Situated in Belgium, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium’s largest 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 international master’s programmes, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research.
KU Leuven hosts over 55,000 students for the academic year 2016-2017. KU Leuven has Erasmus contracts with over 400 European universities and international contracts all over the world: Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Latvia, France, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, South Africa, Morocco, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia. The amount of international students more than doubled to about 8400 students in ten years time. KU Leuven holds over 50 international projects in development cooperation and educational interuniversity cooperation.