KU Leuven

KU Leuven is an exchange destination for SCHOOL OF LAW students. The university is also known under its Dutch name 'Katholieke Universiteit Leuven'.

Available for master students and advanced bachelor students.
Please note: Master-level courses only (advanced bachelor students may be allowed entry to Master courses).


Student experiences

Student Experiences


General information for exchange students    






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Academic calendar

Semester I: mid September – early February
Semester II: mid February – early July

Academic Calendar


Language requirement: The International Exchange Office (REBO) recommends a B2 level (CEFR) in English in order to fully participate in courses taught in English.

EC requirement: Bachelor students will need to have obtained a strict minimum of 120 EC at the time of their application at KU Leuven and preferably 180 EC.

Areas of study open for exchange students


Courses at Master level

Courses available: check the website (MA-level only!)

English courses which are also available for all non Dutch speaking exchange students are at the website 

Also Dutch courses of the Master in de Rechten (Dutch speakers only) you can see at the website
(with the exception of seminaries en werkcolleges, which are only available to students from KU).

The minimum workload is 24 ECTS / semester.

Estimated living costs per month

Average price private accommodation: €350 /month.

See ‘Living in Leuven’ for more information.



Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS    

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Number of places available

1 student Full Year, or 2 students for 1 semester each.  

Additional information

If you want to challenge an exam (e.g. you do not agree with the grade that was given), you have to go to the feedback moment. This is after all classes and exams have ended, at the end of the academic year. So if you leave after your last exam and you want to be able to challenge your exam, you have to travel back to Leuven. Please keep this in mind when booking your room/accommodation.


For more information is on the website

At this moment is not easy to find student housing in Leuven and we strongly recommend your students to secure housing before they arrive in Leuven.

Health Insurance

Health Insurance

Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?

Contact the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.

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