Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Ranking

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University Overview

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven) was founded in 1425 and is a non-profit public higher-education institution situated in the tiny city of Leuven (population range of 50,000-249,999 people), Flemish Brabant. Ghent, Brussels, and Antwerp are all home to branch campuses for this school. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) is a large (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational Belgian higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. It is officially recognized by the Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming, Belgi (Flemish Ministry of Education and Training of Belgium). In a variety of fields of study, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This Belgian higher-education school, which is 595 years old, has a stringent admission process based on students’ previous academic records and grades. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. Students have access to a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services at KU Leuven.

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Ranking

University Identity

Name Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Acronym KU Leuven
Founded 1425 Founded in 1425, but it was closed in 1797 during Napoleonic period. Refounded in 1834. In 1968 it was divided into Université catholique de Louvain and KU Leuven.
Motto Sedes Sapientiae Seat of Wisdom
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Naamsestraat 22 Leuven 3000 Flemish Brabant Belgium
Tel +32 (16) 324 311
Fax +32 (16) 324 330
Other locations Ghent, Brussels, Antwerp

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro) 1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro) 1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Minderbroedersstraat 8, Bus 5005 Leuven 3000 0496749578

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Yes


Memberships and Affiliations

European University Association (EUA) League of European Research Universities (LERU) Coimbra Group International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER) Open Education Consortium (OEC)

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