KU Leuven

KU Leuven (Belgium) is an exchange destination for students of the Faculty of Geosciences.

Student experiences
Academic calendar
  • Semester I: mid-September – end of January 
  • Semester II: beginning of February - end of June 

You should submit a satisfactory score on an internationally recognized test of English language proficiency: TOEFL  (minimum score 575 paper-based, 233 computer-based, 94 internet-based) or IELTS (minimum score 7). No other proficiency tests will be accepted, and absolutely no application will be considered without such a test certificate.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Human Geography and Planning.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

English and Dutch.

Housing assistance

Yes. For more information, click here.

Estimated living costs per month

About € 750,- for rent and other living costs; probably about € 250,- for study costs, insurances and so on. For more information see the brochure Living in Leuven on this page.


Normal study load per semester 30 EC.

Number of places available

Three places per year of each four months. Selection was not necessary in the past few years.

Additional information

Not applicable.