow student. And not just Belgians but also Dutch, Chinese, Italians, Spaniards and other nationalities.
In Leuven, one gets to choose between the University of Leuven, University Colleges Leuven-Limburg and LUCA School of Arts. All have an excellent international office accustomed to students coming from abroad to study in Leuven.
KU Leuven, Belgium's largest and highest ranked university, is also one of Europe's oldest and most renowned. It offers a wide variety of international master's programmes supported by innovative and interdisciplinary research.
By producing over hundred spin-off companies, which are nearly all still active today, KU Leuven was named Europe's most innovative university by Reuters in 2016.
KU Leuven offers 324 academic degree programmes including 86 degree programs taught in English. Its three doctoral schools provide internationally oriented PhD tracks for more than 4,000 doctoral students.Study at KU Leuven
The result of a merger between three university colleges:
KHLim, KHLeuven and Group T (Teacher Education). All three are members of the KU Leuven Association, a plus for students and a guarantee of its international
reputation. Together they comprise the Leuven region and the Province of Limburg; hence ‘UC Leuven-Limburg’ or ‘UCLL’. It offers 30 bachelor degree programs.
UC Leuven-Limburg ranks first amongst Flemish UC's in terms of winning international project funding. Main strategic areas include sustainable entrepreneurship, intelligent care and challenging education.Study at UC Leuven-Limburg
LUCA School of Arts is Flanders' only higher education in arts and a true reference. LUCA combines the power and expertise of five renowned art institutions spread across Flanders: Brussels (Sint-Lukas Brussels and Narafi), Genk (C-mine), Ghent (Sint-Lucas Gent) and of course Leuven (Lemmens).
With a wide variety of professional and academic programs, LUCA School of Arts is unique in Flanders. Over 50 programs can be followed, among them audiovisual arts and techniques, visual arts, interior design, architecture, design, music and drama.Study at LUCA
Getting a taste of life in Leuven, living, studying or working here might also include learning the language. Learning Dutch helps you to find your way around the city and its amenities and to get to know the locals. It might even help you find a(nother) job.
CVO VOLT, the local Centre for Adult Education offers you an easy way out when it comes to combining a life of work or study, family life and learning the local language. To that end, it offers Dutch classes with e-learning. 50% of teaching time is spent online at your own leisure, practicing reading and writing with continuous personal feedback from the teacher and 50 % is spent in class (during the day, the evening or on Saturday) speaking and listening.Study at CVO VOLT