About Leuven

The city

The city of Leuven is located in the Dutch-speaking northern part of Belgium, approximately 25 kilometers east of Brussels. Leuven is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in Belgium and has nearly 97,000 inhabitants.

More information about the city and must see places when you visit, can be found on: http://www.leuven.be/en/tourism/

The university

KU Leuven, the oldest university of the Low Countries, is part of the city. Founded in 1425, KU Leuven has been a center of learning for almost six centuries. It grew into one of the largest and most renowned universities in Europe. Such a rich history has provided KU Leuven with its own dynamic international dimension.

At present, over 40,000 students study at KU Leuven, around 12% of whom are international students.

To this day, KU Leuven thrives as a bustling student town with a strong international allure, where various cultures meet and experiences are exchanged.