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

Student experiences

Not available

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.

Bij International Office Geowetenschappen kun je terecht met vragen over studeren in het buitenland, waarvan je het antwoord niet op deze site vindt.


Victor J. Koningsbergergebouw, eerste verdieping
Budapestlaan 4a-b
3584 CD Utrecht
Tel: (030) 253 96 35
E-mail: international.geo@uu.nl (vermeld je naam, opleiding en studentnummer)


International Office Geowetenschappen is geopend (en telefonisch bereikbaar) op maandag, dinsdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 10:30-11:30 en van 12:30-14:30 uur, of maak een afspraak.