Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, BELGIUM

Contact person: An HUTS, K.U.Leuven, International Office, Head International Policy Unit

http://www.kuleuven.be/

An.Huts@int.kuleuven.be

 Naamsestraat 63/5001BE3000 Leuven

 +32-16-324046

Name of the University University of Leuven
Website
General Website http://www.kuleuven.be/english/
Website for EMERGE Grantees http://www.kuleuven.be/international/ema2/emerge
Academic calendar (lecture periods)
Link to academic calendar http://www.kuleuven.be/about/academic_calendar.html
Lecture periods
first term 2012/2013

start date: 24/09/2012 end date: 21/12/2012
registration session / periods: Not applicable for EMERGE participants
examination period(s): 14/01/2013 – 04/02/2013
second term 2012/2013

start date: 11/02/2013 end date: May 2013
registration session / periods: Not applicable for EMERGE participants.
examination period(s): Early June 2013 – Early July 2013

Admission and registration
Exchange students
Undergraduate Admission deadline Not applicable for EMERGE participants
Registration deadline Not applicable for EMERGE participants
Contact information /
Master Admission deadline Not applicable for EMERGE participants
Registration deadline Not applicable for EMERGE participants
Contact information /
Doctorate Admission deadline Not applicable for EMERGE participants
Registration deadline Not applicable for EMERGE participants
Contact information /

Course information websites
Undergraduate studies http://www.kuleuven.be/toekomstigestudenten/studieaanbod/english/index.html
Master programmes http://www.kuleuven.be/toekomstigestudenten/studieaanbod/english/index.html
Doctorate programmes http://www.kuleuven.be/toekomstigestudenten/studieaanbod/english/index.html

Language requirements
Language of instruction A Language English
Required level -
Accepted certificate(s) TOEFL, IELTS, CPE or CAE required. Minimum score depends on study programme and can be found on web page of each programme.

Student and welcome services
Link to student guide http://www.kuleuven.be/admissions/pdf/studying.pdf
Estimated living expenses http://www.kuleuven.be/admissions/pdf/living.pdf
Housing housing assistance (yes/no/type) Yes
link to housing information http://www.kuleuven.be/studentenvoorzieningen/accommodation/
application deadline(s) Not applicable for EMERGE participants
Facilities for students with special needs Yes, http://www.kuleuven.be/studentenvoorzieningen/studentservices/disability.html
Mentor system http://www.kuleuven.be/orientationdays/buddy.html
Welcome event / orientation week http://www.kuleuven.be/orientationdays/
Language course(s) before the study periods • General English Crash Course:
http://ilt.kuleuven.be/english/cursus/andere_eng_crashcourse.php
• Full-time intensive summer course in Dutch language and culture:http://ilt.kuleuven.be/english/cursus/andere_zomercursus.php
during the study periods • Academic English for Master’s Students:
http://ilt.kuleuven.be/english/cursus/andere_academic_english.php
• Dutch for Foreign Students: this free course lasts 3 months and is
meant for beginning students in order to activate communication
through conversational exercises. It is a practical course based on
the principles of Dutch grammar. The aim is to make students
acquainted with the vocabulary of every-day life. Students who
already have a basic or advanced level of Dutch can gain entry to
one of the higher levels of the regular courses if they pass the
placement test. In total, 5 basic levels and 1 perfection level of
Dutch are taught. The level 1 to 5 modules can be taken either
intensively (12 hours/week) or over a more extended period (6
hours/week). EMERGE participants can only apply by sending an e-mail to their case administrator.
OTHER INFORMATION http://www.kuleuven.be/english/living.html

International Office / Student Service Center / Visitor Service
Address K.U.Leuven
International Office
Naamsestraat 63
3000, Leuven
Belgium
Contact persons for incoming students name: Ms. Katrien Vanelven
e-mail: Katrien.Vanelven@int.kuleuven.be
phone: +32 16 324094
for outgoing students name:Ms. Katrien Vanelven
e-mail: Katrien.Vanelven@int.kuleuven.be
phone: +32 16 324094
for incoming staff name:Ms. Katrien Vanelven
e-mail: Katrien.Vanelven@int.kuleuven.be
phone: +32 16 324094
for incoming staff name:Ms. Katrien Vanelven
e-mail: Katrien.Vanelven@int.kuleuven.be
phone: +32 16 324094

Other useful information
Read our brochures online:
• Travelling to Leuven http://www.kuleuven.be/admissions/pdf/travelling.pdf
• Studying in Leuven:http://www.kuleuven.be/admissions/pdf/studying.pdf
• Living in Leuven: http://www.kuleuven.be/admissions/pdf/living.pdf