Belgium, Leuven

KU Leuven – Faculty of Economics and Business

Bachelor, MBA

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The University of Leuven is a modern university, located within the vibrant city of Leuven in the centre of Belgium and close to Brussels, the centre of Europe.

KU Leuven offers an ideal research and learning environment, rooted in a solid and venerable tradition but with its sights set squarely on the future. The pursuit of quality is equally central to our educational programmes. KU Leuven wants its students to become independent and critical thinkers. It therefore trains them to become professional specialists but also individuals characterised by intellectual openness, a real taste for culture, and a sense of civic responsibility. Based on its Christian inspiration, our university makes well-founded ethical and philosophical choices. Its mission includes the dissemination of knowledge but also a firm commitment to society. KU Leuven is a richly varied community of people, with diverse interests, missions, nationalities, and expertise. That is why we invest in collaboration and human relations. We actively encourage the integration of all staff and students.

The Country

Belgium is a federal monarchy in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU’s headquarters as well as those of several other major international organizations such as NATO. Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres, and it has a population of about 11 million people. Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium is

home to two main linguistic groups: theDutch-speaking, mostly Flemish community (which constitutes about 59% of the population), and the French-speaking, mostly Walloon population (which comprises 41% of all Belgians). Belgium’s two largest regions are the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders in the north and the French-speaking southern region of Wallonia. Belgium’s linguistic diversity and related political conflicts are reflected in its political history and complex system of government.

Student life

The city Leuven is a dynamic city, surrounded by breathtaking countryside, and teeming with the nightlife, leisure, and cultural opportunities you expect from a major city. Located in the young province of Vlaams-Brabant, and geographically connected to the rest of Kortrijk, KU Leuven is working hard to strengthen its profile as a European and international the globe are our guests, and our own alumni can be found all over the world. KU Leuven Flanders through its campus in scientific institution. Leuven has an international outlook. Scholars and students from across actively promotes collaboration with foreign universities and research institutions, among other partnerships, within the framework of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). Streets are filled with young faces and that the city lives at a student’s rhythm: hectic weeks at the beginning of the academic year and relative calm during vacation and examination periods.

Activities, Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment

Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment

Accommodation

All information about housing are available at the link.

Travel Opportunities

Places which you need to visit: Brussels — Belgium’s bilingual capital and the unofficial capital of the EU. Today one of the most multicultural cities in Europe. Brussels has a nice historic centre around the famous Grand Place with its Gothic town hall and baroque guild halls. Other popular destinations are the Atomium, one of the symbols of Belgium, the European quarter, the palace of justice, the Saint Michael and Gudula cathedral, the stock exchange, the royal palace,
“mannekenpis” and the art nouveau houses of Victor Horta. Brussels houses some important museums, such as the Magritte museum, the comic museum and the royal museum of fine arts. Antwerp— Belgium’s second largest city, along the Scheldt river, is landmarked by the enormous Gothic cathedral of Our Lady and especially known for four things: Rubens, diamonds, fashion and the port, the second largest of Europe. Places of interest are the Grote Markt, with the renaissance city hall and stair shaped guild houses, the central station, the Plantin-Moretus museum, the MAS museum, the zoo and te Royal Museum of Fine Arts.

Private accommodation: Single students generally rent a room in a student house shared with 5 to 15 fellow students. Rooms are mostly for 1 person and furnished. The average size of a room is 12 to 15 m2. Bed linen and kitchen utensils are not provided. Each room has a private sink, butshowers, toilets and the kitchen are shared. The average rent is approximately €350 per month for a single room, including expenses for heating, electricity and water (utilities). Studios are one-room flats with a private bathroom and kitchenette. Studios usually come furnished and have an average size of 18 to 20 m2. The average rent is approximately €460 for a studio for 1 person and €600 for a studio for 2 persons.