Living, studying and working in Leuven
The 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
Health care & health-insurance policy
All international visitors must have a health-insurance policy
KU Leuven digital
Computer, Internet and e-mail facilities
ICT facilities at the university.
The university's online learning platform
Read your KU Leuven email.
Living in Leuven
Leuven is situated at the very heart of Europe, only 20 minutes from Brussels.
Rent a bicycle.
Dining in Leuven
The university restaurants ALMA provide a wide variety of meals and a place where you can meet with friends.
The KU Leuven Cultural Activities Office offers free cultural events as well as opportunities to get involved in cultural activities.
Recreation & sports
The University Sports Centre provides a wide range of sports facilities at all levels.
LOKO is the Student Body Council of KU Leuven.
Learn languages in Leuven.
KU Leuven shop
Buy a souvenir from the university.
Leuven, Province, Flanders, Belgium
Welcome and integration
- Orientation days
- Buddy Programme
- Intercultural University Topics and training programmes
International Meeting Centre Pangaea
Meet other international students at Pangaea.
International Contact Club
Visiting professors, postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers from abroad can meet Belgian people.
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.
Information about jobs, taxes and salaries for students.
To promote the integration of all international students.
Study Advice Service
Advice and support on study-related matters.
- Service for Students with Disabilities
You can consult a doctor with extensive experience in student-related health issues.
For students dealing with personal or psychological problems.
To deal with certain kinds of unacceptable behaviour.
Residential culture, mobility and environment advisors
The residential culture, mobility and environment advisors strive to develop more durable student life.
Career Guidance KU Leuven
Study Advice Service organises several activities which prepares last year students of KU Leuven for their future career.
Weekly news about activities in and around Leuven
KU Leuven's international news magazine
Leuven International Student Magazine