Catholic University of Leuven Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven) 

Belgium - Flemish Community

top General Information

Address

Street:Naamssestraat 22

City:Leuven

Post Code:3000

Tel.:+32(16) 32-40-27

Fax:+32(16) 32-40-22

Email:secr@dir.kuleuven.ac.be

WWW:http://www.kuleuven.ac.be

Institution Funding

Unknown

History

Founded 1425 by Bull of Pope Martin V on the initiative of Duke John of Brabant. Collegium Trilingue established by Erasmus 1517. Suppressed 1797 under French occupation and closed during the reigns of Napoleon and William I of Holland. Re-established 1834 as Catholic University by Belgian episcopate. Reorganized 1969 with two divisions, the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven and the Université catholique de Louvain which became separate legal entities in 1970. The titular head of the University is the Cardinal Archbishop of Malines; it is independent of direct State control but receives a full State subvention.

Academic Year

September to June (September-January; February-June)

Admission Requirements

Secondary school leaving certificate or foreign equivalent if formally recognized under agreements concluded with the Belgian Government. Other foreign qualifications subject to the approval of the faculty concerned

Tuition Fees

National:(Euros): 505 per annum

Language(s)

Dutch;English

Student Body

co-ed

top Officers

Head : Rik Torfs

Job title:Rector


Senior Administrative Officer : Koenraad De Backere

Job title:General Administrator


International Relations Officer : Bart De Moor

Job title:Vice-Rector, International Policy

top Divisions

Centre : Agrarian Bio and Environment Ethics

Fields of study:Agriculture, Environmental Studies, Ethics


Centre : Biomedical Ethics and Law

Fields of study:Biomedicine, Ethics, Law

More details:Interfaculty


Centre : Ethics

Fields of study:Ethics

More details:European


Centre : Risk and Insurance Studies

Fields of study:Insurance


Faculty : Arts

Fields of study:American Studies, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, European Studies, Fine Arts, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Medieval Studies, Modern Languages, Musicology


Faculty : Bioengineering Sciences

Fields of study:Bioengineering, Food Technology, Management, Molecular Biology, Nanotechnology, Natural Resources, Water Science


Faculty : Business and Economics

Fields of study:Business Administration, Economics


Faculty : Canon Law

Fields of study:Canon Law


Faculty : Engineering

Fields of study:Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering


Faculty : Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science

Fields of study:Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Therapy


Faculty : Law

Fields of study:Law


Faculty : Medicine

Fields of study:Medicine


Faculty : Pharmaceutical Sciences

Fields of study:Pharmacy


Faculty : Psychology and Educational Sciences

Fields of study:Education, Psychology


Faculty : Science

Fields of study:Astronomy and Space Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics


Faculty : Social Sciences

Fields of study:Anthropology, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Sociology


Faculty : Theology

Fields of study:Ethics, Religious Studies, Theology


Institute : Energy

Fields of study:Energy Engineering


Institute : Labour Studies

Fields of study:Labour and Industrial Relations


Institute : Language

Fields of study:Modern Languages

More details:Leuven


Institute : Philosophy

Fields of study:Philosophy

top Degrees

Bachelor

Fields of study:Archaeology, Bioengineering, Canon Law, Criminology, Economics, Education, Engineering, History, Law, Medicine, Modern Languages, Notary Studies, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Psychology, Social Sciences, Theology


Master

Fields of study:Archaeology, Criminology, Economics, Education, History, Law, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Notary Studies, Philosophy, Physical Education, Social Sciences, Theology


Doctor

top Student Services and Facilities

Student Services

Academic Counselling

Canteen

Careers Guidance

Cultural Activities

Facilities for Disabled People

Health Services

Nursery Care

Social Counselling

Sports Facilities

top Academic Periodicals

Periodicals

Reviews of faculties and institutes

Main Press

University Press

Updated on 26-02-2015