Living, studying and working in Leuven

living.jpgThe city of Leuven is an agglomeration of five communities: Leuven, Heverlee, Kessel-Lo, Wilsele and Wijgmaal. Leuven has approximately 90,000 inhabitants. Add to these the 35,000 post-secondary and 11,000 secondary school students and it should come as no surprise that the streets are filled with young faces and that the city lives at a student's rhythm: hectic weeks at the beginning of the academic year and relative calm during vacation and examination periods.


The Housing Service assists international students in finding suitable housing


Registration as a student

Health care

Health care & health-insurance policy
All international visitors must have a health-insurance policy

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Living in Leuven

Welcome and integration

Student services

Student services includes a number of different counselling services whose objective is to promote the social, physical, mental and financial well-being of all students.


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