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Why choose KU Leuven?

  1. KU Leuven ranks as 48th globally according to Times Higher Education Rankings 2019.
  2. It is a highly reputable institution within Europe, often ranked within the top 15 in the continent.
  3. A castle, Kasteel van Arenberg, is part of the university campus.


Quick Facts:

Location: Leuven, Belgium

City Population: 20,800

University Population: 40,000

Climate: Maritime, which means that they have quite a lot of rain. Belgium also has four seasons

Nearest airport: Brussels Airport



The Catholic University of Leuven was founded at the centre of the historic town of Leuven in 1425, making it Belgium's first university. It is considered the oldest Catholic university still in existence. Among its many accolades is being ranked the 15th best university in Europe in the Times Higher Education Rankings 2019, making it the highest ranked university from the low countries.


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