KU Leuven, in English: Catholic University of Leuven; is a research university in the city of Leuven, Flanders in Belgium. The renowned university is known for its international-focused programmes. Ever since its founding in 1425, it has become one of the leading universities in Belgium. It was Belgium’s first official university. The school is constantly ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. In 2016, it was ranked number 40 globally, by the Times Higher Education ranking. KU Leuven offers a variety of degree programmes in the fields of Biomedical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology, as well as Medicine. Most courses are taught in Dutch but many are offered in English, specifically the graduate programmes. The main campus is based in Leuven, but the school also has satellite campuses in Kortrijk, Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges, Ostend and other Belgian cities, including Brussels. KU Leuven is the largest university in Belgium, and home to more than 55,000 students. In addition to its state-of-the-art facilities to train students on campus, the university also has a teaching hospital, which is called Universitair Ziekenhuis Leuven (UZ Leuven). Its largest campus is Gasthuisberg, which is home to the faculty of pharmaceutical sciences and the faculty of medicine. KU Leuven is an excellent educational institute, graduates of this establishment are sought-after by employers throughout the world, as those appreciate the fact that graduates are well-rounded individuals with extensive knowledge in their chosen field of studies. As mentioned before, the school consistently ranks among the best schools in the world: in 2016, it was named the 93rd best university by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is an innovative and interactive school, which is proven by its outstanding 1st place ranking in Thomson Reuters’ list of Europe’s most innovative universities in 2016 and 2017.
Based on the EDUopinions rankings, the KU Leuven rating is 4.2. If you want to know more about this school, read the student reviews on our website.
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In terms of selecting a university to come, you have plenty of options. Most of them are considered good choices as Leuven is on of them. Having more than 5 billion euros per year invested in the university, its education system is innovative and appealing to its students. courses are interesting and well taught.View more
The only real issue I have is that it still has the old school year format, two semesters and massive exam periods. Adopting a four-quarter system like in the Netherlands would be quite a lot better. Finally, I would recommend this university to others.View more
This university offers a good range of programmes with well-suited courses. I only wish this university had a better library where you can study. There’s nothing to dislike about this university, it’s also highly ranked.View more
I like Ku leuven. the classes are a little bit hard but in general they are very interesting. the campus is very well located. student life is amazing and there are a lot of international students which makes it easier to make friends.View more
It’s a Good university, good environment and it provides a bright future
I would suggest more credit works throughout the semester that contribute to our grades other than just a 100% graded exams
Good luck to everyone
KUL is very demanding, in my experience. You do have to study consistently every day and throughout the BLOCK week to pass and get good scores. On the one hand, it puts students under a lot of pressure. I don’t know a single student who is not pressured or worried, which is not sustainable, so many of them give up. Yet, I also think it might be the university’s strategy to keep only students willing to put in the effort since they accept everyone.
It doesn’t have a wide variety of student clubs if it matters to you. But it does offer other services like a psychologist, workshops, internship fairs, etc.
They don’t take attendance, assignments are rarely graded and don’t play a significant role in your final grade, and there is only one final exam, no midterms. So you have to be very self-disciplined to succeed.
Overall, I like KUL. Although it is challenging, the professors are generally nice and approachable.View more
Courses are hard and some classes are not well taught, we need more extra curriculars. Nice people tho, also the milestone thing is really bad bcs we don’t have as many opportunities as previous students.View more
Good education level, really hard to study, bad campus facilities in Brussels and no living campus vibe sadly… BUT it will be changed soon (they are building another campus) and as long as you are an active individual, your student life will find you in such an international city like Brussels. So apply, you won’t regret it!View more
Coming from far away, with a different culture, I believe that KUL was a great decision for me. It is a very international faculty with students from everywhere in the world. Even though you may be home sick (which is normal), you will definitely find people from your home country to talk to. The Leuven campus is great and always a great place to party as wellView more
I am super happy to have applied to this university. I fell like I will have plenty of good opportunities as soon as I finish my bachelor. Teacher have an amazing capacity to increase students enthusiasm and captivate their attention.View more