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Application procedure for exchange (Erasmus+, Tempus, Bilateral and Faculty Exchange Agreement) students

KU Leuven only accepts exchange students in the framework of the official EU exchange programmes or as part of one of the many formally signed exchange agreements between KU Leuven and partner institutions abroad. If your home university is not involved in an exchange agreement with KU Leuven in your field of study, you will not be accepted as an exchange student. It is important that you check this out first.

Application process

At KU Leuven, the application process for exchange students takes place at faculty level. Therefore, you should always contact the KU Leuven faculty/department of your choice through the exchange programme co-ordinator of your home university. The hosting KU Leuven faculty/department will provide you with all the information you require, including details on courses and programmes.

Application Form and online application instructions

Contact persons

Should the contact person in your home university be unable to supply you with the name of the appropriate contact person at KU Leuven, the following list may be able to help you out.


In case of questions regarding the application procedure, please contact exchange-in@kuleuven.be


Acceptance & brochures

Once the hosting Leuven faculty/department has accepted you as an exchange student, you will receive a letter of admission, allowing you to register as an exchange student. The brochure Living in Leuven, a town map and information concerning orientation days for international students will be sent to you as well.