Are you looking for a top-quality international education in continental Europe? KU Leuven offers a wide variety of international master’s programmes taught in English – and one of them might just be the right fit for you. Founded in 1425, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for almost six centuries. Today, it is Belgium’s largest and highest-ranked university as well as one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe.
As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven international master’s programmes are supported by high-quality interdisciplinary research carried out at both the university and its internationally acclaimed hospitals. This ensures that students get an innovative, up-to-date and critically engaged educational experience – an education to be proud of.
From Science, Engineering and Technology to the Humanities and Social Sciences, KU Leuven has 16 faculties and offers degree programmes is virtually every academic discipline – take your pick!
KU Leuven is located in the city of Leuven in the region of Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium.
Leuven is a modern, bustling and safe student city with a long and rich history. For centuries, the city has been coloured by the university that bears its name, and you see it in the people and buildings that populate the city. One in three of Leuven’s 100,000 residents are KU Leuven students or staff members.
The city’s beautiful, charming centre, which dates from the Middle Ages, is punctuated with stately colleges and historic buildings constructed over centuries by and for the university. Inevitably, the city’s cultural and social life beats to the heart of the university; with so many students and researchers about, there’s always something to experience. Also convenient: faculties and university services are all within walking or biking distance.
In the region around Leuven, you have ample opportunities to put your academic skill to practical use. The region boasts excellent infrastructure and the university, various science parks, incubators and spin-offs make Leuven a true knowledge region dedicated to innovative research.
KU Leuven can also be found in other cities in Flanders, including Brussels and Ghent. Choosing KU Leuven is choosing a truly international experience. Not only will you meet fellows students from all over the world, you’ll also be taught by internationally acclaimed professors – and all in a city located in the heart of Europe. A 2-hour train journey puts you in the centre of London, Paris or Amsterdam. Belgium’s international airport is only 15 minutes from Leuven by train.
An international meeting place
KU Leuven is home to a vibrant community of international scholars. To help you settle in to your home away from home, KU Leuven organises a full programme of welcome and orientation activities. The staff of the International Admissions and Mobility Unit is eager to assist you with intercultural guidance and administrative services in the lead-up to and during your time at KU Leuven.
Applications from students outside the European Economic Area (EEA) are accepted until 1 March 2014. Applications from students inside the EEA are accepted until 1 June 2014.
The Flemish Government’s generous co-financing system ensures that tuition fees for bachelor’s and master’s programmes remain relatively low: 610.30 euros per academic year (2013-2014). Fees for postgraduate or specialised master’s programmes range from 1,000 to 8,000 euros.
Contact details: www.kuleuven.be/admissions/contact
How to apply: www.kuleuven.be/application
International scholarships: www.kuleuven.be/scholarships
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