Situated in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven (University of Leuven) has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest and highest-ranked university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe.
As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU),
KU Leuven offers a wide variety of programmes in English, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research.
The university caters to more than 40,000 students, of which 15.5% are international students from more than 140 countries.
KU Leuven's three doctoral schools provide internationally oriented PhD tracks for more than 4,000 doctoral students.
Since its founding, KU Leuven has been based in the city that shares its name. Leuven is a pleasant, safe and bustling student town, where centuries-rich history meets cutting-edge science. The university also offers degree programmes at campuses in 11 Belgian cities, including Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp.