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 

Proficiency in English is required for all courses. Be aware that your level of English must be advanced (level B2 for bachelor courses and C1 for master courses). You must be able to understand, speak, read and write both general and academic English fluently.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Earth Sciences

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

English and Dutch.

Housing assistance

Yes. For more information, click here.

Estimated living costs per month

To cover your living expenses in Belgium you will need around €1,000 to €1,350 per month. This estimate includes study materials, housing costs (rent, heating, water, electricity, etc.), food, clothing, laundry, medical & insurance costs, and other expenses — e.g. leisure, groceries, transport, etc. For more information see the brochure Living in Leuven on this page.


Normal study load per semester 30 EC.

Number of places available

Two places of 5 months.

Additional information

Not applicable.