Catholic University of Leuven

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University Overview

Established in 1425, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Leuven (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Flemish Brabant. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Ghent, Brussels, Antwerp. Officially recognized by the Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming, België (Flemish Ministry of Education and Training of Belgium), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational Belgian higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 595 years old Belgian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. KU Leuven also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
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

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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

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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

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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 Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Catholic University of Leuven's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming, België


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (NVAO)


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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)

Academic Structure


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