Katholieke University Leuven (KU-Leuven)


KU Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) was established in 1425, making it one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious academic institutions. Today, it is the university with the highest ranking in Belgium. 

KU Leuven is one of the top research universities in Europe and Co-founded the League of European Research Universities (LERU). This institution is also home to a broad range of academic programs taught in English language.

The educational programs at KU Leuven are based on research, and the university can guarantee that students will learn academic skills and develop a critical, research-based mindset.

Each academic program teaches students how to change and use the most up-to-date technology. A degree from KU Leuven gives you a significant advantage in competitive situations and is respected in many places around the world.


This university has a total student body of 60,057 of which twenty percent are international students. They together represent more than 140 different nations. Therefore, KU Leuven is home to a thriving community that is comprised of students and staff members from all over the world.

More than 5,000 doctoral students have access to the Ph.D. programs offered by the Doctoral Schools of KU Leuven.


The KU Leuven provides students facilities with a large variety of housing alternatives at costs that are affordable.

The majority of students choose to rent a private flat in a student home but they have to share some common areas and services such as kitchen, laundry area, etc. with others.

The KU Leuven Housing Service is available to help students with residence-related issues. A variety of student’s accommodation facilities are owned and managed by the university. International students with specific scholarships get the first choice of a certain number of rooms with lower monthly rates.


  • Rank #48 by US News & World Report
  • Rank #76 by QS World University Rankings
  • Rank #97 by Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities
  • Rank #42 by Times Higher Education
  • Rank #81 by Guardian University Guide
  • Rank #82 by Graduate Employability Ranking
  • Rank #40 in Agricultural Sciences by US News
  • Rank #51 in Agricultural Sciences by Shanghai
  • Rank #139 in Animal Sciences by US News


KU Leuven
Oude Markt 13, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

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